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Impact Washington Invests in Programs and Individuals to help Washington Manufacturers Adapt to New Normal

Friday, December 18, 2020 | News Release

Impact Washington Expands Business Development Team

Impact Washington is Investing in Programs and Individuals to help Washington Manufacturers Adapt to New Normal

We are pleased to announce the hiring of Damon C. Nix, CPS, as Director of Business Development, effective immediately. Nix has over ten years' experience working within the NIST MEP National Network. He has experience delivering lean and workplace safety solutions and recently held dual roles as the Group Manager for Operational Excellence and Industry Manager for Food and Beverage sector at the Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership (GaMAP) at Georgia Tech.  

Nix is responsible for all business development activities, including the delivery of Impact Washington’s client engagement and impact strategy. He becomes a key member of Impact Washington’s Executive Management team. He'll provide strong business development and sales leadership to Impact Washington’s regional Account Executives, thus ensuring the Center’s regional outreach and service offerings meet manufacturers' needs. Damon holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech a Master of Divinity (M.Div.), Academic Research from Mercer University and a Certificate, Business Management Essentials from Cornell University.

Damon is joined at Impact Washington by Steve Capuano and Brooke DeVolSteve Capuano is an Account Executive and will serve as the direct link between Impact Washington and the manufacturing community in the Southwest and Southeast regions of the State. Through 20 years of military service, Steve has vast leadership experience spanning from service as an enlisted soldier to Company Commander and Staff Officer. His manufacturing and operations world experience also span from machine operator, supervisor, Manufacturing Coach, Production Manager, Plant Operations Superintendent, and Lean Enterprise Manager. Lean experts trained Steve at MIT, the AME, the Greater Boston Manufacturing Partnership, and the global LeanSigma consulting firm, TBM. He has a Six Sigma Green Belt through Kaplan University and holds a Bachelor of Professional Studies program in Organizational Management at Nyack College.

Brooke DeVol is Impact Washington’s Business Development Representative. Brooke will help the company expand our top-of-mind awareness and partnership with the State's manufacturing base in this newly created role. Brooke has provided sales, service, and technical support to complex sales account structures inside Pfizer Animal Health, Athena Diagnostics, ChemPoint, and the Brulin Holding Company (BCH, Inc.)

“The disruption of manufacturing caused by COVID-19 has severe operational, social, and financial consequences,” said Deloit. R Wolfe, Jr., President and Center Director for Impact Washington.  He adds, “It is forcing manufacturers to rethink their overall strategy, workforce safety protocols, and manufacturing operations. Helping manufacturers sustain a competitive advantage and accelerate business growth as the economies start to rebound is our number one priority. The extensive experience and contribution Damon, Steve, and Brooke bring to the manufacturing community and our team aligns perfectly with the mission of Impact Washington. We are more confident than ever to partner with manufacturers and empower them to navigate and excel beyond this crisis."





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