VMEC News Release – VMEC Board Member Elections


Wednesday, January 3, 2018 

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 5, 2017 annual election of VMEC Advisory Board members.

Lisa Groeneveld, COO/ Co-Owner, Logic Supply (South Burlington) was newly elected to the VMEC Advisory Board for a two-year term.

The following existing Board members were unanimously re-elected to additional two-year terms: Dave Blittersdorf, CEO/ Founder, All Earth Renewables (Williston); Tommy Harmon, CEO/ Owner, Sonnax Industries (Bellows Falls); Ben Riehl, President & CEO, GW Plastics (Bethel) and Ed Townley, President and CEO, Agri-Mark / Cabot Creamery (Waitsfield).

Pat Wheeler, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Kaman Aerospace Group, Inc. (Bennington) has stepped down from the VMEC Board due to business and personal commitments.

Mike Rainville, President and Owner of Maple Landmark, Inc. (Middlebury), was re-elected as Chairperson of the VMEC Advisory Board for an additional 1-year term.

About VMEC: Part of the nationwide MEP National Network and hosted by Vermont Technical College (VTC) 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 established in 2006, on a selected basis VMEC also brings its process, strategy and innovation experience and 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.