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Worcester, MA – MassMEP, the Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership, has announced that Manny Jerome has joined the organization as Project Manager for Client Development for the Southeast Region of Massachusetts, which includes Bristol, Dukes, Nantucket, Barnstable, Plymouth, and parts of Norfolk County. He will be responsible for providing training and leadership on subject matter pertaining to Continuous Improvement, Workforce Development, and Growth and Innovation.

Mr. Jerome will provide a hands-on systems approach to problem solving and will work with manufacturing companies to create a culture of accountability, communication, problem-solving, and cost effective decision making.

Previously, Mr. Jerome was New Business Director at Coats Performance Materials (Uxbridge, MA). As the company’s extrusion expert, he developed, directed, and designed a state-of-the-art extrusion coated yarn manufacturing process used in wire harness protection by heavy duty construction, mining, agriculture, and specialty markets.

Mr. Jerome has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and a certification in Design of Experimentation and Total Quality Management. His skills include identifying global markets, developing and executing global sales strategies, implementing lean manufacturing practices, and maintaining quality systems.

“Until I came to MassMEP, I probably would have told you that culture was just one among several important elements in a successful organization’s makeup – along with vision, strategy, marketing, financials, values, and beliefs,” said Jerome.

“At MassMEP, I see that culture isn’t just one aspect of the game, it is the game. With that, I am pleased to be a part of the MassMEP team. As Project Manager, I look forward to utilizing my technical skills, and manufacturing and business experience to provide the necessary tools and resources to Massachusetts-based manufacturers to help them increase jobs and sales, as well as to allow them to successfully compete locally, in the USA, and internationally.”

John Killam, President of MassMEP, stated, “We are excited to have Manny join the MassMEP team. Manufacturing in Massachusetts is prime for growth opportunities and his expertise can provide tremendous value to his clients, whether it’s finding inefficiencies, strengthening internal processes, or unlocking growth. Our role is to help extend Massachusetts manufacturing firms beyond their current limitations.”

About MassMEP

Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MassMEP), part of the NIST MEP National Network, is a leading resource for manufacturing companies that believes in cultivating a community built on support, idea sharing, and achievement. MassMEP creates economic impact by transforming manufacturing enterprises and the manufacturing ecosystem. This is achieved through the delivery of operational excellence programs, workforce development strategies, and innovative growth initiatives, and enhanced by strategic public/private relationships.

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