Meet the Team

Meet the Team – Knoxville

Tony Collins

Director of Operations
Tony Collins is the Director of Operations, Southeast for Gem Quality and originally from Mascot, Tennessee. Tony has worked closely with many automotive plants in East Tennessee helping them to propel forward and ensure they exceed customer requirements by shipping on-time quality parts. With over 20 years’ experience in automotive upper management regarding metal stamping, heat treatment, to machining and assembly of parts, Tony’s experience is hard to match and a differentiator when stacked up against the competition. Tony holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business with a concentration in HR, graduating cum laude. With strengths in innovation, work ethic, and determination, Tony has a niche in identifying and resolving quality issues for clients using lean manufacturing principles. Clients often make note of Tony’s skill in promoting team cohesion and evaluating issues from the customer’s point of view to ensure accuracy and efficiency. He enjoys working with individuals and companies alike with a Kaizen approach to support them in reaching their fullest potential.

Maggie Anderson

Regional Manager
Maggie has spent her career in manufacturing. After a short 4 years as a Quality Control Specialist & Production Manager, Maggie was promoted to the Plant Manager. After 4 years, she was promoted to Plant Manager where she effectively managed and improved the processes for over 11 years. Maggie brings the ability to manage multiple projects and set an expectation with her team to meet deadlines, as well as develop and execute through plans. She is a recognized leader, manager, and trainer of associates. Maggie has a Bachelor’s of Science in Business.

Dan Fisher

Regional Manager
Dan has spent 25 years perfecting his professional career in Automotive Manufacturing with various Tier I and Tier II manufacturers. He has excelled in 5s, various lean manufacturing exercises, kaizen activities, and has a wealth of experience in management with various forms of manufacturing processes ranging from machining, die cast, rubber molding injection, glass, steering, and powertrain manufacturing. Dan has an Associates in Business Management from MECC.


Meet the Team – Nashville

Walter Hollerman

Regional Manager
Walter Hollerman is currently the Regional Manager over the Middle Tennessee Market for Gem Quality. Over the last 30 years Walter has been engaged in the manufacturing sector in Tennessee. He served as manager for one of the world’s largest food manufactuer / suppliers for 18 years. Additionally, Walter served as the Chief Exectutive Officer for a local insurance agency in the Middle Tennesse area for 8 years. Walter holds two 2 degrees: an Associates in accounting, from Cumberland University; and a bachalors in Criminal Justice from Tennessee State University in Nashville. Walter currently calls home the Greater Nashville area.