January 12, 2021

E-17: Industrial Solutions Lab Helps Manufacturers Solve for Solutions

NCMEP Partner, UNC Charlotte Industrial Solutions Lab, collaborates with North Carolina industries to develop solutions

UNC Charlotte Industrial Solutions Lab

No one likes to waste time, especially manufacturers. If there is a more efficient and faster way to conduct operations, manufacturers want in. This is why the Industrial Solutions Lab at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) works hand-in-hand with NC manufacturers to create processes that make them more productive.

The UNC Charlotte Industrial Solutions Lab is one of the nine partners that make up the North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP). The Industrial Solutions Lab is an extension of the UNC Charlotte Lee College of Engineering which is designed to provide low-cost innovative solutions for North Carolina industries through advanced facilities, technical expertise, senior and graduate student educational projects, research and development and consulting with faculty.

In this installment of Clocking In, I speak with Industrial Solutions Lab director, Jim Hartman. Jim has been with UNC Charlotte since 2017, has more than 20 years in technical businesses across multiple industries and has a background in marketing and business development. Jim has a Bachelor's degree in engineering from Wayne State University and an MBA from the University of Central Florida.

In this episode, we discuss the services Industrial Solutions Lab provides, the job responsibilities of Industrial Solutions Lab director, Jim Hartman, how North Carolina organizations have benefited from working with UNC Charlotte engineering students and more.

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UNC Charlotte Industrial Solution Lab

ABOUT

Phil Mintz
Phil Mintz is the Executive Director of NC State Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) and Director of the North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP). At NCMEP, Phil drives outreach to NC manufacturers, builds relationships with federal and state leaders and coordinates efforts to drive profitable manufacturing growth in the state. He also leads the broader IES Extension Operations outreach unit of regional managers, technical specialists and business development leaders providing business engagement, assessment and improvement tools. This includes statewide peer networks, ISO 9000 quality management systems, Six Sigma, Lean manufacturing, environmental services, and health and safety solutions.

Jim Hartman
Jim Hartman is the director of the UNC Charlotte Industrial Solutions Lab. Jim has been with UNC Charlotte since 2017 and has more than 20 years in technical businesses across multiple industries. Jim has a Bachelor's degree in engineering from Wayne State University and an MBA from the University of Central Florida.

Check out the Clocking In: Voices of NC Manufacturing website.

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