Wythe Manufacturing Council

The Wythe Manufacturing Council is an informal gathering of managers from Wythe County’s larger manufacturers. The group addresses issues of importance to the local manufacturing community and networks on a quarterly basis. The top local manager and one other senior manager from each qualifying business are members of the WMC.

Workforce development has been one of the top focuses of the council since its organization in the spring of 2002. The council early on initiated a scholarship program to aid Wythe County students in pursuing manufacturing-related studies at Wytheville Community College. More recently, the WMC has been influential in the establishment of a career coaching program in the middle and high schools and the implementation of a manufacturing technology program in the public school system.

The council is guided by a four-member steering committee with staff support provided by the Joint Industrial Development Authority. For additional information, please contact the Joint Industrial Development Authority at (276) 223-3370 or office@wytheida.org.

Wythe Manufacturing Council Members

Acrylife
Chuck Johnson
Pat Johnson

Atsumi Car Equipment
Mike Folden

Dalton Enterprises
Roger Dalton

FLSmidth Ludowici, USA
Joe Cettin
Alan Presley

Gatorade
Chad Delagrange
David Schappacher

Klöckner Pentaplast of America
David Hepburn
Charles Jenkins

Longwood Elastomers
James Anderson
Melba Cooley

Musser Lumber Sales
Mick Musser

Pepsi Beverages Company
Angela Fields

Schaffner MTC Transformers
Matthew Clarke

Somic America
Peter Argue
Kris Mullins

Staff Support
David Manley
John Matthews
Virginia Goodwin

Amcor Rigid Plastics
Ty Harrison
Susan Coffey

Coperion
Alan Wood

G & W Manufacturing
Dan Hayes
Todd Jonas

Hutchinson Sealing Systems
Randy Lund

Lane Enterprises
Mike Nazworth

Mayville Engineering Co.
Frank Castanon

Mt. Rogers IDC
Richie Pack
Margie Stuart

Oak Hall Industries, LP
Mike Campbell

Quadrant EPP
Alan Freeman
Tresea Duncan

R. H. Sheppard Co.
Jack Senseney
Steve Jacoby

Southwest Specialty Heat Treat
David Carpenter

Ex-Officio Members
Joe Gillespie
Sandy Ratliff
Lea Lofty
Nelson Teed