"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
"Our partnership with Lynn has far exceeded our original objectives. Her blend of professionalism and personal engagement connected extremely well with our leadership team. The feedback has been so positive that we have incorporated this training as part of our promotion and succession program. This is without a doubt a homerun and we very much look forward to working with Lynn again in the future. "
- Charles Gilmore, Maintenance Training Supervisor, Sara Lee Frozen Bakery, Tarboro, NC
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"Michelle was very engaging and provided real life situations that our staff could relate to. "
- Steve Snyder, Plant Manager, Don Pancho