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

Gene Russell is President and CEO of Manex and has over 25 years of senior executive strategic planning, operational management, and consulting experience in the manufacturing and technology sector. With his extensive knowledge of manufacturing operations, he has developed and implemented key strategic initiatives for companies, allowing them to improve performance and achieve profitable growth. He has a strong background in sales and business development and a keen understanding of manufacturing strategies in the global environment. more

Michael Shabaka, Ph.D.

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

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

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

Eliminate Inefficiencies, Fuel Profitability and Cultivate Sales.