Our executives are skilled, passionate, and experienced professionals. Their motivation is simple yet direct as they strive to help our clients and consultants exceed their objectives for success.
Gene Russell is President and CEO of Manex. Mr. Russell has held three successful CEO positions over a 20-year period for businesses that included early-stage, private equity and non-profit. He has served as senior leadership for global Fortune 100 and iconic consumer branded companies. Prior to Manex, Mr. Russell led a turnaround at a California midsized manufacturer. His experience in global sourcing and manufacturing over several decades led him to Manex where he brings real-world experiences, and as a result, a personal passion to restore and invigorate domestic USA-based manufacturing. more
Michael Shabaka, Ph.D. is Director of Sales and Innovation Excellence, and has over 19 years of business development, sales, and marketing experience, spanning several industries including biotech, high tech, publishing, environmental lab services, and the non-profit sector. more
Walt Tarpley is Vice President of Client Services and has over 25 years of extensive manufacturing experience and expertise in general management, manufacturing operations, quality systems, engineering, and continuous improvement initiatives, including Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma. more
George Chao is the Advanced Manufacturing and Strategic Partnerships Manager for Manex and over 10 years of business development experience in the cleantech/green tech and high tech manufacturing areas. He assists companies in finding capital resources and developing business strategies with a focus on the fields of bio, technology and renewable energy manufacturing. more