Manex: Helps Organizations Eliminate Inefficiencies And Improve Profitability

CIO VendorGene Russell, CEO
The Corporation for Manufacturing Excellence (Manex) delivers solutions exclusively to manufacturers, distributors and their supply chains since 1995. With its corporate headquarters in San Ramon, Manex is recognized as Northern California’s premier consultant to manufacturers and their supply chain partners. Manex consultants average 20 years of industry and consulting experience in providing Rapid ROI solutions in the areas of strategy, people, process and performance. “As a member of The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Manex works with small and mid-sized U.S. manufacturers to help them create and retain jobs, increase profits, and save time and money,” says Gene Russell, CEO of Manex. “The nationwide network provides a variety of services, from innovation strategies to process improvements to green manufacturing,” he adds. Manex also works with partners at the state and federal levels on programs that put manufacturers in position to develop new customers, expand into new markets and create new products. With its roots in manufacturing, its active participation in MEP (Manufacturing Extension Partnership) and dedication to knowledge transfer and implementation, Manex has a continued commitment to develop and deliver services that help companies thrive in a globally competitive environment.

Manex has a continued commitment to develop and deliver services that help companies thrive in a globally competitive environment

Manex gained reputation within the manufacturing community as the “go to” source for a full suite of services geared to growth services, supply chain, workforce, and technology acceleration. The organization was recently given high marks by NIST MEP for its outreach and market penetration.

Manex spends a great deal of time and money training and retraining its professional staff, and also seeking the best solutions from contract consultants.

The company’s focus on the small and medium sized manufacturers and support sets it apart in the market and provides a clear mission in driving national manufacturing initiatives from the White House, Department of Commerce and Congress directly to the manufacturing floor and executive offices. Most of its competitors prefer to focus on the Fortune 1000 HQ companies, whereas, Manex works with small and medium sized enterprises as well as the regional manufacturing plants of larger Global OEM manufacturers.

Manex provides a fresh perspective and clear methodology to help its customers eliminate inefficiencies and improve their profitability. “Our overall impression of Manex and the influence the training had on our employees was very positive. Our five-year plan is in the infant stages, but with the help of their expert team, we were able to identify our strengths and weaknesses and begin the strategy framework. The staff at was very supportive throughout this process and provided their professional knowledge in a well presented format for all areas,” said Mark Petri, Vice President Sales and Purchasing, Plastikon, a plastics and contract manufacturing client of Manex.

Recent strategic initiatives of the company include increasing its market penetration and geographic reach and to implement an Innovation Practice. Presently, it has four employees who will achieve Innovation Engineering Black Belt Certification over the next 12 months. The company believes that innovation is the key to survival and success in manufacturing.


San Ramon, CA

Gene Russell, CEO

To provide fresh perspectives and clear methodologies to help organizations eliminate inefficiencies