President of Cincinnati-based TechSolve, Gary Conley, has been chosen to receive the 2012 Donald C. Burnham Manufacturing Management Award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). Conley will receive the award as part of the SME International Award Gala in Cleveland, Ohio on June 4. This award acknowledges exceptional success in the integration of the infrastructure and processes of manufacturing through innovative use of human, technical and financial resources.
Under Conley’s leadership since 1995, TechSolve has achieved designation as a National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP) center and has dramatically expanded its business process improvement consulting and research and development programs. During his tenure, TechSolve has also completed the development of the TechSolve Business Park, now home to thirteen businesses employing 2,000 persons.
Mr. Conley has forty years of experience in the management of both traditional and technology-based economic development programs and organizations. He has provided leadership for the implementation of hundreds of public/private development projects representing billions of dollars of investment. He has frequently participated in the development of technology and economic development strategies and programs at the national and state levels as a consultant.
Both in his role with TechSolve, Ohio Edison Technology Centers and as vice co-chair to the Ohio Aerospace Council, Conley continues to broaden his reach among regional, national and international business communities.
For more information about TechSolve and Mr. Conley, please visit http://www.TechSolve.org.
Over the past 29 years, Cincinnati-based Ohio Edison Center and consulting firm TechSolve has helped small to mid-sized companies implement process improvement and advanced manufacturing solutions that deliver measurable top-line and bottom-line results through a unique combination of programs with expertise in general manufacturing, advanced machining, aerospace and defense and healthcare.
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) is the premier source for manufacturing knowledge, education and networking. Through its many programs, events, activities and online training division, Tooling U, SME connects manufacturing practitioners to each other, to the latest technologies and to the most up-to-date manufacturing processes. SME has members around the world and is supported by a network of chapters and technical communities. A 501(c)3 organization, SME is a leader in manufacturing workforce development issues, working with industry, academic and government partners to support the current and future skilled workforce.