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Mintz named executive director of Industry Expansion Solutions (IES)

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Phillip (Phil) Mintz
Phil Mintz

Dr. Louis A. Martin-Vega, dean of the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University, has appointed Phillip (Phil) Mintz as executive director of Industry Expansion Solutions (IES).

IES is an extension unit of the College that helps clients from across the state reorganize and refine their business strategies and offers training courses in a variety of industries. Mintz was promoted to interim executive director last year during “a moment of very significant organizational challenges,” as described by Martin-Vega, and IES has since seen a revival of morale and productivity.

Located on NC State’s Centennial Campus, IES is dedicated to enhancing North Carolina’s economy. Since 2000, IES has helped contribute $2.9 billion of economic benefit to the state of North Carolina, and in the last five years, the organization through its client engagement programs has helped companies retain 3,959 jobs and create an additional 2,190 in the manufacturing industry.

Initially joining the IES team in 1997 as an extension specialist, Mintz has more than 15 years of experience with IES and nearly 30 years in the manufacturing and engineering industries, having held positions with the US Navy Procurement Office in Norfolk, Va., Lockheed-Martin Engineering and Sciences Company at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va. and Westinghouse Electric Corporation ‘s Electronic Systems Division in Baltimore, Md.

Mintz has a has a B.S. degree in engineering operations from NC State and an M.S. in industrial engineering from North Carolina A&T State University.

“In my conversations with staff, employees and clients of IES, it became clear to me that he has gained a very high level of trust, both professionally and personally, from all of these constituencies,” said Martin-Vega. “I have no doubt that Phil is the most qualified candidate for the role of executive director of IES at this time and look forward to his leadership of IES going forward.”