Local Employees Complete Leadership Academy


April 1, 2014

Optima Chamical EmployeesOptima Chemical Participants: (Back Row): Matthew Stewart, Brock Fanning, David Toole, Horace Studstill, Nick Sherman, Bill Tillman (Wiregrass Economic Development Director) (Front Row) Dewayne Hursey, Brandon Corbitt, Billy Murphy, Rockki Russ. Not Pictured was John Hughes

Douglas, GA—Employees from Optima Chemical and Coats & Clark recently completed the Manufacturer Leadership Academy through Wiregrass Georgia Technical College. These sixteen individuals began taking a series of leadership classes in September 2013. The classes are designed to provide frontline supervisors and managers additional training to help them become better leaders and advance within their companies. This group completed 7 leadership course modules. The class was awarded their certificates of completion during a luncheon in their honor.

The Wiregrass Economic Development Department provides this training and other customized training for business and industry in the college’s service area. For information on this program or other customized business and industry training, please contact Bill Tillman at bill.tillman@wiregrass.edu or by calling 229-219-1379.

Coats and Clark EmployeesFront Row (left to right): Steve Alexander, Tammy Martin, Anthony Smith Back Row (left to right): Ray Fussell, Rick Bradner, Ray Gieger