Winton Machine’s COO Charlie Fogarty Joins Lanier Tech Advisory Committee

by | Nov 17, 2023 | News

Winton Machine Company is pleased to announce that Charlie Fogarty, COO, has joined the Lanier Technical College Engineering Technology Industry Advisory Committee. Fogarty along with LaShell Hall of Viastat will be committee co-chairs.

Jody Brookshire, EDS, MS  Director of Engineering Technology & Electrical Utility Technology invited Fogarty to attend a recent advisory committee’s meeting and asked him to volunteer as a committee member.  Fogarty joins twenty-five other industry leaders to help guide curriculum decisions for the Engineering Technology Department of Lanier Tech. Some of the high priority curriculum topics and professional skill development include:

  • Industry Employment needs and trends (input from our members)
  • Industry input into student training/skills needed
  • Potential Internship programs for students
  • Growth of enrollment
  • Filling the education needs of our industries:
  • Outline the ET-33 program (Kennesaw State University articulation)
  • Discuss our future plan to incorporate a new EE-13 pathway for engineering technicians (separate pathway)
  • Growth in soft-skills & in-person classes
  • Career opportunities for LTC students in our discipline
  • Discuss our future plan to incorporate a new EE-13 pathway for engineering technicians (separate pathway)
  • Growth in soft-skills & in-person classes
  • Career opportunities for LTC students in our discipline
Charlie Fogarty | Winton Machine Company
Charlie Fogarty, COO
Winton Machine Company

Fogarty’s volunteer leadership exemplifies one of Winton Machine’s Core Values, “We are committed to serving our greater community.” With Fogarty’s extensive educational achievements and industry experience, he brings a wealth of knowledge to share with the committee.

Fogarty shared, “Student success at all academic levels requires that we identify and close educational gaps in the evolving technical requirements of industry. By collaborating with colleagues at the university level, we industry leaders can discuss current and trending requirements according to market demands. This is how we best contribute to present day and future workforce development to meet those needs.”

“We’re proud of Charlie’s involvement with Lanier Technical College. Winton Machine has benefited from many apprentices and interns who were referred to us by the Technical College System of Georgia,  Georgia Tech and our Gwinnett County Public School System. Working with students is one of the most satisfying ways we serve our local educational community,” said Lisa Winton, Winton Machine Company’s CEO.

About Lanier Technical College

Lanier Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, serves as the foremost workforce development resource for Banks, Barrow, Dawson, Forsyth, Hall, Jackson, and Lumpkin counties by providing

  • career-technical education programs, offered through traditional and distance delivery methods, leading to associate degrees, diplomas, and technical certificates of credit
  • customized business and industry training and economic development services
  • continuing education for technical and professional development
  • adult education services.

Learn more about Lanier Technical College by visiting their website at

About Winton Machine

Celebrating its 25th year in business in 2023, Winton Machine Company is a company designing and building factory automation for tube and coax fabrication based in Metro Atlanta, Georgia.

Winton Machine Company, founded by Lisa and George Winton in 1997, designs and manufactures machinery to enable its customers to fabricate tubular parts and semi-rigid coax cable for their products. They work with customers in a wide range of industries such as Refrigeration, HVAC, Construction, Aerospace, Furniture, Medical, Electronics and more.

Their factory automation solutions are used to help manufacture the NASA Mars Exploration Rover, Mars 2020, Raytheon Iron Dome Weapon System used to help protect over 8 million people in Israel to mass production of refrigerators built on General Electric assembly lines.

The mission at Winton Machine is to design and build tube and coax fabricating machinery that adds value to our customer’s bottom line; to provide a stable and healthy environment for all our team members; to be known throughout the industry for delivering systems backed by expert and expedient technical support.

Winton Machine proudly represented the State of Georgia at the “2018 Made in America Product Showcase” held at the White House in Washington, D.C. Winton Machine was recognized by the Gwinnett Chamber as the 2018 Pinnacle Small Business Overall Winner and Best Small Business of the Year: 25+ Employees. Winton Machine also received the 2019 Gwinnett Chamber IMPACT Regional Business Award for Small Business. Several other state and local organizations have also recognized Winton Machine for their contributions to Georgia’s manufacturing industry and their economic impact domestically and internationally.

For more information, please visit or call them at 770-831-1917.

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Winton, 770-831-1917

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