Spears Is Selected for RCBI Recognition

Martin SpearsHUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Martin Spears of Huntington has been named January Employee of the Month at the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing, RCBI Director and CEO Charlotte Weber announced.

Spears, who is based at RCBI’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center in Huntington, is an associate director of public information and senior technical report writer.

A 1985 graduate of Fort Gay (W.Va.) High School, he earned Bachelor’s and Master of Arts degrees in journalism from Marshall University. After graduation, he worked for a year in the natural gas transmission field. He has been employed by RCBI the past 15 years, providing public information assistance to the director’s office.

Spears is responsible for preparation of reports that detail technical assistance efforts provided to manufacturing clients of RCBI. He also is involved in developing informational material, primarily for external audiences, and serves as an associate publisher of the RCBI magazine, Capacity.

“Marty Spears wears many hats for RCBI and wears them well,” Ms. Weber said. “His work in preparing technical reports for the federal agencies with which we work is particularly important and a key to RCBI’s ongoing success. We’re fortunate that he chose to base his career with our organization.”

RCBI provides access to cutting edge technology and technical training to manufacturers across the region. Operating from Advanced Manufacturing Technology Centers in Huntington, South Charleston, Bridgeport and Rocket Center (near Keyser in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle), its mission includes developing a quality, just-in-time supplier base for the Department of Defense, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the commercial sector.