POTSDAM – CITEC recently expanded its team of experts with the addition of Steven Lockwood, Malone, who brings 11 years of experience in the areas of productivity improvement, plant management, quality systems, and problem solving.
With management experience developed during his tenure at Camoplast, Multina USA and General Motors, Lockwood will be identifying and implementing cost savings for clients.
“There are great opportunities for companies in the region to become more profitable by systematically identifying inefficiencies and correcting those,” Lockwood said. “As a member of the CITEC team, we have the expertise to help companies determine how best to achieve the impacts they need to be as competitive as possible.
“Since coming on board a few weeks ago, I’ve already been able to assist companies around the North Country with their ISO certifications, Lean implementation programs and providing them with key employee training programs.”
Like the other members of the CITEC team, Lockwood has a deep commitment to the North Country. He grew up in Malone, received his liberal arts associates degree from SUNY Canton and his bachelor of science degree in business management from SUNY Plattsburgh. He makes his home in Malone, with his wife Tanya, daughter Riley and son Seth.
CITEC Solutions is a not-for-profit economic development organization that receives significant financial support from Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology and Innovation, which works to facilitate the integration of innovation and technology throughout New York’s economic development efforts; and, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). CITEC serves as ESD's designated Regional Technology Development Center for the North Country and one of nearly 350 MEP locations across the country.
The business advisors of CITEC provide organizations with direct assistance in the areas of sales and marketing, manufacturing process improvements, lean enterprise, strategic business planning, energy and utility efficiencies, human resources training, funding access, new product development and more.
For more information about CITEC, or to speak with Lockwood, visit www.citec.org or call 268-3778.