Andy Carr

February 23, 2023

Simply stated I am passionate about US manufacturing and particularly manufacturing here in South Carolina. Prior to becoming President, I had the privilege of managing SCMEP’s field team and third-party resources. Prior to that I was SCMEP’s representative in a 10-county area in the north and west of our great state.

In a professional capacity there is nothing more satisfying than supporting our team members as they work with South Carolina manufacturing companies (large or small) to help them reduce costs, increase sales, grow profits and thrive. I believe that strong, profitable manufacturing companies are the very bedrock of our state and national economies.

With more than 35 years of manufacturing and consulting experience, I’ve learned what it takes to drive lasting operational improvement. That experience, coupled with SCMEP’s proprietary assessment tools, allows me to identify both the unique strategic and tactical initiatives required for success and then deliver and manage the world-class resources required to execute those initiatives.


Strategic Planning | Change Management | Operational Excellence Solutions Training & Implementation | Lean/Continuous Improvement Solutions Training & Implementation | Business Process Improvement Solutions | Lean Sigma Solutions Training & Implementation | Quality Management System Training & Implementation | Operations Leadership Development | Organizational Development | Supply Chain Solutions Training & Implementation Solutions | New Product Development | Innovation | Marketing | Manufacturing Operations Analysis | Project Management | Business Valuations | Human Resources Consulting | New Facility Construction & Start Ups | Facility Expansions | Facility Relocations

Education and Certifications:

  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Lean Manufacturing Trainer, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Professional Business Advisor (PBA), National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Eureka! Winning Ways Growth Coach, Eureka! Ranch and NIST MEP