VMEC News Release – VMEC 2016 Board Member Election


Thursday, December 8, 2016
Contact: Robynn Albert, VMEC Marketing & Training Manager
Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC)
PO Box 12, Randolph Center, VT  05061
Cell: (802) 793-2078 / [email protected]

VMEC 2016 Board Member Election

Randolph Center, VT – The Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC) has announced the results of its December 6, 2016 annual election of VMEC Advisory Board members.

Newly elected to two-year terms on the Board are:  Ben Clark, CEO, Ann Clark Ltd. (Rutland); Greg Maguire, Sr. Director of Legal and Government Affairs, Revision Military (Essex Junction); and Rob Green, Operations Director, Vermont Precision Tools (Swanton).  

The following Board members with expiring terms were re-elected to additional two-year terms:   John Burton, President, Network Performance Inc. (South Burlington); Bob Flint, Executive Director, Springfield Regional Development Corporation (Springfield); Mike Rainville, President, Maple Landmark, Inc.(Middlebury); Pat Wheeler, V.P. of Strategic Initiatives, Kaman Aerospace Group (Bennington);  and Steve Wildermuth, V.P. North America Post Fab Operations, GlobalFoundries (Essex Junction).  In addition, Mike Rainville was unanimously re-elected to a one-year term as the VMEC Board Chair.

Further, the following individuals were confirmed as Ex-officio Board members resulting from recent employment changes: Pat Moulton, in her current role as Interim President, Vermont Technical College (VTC), is filling the Ex-officio seat previously held by former VTC President Dan Smith; and Lucy Leriche, in her current role as Secretary of the VT Agency of Commerce & Community Development, is now occupying the Ex-officio seat previously held by former ACCD Secretary Pat Moulton.  

The following Board members have stepped off the VMEC Board as a result of impending retirement or other career changes: Steve Greenfield, VEDA (Statewide); Eric Hounchell, Revision Military (Essex Junction); Dick Keiling, Concepts NREC (White River Junction) and Joe Perrotto, Country Home Products (Vergennes/ Winooski). VMEC and the Board express their thanks to the new, existing and outgoing Board members for their years of voluntary service to the Center and work helping to improve and strengthen  manufacturing in Vermont.

About VMEC:   Hosted by Vermont Technical College (VTC) since 1995, VMEC operates as a not-for-profit with a primary mission, “To help improve and grow manufacturing in Vermont and strengthen the global competitiveness of the state’s 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 established in 2006, on a selected basis VMEC also brings its process, strategy and innovation expertise to non-manufacturing businesses, non-profits, healthcare and government sectors in Vermont. VMEC provides proven Systems and Solutions focused on Strategies, Processes, Products, Technologies and People.