CLEARWATER, FL – Dean Bartles, Ph.D., FSME, FASME, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Manufacturing Technology Deployment Group (MTDG), headquartered in Clearwater, FL, is continuing his leadership on the Board of Trustees for the National Small Business Association (NSBA) for 2024. NSBA is the nation’s oldest small-business advocacy organization and operates on a staunchly nonpartisan basis. Dr. Bartles is a recognized leader in the small business community and has been an asset to the team in promoting the interests of small business to policymakers in Washington, D.C.
“I am excited to continue my service as a member of the NSBA board. We are focused on ensuring small businesses are represented in discussions with decision-makers, giving them the platform to exchange their innovative ideas, voice their concerns, and provide game-changing solutions to help break down the barriers they may face,” stated Bartles. “As a dedicated board, our priority is advocating our legislative leadership to allocate resources and incentivize established companies to partner with emerging entrepreneurs.”
Dr. Bartles’ professional tenure in manufacturing and technology management spans four decades. After serving as a board member of the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) since 2010, he was named President and CEO in 2019, and in 2020, formed its parent organization, the Manufacturing Technology Deployment Group, Inc. (MTDG) and where he currently serves as President and CEO.
Dr. Bartles has been active with NSBA for several years and has been an exemplary representative of small business issues in the city of Clearwater. In addition to the leadership role with NSBA, Dr. Bartles is active in various local and regional organizations and has been an outspoken advocate for small-business issues with his elected officials.
“I am grateful for the vision and insight Dean has provided to NSBA as we look to an active election year in 2024,” stated NSBA President and CEO Todd McCracken. “Dean has been an asset to our leadership team, members, and the American small-business community, and I look forward to another impactful year together pushing policymakers to seek and support pro-small-business policies.”