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Siggi Brocks
Associate SME Consultant
GAP & American Educational Frameworks

(Expertise in Industrial Mechanical/Architectural/Solar PV & Renewable Energies)
Siggi’s career began 30 years ago in Germany. He was born and educated in the city of Dortmund. At age 16, he started as an apprentice in the field of Industrial Mechanics where he gained hands on and precision machining experience which has proven valuable throughout his professional development. He finished his apprenticeship in 1989 and later decided to continue his education at the University of Applied Science Dortmund in the studies of Architecture. He also interned for multiple architectural companies in his home state and completed his studies in 1999.
 
Siggi holds a Bachelor degree (Dipl. Ing.) in Architectural Engineering from the University of Applied Science Dortmund as well as a German IHK Certification in Industrial Mechanics.
 
With the turn of the millennium Siggi’s life took a turn when he met his wife in Florida and with his new founded family, settled in the Tampa Bay area.
 
In the private sector his career experience includes eight years of architectural design, permitting and project management in Germany, and five years of architectural design and permitting in the USA. While working for Carruthers and Associates Architects in Tampa, he gained expert knowledge of computer aided design applications in metric and imperial systems with a focus on educational facilities for the School District of Hillsborough County.
 
In 2006, Siggi decided to work for the public sector and started teaching computer aided drafting for the School District at Erwin Technical College in Tampa. In 2011, with the housing market in recession he reinvented his position to jump start a Solar Photovoltaics Program for Hillsborough County Schools. This one of a kind program has grown with the help of the industry.  Under Siggi’s leadership he has developed a strong network of advisors, companies, engineers and alumni that contribute to the continuous effort to provide skilled workers to the local economy and further the effort of energy independence of the nation. Siggi continues to maintain an active teaching certificate with the District of Hillsborough County.
 
While continuing to teach at the college, he realized the need for advanced computer aided design and engineering services especially in the newly emerging Solar Photovoltaic market. As a result, he founded cAdvice Inc, a computer aided design and consulting service. His company maintained a flawless status with the state, federal authorities, engineers and designers dating back to 2009. Cadvice Inc. has successfully completed more than 400 projects for clients throughout the United States and the Caribbean.
 
Significant projects include: Tallahassee, Jacksonville & St Pete-Clearwater International Airport - Terrazzo Art Floor Designs;  Marché en Fer, Port au Prince, Haiti - 105 KW Solar PV System;  St Petersburg College, FL - 65 KW PV System;  Bacons Furniture Galleries, Port Charlotte, FL – 180 KW PV System.
 
Siggis’s hobbies include sailing and windsurfing; he is an active member of  Davis Island Yacht club and regularly participates in Thursday night club races out on the Bay. He has lived in Tampa since 2001 together with his wife Leigh and his son Liam who is a student at Plant High School.
Hans Faulstich, (Dipl. Ing.) 
Associate SME Consultant
GAP Advanced Manufacturing Operations, Training & Processes

(Expertise in Mechanical & Industrial Production Engineer, Trainer & Technical Senior Consultant)


Originally from Stuttgart, Germany, Hans is an “Industrial Engineer” who has proven track records in company management and consulting in advanced production technologies. Hans has developed his expertise on the international market: in Germany, Brazil and the United States.
 
Hans has many years of consulting and executive management experience with companies from 400 to 2,500 employees from different countries, different cultures and political education. This experience has given Hans the sensitivity, perspective and understanding of how to improve professional education and personal leadership.
 
Since 1980, Hans has worked together with universities and technical institutes in high-tech projects, like flexible manufacturing, manufacturing cells/islands for machining and assembly. He is a recognized expert for JIT (just in time deliveries) and applies CPPI (continuous process / product improvements, with REFA (eq. to Six Sigma), MTM (methods-time measurement), and Kaizen (change for better).
 
In planning and setup of fully automated production, (24 hours on 7 days a week) Hans achieves up to 8000 hours/year optimized production output. He organizes day and night shifts and keeps the automated production running over the weekend. He pays special attention to the employees’ qualifications for multi-functional application to manage production cells and more flexible production systems including assemblies.
 
Hans specialties are motivating and empowering companies and their organizations to manage advanced technology investments, utilizing their organization and workforce more efficiently, implementing team work and continuous improvement methods with focus on realization of techniques that make companies competitive, and enabling organizations and productions to reduce waste, inventory and costs. As well as increasing productivity, improving employee satisfaction, and enhancing the level of quality (QMS) and service they provide.
 
Hans' education includes:
  • Tool, die and mold maker.
  • Technician for tool, die and machine design.
  • Mechanical and industrial engineering (Dipl. Ing., eq. MBE/MBA), REFA (eq. Six Sigma), MTM.
  • Continuous education in Kaizen, Lean Production, and Kanban application.
  • Strength: Hans is very focused on Problem Solving and Continuous Process & Product Improvements, and employee qualification.
Mike Manfrey
Associate SME Consultant
American Manufacturing Processes

(Expertise in Advanced Manufacturing Processes in the US)
Mike started his career in the machining field at Dixie Hollins High School, in the Machinist Practices class. This was a 3-year course where he was taught manual machining, gear cutting and surface grinding. After graduation he worked as an apprentice for the Halkey-Roberts Corporation. He attended Pinellas Vocational Technical Institute, and enrolled in the Precision Machining class, where he learned advanced machining processes such as CNC turning, milling and EDM. He also competed in and won the Regional and State VICA (originally Vocational Industrial Clubs of America) Precision Machining contests and competed at the national level. Upon graduation from P-Tech, he worked for FK Instrument Corp., a local company specializing in Micro-Chip Processing. For the last twelve years he has worked at Tampa Bay Machining, a multi-million dollar company for which he helped set-up and operate CNC Lathes, Horizontal and Vertical Twin Spindle 4TH Axis Mills.
       
Mike brings 36 years of manufacturing experience to the Kamm Consulting Group as an Associate Consultant specializing in American manufacturing practices. Mike is one of very few Americans who went through a machining apprenticeship program in the USA. Mike has worked in various positions manufacturing precision machine parts and products for the aerospace, aircraft, micro-chip, and security camera industries.
 
Mike’s role at Kamm Consulting Group is key to helping American manufacturers better understand the value of the Germanic apprenticeship model, and how this model could help enhance American apprenticeship programs to develop a higher quality globally competitive manufacturing workforce in America.
Wit Ostrenko
Associate SME Consultant
Lifetime Learning in Industry Applied Sciences

(Expertise in Lifelong Learning and Career Education in Advanced Science and Technologies)
Wit Ostrenko has served as President of the Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) for the last 28 years but retired from MOSI in August of 2014. He is a 50-year resident and scientist of Florida, with 37 years in the museum field. Wit has an undergraduate degree in Zoology from Florida Atlantic University, a Masters in Aquatic Ecology from the University of Miami, and Ph.D. work in Oceanography.

Wit is the international past president of the worldwide Association of Science Technology Centers (ASTC) and an officer of the Florida Association of Museums (FAM) and is actively involved with several scientific, community chamber and leadership organizations.

He lectures on the museum profession, science topics, and creative problem solving. He leads trips into the Florida environment particularly the Everglades and the Big Cypress Swamp to help people understand and appreciate the universe’s natural beauty and its resources. He has led several trips through Florida for the Smithsonian Associates Travel Program.

Wit has led the MOSI effort to make it the largest museum in Florida, the only IMAX Dome Theater in Florida and the 6th largest science center in the US, which features the nation's first Head Start, an elementary school, a charter middle school, the nation’s largest children’s science center, and the Technology/Invention Laboratory called Idea Zone.

Wit is an avid sailor of Florida waters, both cruising and racing. He has most recently participated in the first wintering loon study in the Gulf of Mexico Mississippi Delta region for Earthwatch. He has also participated on several IMAX film productions for input as a Science Center Director.

Son Derick, is a graduate of Stetson University and Rhode Island School of Design and is now a professor at LSU in digital art and design, and daughter Mariana, is in nursing school and a pole vaulter.