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Impact Washington – NIST MEP Announces Three Board Members

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 | News Release, All

New members will enhance the board's focus on the needs of manufacturers around the state.

Bothell, WA (May 24, 2023) - Impact Washington, an affiliate of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Manufacturing Extension Program (NIST MEP), announces three new board members who will each help support the nonprofit's work to support manufacturing growth and prosperity in every corner of the state.

"We're excited to expand our board with three new members who bring diverse expertise and insight to manufacturing," says President and Center Director Deloit R. Wolfe Jr. “We have worked diligently to ensure Impact Washington's board and leadership represents a variety of experts from manufacturing, higher education, state leadership, and advocacy groups, and the newest board members are no exception."

The new board members began their three-year term on Impact Washington's Board of Directors effective April 27, 2023, and can serve a maximum of two terms. The three new board members are:

  • Scott Reader, General Manager/Owner, Rainier Woodworking Company
  • Tommy Gantz, Director of Business Development, TLG Aerospace
  • Wendy Flick, Chief Compliance Officer, Heritage Distilling Co

Learn more about the Impact Washington board and read member bios.


About Impact Washington-NIST MEP

Impact Washington is a statewide non-profit organization that provides competitive, value-driven consulting and training services for manufacturers. With access to public and private resources, we enhance growth, improve productivity, reduce costs, and expand manufacturing capacity in Washington. Our solutions, consulting, and educational opportunities focus on small and medium-sized manufacturers throughout the state. We are the Washington state affiliate of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Manufacturing Extension Program (NIST MEP). Our nationwide network comprises manufacturing extension partnership centers in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Since 1997 Impact Washington has delivered improvement solutions to more than 1,500 Washington State manufacturers.

Media Contact: Carol Blayden | cblayden@impactwashington.org | 425.231.5828

About MEP National Network™

The Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) National Network™ is a unique public-private partnership that delivers comprehensive, proven solutions to U.S. manufacturers, fueling growth and advancing U.S. manufacturing. Focused on helping small and medium-sized manufacturers generate business results and thrive in today's technology-driven economy, the MEP National Network comprises the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP), the 51 MEP Centers located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, and over 1,300 trusted advisors and experts at more than 400 MEP service locations, providing any U.S. manufacturer with access to resources they need to succeed. In 2022, the MEP National Network interacted with 33,500 manufacturers, leading to $18.8 billion in sales, $2.5 billion in cost savings, $6.4 billion in new client investments, and helping to create and retain more than 116,700 U.S. manufacturing jobs.

About NIST

NIST promotes U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology to enhance economic security and improve our quality of life. NIST is a nonregulatory agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce. To learn more about NIST, visit www.nist.gov

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