Staff Biographies

Rich Wolin HeadshotRichard Wolin, M.B.A., Director of Training Services

  • Director of the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center-Northern Lower office
  • Innovation Engineering Black Belt (NIST-MEP/Eureka Ranch)
  • Certified Lean Office Champion Trainer (U of M)
  • Certified Human Performance Technology Consultant (ISPI)
  • Certified Professional Business Advisor (NIST-MEP)
  • Developer of the Active Learning Model (ALM™) system
  • Michigan Lean Consortium Board of Directors

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Betsy WilliamsBetsy Williams, New Business Development and Training Specialist

  • Former travel executive and consultant, Betsy has over 30 years of operational development and management experience
  • SHRM Human Resource Specialist
  • Certified Lean Champion
  • Current Traverse City Area Human Resource Board Member
  • Current Michigan Lean Consortium Board of Directors and Event Committee
  • DISC Workplace Behavioral Styles Certified Trainer (Leadership Resources & Consulting)

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LisaLisa Rollin, Grant Coordinator

  • Over 25 years of experience in the coordination and management of state- and federal-funded training grants
  • Bachelor of Science – Business Administration, Ferris State University
  • Associate of Applied Science – Office Administration, Northwestern Michigan College
  • Certified Lean Office Champion (Northwestern Michigan College)

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Rob SummersRob Summers - Training Specialist

  • Bachelor of Science Degree – Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Tech University
  • Minor in Manufacturing
  • Masters, Business Administration – University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Over 10 years of experience, primarily aerospace including:
    • Manufacturing Engineering
    • Production supervision
    • International business/business development
    • Management/multi-site responsibility
    • Successful deployment of lean manufacturing concepts into production environments
  • Lean Practitioner, certified in industry

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Lynn GeigerLynn Geiger, Assistant Trainer

  • Assists with a variety of trainings, including Leadership Skills, Facilitator Skills, Effective Listening and Lean Office
  • More than 20 years of experience in the Media industry, including past editorships for a Massachusetts-based technology magazine and a local monthly business publication, as well as several writing posts

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KG headshotKaren Goike - TRAINING SPECIALIST

  • Over 20 years of experience in healthcare as a project manager and business analyst
  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Certified Lean Champion
  • Lean Silver Certification for Healthcare Leaders
  • Board Certified Medical Technologist, ASCP

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