Leadership Development Team

Michael Beels

Lean Program Manager

Michael Beels has served in the role of Lean Program Manager for the Lean Business Solutions Team at the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center for more than 14 years. Michael’s areas of expertise include Change Leadership, Workforce Engagement, and Succession Planning, as well as the entire portfolio of Lean strategies and methodologies.

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Lynn Geiger

Assistant Trainer

Lynn Geiger is an assistant trainer in a variety of Leadership topics as well as scheduling client logistics for the Traverse City office. She previously spent more than 20 years in the media industry and is responsible for writing client success stories for the Northern Region.

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Karen Goike

Training Specialist

Karen has over 25 years of experience in project management and business analysis. She is a certified Project Management Professional and Lean Office Champion.

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Russ Mason

Lean Program Manager

Russell Mason is a Lean Program Manager for the Business Solutions Team. His areas of expertise include change leadership and management...

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George Singos

Business Leader Advisor

George Singos is the Business Leader Advisor for the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center. He has more than 30 years of manufacturing experience in various capacities. For the past 20 years, he has focused on sales and marketing management both domestically and internationally. 

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Anna Stefos

Operational Excellence Manager and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt

Anna Stefos has a strong diverse and comprehensive automotive background spanning 20 combined years at GM and FCA, ranging from International Manufacturing, to Product Development, Strategic Planning, Program Management, Corporate Strategy, and International Operations.

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Roger Tomlinson

Lean Program Manager

Roger Tomlinson has been a Program Manager in The Center’s Lean Business Solutions program for 20 years. He has trained and mentored hundreds of Michigan...

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Charlie Westra

Growth Services Program Manager

As the Growth Services Program Manager at The Center, Charlie’s expertise spans many areas. In his role, he is responsible for developing organizational growth strategies, providing management consulting and building effective teams.

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Betsy Williams

New Business Development and Training Specialist

Former travel executive and consultant, Betsy has over 30 years of operational development and management experience SHRM Human Resource Specialist Certified Lean Champion

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Richard Wolin

Director of Training

Richard has been with Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) since 1987, Director of Training since 2001, and Director of the Northern office of the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center since 2003.  Richard is the creator of the Active Learning Model training hundreds of Michigan companies in Leadership, Team, and Lean skills by applying the ALMTM model. He and his staff have also trained leading companies to use the ALMTM internally.

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