Meet The Staff


Heath McMillian

Heath McMillian

Heath McMillian is the Executive Director of Economic and Workforce Development and the Director of the Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing (RCAM) at Northeast State Community College's Kingsport campus.

Heath leads the RCAM staff in facility operations, including apprenticeship delivery and development as well as customized industrial training and credentialing.  He also sits on the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Advisory Committee that ensures RCAM meets the training needs of industry in northeast Tennessee.   

He has over 16 years of manufacturing experience, including management of production and maintenance teams. He holds an AAS in Instrumentation and Automatic Control Systems from Northeast State Community College, a BBA from Montreat College, and an MBA from East Tennessee State University.  McMillian is a graduate of a Department of Labor Apprentice Program with specialties in welding, pipefitting, and millwright principles. 

Bob Wilson

Bob Wilson

Bob is a full-time academic faculty member of Northeast State and the resident RCAM expert in instrumentation and control. After retiring from successful careers in industrial maintenance and control valves maintenance & repair, Bob joined Northeast State. Bob is highly sought after as an instructor for many advanced technology courses. Bob is also an experienced instructional designer responsible for overseeing the content of many of the industrial courses delivered at RCAM.

Ron Broadwater

Ron Broadwater

Ron serves as the RCAM Technical Coordinator responsible for ensuring the high-tech RCAM equipment and labs are functioning as designed. He has a background in industrial maintenance with consulting experience in both indirect materials management and maintenance planning & scheduling. Ron serves as the project lead for the Tech-Explorer outreach program to regional middle and high schools. Ron has led more than 1,000 students through this catapult project based learning activity.

Keith Bowery

Keith Bowery

Keith serves as the RCAM Curriculum Developer for chemical process operations. Keith led the team of developers to create the RCAM Chemical Process Operations online curriculum. With over 120 hours of online content, this multi-year project has positioned RCAM to serve the needs of 21st-century chemical manufacturing. Keith has a long background in manufacturing instructional design.