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Keith Hamilton to speak at Motlow College Commencement May 10

April 8, 2014

Keith Hamilton, corporate manager of the North America Manufacturing and Education Center for Bridgestone Americas Tire Operation in LaVergne, will address the more than 700 students who participate in commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 10, according to Dr. MaryLou Apple, president of Motlow College.

Keith Hamilton
A resident of Tullahoma, Hamilton has worked for Bridgestone since the ground breaking of the Warren County plant in 1989. He served as the manager for Technical Training and Performance in Warren County until being transferred to the LaVergne operation.

Hamilton has two bachelor degrees from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, one in electronic engineering and one in technical adult education. He has also earned several certifications in management and supervision during his career.

He has developed many courses, including Problem Solving and Solving Performance Problems. He is also the creator and coordinator for the Principled Centered Leadership program for Bridgestone.

Before working at Bridgestone, Hamilton worked on the startup of the SATURN project for the state of Tennessee through Nashville State Community College's Center of Emphasis.

Hamilton is a Six Sigma certified black belt and is also certified as a TRIZ practitioner. He enjoys being a soccer referee and is the preacher for the Midway Church of Christ in Sewanee.

Motlow's commencement will include two ceremonies, with the first at 10 a.m. for nursing students and students who attended classes primarily on the Moore County campus. A second ceremony for those who took classes at Fayetteville, McMinnville and Smyrna centers will begin at 2 p.m. Hamilton will speak at both.