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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LindaLinda Slopsema, Training Specialist

  • Bachelor of Science Degree – Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University
  • Over 30 years of engineering and manufacturing experience including:
    • Sr. Product Engineer
    • Field Service Engineer
    • Management roles in Quality, Customer Service, Supply Chain, Manufacturing Engineering, Maintenance and Facilities
    • Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor
    • Certified ISO / TS 16949 Supplier Auditor

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Rob SummersRob Summers, Training Specialist

  • Bachelor of Science Degree - Mechanical Engineering; Minor in Manufacturing, Michigan Technological University
  • Masters of Business Administration, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Aerospace industry professional; experience in engineering, production, business development, international business and management
  • Lean Practitioner, certified in industry

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LisaLisa Rollin, Grant Coordinator

  • Over 25 years of experience coordinating and manage state and federally funded training grants.
  • Program coordinator for Training Services’ Lean Learning Consortium

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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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