The Manufacturing Institute is advised by an extraordinary group of leaders from manufacturers, across all sectors. The Board of Advisors helps guide the Institute’s strategy for growing and supporting the manufacturing industry’s skilled workers for the advancement of modern manufacturing.


Laurent Becher
Principal, Strategy and Operations
Deloitte Consulting

Lisa Caldwell
Managing Principal, Industrial Products

Tonya Eggspuehler
AVP of Talent Management
Union Pacific Railroad

Janette Hostettler
Vice President of Production
Mazda Toyota Manufacturing

Eric D. Isbister
Chief Executive Officer
GenMet Corp

Kenya Jacobs
Director of Diversity & Inclusion
Trane Technologies

Ryan Kish
Vice President and Treasurer
Arconic Foundation

Troy McGhee
Senior Vice President, Global Manufacturing & Quality North America Operations
Fresenius Medical Care North America

Stephanie Regan
Corporate Citizenship Manager

Julie Thelen
Community Outreach
Behlen Mfg. Co.

Gardner Tripp
ETNA Products, Inc.

Thomas A. Waller
Director, Industrial Products
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP