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Keith Deibert

Keith Deibert
Keith.Deibert@usd.edu
Phone: 605-202-0641 

Keith Deibert is a Business Advisor for South Dakota MTS providing consulting services for South Dakota's Manufacturers.  He is a graduate of South Dakota State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.  Throughout his career he has been an electronic design engineer, Plant Manager, Vice President of Operations, Corporate Director of Lean, President and has done consulting.  He has focused his efforts in helping organization become Lean Enterprises.

   

Jamie Hale

Jamie Hale
Jamie.Hale@usd.edu
Phone:
605-716-0006 (Office)
605-868-7193 (Cell)

Jamie Hale is a Business Advisor for South Dakota MTS, bringing over 25 years of Executive Management, Project Management, Product Engineering and EMS manufacturing experience in the high-tech electronics industry. He previously held positions as President and CEO of Darceo Inc., a design engineering services firm; V.P. of Technical Services of Onyx EMS; as a test development engineer; test engineering manager; as well as staff engineering manager with Sanmina-SCi. He is a graduate of South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.
   

Wes Kelly

Wes Kelly
Wes.Kelly@usd.edu
Phone:  605-201-1484

Before joining MTS, Wes Kelly was the Senior Business Advisor III at Dakota Manufacturing Extension Partnership.  Wes provided effective business assessments as well as designed, developed, and delivered services specific to customer needs.  Since September of 2010 Wes has been part of the MTS team as a MTS Manager for the southeast region of South Dakota. Previously, Wes has also been project, operations, and production control managers bringing 33 years of manufacturing experience.
   

Dan Kippley

Dan Kippley
Dan.Kippley@usd.edu
Phone: 605-202-0198

 

Dan Kippley is responsible for Business Development statewide.  Along with introducing MTS to S.D. manufacturers, Kippley is a Certified Family Business Advisor through the Galliard Group.  Kippley assists family and closely held businesses to help create an exit strategy, succession plan and build an advisory board not only as a means to transition the business in the future, but also create a clear roadmap of how the business will operate to reach its goals.  Kippley is spearheading the C-level Peer Councils for manufacturing throughout the State.  Prior to joining S.D. MTS, Kippley was a Business Development Representative for the S.D. Governor's Office of Economic Development.