CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER and MANAGING PARTNER
Sean Hart is an industrial engineer with a background in manufacturing supervision and project management. Sean’s background is in improving overall plant efficiencies and implementing Lean techniques to improve processes.
Prior to joining POWERS, Sean’s positions included production manager and process engineer in the operations departments of ceramic and precision metal fabrication industries. Sean’s experience also includes managing front-line supervisors with 100 employees.
Sean graduated from Kennesaw State University with a B.S. in psychology and from Southern Polytechnic State University with a B.S. in industrial engineering.
Chief Operations Officer
Craig joined POWERS in 2016, bringing over 30 years of business experience in a diverse listing of manufacturing and industry groups. A few of these include aluminum extruding, metals fabrication, warehousing and inventory management, supplier management, steel manufacturing, optical manufacturing, and environmental & safety regulatory compliance. He has held positions as Production Manager, Operations Manager, Materials Manager, EH&S Manager, as well as project and analysis management in the consulting industry.
Holding various positions from front line supervision to project management allows Craig to have a wide perspective of process and improvement opportunities, working with all levels within an organization. He brings demonstrated skill in the development and facilitation of training programs, presentation creation, and delivery, as well as, process evaluation and improvement implementation.
Prior to joining POWERS, Craig served as the Operations Manager at Sea Ray Boats, Inc. – a subsidiary of Brunswick, Corp. Prior to that, he worked for Kawneer, Co. Inc. – a subsidiary of Alcoa.
Craig graduated from Indiana University School of Business majoring in both Marketing and Business Management. He began his work experience in manufacturing engineering and has expanded his professional experience since. He also held the position of co-chair of the Economic Development Enterprise of Flagler County in Florida for six years, working diligently to close the gap between local and state political agencies and private enterprises.
Vice President, Organizational Leadership & Culture
Dr. Donte Vaughn
Dr. Donte Vaughn is the VP of Organizational Leadership and Culture with over 16 years of experience driving results in the public and private business sector. Prior to Powers, Dr. Vaughn founded and managed a boutique Operational Management Consulting practice serving the small business community. He also served in a Senior Executive capacity for firms providing labor strategy and workforce management solutions for the Industrial market space.
Dr. Vaughn studied at Drexel University and the University of Phoenix, where he earned a Doctor of Management (DM), Master’s degree in Management and Organizational Leadership, and Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration & Management. Dr. Vaughn also serves as an Adjunct Business Faculty Member for American Intercontinental University (AIU).
His professional memberships include the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), National Speakers Association (NSA), National Small Business Association – Leadership Councel, and the National Business Educators Association (NBEA).
Dr. Donte Vaughn
Organizational Leadership & Culture
Vice President of Sales and Strategy
As Vice President of Sales, Justin Pethick focuses on developing strong relationships with clients through engagement, education, and analysis. Drawing upon a decade of experience in operations management, business process improvement, and corporate strategy, he methodically works to identify where each prospective new business fits into a core operational framework.
Before joining POWERS, Justin held multiple business strategy, consulting, and sales roles for private equity and large financial companies. He recently worked for a technology and process improvement firm that worked with Fortune 500 companies like Walmart, Target, and Nike. Before his business career, Justin played professional hockey. He has kept up with the sport by passing the puck for the Texas Titans, a minor league hockey team that donates their proceeds to local charities that benefit veterans.
Justin holds an MBA from Cornell University and a Master of Science and Technology degree from Brown University, focusing on corporate strategy.
Randall Powers concentrates on Operational and Financial Due Diligence, Strategic Development, Management Training, and Business Development. Randall’s experience includes 20 years of business leadership in creating operational improvements. His accomplishments include the successful development and implementation of leading operational strategies, high performance improvement techniques and effective management and supervisory skills.
Prior to founding POWERS, Randall served as President and COO of Wise Metals Group and Chief of Operations for an operational improvement firm for more than 10 years. He started his career holding a variety of operating positions at United Parcel Service.
Randall graduated from the University of Georgia with an M.A. in Communications and Management and B.A. degrees in Economics and Philosophy.