Staff Biographies

Richard WolinRichard Wolin, M.B.A., Director of Training services

  • Contact Information: 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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Heather FraizerHeather Fraizer, Ph.D., Training Specialist

  • Certified Lean Champion (Northwestern Michigan College)
  • Certified Lean Healthcare Champion (University of Michigan, College of Engineering, Center for Professional Development)
  • Certified Facilitator (Michigan State University Extension Program)
  • DISC Workplace Behavioral Styles Certified Trainer (Leadership Resources & Consulting)
  • Experience in lean project coaching, strategic planning facilitation, personal productivity and leadership skills training

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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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linda 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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Lisa Rollin, Grant CoordinatorLisa

  • 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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