Bobby Jones, from Statesboro and now manufacturing manager at the Koyo Bearings plant in Sylvania, is a nominee to be one of the Faces of Manufacturing in Georgia.
Supporters can vote for Jones through various social media. Wednesday, Feb. 22, is the final day to vote for him. The Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership at Georgia Tech hosts the program to spotlight representatives of manufacturing in partnership with other sponsoring organizations and companies and national sponsor NIST MEP, or in other words, the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Manufacturing Extension Partnership.
In addition to his leadership role at Koyo, Jones chairs an industry group made up of representatives of companies in Bulloch, Screven, Evans and Candler counties, serves of the local board of directors of Ogeechee Technical College and is involved in Georgia Southern University's engineering advisory program.
"I began working in agriculture and then turned to manufacturing due to an interest in innovation and driving improvements in producing products," Jones said for his brief bio for the contest. "I love the challenges and opportunities manufacturing has afforded me."
The site also highlights community service work of nominees.
"Helping others is important to me," Jones said. "My wife and I own a certified therapy dog. We visit Assisted Living residents, Special Olympics, library reading programs, and school children bringing them comfort and enjoyment."
"Liking" the post featuring Jones' at www.facebook.com/GaMEPGT or https://twitter.com/GaMEPGT or www.linkedin.com/company-beta/16172031/ by Wednesday could help him make the final round.