"Ron is extremely knowledgeable about his topics and presents his materials in an easy to understand format. We are always excited to have Ron as an instructor! "
- Margaret Roe, HR Manager, Matlab, Asheboro
"Greg has performed several trainings for our site and was a wonderful trainer. He actively engaged the class, made the material interesting and seemed to have a real passion for training. I would highly recommend Greg to anyone who wants to provide their employees with truly effective training. "
- Christina Payne, Quality Systems Manager, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Inc., USA
"I have known Greg Smith for quite a long time, since shortly after the BioNetwork came into being and have used him for industry training on numerous occasions. He has always had a talent for transferring the knowledge and experience he has into a format that allows trainees to internalize and apply the skills being taught. His manner in the classroom is approachable and congenial; consistently, trainees comment on that fact. The experience he brings into the training environment is invaluable and utilizing methods (games, interaction) reinforces the concepts. Greg is someone that I personally and professionally hold in high regard. "
- Cathy Swindell, Director of Industry Services, Central Carolina Community College
"Lynn Unsworth is an exceptional trainer. Lynn trained several of our front line leaders on soft skills and the feedback from the class was great. She provides real world examples to make the content come alive for the class. We also loved the materials used during the training. They are a great tool for the class to reference in the future. I highly recommend Lynn Unsworth. "
- Kristine Guthrie, Director of Human Resources, Specialty Product Technologies, Elizabethtown
"Lynn is an excellent facilitator and trainer, her command of the material enabled her to focus on our people and not worry about reading verbatim from a teaching manual. Our people felt every session was worthwhile and a great learning experience. We would highly recommend Lynn to anyone who needs to improve their skills and knowledge! "
- Lee Clements, Vice President/General Manager, Weldon Steel
"Our supervisors really enjoyed their recent training with Jeff Groves. He made the training interesting and lively, and really engaged our supervisors in the discussion. We will definitely be looking to do some follow up training with him. "
- Bryan Hug, Production Manager, Lanxess, Gastonia
"As soon as our employees left the Lean Overview class, they were able to identify inefficient and wasteful processes in their work areas and to develop ideas for improvement. Projects ranged from simple, but effective labeling of shelves to improve workflow all the way to substantial modifications to work cell layouts, complete with spaghetti diagrams. "
- Marcy Bergman, President, Motion Sensors, Inc., Elizabeth City
"Safety training is a must and Chris provided excellent onsite instruction for our supervisors and managers. His knowledge of the material, coupled with his own personal experiences, kept everyone engaged and very aware of the relevance of such training. "
- Scott Webber, Human Resources Administrator, Valley Fine Foods
"I have had the pleasure of working with Greg Smith through the BioNetwork for many projects over the last five years. He has designed and facilitated courses that range from general aseptic behavior to specific manufacturing process. Greg's industry experience and "real-life" examples add depth to the courses, while his passion for the Pharmaceutical Industry generates excitement for learning. "
- Tracey Naumuk, Performance Development Trainer, Grifols
"Ron’s safety courses are not only educational, but valuable in helping align our safety principles with regulatory agencies. "
- Daniel Grimsley, General Manager, Nash Building Systems, Inc., Rocky Mount
"We are now able to look at a task in many different ways: personnel needed, project timelines, different approaches to accomplish the task and all the tools needed to save the company money, provide the customer what they need and do it cheaper, faster, safer and more efficiently. "
- Jeff Roberts, Quality Manager, K3, Fayetteville
"It is an asset during a start up to find a personable trainer that can effectively communicate the importance of food safety in a classroom setting. Andrew Capps helped us develop and train the materials that laid the groundwork for the food safety culture we set out to accomplish at inception in 2012. Today, we have educated employees who understand the microbiological implications of not washing their hands properly prior to handling food. That’s essential for a customer-conscious food manufacturer. "
- Susie Noakes, Training and Development Specialist, Acme Smoked Fish of North Carolina | RC Creations, LLC
"Through the broad and extensive training my employees received by Nick in 5S, each week progress can be seen in the organization and cleanliness of our facility. My entire employee base also went through lean manufacturing training with Nick, and the effect is often seen in subtle ways. For example, an operator recently suggested a correction which not only improved the part quality, but also allowed the machine to run with fewer interruptions. "
- Jeff Parker, President, Parker Industries, Connelly Springs
"We learned everything we hoped to and more during our HACCP class with Chris. He answered all our questions and walked us through the logic as many times as we needed to fully understand the “why” of HACCP. … We really couldn’t have picked a better class to help develop this most crucial part of our food safety plan! "
- Madison Maxwell, Director of Food Safety and Compliance, Roots Hummus, Asheville, NC
"This training has strengthened our team and has exceeded expectations - I can really see a positive change in how our guys are communicating with the employees. "
- Terrel Dial, Safety and Quality Manager, Lineage Logistics
"Myself and my colleagues really benefited from the Preventive Controls Class that we just completed with Chris Reedy. Chris took a very detailed and overwhelming three days of material and made it both interesting and informative. As a relatively small producer, these new regulations seemed overwhelming at first but Chris was able to explain them in detail and relate them to real day-to-day experiences in a production environment. He brought his past experience to the classroom that made a real difference. We look forward to having Chris at our facility to do additional training with our entire staff. "
- Alvin Shepherd, General Manager, D’vine Foods, Elizabethtown, NC
"Ron is a hand’s on instructor which is essential when teaching new concepts and tools to fresh students. He thoroughly introduces key concepts by explaining their primary intent then he leads his students in an easy to understand application of the tool. His approach allows his students to firmly grasp how to properly utilize tools for process improvement. "
- Kevin Coley, Quality Manager, Technimark, Asheboro
"During both classes that Andrew Capps taught, Introduction to HACCP & Elements of Food Defense, it was clear he knew the subject matter well. He often could insert real life experiences or cases where the subject matter being taught was applicable in the real world which always helps make the points more absorbable. He was also able to answer any question myself or others had in relation to our specific jobs and industry, which added to the value to attend. "
- Edward J Fletcher, Director of Quality and Sustainability, Herbal Ingenuity
"Greg is a phenomenal instructor. He has worked with JCC for many years training our incumbent workforce. His reviews are always positive with remarks like "he made it so easy to understand" or "best instructor by far". Our industries have benefited from having Greg develop customized courses that are still being used today. "
- Joy Callahan, Dean of Economic and Workforce Development, Johnston Community College
"Ed provided leadership training in an effective, interesting and motivating manner. The training was interactive, providing our managers with the tools to improve employee interactions and skills to assess training and team needs. "
- Pete McMichael, President, Sapona Manufacturing, Asheboro
"The training on Aseptic Processing through the BioNetwork, under Rebel Umphlett’s guidance, provided a firm understanding of the terminology and techniques used in this space through the use of classroom discussion and hands on lab work to bring these key fundamental understandings of the course to life. "
- Kevin Jones, Associate Director Biogen
"Ed’s experience and enthusiasm created an excellent learning environment for our managers. His positive energy is a perfect fit for our commitment to continual improvement. We were so impressed by the effectiveness of the classes, we immediately scheduled additional training. "
- Chris Davis, Plant Manager, Consolidated Metco, Bryson City
"Lynn was able to get our employees engaged in the training and motivated to apply ‘lessons learned’ on the job, which has resulted in a positive impact for our company. "
- Ronnie Vaught, HR Manager, Amcor Rigid Plastics
"Safety is our #1 priority. Chris was able to present the material in a way that conveyed its importance while at the same time kept the employees engaged, ensuring the foundation and sustainability of our company’s success. "
- Paul Landers, HR Manager, Horsehead Corporation
"Ron’s industrial experience was critical to the success of our Six Sigma Green Belt instruction. I am confident we can implement problem solving techniques immediately. "
- Janet Hudson, HR Manager, Great American Appetizers, Monroe
"It was very important to have a trainer that understood and could relate to our local culture. Jeff's attention to this aspect greatly enhanced the learning experience for our first and second line supervisors. "
- Lisa Bryant, Human Resource Manager, BRP, Spruce Pine
"Ron’s Arc Flash training impacted the overall safety mind-set of our maintenance technicians and is still paying dividends to the time we invested. "
- Gary Slater, Safety Manager, Clear Path Recycling, Fayetteville
"Nick clearly communicates course objectives, carefully covers each of the topics and checks for understanding. Nick also does a good job of connecting with his students in demonstrating his passion for the topic and providing multiple examples from his experience working in industry. "
- Ed Bresnahan, HR Supervisor, Caterpillar, Morganton