Chris Wayne, PE, MBA

Vice President, Business Development & Growth

864-414-8458 | cwayne@scmep.org | linkedin

I help companies grow through new products, services, customers and markets through a unique combination of hard and soft skills. As a consultant, I enable companies to improve their business strategies, marketing and sales performance, and competitive edge. And as an engineer and designer, I help clients improve their project and product development success rates. For over 30 years I have served a wide range of companies, from small start-ups to Fortune 500s across dozens of industries.

My main professional focus is ensuring my clients transform their growth ideas into revenue and profit. I build teams, optimize processes, improve decision making, and streamline communication.

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. This is one of SCMEP’s unique advantages.

Specialties:

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

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
  • Certified PDMA New Product Development Professional
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