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"Nevada Industry Excellence staff went out of their way to integrate themselves into our organization, made a logical assessment of our needs and assisted us every step of the way to implement the best ideas of Lean Manufacturing."

— Ron Wardle, Electronics Branch Manager, Young Electric Sign Company (YESCO)

"I wanted to thank you again for allowing our team leaders to attend the course. Several of them came back energized about the concepts they had learned and we’ve started making changes to our flow lines as a result."

— Michael Meguiar, GE Transportation, Las Vegas Plant Leader

"I want to thank you for the opportunity and experience you provided Taiyo America with regards to your Growth Services program. Taiyo America come away from the seminar more energized, more driven, and certainly more focused with regards to innovation and product development. We also appreciated the input from MAP members and other outside parties in the idea mining sessions. You helped to “take the blinders off” and get us to take a look at opportunities outside of our comfort zone."

— Dave Rund, President, Taiyo America, Inc.

Advisory Board

Harvey Hornung - Board Chair and General Manager, Nevada Heat Treating

Ray Bacon - Executive Director, Nevada Manufacturers Association

Gary Blosl - Plant Manager, Clearwater Paper Corp.

Tim Crowley - President, Nevada Mining Association

Darren Divine - Vice President, Academic Affairs, College of Southern Nevada

Mridul Gautam - Vice President, Research and Innovation, University of Nevada, Reno

Bret Murphy - Dean, Applied Science, Great Basin College

Thomas Piechota - Vice President of Research and Economic Development, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Mike Skaggs - Deputy Director, Governor’s Office of Economic Development

BJ Sullivan - President Clark & Sullivan Constructors

John Williams - President, Young Electric Sign Company (YESCO)

Ron Zurek - Vice President, Administration and Finance, University of Nevada, Reno