VMEC News Release – VMEC Announces Hiring of Karl Swanke


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

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 Karl Swanke

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

Karl is an experienced Lean Manufacturing Practitioner, Business Analyst, Product Engineer and Project Manager with more than 20 years working in manufacturing, supply chain, and development areas of organizations. He  is also the holder of seven U.S. Patents and is experienced implementing Agile process techniques to accomplish change more quickly.

Karl earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics in 1980 from Boston College and a Masters Certificate in Project Management from The George Washington University in 2000. While attending Boston College, he played Division I football. He was drafted in the sixth round of the 1980 NFL Draft to play as an offensive lineman with the Green Bay Packers where he played for seven years. Karl enjoys drawing from his experiences and expertise in teamwork dynamics to help businesses and individuals achieve higher levels of success.

As a member of the VMEC Team, Karl will be working with Vermont manufacturers and other organizations to help them implement systems and solutions to innovate, plan, perform and grow.   Karl works from a home office base in Essex Junction, VT and can be reached at [email protected] or (802) 363-3982.

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.