Nominations

2016

Faces of Manufacturing - Andrew Barber

Andrew Barber

Savannah

In 2012, Andrew Barber and his wife purchased Coastal Canvas Products and have grown the company from a…
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Faces of Manufacturing - Great Promise

Beaulieu Team Members

Dalton

The Beaulieu Team Members were named the April 2016 Faces of Manufacturing! Click HERE to read their story.

Faces of Manufacturing - Alfredo Bermudez

Alfredo Bermudez

Augusta

Alfredo was named the December 2016 Face of Manufacturing! Click HERE to read his story.

Faces of Manufacturing - Rogers Casteal

Rogers “Old School” Casteal

Augusta

“Old School” was named the January 2016 Face of Manufacturing! Click HERE to read his story.
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Faces of Manufacturing - Teri Clark

Teri Clark

Eastanollee

Growing up on a farm in southern Indiana, Teri learned the value of…
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Faces of Manufacturing - Sarah Daly

Sarah Daly

Covington

Sarah was named the February 2016 Face of Manufacturing! Click HERE to read her story.

Faces of Manufacturing - Prashant Dave

Prashant Dave

Norcross

Prashant was named the September 2016 Face of Manufacturing! Click HERE to read his story.

Faces of Manufacturing - Zach Dixon

Zach Dixon

Rome

Zach Dixon spends his days as an engineering technician at F&P Georgia. Read more

Faces of Manufacturing - Allison Giddens

Allison Giddens

Kennesaw

Allison was named the August 2016 Face of Manufacturing! Click HERE to read her story.

Faces of Manufacturing - Kary Gilkeson

Kary Gilkeson

White

Kary Gilkeson began her career as a contract trainer at Georgia QuickStart in 1999.
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Faces of Manufacturing - Brandon Green

Brandon Green

Columbus

Brandon Green grew up in Columbus, helping his father with his appliance repair…
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Faces of Manufacturing - Josh Hall

Josh Hall

Dalton

In December 2008, Josh Hall took a job with J+J Flooring. Read more

Faces of Manufacturing - James Hawk

James Hawk

White

Jim Hawk grew up as the son of a truck tire builder, making it a natural…
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Faces of Manufacturing - Benjy Holt

Benjy Holt

Perry

Benjy was named the July 2016 Face of Manufacturing! Click HERE to read his story.

Faces of Manufacturing - Shannon James

Shannon James

Grovetown

Shannon James began her career working as an administrative assistant…
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Faces of Manufacturing - Steve Jordan

Steve Jordan

Elberton

Steve Jordan began his manufacturing career in Barry, Wales when he…
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Faces of Manufacturing - Steve Keene

Steve Keene

Thomson

Safety is Steve Keene’s middle name. He is the maintenance supervisor at the GIW plant in…
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Faces of Manufacturing - Rick Kerbow

Rick Kerbow

Conyers

Right out of high school, Rick Kerbow started working in manufacturing as a press operator.
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Faces of Manufacturing - Mark Kirves

Mark Kirves

Cleveland

Being an extreme advocate of quality within the organization, Mark Kirves has made…
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Faces of Manufacturing - Jeremy Little

Jeremy Little

Thomasville

Farming and making cheese for more than a decade, Jeremy Little works hard to inform…
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Faces of Manufacturing - Garett Lockhart

Garett Lockhart

Atlanta

Garett Lockhart has had a passion for brewing beer…
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Allen Mathis

Dublin

Twenty-two years ago, Allen Mathis started working at YKK AP America and first learned about the flow of the manufacturing process and how manufacturing positively impacts his community. Through YKK’s guiding principle of the “Cycle of Goodness”, Allen has learned…
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Faces of Manufacturing - Jason Maxwell

Jason Maxwell

Macon

Growing up in south Georgia, Jason Maxwell played…
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Faces of Manufacturing - Scott Means

Scott Means

Duluth

Scott was named the March 2016 Face of Manufacturing! Click HERE to read his story.

Faces of Manufacturing - Missy Miller

Missy Miller

Hampton

Missy Miller graduated from Auburn University in 2002 with a degree in chemical engineering, but wasn’t sure what she wanted…
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Faces of Manufacturing - Todd Murphy

Todd Murphy

HNI Corporation

Todd Murphy’s love for cars began at a young age, which led him to his first job, as an engineer at a car manufacturer.
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Faces of Manufacturing - Robb Murray

Robb Murray

Gray

Robb began working at DeLong’s Gizzard Equipment in 1998 and quickly learned the ins and outs of manufacturing, as a machinist… Read more

Faces of Manufacturing - Stacy Neal

Stacy Neal

Grovetown

Stacy Neal is a second-generation team member at GIW Industries. After visiting the plants in Thomson and Grovetown growing…
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Faces of Manufacturing - Martin Pleyer

Martin Pleyer

Newnan

Martin was named the May 2016 Face of Manufacturing! Click HERE to read his story.

Faces of Manufacturing - Shawn Powers

Shawn Powers

Lawrenceville

Shawn Powers has been maintaining and keeping…
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Faces of Manufacturing - Scott Rauch

Scott Rauch

Lawrenceville

Scott Rauch was brought onto the team at Rehrig Pacific…
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Faces of Manufacturing - Mark Sauer

Mark Sauer

Pembroke

Mark was named the June 2016 Face of Manufacturing! Click HERE to read his story.

Faces of Manufacturing - Mac Steil

Mac Steil

Alpharetta

After working in manufacturing for several years with both Siemens and Kubota, Mac Steil decided…
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Faces of Manufacturing - Paulina Tompea

Paulina Tompea

Thomasville

Paulina was named the November 2016 Face of Manufacturing! Click HERE to read her story.

Faces of Manufacturing - Stephen Wallace

Stephen Wallace

Eastanollee

While in high school, Stephen Wallace’s house was behind a manufacturing plant in Toccoa, GA.
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Faces of Manufacturing - Bill Walls

Bill Walls

Augusta

Bill Walls has dedicated his entire career to health, safety, and environmental management. He shares this…
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Faces of Manufacturing - Clint Wills

Clint Wills

Valdosta

From a young age, Clint Wills enjoyed learning about…
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Keith Wishon

Lafayette

After graduating from the University of West Georgia with a degree in marketing, Keith Wishon went to work at Pigeon Mountain Industries in Lafayette, GA. Throughout his time at the company, Keith has held the positions of buyer, purchasing manager, director of operations, and his current position of vice president of finance…
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Faces of Manufacturing - Dennis Wolkin

Dennis Wolkin

Atlanta

Dennis was named the October 2016 Face of Manufacturing! Click HERE to read his story.

Georgia Manufacturing Numbers
53
Total Manufacturing Output
365
People Employed
10
Manufacturers