VMEC News Release – VMEC Board Member Elections


Monday, January 6, 2020

Contact: Robynn Albert, VMEC Marketing & Training Manager
Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC)
PO Box 12, Randolph Center, VT  05061
(802) 793-2078 / [email protected]

VMEC Board Member Elections

Randolph Center, VT – The Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC) has announced the results of its December 3, 2019 annual election of VMEC Advisory Board members and Board Chair.

Re-elected to additional two-year terms were: David Blittersdorf, President/ CEO/ Owner, All Earth Renewables (Williston); Lisa Groeneveld, COO/ Co-Owner, OnLogic (South  Burlington) and Ben Riehl, President/ CEO/ Owner, GW Plastics, Inc. (Bethel).   Elected to an additional one-year term was Ed Townley, President/ CEO, Agri-Mark Cabot Creamery, Inc. (Waitsfield).

Joining the Board, Lindsay Kurrle, Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Commerce & Community Development (ACCD), was confirmed to fill the Ex-Officio seat vacated by former ACCD Secretary Michael Schirling who stepped down in September.  Departing the Board due to his full-time retirement was Tommy Harmon, past CEO/ Owner, Sonnax Industries (Bellows Falls). 

Mike Rainville, President/ Owner, Maple Landmark, Inc. (Middlebury) was re-elected as Chairperson of the VMEC Advisory Board for an additional one-year term.

About VMEC: Part of the nationwide MEP National Network™ and hosted by Vermont Technical College since 1995, VMEC operates as a not-for-profit with a primary Mission “To strengthen and empower Vermont manufacturers.” A local resource and trusted adviser to enterprises of all sizes, the VMEC team brings world-class expertise in consulting, coaching, hands-on implementation support, training and education for leaders and workers.  Through the VMEC PSG business unit, on a selected basis VMEC also brings its process, strategy and innovation expertise to non-manufacturing businesses, non-profits, healthcare, higher education and government sectors in Vermont. VMEC provides proven Systems and Solutions focused on Strategies, Processes, Products, Technologies and People.