Kevin Mumpower

Kevin Mumpower

Kevin Mumpower is currently a Senior Project Manager for the Manufacturing Technology Center.

Kevin has been employed as a Product Design Engineer, Manufacturing Engineerying Manager, Operations Manager, Plant Manager, Sales Account Manager and Business Executive with several US manufacturing companies, leading continuous improvement and business strategy initiatives.

  • 35 years of combined military and civilian manufacturing experience
  • Manufacturing Operations Executive improving labor productivity, material scheduling, P & L gross margins, and product quality using lean-sigma methodologies
  • Product Design Engineering Executive for electromechanical products practicing "lean product development"
  • Sales/Marketing Executive developing customer accounts, strategic product plans in consumer products, and DOD supplied products
  • Plant Manager, Sales Account Manager, and Business Executive with several U.S. manufacturing companies
  • Experience in OSHA Compliance, Environmental, and Health & Safety
  • Experience in ISO 9000/9001 standards
  • Experience in Lean manufacturing and Yellow/Green/Black Belt Six Sigma projects
  • Certified Instructor and Master Training Specialist (Curricula Developer)
  • Qualified as a Naval Nuclear Engineer
  • Former Board Member for the Southwest Virginia Alliance for Manufacturers
  • Former Chairman of the Board for the SVAM Center of Excellence, the new standard manufacturing training center located in Abingdon, Virginia
  • 26 years as a Navy Commander; 19 years of Navy Reserves

Kevin received a B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of South Carolina and was commissioned as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy in 1984.  As a Naval Officer, Kevin qualified as a Naval Submarine Officer and Naval Nuclear Engineer, receiving his "Gold Dolphin" warfare pin while serving aboard the USS Glenard P. Lipscomb (SSN-85) stationed in Norfolk, Virginia.