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Mary Miller

Manufacturing Growth Advisor – Business Development, FastLane MEP


University of Dayton Research Institute: Manufacturing Technology Solutions Accelerator


Email: Mary Miller
Phone: 937-212-2536
Curran Place M3240
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Mary Miller serves as a Manufacturing Growth Advisor – Business Development for UDRI’s FastLane Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program. FastLane-MEP leverages resources, removes barriers, and delivers positive results to assist small and medium-sized West Central Ohio manufacturers increase their competitive advantage. She has more than 25 years of experience in a variety of industries including component and capital equipment manufacturing, professional engineering services, operations management and contracting. Before FastLane she has held positions ranging from application engineer to chief operating officer to business owner, allowing her to work with all levels of an organization. Mary has a proven record in leadership including profit and loss (P&L) responsibility, continuous improvement and business, leadership, and team development. She is especially effective at helping leaders turn around teams, businesses, and departments through advising and coaching.

Research Activities

Ms. Miller's research activities within FASTLANE include the following:

  • Problem solving consulting and training (i.e. RCCA, DOE, FMEA)
  • Assessments (i.e. leadership 360s, leveraging technical capabilities for growth)
  • Maintenance, metrology and service management
  • Strategic planning
  • ERP systems/process improvement
  • Leadership advising/coaching
  • Speaking and workshop facilitation


  • M.B.A., Lawrence Technological University, 2003
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Kettering University (formerly GMI), 2000
  • Small Business Coaching Certificate, 2011
  • Jacobs Technology Leadership Development Program, 2007–2008