Robert Lyscas has been promoted to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer at the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (The Center). The announcement was made by Mike Coast, President of The Center.
Previously, Lyscas served as Vice President of Manufacturing Services for five years. He now is responsible for overseeing seven departments including Manufacturing Services, Information Technology, Sales, Marketing, Human Resources, Research Services and Facilities. He also is dedicated to driving advancements in Michigan manufacturing, leading the effort to assist small and medium-sized manufacturers in applying Industry 4.0 digital manufacturing solutions.
Lyscas has an extensive history of proven success in the areas of Quality Management, Engineering and Supplier Assessment and Development, with more than 40 years of experience working in the Manufacturing and Quality fields.
Additionally, The Center has promoted Charlie Westra, formerly Growth Services Program Manager, to Director of Manufacturing Services, where he will manage the organization’s team of 12 client-focused consultants and trainers. Westra also will continue his role as a consultant and instructor, providing expertise in the areas of Supervisor Skills and Leadership Development.
“As we look at an ever-evolving marketplace, we too must adjust to meet the needs of our clients,” said Coast. “These promotions will enable us to continue to advance our service levels for small and medium-size manufacturers across Michigan.”
The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center is an organization dedicated to supporting Michigan manufacturers to work smarter, to compete and to prosper. The Center offers personalized consulting services to meet the needs of clients in virtually every aspect of their businesses. The Center is affiliated with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and is part of the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP Program). The Center also is closely affiliated with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) with the shared goal of making Michigan businesses vibrant, driving GDP growth and creating new and lasting jobs. For more information, visit http://www.the-center.org.