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Impact Washington-NIST MEP Announces the Promotion of Nick Wilkes to Director of Business Development

Wednesday, June 28, 2023 | News Release, All


Impact Washington elevates Wilkes to a State-wide leadership position following two years of success in key regional sales role.

Impact Washington, an approved center and official representative of the MEP National Network in Washington state announces the promotion of Nick Wilkes to Director of Business Development. Nick joined Impact Washington in 2021, and his recent promotion highlights his significant impact on our business and clients. Nick has been recognized for his exceptional customer service and unwavering dedication to building strong relationships throughout his time at Impact Washington.

Deloit R Wolfe, Jr, President and Center Director for Impact Washington, expressed his excitement about Nick's promotion, stating, "Nick's commitment to our clients, self-assured personality, and dedication to his team and our mission are key factors that have and will continue to make him successful at Impact Washington. We are thrilled with his success, grateful for his support, and look forward to seeing Nick continue to thrive."

With a manufacturing background in operations, program management, sales, and customer service, Nick deeply understands manufacturers’ needs, enabling him to foster win/win relationships that maximize their return on investment. He believes in a proactive and collaborative approach, inspiring customers to engage and unlock their full potential.

As Director of Business Development, Nick assumes responsibility for overseeing all business development activities at Impact Washington. His primary focus will be capturing the voice of manufacturers, understanding their needs, and mentoring and coaching a solid and talented Regional Account Executive team to provide innovative resources, engagement strategies, and service offerings.

During this transition, Nick remains dedicated to serving our clients with the utmost care and professionalism they have come to expect. He will continue to provide unwavering support until a replacement for the Eastern Regional Account Executive position is found, ensuring a seamless experience for our valued clients.

With Nick Wilkes as the Director of Business Development, Impact Washington reaffirms its commitment to excellence, customer satisfaction, and strategic growth. Nick's leadership, coupled with his passion for delivering exceptional results, positions Impact Washington for continued success in driving business development and supporting the growth of our clients.


About Impact Washington-NIST MEP

As a NIST MEP–approved Center, Impact Washington is the official representative of the MEP National Network in Washington State. Impact Washington is a statewide non-profit organization and the go-to partner for manufacturers providing competitive, value-driven consulting and training services. With access to public and private resources, we enhance growth, improve productivity, reduce costs, and expand manufacturing capacity in Washington. Since 1997, we have successfully executed 2,422 measurable and validated projects for over 1,200 manufacturers.

About MEP National Network™

The 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, the MEP Advisory Board, MEP Center boards, and the Foundation for Manufacturing Excellence, as well as over 1,450 trusted advisors and experts at approximately 430 MEP service locations, providing any U.S. manufacturer with access to resources they need to succeed.  

In 2022, the MEP National Network connected with more than 33,500 manufacturers, leading to $18.8 billion in sales, $2.5 billion in cost savings, and $6.4 billion in new client investments, and helped create or retain more than 116,700 jobs. 

About National Institute of Standards and Technologies (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. 





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