Our Experts

Our experts’ capabilities come from long careers at manufacturers, both large and small. They’ve started their own companies, worked for major employers, and led companies across the Southern Tier. Our consultants are business advisors and business professionals, wearing many hats. Over several years they have built great reputations for understanding and meeting the needs of manufacturers, and are dedicated to supporting manufacturing CEOs and their executive teams in their quest for business growth and organizational transformation.

Jim Cunningham
Executive Director
607-774-0022 Ext. 311
Mobile 607-725-1225

Jim joined AM&T in 1999 with many years of experience in the manufacturing and distribution industries.  In addition to previously owning his own industrial marketing agency, Jim has been involved with several company start-ups and corporate reorganizations and has held various management positions in Sales, Marketing, Quality Assurance and Operations with a number of hi-tech companies.  In addition to delivering client services, Jim is responsible for the development of new business, grant management, and expansion of AM&T's outreach to small and mid-size manufacturers in the Southern Tier, and is a PBA and has been trained in Solutions Selling and Innovation Engineering Leadership.

Expertise: Business Assessments, Operational and Strategic Planning, Organizational Improvements, and Sales & Marketing Management, Planning and Training.

Lloyd A. Johnson
Principal Consultant
607-774-0022 Ext. 312
Mobile 607-227-6229

Lloyd is a graduate of Syracuse University where he earned a B.S.E.E. and an MBA. Lloyd has over 30 years of experience in manufacturing, quality and program management. Prior to joining AM&T in 2003, Lloyd was a VP and Chief Operating Officer at a high-tech firm in Ithaca, NY., and was a consultant providing services to Lockheed Martin in Syracuse, NY. Since joining AM&T, Lloyd has successfully worked on several projects with several companies, including assessments, strategic planning, facility planning, lean training, ISO, TWI and Project Management. Lloyd brings a broad and varied skill set to the organization, along with an in-depth understanding of how small firms operate. Lloyd is a Professional Business Advisor (PBA) and is also a certified Project Management Professional, certified by the Project Management Institute, and is certified to teach Training Within Industry (TWI) and has received his RABQSA certification as a Certified QMS Principal Auditor for ISO and has conducted scores of engagements with clients.

Expertise: Business Assessments, Strategic Planning, Lean Manufacturing, Supervisor Skill Building (TWI), Project Management Training, Operations Management, World-Class Manufacturing and ISO Quality System Development and Auditing.

Robert (Bob) Mann
Principal Consultant
RABQSA-Certified QMS Lead Assessor
607-774-0022 Ext. 305
Mobile 607-725-8226

Bob is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) where he earned an A.A.S. degree in Photographic Engineering and a B.S. degree in Business Administration. Bob's IBM career spanned over 30 years and included assignments in manufacturing, information systems, marketing and development engineering. Corporate level assignments included domestic and international functional assessments and evaluation of business practices. Prior to joining AM&T, Bob spent six months with a nationally-recognized Registrar of Quality Systems. He joined AM&T in 1995 and developed it's ISO training and audit services programs for delivery to companies. Bob is a Professional Business Advisor (PBA) and a RABQSA-certified Lead Assessor of Quality Management Systems. He specializes in and leads the delivery of ISO9001, ISO14000 and AS9100 QMS preparation and audit services.

Expertise: ISO 9000 and AS9100 Training, Preparation and Internal Audits, ISO 9000, AS9100 and 14000 Lead Assessor.


Carol Miller
Principal Consultant
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
607-774-0022 Ext. 316
Mobile 607-237-8031

Carol has over 25 years experience in the manufacturing and service sectors. She has a broad-based background in Continuous Improvement, Operations and Project Management, and Technology Integration. Carol has worked in a variety of operations and management functions at several manufacturing companies. She joined AM&T in 2004 and provides consulting services in the design and implementation of manufacturing best practices. Carol has a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from SUNY at Buffalo, and an M.S. in Management of Technology from Polytechnic University. She is a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME), and is a board member on AME’s NE Regional Board. Carol is a NIST certified Lean trainer and a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Carol leads AM&T’s Lean effort.

Expertise: Lean Management and Training, Six Sigma, Technology Integration, Continuous Improvement.


Kathy M. Peacock
Finance Administrator / Notary Public
607-774-0022 Ext. 308

Kathy has 25 years of accounting experience, mostly in the non-profit sector. She joined AM&T in 1995 and is responsible for handling all of AM&T’s finances and reporting. Kathy manages client contracts, tracking & invoicing and monitors AM&T goals and statewide reporting. Kathy is an ISO Internal Auditor performing internal audits for AM&T’s and some clients. She provides support in Lean classes and at trade shows, and helps clients complete their financial reimbursement requests. Kathy has a degree in accounting from St. Bonaventure University, is a Notary Public and belongs to the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers.