Randolph 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.
Perry Bruce (Photo Provided)RIPLEY COUNTY — Authorities say a man wanted in Dearborn County jumped out of a moving vehicle hoping to avoid law enforcement capture.Deputies received a tip Sunday night that Perry Bruce, 34, of Cleves, Ohio, was en route to a location in Ripley County from Metamora.There was a warrant for his arrested for failure to appear in court in Dearborn County, police said.Authorities learned that Bruce was a passenger in a black Ford 500 eastbound on U.S. 50 from County Road 750 East. Officers were able to catch up to the suspected vehicle near Dillsboro and attempted to pull the car over.As the Ford was slowing down police say Bruce jumped from the passenger side of the vehicle and fled from officers into a wooded area.Officers set up a perimeter around the area and used a police K-9 for assistance. Bruce remained on the run for an hour before being taken into custody without incident.Bruce was booked into the Dearborn County Jail on the original warrant. He is also facing charges for suspicion of resisting arrest and possession of hypodermic needles.Investigators say they are also looking into the driver of the Ford, Karen Bruce, for allegedly driving while suspended and possession of hypodermic needles.
Press Association Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge stated on Thursday that an announcement would be made regarding Guardiola’s future before the end of the year. “We will have a talk after the Hannover game (on December 19) and we will announce the result afterwards,” Rummenigge said. “There is no intention to put back this date. Like we have already said, there will be a decision in 2015.” Rummenigge added that his club would not fall apart even if Guardiola were to leave next summer. “Things always move on,” Rummenigge said. “There is no person in the world who becomes irreplaceable at some stage. “Players come, players go. The same goes for the coach – they come and they go too sooner or later.” Ahead of the inevitable questions over his future, which Guardiola has been avoiding for months, and which have seemingly been irking him, he chose not to meet the media on Friday ahead of Saturday’s Bundesliga clash with Hertha Berlin. Bayern stated private reasons were behind his decision not to attend the press conference, with Jerome Boateng fielding reporters’ questions instead. Bayern Munich head coach Pep Guardiola pulled out of his pre-match press conference on Friday as speculation escalated that he has decided to leave the club at the end of the season. The current Manchester City manager, Manuel Pellegrini, has heard the Guardiola link many times before. City have repeatedly been linked with the former Barcelona boss, and with several former senior Nou Camp officials having moved to the Etihad Stadium it is to be expected that Guardiola should have admirers at the club. Former Barcelona general manager Ferran Soriano is City’s chief executive, and Txiki Begiristain is director of football having held an equivalent position with the Catalan club. But Pellegrini vowed to carry on unperturbed, saying on Friday: “I don’t talk about rumours. It is a rumour that we have had for the last two-and-a-half seasons here. There is not a problem about that.” Reports in Spain – including in Catalonian newspaper ARA and El Mundo Deportivo – have claimed Guardiola has agreed to take over at Manchester City. Both reports claim the former Spain midfielder will inform the record Bundesliga champions before Christmas of his decision to leave.