Business Advisors & Staff

Business Advisors & Staff

Phil Centonze

Phil Centonze

Director of Client Engagement Services

For over 25 years Phil has guided and advised senior leaders, in manufacturing and across all sectors, in business performance improvement. He is focused on strategically-oriented performance improvement of organizations through implementation of proven methods.

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Paula DeLuca

Paula DeLuca

Business Advisor

Paula DeLuca is a FloridaMakes Business Advisor based at the First Coast Manufacturers Association in Jacksonville. Paula has worked in manufacturing for more than 30 years, and has extensive experience in the aerospace, security & defense, electronics, automotive and medical device industries.

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Paula DeLuca

Patti Gander

Business Advisor

Patti is the mid-Florida Business Advisor working directly with the Polk Manufacturers Association/Manufacturing & Supply Chain Alliance. Patti has over thirty (30) years of manufacturing experience in aerospace, defense and electronics manufacturing. Patti is a seasoned manufacturing veteran holding the positions of vice president of operations, plant manager, general manager, and lean implementation manager.

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Jay Hess

Jay Hess

Business Advisor

Jay is a FloridaMakes Business Advisor based at the South Florida Manufacturers Association. He has more than 29 years of manufacturing experience, most recently as Executive Vice President of Operations with UNIPOWER LLC.

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Dan Krug

Daniel Krug

Business Advisor

Daniel is eager to assist and advise Northwest Florida’s manufacturing community about FloridaMakes services and opportunities through involvement with the Northwest Florida Manufacturers Council (NWFMC) and The Emerald Coast Manufacturers and Engineering Network (TeCMEN).

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Amy Lee

Amy Lee

Business Advisor

Amy is based at the Science Center in the Tampa Bay area. She has over 15 years of leadership experience in strategic plan development, general management, business turnaround, product development, marketing, customer service, application engineering, and sustainability. Amy has worked for manufacturing firms of all sizes: Fortune 5, mid-sized, and emerging technology start-ups.

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Mike Shew

Mike Shew

Business Advisor

Mike Shew supports manufacturers in Florida’s Panhandle region, through the University of West Florida’s Office of Career and Professional Education, part of the Division of Research and Strategic Innovation, located in Pensacola.

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Dan Sutter

Dan Sutter

Business Advisor

Dan is a FloridaMakes Business Advisor working with the Manufacturers Association of Central Florida. He started his career with the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, where he spent 19 years at six different plants in the U.S.

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Paul

Paul Szablowski

Business Advisor

Paul is a FloridaMakes Business Advisor with the Sarasota-Manatee Manufacturers Association, through the Science Center. He has more than 18 years of experience providing leadership and direction to manufacturing companies in the areas of management, manufacturing, supply chain, process improvement and quality.

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