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Ned Ellington


Ned Ellington is CEO of Ellington and Associates, LLC. The firm assits clients in strategy and leadership development. Prior to opening the firm in 2013 Dr. Ellington worked with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) at the US Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C. to establish the Health IT Research Center (HITRC). Prior to this assignment Dr. Ellington led the university’s initiative to create the Strategic Partners Office. The goal of this office is to foster, develop, and implement multi-faceted and long-term Industry-University partnerships that support enterprise transformation.

Dr. Ellington has a long history in executive education. He has developed and delivered seminars and workshops on the topics of Transformation Management, Innovation Management, Lean Enterprise Management, Leading Change, and Total Quality Management. His consulting activities are focused on strategic planning and critical problem solving in complex organizations.

He recently served as the Associate Director for Research and Analysis for the nation’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program housed within the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s. He also served as the Team Leader for the Manufacturing Futures Research project.

During his tenure at Georgia Tech he developed and directed several Centers of Excellence in the areas of strategic planning, quality management, information technology, lean manufacturing, and human resource development. Prior to joining the faculty at Georgia Tech, Dr. Ellington spent 10 years in the plastic, energy management, and food processing industries. His relevant manufacturing positions include production management, sales, customer service, product management, and systems design.