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Misty DePriest

UT CIS Responsibilities

Misty is the Resource Manager for the Solutions Consultant Team. Misty’s goal is to help create “A Better Tennessee” with innovative and prosperous businesses, high quality jobs, and a safe and healthy workplace.

Career Overview

Before coming to the UT Center for Industrial Services, Misty spent over twelve years managing manufacturing operations and continuous improvement projects across a broad range of industries. Misty has trained hundreds of executives, managers, engineers, and operators in the principles of Lean manufacturing and has facilitated over one hundred lean implementation events with companies in various industries. Misty specializes in kaizen implementation to create value and profitability for her customers.


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering (University of Alabama in Huntsville)
  • Master of Science in Engineering Management (University of Alabama in Huntsville)
  • NIST Certified Lean Trainer
  • SME Bronze Level Lean Certified Sensei

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