Meet the Team

Meet the Executive 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.


Meet the Executive Team – Nashville

Ashley Denton

Regional Manager
Ashley has 20 plus years in the quality field of various forms of manufacturing ranging from USDA inspector, CMM Specialist, Quality Supervisor, to Quality Engineer; with 16 of those years in a Tier 1 automotive environment. She has a wealth of experience which cultivates strong business partnerships with customer(s), both internal and external. Ashley demonstrates strong management leadership with goal oriented principles allowing her to maintain a continuous improvement mindset focusing on the building of quality teams in the field. Ashley studied Business Management at Southwestern Michigan College and earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting at CTU (Colorado Technical University).