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Impact Washington Expands Team to Better Serve the Manufacturing Community

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 | News Release



Center Welcomes Project Logistics Coordinator and IT Manager

Impact Washington – NIST MEP  welcomes Anibeth Ruiz as Project Logistics Coordinator and Damon Devani as IT Manager. Both are specialists whose unique experiences will help guide Impact Washington through a period of growth. 

"Impact Washington continues to experience incredible growth," said Deloit R. Wolfe Jr., President, and Center Director of Impact Washington. "As we expand our reach and interact with more manufacturers, it's important that we honor the value of continuous improvement and become better, including adding staff in specialized areas. I am thrilled to welcome these talented individuals to help us drive our processes and better serve the manufacturing community."

Anibeth Ruiz 

Anibeth assumed the Project Logistics Coordinator in February. She is responsible for coordinating resources and managing client project schedules to completion. Working alongside the Account Executives and other stakeholders, she helps track schedule changes, regular check-in with resource partners, and provides weekly status reports to the team.

Anibeth holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Andres Bello Catholic University (UCAB) in Caracas, Venezuela. She has over six years of experience working for fortune 500 companies in the Aerospace, Department of Defense, Radiation Protection, and Food Industries.

Damon Devani 

Damon rejoined Impact Washington as IT Manager in May. He has been part of the MEP National Network since 2016. He is responsible for maintaining and improving Impact Washington's infrastructure, including hardware, software, and cybersecurity. 

Damon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Innovation from Champlain College, Burlington, Vermont. He has worked as an internal resource and consultant for manufacturers looking to modernize, especially with the challenges of the past several years. The expertise he's collected will position Impact well in this fast-moving and tech-driven world. 


About Impact Washington

Impact Washington has mobilized its Manufacturing Network to respond to Washington manufacturers' needs through the COVID-19 pandemic. Impact Washington is  Washington State's affiliate of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Manufacturing Extension Program (NIST MEP). The nationwide network consists of manufacturing extension partnership centers located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Since 1997, we have delivered 3,000 value-driven improvement solutions to more than 1,500 of Washington's small and medium-sized businesses helping them improve, streamline processes, and increase competitiveness.

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

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, 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 Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, the Network interacted with 34,307 manufacturers. According to clients surveyed in FY 2021, the MEP National Network helped manufacturers achieve $14.4 billion in sales, $1.5 billion in cost savings, $5.2 billion in new client investments, and helped create and retain 125,746 U.S. manufacturing jobs. View the National Impact Data PDF for more information about NIST MEP, the National Network, and client impacts.

About NIST

NIST promotes U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that 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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