Director of the Georgia Center of Innovation for Manufacturing
John Morehouse is the Director of the Georgia Center of Innovation for Manufacturing where he is able to draw on his multiple decades of experience in order to meet the many needs of Georgia’s manufacturing industry.
From 2012 to 2016, John served as the Director of Manufacturing Education Programs at the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute. While in that role, John presided over the creation of the Technical College System of Georgia – Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute student internship program which initially provided students at LaGrange’s West Georgia Technical College the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on manufacturing experience under the guidance of the State’s most advanced manufacturing higher education program, and has since grown to encompass the entire technical college system in the State of Georgia. From 2012 to 2016, Mr. Morehouse’s efforts in the areas of manufacturing education and workforce development resulted in more than $750K in funding for the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute.
In addition to his years furthering manufacturing higher education in Georgia, John spent nearly a decade in private-sector manufacturing. As a manufacturing engineer for Lutron Electronics and Lutron S.M., Mr. Morehouse led projects that resulted in reductions in manufacturing defects and customer returns, and tens of thousands of dollars in cost savings.
Mr. Morehouse has been published in multiple peer-reviewed scientific journals, as well as monthly magazines. He also holds a provisional patent.
Alyssa joined the Center of Innovation for Manufacturing team in March 2016 from Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth, Texas where she was in the Operations Leadership Development Program and also a Quality Engineer. Alyssa graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in History, Technology and Society.