VMEC News Release – VMEC Hires Whitney Valentine-Wafer as next CFO

Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Contact: Robynn Albert, VMEC Marketing & Training Manager
Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC)
P.O. Box 12, Randolph Center, VT  05061
(802) 793-2078 / [email protected]

VMEC News Release – VMEC Hires Whitney Valentine-Wafer as next CFO 

Randolph Center, Vermont – The Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC) is pleased to announce the addition of Whitney Valentine-Wafer to its team. 

Whitney brings over 20 years of finance, accounting, and business operations to VMEC, specializing in a mix of non-profit organizations and for-profit organizations, with a specific for-profit emphasis on manufacturing and inventory-based businesses. For the three years prior to joining VMEC, Whitney’s focus was acting as a consultant and fractional CFO to small to medium-sized businesses, helping them build scalable and sound financial and business operations.

New to Vermont in 2022 after spending the previous 15 years in Northern California, Whitney lives in White River Junction. In her spare time, she is a sewist and a mixed media artist. Whitney can be reached at [email protected] or (802) 478-0101.  

Whitney is stepping into the CFO position due to the impending retirement of Rebecca Stygles, VMEC’s CFO for the last 22 years.  Rebecca will maintain a part-time status beginning July 1, 2024 before she fully retires before year’s end, an exact date to be determined.  VMEC welcomes Whitney to its team and wishes the very best to Rebecca in her well deserved future retirement! 

About VMEC: Part of the nationwide MEP National Network and hosted by Vermont State University 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 manufacturing 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.  VMEC provides proven systems and solutions focused on strategies, processes, products, technologies and people.