Vice President of Training Programs

803-205-5378 | atemple@scmep.org | linkedin

I am passionate about manufacturing. With 13+ years of manufacturing experience in continuous improvement, engineering, outside sales, technical product development and operations management, I respect and understand the challenges faced by many manufacturers.

Since joining SCMEP in 2014, I have had the pleasure of working with manufacturers in 11 counties of South Carolina to increase profitability while successfully driving operational improvements. It has always been my practice to assess a client’s specific needs and serve as a trusted advisor to provide relevant and actionable recommendations that are right for their business.

I think it is important for our state’s manufacturers to know that they are not alone: they have an allied resource in SCMEP and me. There is nothing more fulfilling to me than bringing resolution to a problem for a manufacturer and witnessing the positive impact it has the company’s future trajectory.

Specialties:

Operational Streamlining | Constraint Management | Lean Manufacturing | Continuous Improvement | Strategic Planning | Change Management | Lean Six Sigma | P&L Responsibility | Supply Chain | Customer Relations Resource Allocation | Inventory Management | Budgets and Financial Management | Project Management | Manufacturing Operations Analysis | Customized Recommendations Based on Client’s Needs | Project Management | Business Valuations

Education and Certifications

  • BS, Textile Chemistry, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
  • Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, ASQ
  • Tab Wilkins Emerging MEP Leaders (EL) Program Graduate – 2019

Organizations

  • Women in Manufacturing (WiM) National Board Member
  • Women in Manufacturing (WiM) – SC Chapter Chair
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