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Solutions Consultant Team

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Our Solutions Consultant team represents Tennessee’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership and all other CIS programs by providing a variety of services for small and mid-sized U.S. manufacturers and businesses across all 95 counties, from innovation strategies to process improvements to green manufacturing.

This team also works with partners at the state and federal levels on manufacturing excellence programs that put manufacturers in a position to develop new customers, expand into new markets, adopt new technology and create new products.

​​​Jennifer Hagan-​​Dier
​​Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Solutions Consultant Team Leader

Solutions Consultant​​ 


Northern Middle Tennessee (5)

Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Houston, Humphreys, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Stewart, Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson and Wilson 


Michael Codega

Solutions Consultant


Memphis (1)

Fayette, Lauderdale, Shelby, Tipton 

Gordon Reed
Solutions Consultant


Upper Cumberland (6)

Cannon, Clay, Cumberland, DeKalb, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Smith, Van Buren, Warren and White

​​George Aslinger
Southeast Tennessee (7)
Bledsoe, Bradley, Grundy, Hamilton, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Polk, Rhea and Sequatc
Northwest Tennessee (3)
Benton, Carrol, Crocket, Dyer, Gibson, Henry, Lake, Obion, and Weakley​​

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Bill Hicks
East Tennessee (8) 
Anderson, Blount, Campbe​ll, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Scott, Sevier and Union

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Northeast Tennessee (9)
Carter, Greene, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi and Washington