How is the manufacturing industry doing in Georgia? Listen to our experts.
Ed Robinson is the Managing Partner of Definity Partners here in Atlanta. He has spent most of his 20 year career in the manufacturing and services industries. He has worked for companies in leadership roles such as Definity Partners and Cintas. He is also on the Honorary Board of Members for the Special Olympics Georgia. Ed has an Engineering degree from the University of Dayton and has been helping manufacturing companies for years develop their businesses. Ed Robinson’s Segment
Jenny Bass is President of Essev Tech, which she started several years ago. She is a graduate of Wharton School of Business in 2004 and since then has put her knowledge and previous experience as a process engineer to work when she purchased Essev Tech in Alpharetta. Although Jenny does not have the usual investment/banking/consulting career that many of her classmates chose, she instead decided to take over this small, under-utilized corrugated steel pipe company of Essec Tech that supplies the construction industry. After only 2 1/2 years she has increased revenues by more than 250%, sold out capacity, added additional equipment and doubled the number of employees. Her products have been incorporated into many high profile projects in the Atlanta area such as the rebuild of the 5th runway at the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the Hwy 316 and I-85 interchange, and the North Springs Marta station. Essev Tech ships all over North America and the Caribbean.
Jenny has also served as a panelist on the Tech 2 Night educational series at Georgia Tech where she advises on the topic of positioning small businesses for sale. She currently is a panelist for the TAG Association, course titled “Managing your Business as an Asset”. Jenny has a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alabama and an MB from Wharton and has lived in the Atlanta area since 2004. Jenny Bass’ Segment