VMEC News Release – VMEC Announces Hiring of Jon Bates


Thursday, May 4, 2017 

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

VMEC Announces Hiring of Jon Bates

Randolph Center, Vermont –  The Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC) is pleased to announce the addition of Jon Bates to its statewide team as a VMEC Professional Manufacturing & Business Growth Advisor.

Jon joined VMEC in April 2017. He has over 20 years of diverse, practical experience in engineering, business management, business marketing, customer relationship building and project management in manufacturing and the HVAC industry. Immediately prior to joining VMEC, Jon was a Manufacturing Process Engineer at General Electric (GE) Aviation in Rutland, VT.  In that role, he drove process improvements and Lean initiatives that in part included successful efforts to decrease delinquency to customers, reduce scrap and rework, and reduce inventory.

Jon holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering  from the University of Vermont and is also a graduate of the GE Apprentice Program. Jon has since become a valued instructor, through Vermont Technical College (VTC), of the successful GE Apprentice Program at GE Aviation in Rutland. Jon works from a home office base in Mendon, VT and can be reached at [email protected] or (802) 345-2062.

About VMEC: Hosted by Vermont Technical College (VTC) since 1995, VMEC has operated 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 business, non-profit, healthcare and government sectors in Vermont. VMEC provides proven Systems and Solutions focused on Strategies, Processes, Products, Technologies and People.