Leadership Development Team

Michael Beels

Lean Program Manager

Michael’s areas of expertise include Leadership training and mentoring, Workforce Engagement and the Employee Experience, Culture, Communication and Succession Planning, as well as the entire portfolio of Lean strategies and methodologies, having led more than 100 kaizen/workshop events.

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Lynn Geiger

Assistant Trainer/Client Coordinator

Lynn Geiger is an Assistant Trainer/Client Coordinator for The Center's Traverse City office. She is involved with a variety of Leadership topics and is responsible for scheduling client logistics.

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Karen Goike

Senior Business Advisor

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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Miguel Gomez

Quality Program Manager

Miguel is a Quality Program Manager at The Center. In his role, Miguel manages and delivers training and implementation assistance for Quality and Environmental Management Systems. In addition to Quality mentoring, Miguel also provides consulting in leadership development, helping clients build stronger skills with communication, time management and employee engagement.

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Kevin Olds

Senior Business Advisor

Kevin Olds joined the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center’s Traverse City office in January 2019 as a Senior Business Advisor.

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George Singos

Industry 4.0 Business Leader Advisor

George Singos is the Industry 4.0 Business Leader Advisor for the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center. George brings with him more than 30 years of manufacturing experience in various capacities, including Business Development, Sales & Marketing Management, Project Management, Quality Management, Costing, Scheduling, Plant Supervision and Metallurgical Lab Management.

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John Spillson

Food Business Development Manager & Lean Business Advisor

Since joining The Center in 2014, John Spillson has worked to mentor manufacturers on Lean and Leadership strategies as well as provide expert support to food processors. His experience in operating his own business has given him knowledge in production, sales, food safety, marketing, warehousing and logistics.

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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

Director of Manufacturing Services

As The Center's Director of Manufacturing Services, 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

Senior Business Development Advisor

Former travel executive and consultant, Betsy has more than 30 years of operational development and management experience. She is a SHRM Human Resource Specialist and is a Certified Lean Champion.

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Richard Wolin

Regional V.P. & Director of Northern Lower Operations

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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