Nashville, TN (April 29, 2015) - The University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services (UT CIS) has positioned itself for growth and continued success with the hire of two Solutions Consultants to fill the East and Southeast Tennessee Region positions.
Mike Taylor, who formerly held leadership positions with John Deere and PetSafe, and George Aslinger, a Six Sigma Master Black Belt with extensive manufacturing experience, find themselves at the helm of their respective regions, tasked with understanding the challenges and opportunities of manufacturers in their area and developing solutions in performance improvement, regulatory compliance, growth, sustainability, and other areas critical to manufacturers.
“Coupled with their manufacturing knowledge and expertise, Mike and George’s leadership experience is invaluable to our organization,” Paul Jennings, Executive Director of CIS stated. “The eastern region of our great state has a strong manufacturing sector backed by outstanding economic development organizations and world-class research and innovation assets. Mike and George will help us continue to expand our presence in East Tennessee as we work with our many partners to meet the needs of manufacturers,” said Jennings.
UT CIS serves over 400 manufacturers in all parts of Tennessee, resulting in $600 million in economic impact for Tennessee companies each year. After over 50 years of serving Tennessee businesses, UT CIS continues to deliver a comprehensive suite of consulting and training services that help manufacturers grow, succeed, and create high quality jobs.
Taylor and Aslinger complete a team of nine Solutions Consultants for CIS, each focusing on a specific Tennessee region. “Mike and George are already proving to be excellent additions to our extraordinary CIS team” said Jennifer Hagan-Dier, MEP Director and Team Leader, “and we expect that 2015 will be our best year yet.”