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Announcement of New Executive Director - Advanced Manufacturing Center

Announcement – Brad James

Executive Director – Advanced Manufacturing Center

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Brad James as the Executive Director for the Advanced Manufacturing Center in Mobile, Alabama effective September 1, 2016. Brad comes to the Advanced Manufacturing Center project from the Alabama Technology Network (ATN), where he served as the Director of the Thomasville and Montgomery Centers. 

Prior to his thirteen years with ATN, Brad spent 14 years in the pulp, paper and chemical industries at Alabama River Newsprint, Mead, and Westvaco. He has extensive process and manufacturing experience both in the areas of production operations and training.

Brad holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alabama.  He may be reached at or (334) 456-9277. Please join me in welcoming Mr. Brad James to his new assignment with the Alabama Community College System.


Chester Vrocher
Executive Director, Special Projects
Alabama Community College Systems