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Don Paul

Professional Manufacturing & Business Growth Advisor and Innovation Engineering Black Belt

(802) 431-3323 [email protected]

Don retired full time from VMEC in December 2020 but works with us on an as-needed basis.

Don has over 40 years experience in manufacturing, engineering and manufacturing management, including Department of Defense (DoD) manufacturing. He also has expertise implementing Lean improvements and strategies in the healthcare industry. Prior to VMEC, Don was a process and test engineer, a manufacturing manager, and a partner in a startup technical services business where he served as General Manager. Don holds a degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from Pennsylvania State University and studied Software engineering at the University of Vermont.

Don’s primary focus is in implementing Lean transformations and providing practical Lean training in manufacturing, office and health care settings. He also has expertise in RFID applications, plus experience working with clients through the VMEC New England Manufacturing Supply Chain (NEMSC) Defense Industry Initiative. He holds a Lean Bronze Certification and is recognized as a LBC-Sensei under the guidelines of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME), American Society of Quality (ASQ), and the Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing.

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