Phil Mintz is the Director of the North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP) and the Executive Director of NC State Industry Expansion Solutions (IES). At NCMEP, Phil coordinates a statewide partner effort that drives outreach to NC manufacturers, builds relationships with federal and state leaders, and coordinates project solutions that drive profitable manufacturing growth with a focus on smaller manufacturers. He also leads the broader IES technology extension outreach unit of the university’s College of Engineering, which was established by the state to provide direct engineering & technical assistance; continuing education in areas of product quality, manufacturing process, & technology application; environmental assistance; & technical demonstrations, referrals & networking. The IES unit also serves the healthcare and government sectors, in addition to manufacturing.
Phil has over 30 years of manufacturing and engineering experience, including 20 years at NCMEP specializing in quality management and Lean Six Sigma services. Before joining IES, he held posts as an industrial and systems engineer and engineering cost specialist for the aerospace and defense industry including the US Navy Procurement Office in Norfolk, VA; Lockheed-Martin Engineering and Sciences Company at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA; and Westinghouse Electric Corporation’s Electronic Systems Division in Baltimore, MD. Phil has a B.S. degree in engineering operations from North Carolina State University and an MS in industrial engineering from North Carolina A&T State University.