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VMEC News Release – VMEC Board Member Elections

The Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC) has announced the results of its December 6, 2022 annual election of VMEC Advisory Board members. Newly elected to the VMEC Advisory Board for two-year terms were Melissa Bounty, Assistant Director, Central Vermont Economic Development Corporation (Montpelier) and Cristin O’Donnell, Director of Training and Development, Cabot Creamery Cooperative/ Agri-Mark Inc. (Waitsfield). Dr. Parwinder Grewal, Ph.D., President, Vermont State University (Randolph Center) was designated an ex-officio Advisory Board member.

VMEC News Release – VMEC Hires Patrick Boyle as Center Director and CEO

The Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick Boyle as its next Center Director and CEO. 

VMEC News Release – VMEC Hires Three Advisors to its staff

The Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC) is pleased to announce the addition of Louis Prue, Brett Ference and Keri Bullivant to its staff.

VMEC News Release – VMEC Board Member Elections

The Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC) has announced the results of its December 9, 2021 annual election of VMEC Advisory Board members. Newly elected to the VMEC Advisory Board for two-year terms were Janette Bombardier, P.E., Chief Technology Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Chroma Technology/ 89 North (Bellows Falls) and Gina Akley, President, Trow & Holden (Barre).

VMEC News Release – VMEC Hires Two Advisors to its staff

The Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC) is pleased to announce the addition of Howard Switser, Professional Manufacturing and Business Growth Advisor, and Christopher Coulter, Advanced Manufacturing Technology Advisor, to its staff. 

VMEC News Release – VMEC Director & CEO Announces Retirement

Bob Zider, Director & CEO of the Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC), has publicly announced his plans to retire on June 30, 2021 after 25 years with the Center. 

VMEC News Release – VMEC Hires Damon Devani as Technology & IT Systems Advisor

The Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC) is pleased to announce the addition of Damon Devani to its team as Technology & IT Systems Advisor. 

VMEC News Release – VMEC Board Member Elections

The Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC) has announced the results of its December 8, 2020 annual election of VMEC Advisory Board members.

VMEC News Release – VMEC Launches Manufacturing Exchange-Vermont (MXVT.org)

The Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC) has launched a new cloud-based platform, Manufacturing Exchange-Vermont (MXVT.org), whose primary mission is to connect people and supply chains to deliver solutions.

VMEC News Release – VMEC Hires Phil Chadderdon and Chris Paulk as Manufacturing & Business Growth Advisors

The Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC) is pleased to announce the addition of Phil Chadderdon and Chris Paulk to its team as VMEC Professional Manufacturing & Business Growth Advisors.