If you’ve been in the manufacturing world for long, you know that things are always in a state of transition. It would be difficult to imagine a time that contained more opportunities to adapt to transition than we are working in right now. Whether you’re transitioning back from a total shutdown, transitioning to new suppliers, transitioning to new technology, or whatever transitions you are facing, we want you to know that the WVU Industrial Extension is here to help.

We are also going through some exciting transitions. Because we serve several important stakeholders and with each having a focused mission, we have identified ourselves using those stakeholder associations. In the end, we have one goal – to provide solutions for manufacturers in the state of West Virginia. With that goal, we are united in focus regardless of the generous funding provided by our critical stakeholders. We are West Virginia University’s Industrial Extension team. We provide the manufacturing industry with solutions for their challenges and we do that fulfilling the land grant mission of WVU. Industrial and Mining Extension are part of the Statler College of Engineering and we are honored to serve that mission with the financial support of the National MEP program. We are dedicated to representing West Virginia in the National MEP program, we will continue to connect nationally with other MEP centers to bring our customers innovative ideas and services, and we will continue to fulfill our obligations to all stakeholders. Moving forward, we will be recognized as the WVU Industrial Extension service. While our name may be streamlined and we may have a new name, but we offer the same great service!

Personally, I have transitioned from the role of acting director to director of the WVU Industrial Extension. I’d like to thank all of you for your continued support of me and the Industrial Extension team. You’ve helped make this transition seamless and I’m honored to lead such a talented group.

Also, in the last months we have expanded and reorganized our team. Please help us in welcoming Mark Henline and Greg Green to the WVU Industrial Extension. Mark has over 15 years of industry experience and is our manager of management systems. He is responsible for developing and delivering products and services to clients on quality and environmental management systems. Greg also comes to us with 15 years of experience and is our specialist of health and safety programs. Prior to working with WVU’s Industrial Extension, Greg was a MSHA Inspector where he conducted compliance inspections and air and noise sampling. Along with our new additions, David Carrick has been given a new role and will serve as our manager, business operations. In this role David will establish the standardization and direction of products and services. He is also responsible for project and performance reporting to key stakeholders and standardizing internal processes. These transitions will expand and improve our offerings.

We are excited about the transitions we’re currently making and even more excited to help you make yours. Please never hesitate to contact me if there is something the WVU Industrial Extension can do for you.


headshot of Staci Miller, Center Director

Staci Miller
WVU Industrial Extension