VMEC ELECTS THREE NEW MEMBERS TO BOARD

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

Zlatan exit: Javier Hernandez ‘considers LA Galaxy switch’

first_img The former Bayer Leverkusen ace became a much-loved figure at Old Trafford for his impact off the bench, as he amassed 59 goals in 157 appearances for United between 2010 and 2015. His best goal-scoring season was his debut year in England, scoring 17 goals in the Premier League despite starting just 15 of his 27 appearances that 2010-11 season. He last hit form in a successful Bundesliga spell after leaving Manchester, enjoying two goal-laden seasons for Bayer Leverkusen. Read AlsoWest Ham rule out move for Fellaini despite midfield woes He then headed off for two years with West Ham but never really got going on his return to England – with his move seen as a missed opportunity by Hammers fans. A move away from Sevilla could suit both parties, with the MLS season set to kick off in late February. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Manchester United cult hero Javier Hernandez could be on the move again, with LA Galaxy showing interest in ‘Chicharito’ just months after his move to Sevilla from West Ham. The Mexican signed for £8million in the summer but has only managed one goal in La Liga after starting just four games in the Spanish top flight for the Andalusian side. He could slot in perfectly in Los Angeles, filling the void left by Zlatan Ibrahimovic after the big Swede’s free transfer to AC Milan this month. Galaxy have reportedly signaled their interest to the 31-year-old striker, who is weighing up the move according to ESPN Deportes. Chicharito will have big shoes to fill, after Ibrahimovic scored a huge 53 goals in 58 games for the West-coast side in his two US seasons. Zlatan Ibrahimovic left a big shoe at the MLSAdvertisement Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithThe Best Cars Of All TimeThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesBest Car Manufacturers In The World7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemTop 10 Disney Male Role ModelsWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games? Loading… last_img read more

Klopp: Change in Africa Cup of Nations a ‘catastrophe’

first_imgLiverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has urged football’s governing bodies to ease the burden on the sport’s top players, calling the decision to switch the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations to January and February a “catastrophe”. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp (left)  The European champions face losing African player of the year Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Naby Keita for a significant spell next season after the AFCON, which will be hosted in Cameroon, was switched back to its former slot in the calendar. The tournament was moved to June and July for last year’s 24-team edition in Egypt, in large part to avoid clashing with the European club season. However, the competition, won by Algeria, was played in the searing heat of the north African summer. The same period coincides with the rainy season in Cameroon. Klopp said he understood the arguments for changing the schedule due to the tough conditions but criticised FIFA’s new 24-team Club World Cup, which Liverpool will be invited to after winning last season’s Champions League, in June and July of 2021 as further clogging up the calendar. “The first thing is that FIFA plans a tournament in the summer of 2021. A week later the AFCON would have started I think. Another tournament for a lot of world-class players,” said Klopp, who has been a persistent critic of fixture congestion. “These decisions are made without asking players, managers, without asking anybody. “FIFA, who should sort all of that as the head of these different associations, doesn’t look like being involved. They are still happy having their 2021 Club World Cup and offering a lot of money for all the clubs involved. Loading… “All of that leads to the AFCON going back to January and February, which is for us a catastrophe in that moment losing three players.” Klopp, speaking at the club’s training ground on Friday, added that while the rearranged timing of the AFCON would not affect the futures of the African players already at the club, it could put him off signing more in the future. “It doesn’t help African players,” he said. “We will not sell Sadio, Mo or Naby now because they have an extra tournament in January and February, but if you have to make a decision to bring in a player, it is a massive one because you know before the season for four weeks round about you no longer have him.” The German even indicated he would be willing to take a pay cut if it meant more protection for his players from burnout. Read Also:Klopp names three Liverpool stars in contention to face Man Utd “I know the discussions will start in the moment we ask for fewer games, everybody will tell us ‘take lesser money’, so I’m ready to do so,” added Klopp. “FIFA, UEFA and FAs (football associations) of all countries have to come together and finally sort that (out).” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Best 1980s Gadgets That Defined A DecadeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?15 Extremely Surprising Facts About Disney Princesseslast_img read more

McIlroy rises to sixth

first_img Scott could have lost top spot after just a week if he had finished outside the top 13 in the Crowne Plaza Invitational, but ended up beating Jason Dufner in a play-off at Colonial. Latest leading positions and points averages: 1 Adam Scott (Aus) 8.94, 2 Henrik Stenson (Swe) 7.78, 3 Tiger Woods (USA) 7.64, 4 M att Kuchar (USA) 7.03, 5 Bubba Watson (USA) 6.96, 6 Rory McIlroy (NIrl) 6.91, 7 Jason Day (Aus) 6.50, 8 Sergio Garcia (Spa) 6.16, 9 Justin Rose (Eng) 6.05, 10 Jordan Spieth (USA) 6.00, 11 Phil Mickelson (USA) 5.64, 12 Jim Furyk (USA) 5.42, 13 Zach Johnson (USA) 5.24, 14 Dustin Johnson (USA) 4.84, 15 Jason Dufner (USA) 4.50, 16 Luke Donald (Eng) 4.37, 17 Jimmy Walker (USA) 4.28, 18 Graeme McDowell (NIrl) 4.25, 19 Steve Stricker (USA) 4.16, 20 Charl Schwartzel (Rsa) 4.11 Rory McIlroy’s dramatic victory in the BMW PGA Championship has lifted him four places in the latest world rankings. Press Associationcenter_img McIlroy moves up from 10th to sixth following his one-shot win over Ireland’s Shane Lowry at Wentworth, with the two-time major winner only taking the outright lead for the first time on the 71st hole. Sweden’s Henrik Stenson has climbed to second after finishing joint seventh behind McIlroy, but that was not enough to overtake number one Adam Scott. last_img read more