The Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance recently named Adam Nicholas as its Director of Finance. Nicholas succeeds Jerry Isaacs who was with the organization for 20 years.
Previously, Nicholas was director of finance and administration for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Oklahoma. Before that, he served the agency in a variety of capacities including corporate resource development, area director, and business analyst. He has an MBA from Oklahoma State University, as well as, a B.S.B.A. in both accounting and management.
“We owe a great debt of gratitude to Jerry Isaacs for his 20 years of committed service. He truly helped create the vibrant alliance we are today.” says Dave Rowland, president of the Manufacturing Alliance. “Adam’s expertise and experience will be a great fit for our organization, helping us expand and push forward with new initiatives.”
The Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance is a private, non-profit organization focusing solely on the most powerful economic driver of the global economy—manufacturing. Its services focus on improving the bottom line through concepts like Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing, while growing the entire company through the adoption of new technologies, strategic planning and expanded markets.
The Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance delivers a high return on investment to its partners and stakeholders. Over the past four years, completed projects resulted in $212 million in sales growth and $107 million in bottom-line earnings. During this time, the Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance created and retained more than 6,100 high-wage jobs in the state while engaging on average 900 manufacturers each year.