Mitch Poteat is a regional manager for NC State Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) serving part of the Research Triangle area. His service area includes Bertie, Camden, Currituck, Durham, Franklin, Gates, Granville, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, Person, Vance and Warren counties. His primary responsibility is to help companies in the area become more efficient and profitable. Mitch has more than 15 years experience in the textile printing industry. He has served as plant manager for a North Carolina textile corporation. His plant received numerous safety awards during this time. He most recently held the position of operations manager for a multinational corporation. His division was the most profitable cell of this company. Mitch received his B.S. in textile and apparel management and an M.S. in textile technology, both from NC State University. He is a member of Phi Psi.