ABILENE - Tim Manley, owner/vice president of Wind Clean Corp. of Coleman was elected as chairman, Steve Cunningham, senior vice president of First Financial Bank in Abilene, was chosen vice-chair, and Laura Terhune, CEO of the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce, was named secretary-treasurer of the Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas Board during its Aug. 17 meeting in Abilene.

Manley, received a BSBA, Business Data Processing, from Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kan.,. in 1976. In 1976, Mr. Manley was employed by General Dynamics, Fort Worth. He was responsible for developing and maintaining programs for the F-16 Fighter Project. From 1978 to 1983, Mr. Manley managed the First United Bank's programming staff in Fort Worth. In 1983, Tim as owner of Continental Water Conditioning/Water & Power Technologies was responsible for sales and management of six regional offices. In 2007, Manley had the opportunity to become part owner and general manager for Wind Clean Corp, located in Coleman, and Clean Blast Services. Both companies provide services to industrial markets. Wind Clean provides surface preparation, coating applications, and installation of internal components in wind towers to generate electricity for two of the largest companies in the wind energy industry. Clean Blast Services provides a special chemical process for stainless steel rail tank cars that are used for certain chemicals and food grade products for 80 percent of the U.S. market.

Manley's community commitments include Tech Prep Board, Coleman County Foundation Board, Christian Family Ministries Board, Coleman Economic Development Corporation Board, and Coleman Business Alliance Board.

"As board chair, I believe I can help provide the leadership to improve our workforce in this region with different education and training programs," Manley said. "The board must provide goals that are in sync with the regional businesses that it serves. It is critical we target the programs to meet their needs. As one of those regional businesses, I can provide valuable input to insure we meet our goals for the region."

The Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas Board is one of 28 boards in the state charged with oversight and policy-making responsibility for workforce and training programs in a nineteen county region. Additional information on the Board's economic development efforts or services for business customers may be obtained by calling the Workforce Board at (325) 795-4200 or by visiting the website at www.workforcesystem.org.