Northern Alabama

Lanes of Effort

The Advanced Manufacturing Innovation and Integration Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit private-public partnership established to accelerate the adoption of state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies and build the Northern Alabama workforce of tomorrow by:

    • Educating and developing the workforce
    • Promoting awareness, advocacy, and assistance
    • Driving technology innovation through projects

AMIIC offers a host of services to its partners to help them accelerate technologies and strengthen the manufacturing workforce.  When entering any new partnership, we want to learn how we could partner to leverage your organizational skills, understand your specific technology and workforce pain points, and share potential solutions AMIIC can provide through our capabilities and community partners.

Together, partnering with industry, academia, and government, we can build a community that serves and strengthens North Alabama and its growing talent pipeline.


John Schmitt

Executive Director

Mike Docherty

Director of Programs

Genevieve Espy

Program Manager

Adrain Woods

Executive Assistant

Brian Schmidt

Director of Laboratory Operations

James Faw

Deputy Director of Laboratory Operations

Ken Carson

Senior Project Engineer

Josh Coffey

Chief Technologist

Lana Barshinger

Talent Development Specialist

Advisory Board

John Allen

John Allen


Huntsville Committee of 100

Rey Almodovar

Rey Almodóvar, P.E.

Co-Founder and CEO

Intuitive® Research and Technology Corporation

Steve Cook

Steve Cook

Deputy Group President and Operations Manager

Leidos Innovations Center (LInC), Dynetics, Inc.

Elizabeth Fleming

Elizabeth Fleming

Director of Public Development, Huntsville City Schools

Huntsville City Schools

Randy Gilmore

Randy Gilmore

Vice President and Chief Development Officer

National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM)
*Advisory Board Chairman

Pat Sullivan

Pat Sullivan

HQE, Supply Chain

Army Material Command

Jamie White

Jamie White

Aviation ManTech Branch Chief

U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM)

Chandler Wicks

Chandler Wicks

Founder and CEO

ReLogic Research, Inc.

Gary Weaver

Gary Weaver

Regional Workforce Director

Alabama Community College System

Suzy Young

Dr. Suzy Young

Director, Office for Research and Economic Development

University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH)

Dr. Rosemary Hodges

Dean of Teacher and Student Learning

Alabama School of Cyber Technology & Engineering

Founding Partners