Kami Baggett serves as regional manager for the Triad region, which includes Alleghany, Ashe, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Randolph, Surry, Wilkes and Yadkin counties. Kami works with companies, businesses, community colleges, local economic developers, workforce development boards and local government to promote economic development, growth, and process efficiencies in the region's industries and service sectors. She has educated many companies and businesses on the variety of resources and educational programs available to them. By building relationships with local businesses and organizations, Kami strives to ensure all resources are available and working cohesively in order to help build stronger, more competitive businesses. Kami recently helped a company begin its journey towards ISO 9001 certification. The company worked with the Community College in its area to secure partial funding for the training project. As a result of ultimately getting the ISO 9001 certificate, the company will become more competitive, provide transferable skills to their workforce, and sustain current business and earn new business due to its commitment to quality. Kami has more than 20 years of industry experience in the public and private sectors as a technical program auditor, industrial engineer, ISO auditor, materials buyer, and Regional Manager for IES. She served as a Regional Manager in the Research Triangle region for eight years; which included Chatham, Cumberland, Lee, Harnett, Hoke, Johnston, Moore, Sampson, Wake, and Wilson counties. She has experience in lean enterprise, Lean Six Sigma, auditing, cost estimating, workstation design and layout, purchasing, inventory management, machining, sheet metal fabrication, CNC programming/nesting, rate-setting, time studies, and program management. The majority of her career was spent in manufacturing with Sanmina-SCI and Thomasville Furniture Industries. Before joining IES, Kami was an auditor for the NC Office of the State Auditor in the Performance Division, charged with analyzing and evaluating the processes of state departments and agencies. Kami has a B.S. in Industrial Engineering (1997) from NC State University and a MBA (2002) from UNC-Greensboro.