Our Mission

TMAC delivers hands-on business management, technology and operations solutions to a wide range of businesses, including manufacturing, distribution, logistics, construction, health care and government. We have a wide array of services that accelerate profitable growth by developing and improving profits, products, processes, technologies and people. Focus areas include Strategic Management, Technology and Operations.


The MEP National Network is a unique public-private partnership that delivers comprehensive, proven solutions to U.S. manufacturers, fueling growth and advancing U.S. manufacturing.

4,447 Companies


New/Retained Sales


Cost Savings/Cost Avoidance on Materials, Labor, Inventory and Equipment


Texas Jobs Created/Retained

Leadership Bios

Executive Director Mark Sessumes

Mark Sessumes

Expertise: Leadership Development and Operations Improvement
In Manufacturing Since 1980

Director Roger Caldwell
Regional Director – Gulf Coast/East Central

Roger Caldwell

Expertise: Financial Analysis Driving Profit Growth
In Manufacturing Since 1979

Director Amit Lopes
Regional Director – Paso del Norte

Amit Lopes, Ph.D.

Expertise: Advanced Manufacturing, New Product Development, and Systems and Process Engineering
In Manufacturing Since 2007

Director David Ortiz
Interim Regional Director – South Texas

David Ortiz

Expertise: Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Continuous Improvement and Project Management
In Manufacturing Since 2005

Director Srinivas Palanki
Regional Director – Southeast

Srinivas Palanki, PH.D.

Expertise: Process Engineering and Manufacturing
In Manufacturing Since 1992

Director Sanju Patro
Regional Director – Gulf Coast

Sanju Patro, Ph.D., MBA, CIRM, SSMBB

Expertise: Manufacturing Systems, Process Optimization, Quality Systems and Artificial Intelligence
In Manufacturing Since 1995

Director Bill Rafferty
Regional Director – South Central

Bill Rafferty

Expertise: Lean Transformations
In Manufacturing Since 1998

Director Rodney Reddic

Rodney Reddic

Expertise: Lean Process Improvement and Value Stream Management
In Manufacturing Since 1991

Director Waylon Ward
Associate Director – West Texas

Waylon Ward

Expertise: Lean Manufacturing and Training Within Industry
In Manufacturing Since 1992

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