IYDP Melanie Mclane 8X10 HS
Melanie McLane

Press Release                                                                                                                                                   
June 3, 2024
Contact: lgarrett@tctc.edu

Melanie McLane Appointed to TCTC Commission

PENDLETON --- Melanie H. McLane of Central has been appointed to Tri-County Technical College’s Commission, the nine-member governing board of the College.

Governor Henry McMaster appointed McLane to a three-year term on the Commission effective June 3.  She represents Pickens County.

McLane was selected as part of the Arthrex startup team for the Pendleton manufacturing facility in 2019, an expansion of their manufacturing operations in southwest Florida. She currently serves as the director of human resources.  Arthrex is a global medical device company and leader in multi-specialty, minimally-invasive surgical technology innovation, scientific research, manufacturing, and medical education. 

McLane has spent her entire career in manufacturing in both engineering and human resources roles for various companies in the Upstate. 

“I am pleased to welcome Melanie to the TCTC Commission,” said TCTC President Galen DeHay. “Her extensive experience in manufacturing and her firsthand knowledge of Tri-County Technical College’s manufacturing programs will provide great insight to our board. Her two decades of working in engineering and human resources bring to us a diverse perspective that will help us ensure our graduates are prepared for the needs of our business and industry partners today and in the future.”

In 2020 McLane was instrumental in Arthrex establishing the S.C. Upstate Regional Youth Apprenticeship with Tri-County Technical College. This youth apprenticeship is designed to assist Arthrex and other Upstate manufacturers with building a skilled workforce.  For employers these apprenticeships have the potential to create a crucial recruitment pipeline, expand community partnerships, and help influence, mold and shape future employees.

Work-based learning opportunities and apprenticeships – for high school and college students - are the key to producing work-ready graduates, said McLane.  “It’s an opportunity to immerse a talented student into your culture and workforce and a way to attract and develop the best employee.”

A first-generation college student, McLane said she understands the unique challenges many of Tri-County’s students face as they embark on their educational journey. 

McLane holds a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from Clemson University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of South Carolina. She maintains her certification as a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

Following graduation from Clemson University, she began her career in supply chain at West Point Stevens and later as a manufacturing engineer at Sauer Danfoss where she learned to program and run CNC machines.

In 2006 she joined Lockheed Martin first as international sales representative (Singapore) and a project manager and planning operations representative senior.

In 2008 she joined Michelin North America where she held various positions in engineering and human resources, including industrial engineer, project management, and facility personnel management, working at several locations across manufacturing and corporate operations. 

She is active in the community by serving on several boards, including the Anderson Area Business and Education Alliance and the WorkLink Workforce Development Board. While at Michelin, she led local United Way, American Heart Association, and March of Dimes campaigns, as well as the Michelin Challenge Education initiatives. She is a Riley Institute Diversity Fellow and a Conference Board Engagement Institute Research Fellow. Currently she actively volunteers as an activity school bus driver for Pickens County School District and is an active poll worker for the Pickens County Board of Voter Registration and Elections. 

She and her husband, Noah, have a daughter and son, both attending Daniel High School, and they reside in Central.

About Tri-County Technical College

Tri-County Technical College, a public two-year community and technical college serving Anderson, Oconee and Pickens Counties in South Carolina, enrolls more than 9,000 students annually and offers more than 70 major fields of study, including computer technology, industrial electronics, mechatronics, nursing, and university transfer programs. Tri-County boasts the highest student success rate among two-year colleges in the state and ranks in the top one percent nationally for successful student transfers to four-year colleges and universities. To learn more, visit tctc.edu.