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MANTEC is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) manufacturing service provider dedicated to meeting the needs of small and mid-sized manufacturing enterprises in South Central Pennsylvania. MANTEC was founded in 1988 by the Pennsylvania General Assembly to support manufacturers with the resources they need to remain competitive and profitable within regional, national, and global economies.

MANTEC draws upon an outstanding group of qualified solution providers that assist us in supporting our manufacturing clients with a wide variety of services. Through collaboration with these providers and our sister centers across Pennsylvania and the U.S., MANTEC plays a key role in helping our clients address areas of manufacturing performance that are critical to their short-term and long-term success.

MANTEC provides outside expertise in every facet of our manufacturing business.
Jim Weaver
Executive Vice President
Weaver Industries

Explore MANTEC’s services to see how we can help your business

Sales & Marketing

Gain traction in your current markets or break into new markets with sales, marketing, and lead gen strategies that get top-line results.

Process Improvement

Identify and implement improvement processes to gain efficiencies and cut your bottom-line costs.

Manufacturing Technology

Keep up with advances in manufacturing by choosing new technologies wisely and creating a workable plan for implementation.

Workforce Engagement

Level-up your workforce with skills, compliance, and leadership training that maximizes productivity and engages employees for greater long-term retention.

MANTEC Leadership

Bruce Newell

President & CEO

Bruce T. Newell has recently accepted the position of President and CEO of MANTEC, the Industrial Resource Center (IRC) of South Central Pennsylvania. Mr. Newell has been involved in manufacturing…

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Scott Sipe

Chief Financial Officer

Scott W. Sipe is the Chief Financial Officer and Director of  Technology for MANTEC and has been with the company since January 1998. His responsibilities include oversight of the organization’s…

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Leigh Ann Wilson

Chief Operating Officer

Leigh Ann Wilson, MBA is the Chief Operating Officer with MANTEC. In this role, Leigh Ann provides strategic planning and directing business initiatives, leading the sales team and positioning the…

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Specialty Advisors and Outreach Staff

MANTEC’s dedicated team of specialty advisors drives success for our manufacturing clients by working with them to define growth and profitability goals and create a clear path to achieve those goals.

Don Bolton

Business Advisor, specializing in Manufacturing Technology

Don Bolton joined MANTEC in 2020 as a Business Advisor specializing in Manufacturing Technology. He joins MANTEC with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the manufacturing and technology field.…

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Doug Keith

Business Advisor, specializing in Process Improvement

Doug serves as Professional Business Advisor, specializing in Process Improvement. Since joining MANTEC in 2005, Doug has progressed through roles in administration, accounting, reporting, service delivery, sales, and consulting. As…

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Kent Keller

Business Advisor, specializing in Workforce Engagement

Kent Keller, PHR is a Business Advisor, specializing in Workforce Engagement. In this role, Kent assists the manufacturers to continuously and strategically strengthen their business. Kent builds close relationships with…

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Evan Bates

Client Relationship Specialist

Evan joined MANTEC in 2021, as the second Client Relationship Specialist dedicated to connecting MANTEC’s clients to valuable resources and contacts while also developing new relationships with manufacturers in our…

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Linda Grove

Client Relationship Specialist

Linda joined MANTEC in 2020, in a new role of Client Relationship Specialist. She is dedicated to connecting MANTEC’s clients to valuable resources and contacts, while developing new relationships with…

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Joe Martin

Accounting Manager and Information Specialist

Joe has been a member of the MANTEC team since September 2018. He serves the internal accounting functions of the team by completing various accounts receivable, accounts payable, company metrics…

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Nora Rotz

Marketing Manager

Nora Rotz joined MANTEC in May of 2019 as the Marketing and Events Coordinator. In this role, she will support and manage all marketing aspects along with all of MANTEC’s…

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Board of Directors

MANTEC is honored to have the following manufacturing leaders of South Central Pennsylvania serve on our Board of Directors.

  • Kevin Allison
  • Kelly Arcieri
  • Henry Buschinski
  • Benjamin Dunlap, Jr., Esq.
  • Roger Kipp
  • Kate Kohler
  • Theresa S. Kwayi
  • Ken Lefever
  • Mark Mantooth
  • Bruce Newell
  • Tonya Nye
  • Kevin Schreiber
  • Wade Smith
  • Ron Staub
  • Chris Tarsa
  • Michele M. Baker Thomas, Ph.D.
  • Jim Weaver
  • Darren Welker

State & National Resources

Industrial Resource Centers are critical to the Commonwealth’s manufacturing base.

MANTEC serves nine counties in South Central Pennsylvania and is a member of a network of seven Industrial Resource Centers across Pennsylvania and 51 centers across the United States. Our offices in York, Harrisburg, and Lancaster serve a community of more than 2,400 manufacturers.

State and County Partners

Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) National Network

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

Focused on helping small and mid-sized manufacturers generate business results and thrive in today’s technology-driven economy, the MEP National Network comprises: the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP), 51 MEP Centers located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, and 1,300 trusted advisors and experts at nearly 600 MEP service locations.

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