first_imgRandolph Center, VTDecember 16, 2004The Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC) announced the addition of three new members to their Advisory Board. Monica Greene, Gerald Brown, and Gary Rabidoux have been elected to the 14-member VMEC Board that is comprised of Vermont manufacturers representing a broad cross section of industries and other leaders who strongly support manufacturing. Greene is President and CFO of Vermont Precision Tools, Inc., Brown is the President and Board Chairman of the Vermont Council for Quality, and Rabidoux is Senior Director, Value Net Integration at General Dynamics Armament & Technology Products (GDATP).Monica Greene is a graduate of Champlain College and has been with Vermont Precision Tools (formerly Vermont Gage) since 1982.She has been a Partner since 1996. The company manufacturers high speed steel tooling and fixed limit gaging. Monica has also served on the Boards of Directors for the Franklin County Industrial Development Corp., Lake Champlain Islands Chamber of Commerce, and the Alburg Industrial Park and is the Chair of the Alburg Steering Committee.Gerald Brown was President of Vermont Heating and Ventilating Co. from 1956 to 2000 when he retired. His dedication to training and education led to his involvement in the Vermont Construction Training Council and Human Resource Investment Council. He has served on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Private Industry Council, is a past Chair of the National Association of State Workforce Investment Policy Council Chairs, served on the board of the US Department of Labors Workforce Excellence Network and was the first Interim Chair for the National Leadership Institute.Gary Rabidoux has 38 years of experience in operations, materials and Value Net Integration management. He has served as Director of Operations for multiple ATP manufacturing sites throughout the country. Gary is the GDATP lead for Lean Manufacturing for all ATP manufacturing sites and is a representative on the General Dynamics Corporate Lean Subcommittee.According to VMEC Director/CEO Bob Zider, We are very pleased to have these experienced manufacturers serve on the VMEC Board. I am confident that their ongoing input and counsel will only strengthen the outreach and quality of assistance that VMEC is able to provide to Vermonts approximately 2,000 manufacturers.###About VMECVMEC’s Mission is “To improve manufacturing in Vermont and strengthen the global competitiveness of the state’s smaller manufacturers.” This is done through professional consulting, one-on-one coaching and public/onsite workshops to help Vermont’s approximately 2,000 small and medium sized manufacturers increase their productivity, modernize their manufacturing and business processes, adopt advanced technologies, reduce costs, and improve their competitiveness. Increased competitiveness means greater stability in the state’s work force, improved efficiencies. Visit www.vmec.org(link is external) for more information.last_img read more

Lies Lagerweij could provide the offensive spark Syracuse needs heading into ACC tournament

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ In 2015, Syracuse field hockey scored 3.82 goals per game en route to the national championship. The year before, SU tallied 3.25, and in 2016 the Orange put up 3.53 scores each game.This season, SU only averages 2.63 goals per game, almost a full goal down from a season ago. The fix to this offensive downtick may be on SU’s back line in the form of center back Lies Lagerweij.While SU’s back line has locked down opponents, placing second the nation in shutouts (10) and goals against average (.80), No. 12 Syracuse’s (11-5, 2-4 ACC) offense has often left the back line exposed. With one game left before the ACC tournament, against No. 24 Pacific (8-7, 4-2 America East) on Saturday at noon, the Orange needs to find an extra offensive push.The team may have discovered that against Drexel on Oct. 15, when Lagerweij, the All-American back, started at forward. However, Lagerweij’s role in Syracuse’s final regular season game is unclear, as the senior missed the Orange’s last game, a 3-2 road loss Sunday to Penn, due to injury. SU head coach Ange Bradley said Wednesday that she had not been updated on Lagerweij’s status.“She’s so talented,” Bradley said after the 4-0 win against the Dragons. “She reads the game, she has great hands. It doesn’t matter what position she’s in, she’s good.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMoving Lagerweij back to center forward for the game against Drexel opened up Syracuse’s offense, which scored four goals for just the fourth time all season. Lagerweij contributed a goal and two assists in the win, with her goal making it on SportsCenter’s Top 10. Published on October 25, 2017 at 11:36 pm Contact Andrew: aegraham@syr.edu | @A_E_Grahamcenter_img Halfway through her freshman year, Lagerweij tore her PCL and subsequently moved to back. A year later, she started 21 games on the back line, helping anchor a defense that allowed only nine goals in six postseason games.Though Lagerweij was moved to defense, it didn’t mean she stopped doing what she came to Syracuse to do: score goals. In her sophomore season, she scored three goals and picked up four assists, and last year, Lagerweij led the Orange with 13 goals.When Lagerweij moved up to forward against the Dragons, she deftly fed passes into the arc for awaiting forwards and almost scored a goal by flicking the ball up and over Drexel’s goalie.“She can do both,” forward Elaine Carey said. “So if we just throw her in there after starting at the center back position, it won’t be a big deal.”The week leading into the Penn game, Lagerweij was noncommittal on where she might be playing.“We’re just going to see what’s best for the team at this point,” Lagerweij said. “… And how the backfield’s going to function when I’m in the front and how I’m even going to fit in in the front with the movement and the fluidity up there.”To fill the hole on the back line left by Lagerweij against Drexel, fellow All-American back Roos Weers slid to the center, flanked by usual starter Jamie Martin on one side and senior Annalena Ulbrich, making a spot start, on the other. Sophomore Claire Webb didn’t slide to the back line, a place she’s familiar playing, and instead remained in a center defensive midfield role.The outcome from the game against Drexel was positive for a defense playing without one of its key players. The Orange shut down the Dragons’ attack, limiting Drexel to one shot and no penalty corners.When Weers was subbed out though, Lagerweij shifted back to the center back position. With Lagerweij unavailable in Syracuse’s loss Sunday, SU was forced to either play Weers the entire game or go periods without either of its All-American backs on the field.“We’re just going to do what Ange thinks is best for the team at this point,” Lagerweij said.SU’s defense has proven to be one of the best in the nation, so long as either Lagerweij or Weers facilitates from the center back position. Now, perhaps, Lagerweij can help the offense play catch up. Commentslast_img read more

Lampard could return for Manchester City against West Ham

first_imgFrank Lampard could return for Manchester City’s visit to West Ham on Saturday.The 36-year-old missed the Champions League trip to CSKA Moscow on Tuesday night after suffering a thigh muscle injury in last weekend’s Premier League victory over Tottenham.But Manuel Pellegrini has not ruled out the midfielder making an appearance against the Hammers, although he is understood to have only an outside chance of being fit for the clash with his former club.Meanwhile, it has emerged that City’s new state-of-the-art training centre could be used by Lampard’s club New York City FC for a pre-season camp in January.That could benefit City by allowing the midfielder to extend his loan spell at the Etihad deeper in to the new year than was first envisaged.The new MLS franchise is part-owned by City’s owner Sheikh Mansour and the new Etihad Campus in Manchester, built at a cost of £200million, is one of a number of options for New York City as a base for pre-season training.Sources say that Lampard’s loan spell will play no part in any decision of the venue for the training camp, however.Lampard was voted City’s player of the month for September by fans and has scored a number of important goals for the club, including a dramatic equaliser against his old club Chelsea.He also won a penalty against Tottenham last weekend before limping out of the game.City boss Manuel Pellegrini said last week he was not surprised by how well Lampard has been performing.“For me it is maybe not a surprise because I know his quality,” said the City manager.“When you are the age of Frank Lampard you are not able to play three games in a week but when you have so great a player, you can resolve a lot of problems that we have during the game and I think that Frank is doing these duties at this moment. I am very happy with him.” Frank Lampard 1last_img read more