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

Josh Coffey

Chief Technologist

Lana Barshinger

Modernized Talent Center Director

Advisory Board

Randy Gilmore

Randy Gilmore

Vice President and Chief Development Officer

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

Kuan Collins

Executive Director of Digital Innovation


Greg Brown

Co-CEO and CFO

Brown Precision, Inc

Pat Sullivan

Pat Sullivan

HQE, Supply Chain

Army Material Command

Dr. Rosemary Hodges

Dean of Teacher and Student Learning

Alabama School of Cyber Technology & Engineering

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.

Johnita Romine

Education Training Programs Manager

North AlabamaWorks

John Allen

John Allen


Huntsville Committee of 100

Dr. Alisa Henrie

Program Coordinator

University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH)

John Stough

Chief Solutions Architect


Gary Weaver

Regional Workforce Director

Alabama Community College System

Founding Partners