Chris Wayne, PE, MBA

Vice President, Business Growth & Development

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I thrive on helping companies grow, especially through product development and innovation. Over the past 25 years as a Mechanical Engineer and Designer, I have developed an extensive knowledge of a multitude of industries and have worked for a wide range of companies, from small start-ups to Fortune 500. I have worked with over 280 companies and trained over 3,500 employees.

Recognized for analyzing, valuing, and managing business development opportunities, I am a highly successful innovation leader with a proven track record of transforming ideas into revenue streams. Building motivated teams in highly competitive and fast-paced industries is something I pride myself on and am at ease with building strategic relationships at the corporate and university levels.

My days consist of assisting companies meet their growth goals through creating new products and services, penetrating new markets, and streamlining existing sales efforts. SCMEP maintains a commitment of doing the right thing for the client while taking a holistic approach when it comes to making recommendations. We work hard to ensure our solutions solve core issues. While not many consultancies take this holistic approach, I believe it is one of SCMEP’s strong suits.


Engineering | Innovation Techniques | Product Design | Intellectual Property | Lean Product Development | Strategic Planning | Portfolio Management | Product Management | Project Management | Sales Techniques | Product Marketing | Lean Six Sigma | P&L Responsibility | Budgeting and Financial Management | Manufacturing Processes | Materials | APQP

Industry Experience:

Textiles Design | Microelectronics Design | Electronic device Design | Defense asset Design | Medical Device Design | Industrial Automation Design | HVAC Design | Metrology | Armaments | Automotive | Nuclear | Paper Products | Machining & Fabrication | Chemical Manufacturing & Processing | Alternative Energy | Warehouse Management & Logistics | Raw Materials Manufacturers | Agricultural Equipment | Agricultural Fertilizers and Feedstocks | Food Processing | Pet Products | Personal Care Products | Medical | Retail Distribution | Textile Manufacturing | Machine Integration | Industrial Automation | Apparel Manufacturing

Education and Certifications

  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
  • MBA, Business Development, Finance, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
  • Eureka! Winning Ways Growth Coach, Eureka! Ranch and NIST MEP
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Licensed South Carolina Professional Engineer
  • PDMA New Product Development Professional