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Nashville, TN (July, 2016) - UT Center for Industrial Services Announces Hirings, Promotions

The UT Center for Industrial Services (CIS) announces the hiring of several new employees to serve the needs of Tennessee business and industry, and the promotion of some current employees as part of a reorganization. 

Gordon Reed, Kenny Smith, Kevin Cooper and Bill Hicks join CIS as Solutions Consultants. Reed, an industrial project management expert, represents the Upper Cumberland region. Smith, a production, quality assurance and continuous improvement expert, represents the Northeast Tennessee region. Cooper, a supply chain and planning expert, represents the Southern Middle Tennessee region. Hicks, who previously worked for CIS, returns to represent the East Tennessee region with his expertise in lean manufacturing and environmental, health & safety compliance and management systems. Solutions Consultants interface with the center’s customers and drive the initiation of projects and partnerships across the state. 

Felicia Roberts joins CIS as a Registration Specialist. She will assist customer training registrations by managing the registration process for CIS with a focus on customer service excellence. She will also manage the center’s LMS (learning management system) that tracks customer registrations and transcripts. 

Dwaine Raper and Misty DePriest, previously Solutions Consultants, accept promotions to Solutions Consultant Team Leader and Resource Manager, respectively. Former Solutions Consultant, Rod Kirk, accepts a new role as Technology Acceleration Specialist. He will support and consult manufacturers and businesses on new technology and innovations that have the ability to better their businesses. 

CIS is an agency of the UT Institute for Public Service. The center, headquartered in Nashville, has offices across the state. CIS delivers solutions in the form of training and consulting which address customer needs for growth and innovation, performance improvement, regulatory compliance and sustainability. 

-- We will hire some additional positions over the next few months, so stay tuned for even more growth and exciting news from our office. Also, don’t forget that Manufacturing Day is October 7 this year! Learn more about MFG Day here. 

Please contact us for any and all business solution needs.

Adam Foote
Marketing Manager