Our Team

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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 30 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

Bill Browne

As Director of Operations and Economic Development, Bill Browne has over 37 years of extensive manufacturing experience in general management, manufacturing operations, quality systems, engineering, product development and continuous improvement initiatives, including Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma. As an experienced change agent, he has led numerous process improvement initiatives resulting in top-line and bottom-line growth across a range of industry sectors and geographies, including China, Hong Kong and the UK. more

Dr. Michael Shabaka

Dr. Michael Shabaka is the Director of Sales and Innovation Excellence, and has over 18 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

George Chao

George Chao is the Manager of Advanced and Clean Tech Manufacturing for Manex and has 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

Our management team engages directly with you, utilizing a wealth of experience in strategy, planning, and operations, to develop innovative solutions that deliver impactful results.