Mike Stonecipher

Group Manager, Strategy and Leadership Development @ Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Mike Stonecipher is the Group Manager, Strategy and Leadership Development, for the Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership (www.gamep.org), a unit of Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute. His team provides industry services for strategy, leadership and technology.  Mike leads the Ga MEP industry emphasis for automotive and serves as board chair for the SAE Atlanta section.

Prior to joining Georgia Tech, Mike served 15 years in the automotive industry with AlliedSignal and Honeywell International, where he held the position of Director of Operations for the North American Automotive Friction Materials Division. He also worked in the energy and sustainability industry and has served on the Board of Directors for Power Partners, Inc. (formerly a division of ABB). He has international experience leading product and process development, six sigma and lean implementation, factory start-ups, new product launches, and managing operations that serve a global OEM customer base. He was awarded AlliedSignal’s CEO Technology Achievement Award and received a joint patent for abrasive coating technology for friction materials.  Mike holds a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from Tennessee Technological University and an M.B.A. from Brenau University. He has completed Lean Enterprise training through the Lean Design Institute at UT Knoxville and Finance for Executives at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management.