MAGNET: ACHIEVING EXCELLENCE IN MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS
Cleveland’s Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network (MAGNET) recently opened its new headquarters in the renovated Margaret Ireland Elementary School in Cleveland’s Hough neighborhood. The 53,000-square-foot facility connects people to training and jobs while increasing manufacturing innovation and providing Northeast Ohio factories with advanced technologies.
MAGNET’s industry-specific engineering, strategic growth, and go-to-market expertise help manufacturers achieve excellence in products and processes. From market research and product introductions to lean operations and sales management, their Growth Advisors work hand-in-hand with organizations to achieve growth goals.
Mr. Bass Khoury has offered operations consulting to 100 Northeast Ohio manufacturing firms. Most of this work centers on product and quality systems development, though Khoury is no stranger to lean manufacturing transformations that both maximize productivity and minimize operational waste. He also serves as a part-time professor in industrial operations at Cleveland State University, is a Six Sigma black belt with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from CSU. Khoury has an
MBA from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management, where he focused on banking and finance. When not helping companies improve their bottom line, Khoury is an enthusiastic traveler and father of two student-athletes.
Ms. Janelle Lee started with MAGNET in February 2020 as the Director of Client Engagement. She operates and manages the Canton Technology and Innovation Center located at the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and is responsible for outreach, client engagement and executing strategies to grow the manufacturing economic impact and MAGNET revenue in Northeast Ohio that includes 14 counties. Janelle received an Associate Degree in Applied Business from the University of Cincinnati and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Union Institute & University.