Paul Miller, Program Manager

Paul Miller (Michael Spooneybarger, UWF Division of Research and Strategic Innovation)Paul Miller has been a non-profit executive and business professional with a diverse background in research and development, process and project management, grant-writing, innovation, adult education, safety and operations. He has leveraged his expertise in the areas of process and business development, learning styles, marketing, sales, communication and support, to help clients improve efficiency and growth.

He concentrates on transferrable skill-sets in diverse fields with clients who are in transition, from high school, the military, or to a new career.

Paul started his working life on farms and in restaurants learning how to plan and execute in an environment where every action is a customer service interaction and believes that should be the same no matter what your endeavor.

Paul has majors in History and Organizational Management from USF and Keuka College.

A native Floridian, he and his wife have recently transplanted back to Florida after 25 years in New York to live closer to their son and daughter-in-law. He intensely hates the cold, and is very happy to be home.

Kati Touchstone, Coordinator

Daniel Krug, Senior Business Advisor

Daniel KrugDaniel Krug is eager to assist and advise Northwest Florida’s manufacturing community about FloridaMakes services and opportunities through involvement with the Northwest Florida Manufacturers Council (NWFMC) and The Emerald Coast Manufacturers and Engineering Network (TeCMEN).

Daniel is a 22 ½-year veteran of the United States Air Force. He served most of his career in the RF Transmissions Systems and Cyberspace Support career fields. He also served in positions including Munitions Maintenance, Air Force Recruiter, Maintenance Control and Production, and Quality Control and Inspection. As a manager, he exercised control and leadership of a multi-organizational inspection team where he led in-depth management, safety, and compliance inspections. During his last four years of active duty, he served as an Instructor, Instructor Supervisor, and Element Chief at the Air Force’s Technical Training School located at Fort Gordon, GA.

For the past three years, Daniel has worked for the University of West Florida in the Information Technology Academy as a Technical Coordinator and Instructor, teaching or assisting with CompTIA’s A+, Network+ and Security+ programs, and Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MSCA) Windows Server 2012 program. He currently holds IT industry certifications in CompTIA’s A+ and Network +, and Microsoft Windows 7 Configuration.

Daniel has a bachelor’s degree from Tarleton State University with honors, Magna Cum Laude, in applied science, with a concentration in computer information systems. He has completed 33 of 36 hours towards a master’s degree in information systems.

John Davis, Business Advisor

John Davis is a Business Advisor based in Pensacola and covers Northwest Florida working with The Northwest Florida Manufacturers Council. John has over 30 years experience in technical sales and sales management. John holds a B.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Clemson University. Early in his career, he worked as a Firmware Engineer with companies such as NCR, Telex Computer Products, and Fujitsu. In 1993, John moved into a technical sales role working as a Regional Sales Manager for Tekelec, Inc. focused on selling cutting edge telecom data protocol test equipment. John quickly moved into sales management and in 1996 was promoted to Sr. Sales Director. During this time, John was responsible for managing the European Sales organization for Tekelec which included 15 countries and 45 sales personnel. In 2001, John shifted industries and became Vice President of Sales for Metallic Power, Inc., a startup company offering advanced battery systems. Over the course of the next 15 years, John worked with a number of other startup companies in the renewable space in the role of VP of Sales and Business Development. These companies included ReliOn Energy Systems, VRB Power Systems, Deeya Energy out of Freemont California, RedFlow Limited based in Brisbane, Australia, and ZincNyx Energy based in Vancouver, BC. John is a member of the Energy Storage Association (ESA) and IEEE.

Mary Nutial, Business Advisor

Mary NutialMary Nutial is a Business Advisor supporting FloridMakes Manufacturing Clients in the Northwest Florida portion of the state. She has almost 30 years of experience in manufacturing, which included 15 years with Textron and 10 years with BOSCH. During her career, she has had the opportunity to be in leadership roles in areas such as plant operations, quality systems, plant layout, safety and environmental compliance, capital equipment and building projects, lean transformation, workforce development, organizational structure, ERP implementation, and product service / warranty.

Mary really enjoys problem solving and continuous improvement. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, a Master’s degree in Organizational Management, and is a certified Textron Six Sigma Black Belt.