​​​​​​​​​​​​​TMAC is the Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center, hosted at TEEX, offering manufacturers extensive opportunities to advance business profitability in skills training, business process analysis and practices to boost productivity, regulation-required training, supply chain development and strengthening, and product innovation.​

TMAC is an affiliate of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program​ of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)​. The MEP prog​​​​ram consists of the nationwide network of centers located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. MEP centers are a diverse network of state, university-based and non-profit organizations.



Business Development Manager
Monica Cortez Ph.D.
Touting over eight years of experience in working with companies in a variety of business sectors to assist with business and workforce solutions, Dr. Monica Cortez understands every element of business success, enabling her to develop strong relationships with manufacturing companies in East Texas and the Gulf Coast regions. Her primary role is..
LSS Instructor, Project Manager
Esteban Pedraza Jr.
Equipped with over 15 years of experience in the areas of quality, operations, health and safety, environmental health and food safety, Pedraza has successfully implemented and managed a variety of projects including Lean Six Sigma, ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems, OHSAS 18000 Health and Safety Management Systems, (TWI) Training within industry,..
Business Development Manager
Conrad Soltero
Author of 2013 Shingo Prize-winning book, The 7 Kata: Toyota Kata, TWI, and Lean Training, Soltero has facilitated the use of Toyota Kata in manufacturing as well as healthcare environments. He has over 25 years of experience working with organizations on quality and productivity enhancements. Soltero has been a NIST MEP lean advisor..