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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Amy Lee

Amy Lee

Director, Business Continuity Strategy

Amy has over 15 years of leadership experience with manufacturing firms of all sizes: Fortune 5, mid-sized, and emerging technology start-ups. Her expertise includes strategic plan development, general management, business turnaround, product development, marketing, sales and sustainability.  She has led cross-functional business continuity planning (BCP), training, crisis management, and developing site BCPs.

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John

John Davis

Business Advisor

John is a FloridaMakes Business Advisor based in Pensacola and covers Northwest Florida working with the Northwest Florida Manufacturers Council. John has over 30 years’ experience in technical sales and sales management. He has worked with both large public companies and startups and has extensive experience in the wireless communications and renewable energy industries.

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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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Dave Ferguson

David Ferguson

Business Advisor

Dave is a FloridaMakes Business Advisor based out of Port Charlotte, serving manufacturing companies throughout Southwest Florida. Dave's career in manufacturing spans over 40 years, starting as a machine operator working summers through college then holding positions as Plant Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Project Manager, Manufacturing Engineering Manager, and most recently, General Manager.

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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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Mary

Mary Nutial

Business Advisor

Mary is a FloridaMakes Business Advisor supporting manufacturing clients in the Northwest Florida portion of the state. She has almost 30 years of experience in manufacturing, which included 15 years with Textron and 10 years with BOSCH. During her career, she has had the opportunity to be in leadership roles in areas such as plant operations, quality systems, plant layout, safety and environmental compliance, capital equipment and building projects, lean transformation, workforce development, organizational structure, ERP implementation, and product service/warranty.

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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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Business Advisors & Staff

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