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Jeanette M. Provan Joins Impact Washington-NIST MEP as Account Executive for Eastern Washington

Monday, September 25, 2023 | News Release


Seasoned Manufacturing Leader hired to Drive Growth and Excellence in the Region.

Impact Washington-NIST MEP is thrilled to announce the newest addition to our team, Jeanette M. Provan, who joins us as the Account Executive for Eastern Washington. Jeanette brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her role, and we are confident that her leadership will contribute significantly to our mission of driving growth and excellence in the manufacturing industry.

Provan is a results-driven leader with over 30 years of experience in manufacturing industries, specializing in lean manufacturing, operations leadership, and continuous improvement. She has a proven track record of mentoring teams to achieve outstanding results in competitive environments. Jeanette's ability to build strong safety cultures, optimize supply chains, and implement reliability-based maintenance programs makes her an asset to our team.

Deloit R. Wolfe Jr., President and Center Director of Impact Washington, expressed his enthusiasm for Jeanette's appointment, saying, "We are delighted to welcome Jeanette to our team. Her extensive experience and dedication to excellence align perfectly with our mission to support Washington's manufacturing community. Jeanette's leadership will undoubtedly strengthen our efforts to drive innovation and growth in the Eastern Washington region."

Nick Wilkes, Director of Business Development at Impact Washington, emphasized Jeanette's role within the organization, stating, "Jeanette will report directly to me and work alongside our talented team of Account Executives. Her expertise in lean manufacturing, continuous improvement, and commitment to building a culture of excellence align perfectly with our goals. We are excited to see the positive impact she will have on our clients and their businesses."

Jeanette officially assumed her role on September 1st. Her appointment reaffirms Impact Washington-NIST MEP's dedication to providing top-tier service and expertise to manufacturers across the state. Jeanette's vast experience, boundless passion, and unwavering commitment will undeniably propel businesses in Eastern Washington to lasting success.

About Impact Washington-NIST MEP

As an approved Center, Impact Washington is the official representative of the MEP National Network in Washington State. Impact Washington is a statewide non-profit organization that provides 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. Our solutions, consulting, and educational opportunities focus on small and medium-sized manufacturers. Since 1997, Impact Washington has delivered measurable, validated business impacts to more than 1,500 Washington State 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 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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