Chattahoochee Technical College welcomed new Board Member Chip Poth, of Cherokee County, at a meeting of the college’s Board of Directors held Tuesday, Aug. 13, in Ellijay at the Collaboration on River’s Edge (CORE) building, a workplace innovation and initiative of the Greater Gilmer Community Foundation. Administering the oath of office for Poth was Gilmer County Probate Judge Scott Chastain.
Poth serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Universal Alloy Corporation (UAC), which has served the aircraft industry for over four decades, supplying hard alloy aluminum extrusions to aircraft manufacturers and their subcontractors worldwide. Employing over 1,000 people, UAC is headquartered in Canton, Georgia, with additional manufacturing facilities located in California and Romania.
“We are very pleased to welcome Chip Poth to the college’s Board of Directors,” said Chattahoochee Technical College President Dr. Ron Newcomb. “He is a well-respected community leader who brings an unsurpassed level of business expertise to our team.”
Board Member Paige Green, who serves as President and CEO of the Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce, led a presentation at the Board of Directors meeting about CORE. Contributing to the presentation was Greater Gilmer Joint Development Authority Executive Director Kent Sanford. CORE is part business incubator, part resource center, and part collaborative workspace, according to Green, which provides space for entrepreneurs, start-ups and growing businesses.
“Collaborative on River’s Edge is poised to become a vibrant, innovative tool for business and the community,” said Green. “It is rooted in the belief that we are better together – that our unique talents and experiences can multiply exponentially through collaboration and shared purpose.”