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.

Chairman of the Board

Sean Kouplen,
Regents Bank, Tulsa


Cody Wilson,
Mabrey Bank, Tulsa

Class S Directors (Small Manufacturers)

John Griffin, Griffin Foods, Muskogee
Geoff Hager, Big Elk Energy, Tulsa
Max Harris, HEM Saw, Pryor
Jeff O’Neal, Advantage Controls, Muskogee
Steve Parduhn, Pelco Products, Edmond

Class L Directors (Large Companies)

Michael Grant, Toro / Ditch Witch, Perry
Alba Weaver, OGE Energy Corp., OKC

Associate Directors (Service Providers)

Mark Lauinger, i2E, Oklahoma City

Public Sector

Michael Davis, Oklahoma Finance Authorities
Brent Kisling, Oklahoma Department of Commerce
Jennifer McGrail
, Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST)
Max McKnight
, Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education


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.

Our goal is straightforward and clear: To help make manufacturers more productive and help them improve their performance by adopting new technologies. At our core, we are an economic development organization. In helping manufacturers grow and prosper, we help Oklahoma grow and prosper.