Morris Plains, NJ —September 10, 2012 —New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc. (NJMEP) proudly announces seven Field Agents were awarded their Black Belts in Innovation Engineering (IE)®. In addition to the Field Agents, Anthony DeSantis, VP Strategic Alliance/Products & Services and Robert Loderstedt, President and CEO also received their certification. The Innovation Engineering® Black Belt Certification is awarded upon the completion of extensive training.
The NJMEP Field Agents that received IE® certifications are: Eric Aerts, Joseph Carotenuto, Karen Evanko, Joseph Martas, Joseph Mastrianni, Brian Reynolds and Robert Salamone.
The Innovation Engineering® Management System utilizes a broad spectrum of strategies, assignments, and web-based tools to generate customer-targeted innovations. It helps companies quickly assess risk and bring concepts to market in the shortest possible time and in the most cost effective manner. Its end product is a sustainable in-house culture of team-generated innovation.
The Innovation Engineering® Black Belt Program, which was developed by Eureka! Ranch and offered through nine universities including the University of Maine, consists of coursework, personal study and real-world implementation. Innovation Engineering® Black Belts enable their clients to become better, faster and more successful at generating a flow of “meaningfully unique” new products, services, and processes.
NJMEP is a member of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program (MEP), a network of centers throughout the U.S. The centers are part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The MEPs were created to help small and mid-sized companies improve their competitive position in the market by focusing on five critical profitable growth areas: continuous improvement, technology acceleration, supplier development, sustainability and workforce development. To learn more about NJMEP visit njmep.org
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