The Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance is a network of trusted experts working with manufacturers to help them grow and evolve. When manufacturers are strong, communities prosper and our state’s economy thrives. Since 1992, It is the only statewide organization dedicated to the manufacturing industry, which continues to be the backbone of Oklahoma’s economy.
Our non-profit organization improves companies holistically by assessing, diagnosing, and optimizing operations. Through our proprietary process, a comprehensive plan is developed. Then, we have the capability to deploy our expertise directly. If necessary, we connect to our array of local, state, regional and national networks, providing manufacturers with the exact resources they need to quickly push changes into action.
In fact, for every one dollar invested by the state and feds, the Manufacturing Alliance generates $75 in new sales growth and $19 in new factory improvements. Over the past four or five years, its work has created more than 4,000 new high-wage jobs.
Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board
Advantage Controls, Muskogee
Mabrey Bank, Tulsa
Class S Directors (Small Manufacturers)
John Griffin, Griffin Foods, Muskogee
Geoff Hager, Big Elk Energy Systems, Tulsa
Stuart Powell, Cookshack, Ponca City
Steve Parduhn, Pelco Products, Edmond
Class L Directors (Large Companies)
Jamie Mayes, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Tulsa
Scott Ritz, PSO, Tulsa
Alba Weaver, OGE Energy Corp., OKC
Associate Directors (Service Providers)
Sean Kouplen, Regent Bank, Tulsa
Mark Lauinger, i2E, Oklahoma City
Ben Winfrey, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., Tulsa
Michael Carolina, Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology
Tony Hutchison, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
Dr. Marcie Mack, Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education
Brent Kisling, Oklahoma Department of Commerce
State and National Networks
In our state, we are part of the Oklahoma Innovation Model, joining with organizations like the OCAST and i2E. Nationally, we are part of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, a program of the Department of Commerce with similar centers in all the states. MEP regularly surveys clients to ensure progress—really one of the few organizations that is consistently audited.