Roger Collins is a Technical Training Specialist and the Apprenticeship Coordinator for Siemens Energy, Inc. in Charlotte, N.C. Mr. Collins is responsible for the technical training of more than 1,600 employees at the advanced manufacturing facility. Before beginning his current position, Mr. Collins served Siemens as lead machining supervisor in the generator product line. Prior to Siemens, Mr. Collins worked with Philip Morris U.S.A. and Newport News Shipbuilding as a machinist and machining supervisor. He is a graduate of The Apprentice School at Newport News Shipbuilding, a Journeyman Machinist, and currently serves on the North Carolina Apprenticeship Council. Most recently, Mr. Collins has been appointed to the Charlotte Works Board of Directors by the Mayor of the City of Charlotte, North Carolina.