Roy Sweatman is President and owner of Southern Manufacturing Technologies, Inc (SMT).
SMT is a precision custom manufacturer located in Tampa. SMT’s 100 employees utilize 22 CNC machine tools to produce high precision components for the Aircraft, Aerospace and Defense Industries.
Roy has spent his entire career in manufacturing starting as an Apprentice Machinist at GE and, after 13 years at GE he then spent 5 years as General Manager of a precision machining company in the Cleveland area. In 1983 Roy moved to Tampa and bought a small machining company with 5 employees and has grown it to what it is today.
Roy is a past National Chairman of the National Tooling and Machining Association. Roy currently serves on the Boards of AmSkills, NIMS, Florida West Coast Chapter of NTMA, BAMA, Career Source Tampa Bay, and Florida Makes where he also chairs the Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Leadership Council.
Roy also serves on numerous Advisory Councils such as The Manufacturing Alliance of Hillsborough County, East Lake High School, Middleton High School, River Ridge High School, and Pinellas Technical College where he chairs the Tampa Bay Machining Apprenticeship.