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Streamlining the Production Process with Phillips Opto

Supporting the
Future of America’s
Workforce

Supporting the
Future of America’s
Workforce

HELPING YOU TRAIN AND INSPIRE THE FUTURE OF OUR INDUSTRY

We are a network of over 800 schools with more than 550 HTEC centers. We work with our local schools to ensure that our educators have what they need to teach and lead the advanced manufacturing students of tomorrow and the future. As an HFO for over 30 years, we have built a strong community of Haas users to network, learn, and create lasting programs. Explore our partners, locations, events, and more below.

MEET THE EDUCATION TEAM

Lindsay Cline
Vice President, Education Business Development

Lindsay Cline is our Vice-President of Education, working in tandem with the entire Phillips team to support almost 500 HTEC schools. Lindsay works closely with both our sales team and our industry partners to ensure that schools in the Phillips Education Community are equipped with the most advanced technology and resources available.

She is passionate about realizing the potential in technically inclined students and then providing them with the resources and support they need to turn that potential into success. “Generational wealth and financial wellbeing are no longer reserved for those who graduate from four-year colleges,” she says. “The workforce needs of America depend on those students with technical acumen and mechanical skillsets.”

Lindsay is a lifelong Alabamian with a bachelor’s degree from Jacksonville State University and a master’s from Auburn University. Prior to attending four-year schools, she was a high school dropout who made her way to college via the GED program and the support of Gadsden State Community College. Her experiences drive her passion to help students find the confidence and support necessary to build abundant futures for themselves and their families. 

A hospitality school graduate, Lindsay found her way to manufacturing via NASCAR, where she worked as the hospitality director for Talladega Superspeedway. She oversees the NASCAR, Formula 1, and NHRA programs for Phillips customers. She also serves as the liaison between Phillips and the Gene Haas Foundation to help instructors and schools secure scholarship funding and apply for naming rights opportunities. 

Lindsay serves on the board of directors for America’s Cutting Edge (ACE), Women in Manufacturing’s Alabama chapter, and over 20 advisory boards for manufacturing schools.

Meaghan Widenhouse
Education Coordinator

Meaghan Widenhouse joined Phillips Corporation as the Education Coordinator in 2023. Working alongside the Vice President of Education, Meaghan provides unconditional support for the Phillips Education Community and Haas Technical Educational Community (HTEC). She specializes in conference planning, coordinating support for competitions – such as SkillsUSA & Project MFG, assisting instructors with applying for educational grants & curriculum planning and serves on school advisory boards.

Education is Meaghan’s passion! Her motivation is helping others succeed and reach their goals. The most exciting part about her position with Phillips is the
opportunity to help instructors and their students master their potential and do great things!

Prior to Phillips, Meaghan worked in the community relations office for a textiles company for almost 10 years. In that role, she supported numerous non-profits, planned and executed events and created a partnership with an elementary school for a pilot reading program between associates and students.

Meaghan is a proud graduate of Clemson University, with a major in Communication Studies and a minor in Legal Studies. When she is not working, she is spending time with her beloved goldendoodle, Loki, traveling and spending time with her family at the beach.

MEET THE EDUCATION TEAM

Lindsay Cline
Vice President, Education Business Development

Lindsay Cline is the Vice-President of Education, working in tandem with the entire Phillips team to support nearly 500 HTEC schools. Lindsay works closely with both our sales team and our industry partners to ensure that schools in the Phillips Education Community are equipped with the most advanced technology and resources available.

She is passionate about realizing the potential in technically inclined students and then providing them with the resources and support they need to turn that potential into success. “Generational wealth and financial wellbeing are no longer reserved for those who graduate from four-year colleges,” she says. “The workforce needs of America depend on those students with technical acumen and mechanical skillsets.”

Lindsay is a lifelong Alabamian with a bachelor’s degree from Jacksonville State University and a master’s from Auburn University. Prior to attending four-year schools, she was a high school dropout who made her way to college via the GED program and the support of Gadsden State Community College. Her experiences drive her passion to help students find the confidence and support necessary to build abundant futures for themselves and their families. 

A hospitality school graduate, Lindsay found her way to manufacturing via NASCAR, where she worked as the hospitality director for Talladega Superspeedway. She oversees the NASCAR, Formula 1, and NHRA programs for Phillips customers. She also serves as the liaison between Phillips and the Gene Haas Foundation to help
instructors and schools secure scholarship funding and apply for naming rights opportunities. 

Lindsay serves on the board of directors for America’s Cutting Edge (ACE), Women in Manufacturing’s Alabama chapter, and over 20 advisory boards for manufacturing schools.

Meaghan Widenhouse
Education Coordinator
Meaghan Widenhouse joined Phillips Corporation as the Education Coordinator in 2023. Working alongside the Vice President of Education, Meaghan provides unconditional support for the Phillips Education Community and Haas Technical Educational Community (HTEC). She specializes in conference planning, coordinating support for competitions – such as SkillsUSA & Project MFG, assisting instructors with applying for educational grants & curriculum planning and serves on school advisory boards.

Education is Meaghan’s passion! Her motivation is helping others succeed and reach their goals. The most exciting part about her position with Phillips is the
opportunity to help instructors and their students master their potential and do great things!

Prior to Phillips, Meaghan worked in the community relations office for a textiles company for almost 10 years. In that role, she supported numerous non-profits,
planned and executed events and created a partnership with an elementary school for a pilot reading program between associates and students.

Meaghan is a proud graduate of Clemson University, with a major in Communication Studies and a minor in Legal Studies. When she is not working, she is spending time with her beloved goldendoodle, Loki, traveling and spending time with her family at the beach.

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GHF Grant Application Annual Deadlines

June 30th
Post-Secondary Programs
December 1st
Secondary Level Programs

Our Gene Haas Foundation Centers

The Gene Haas Foundation recognizes only the best CNC programs in the world by awarding them with naming rights. Schools that carry the Gene Haas name have accomplished tremendous success via technology, workforce development, instructor excellence, consistent and impressive recruiting mechanisms, internship programs, work-based learning, partnerships with local industry, advisory board commitment, strong administrator support, and more. Phillips is proud to be home to 19 Gene Haas Centers:

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