NJMEP Adds Five New Trustees to its Board of Directors, Appoints New Board Chairman and Treasurer

The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc. (NJMEP) announces new changes to its Board of Directors. NJMEP is a not-for-profit that enhances the competitiveness of New Jersey’s manufacturers through programs and services that increase profitability, efficiency and productivity.

The following new members have been announced as Board Trustees:

  • Mitchell Cahn, CEO of New Jersey Headwear Corporation
  • Amy Eskilson, President of Inrad Optics
  • Gary Fails: President of City Theatrical
  • Patrick Marotta, Executive Vice President of Marotta Controls
  • Dieter Weissenrieder, President of Weiss-Aug

NJMEP additionally announces that Peter Connolly, Division Manager of New Jersey Operations for Alion Science and Technology Corporation, has been named as the new Chairman of the Board.

John Baker, President of General A&E, has been announced as Treasurer. Both professionals have previously served as Board Trustees. Outgoing Chairman, Frank Wyckoff, CEO of Grass Roots Marketing, will remain on the Board as Chairman Emeritus.

“Our Board of Directors represents the incredible diversity of New Jersey’s manufacturing community. NJMEP is confident that with their leadership and guidance, we will enhance our position as the leading advocate for New Jersey’s manufacturers,” said John W. Kennedy, CEO of NJMEP.

NJMEP’s services are geared towards helping state manufacturers increase sales, reduce costs, improve efficiencies and spur job creation. The organization is chartered by The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), a network of nearly 60 MEP centers across the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

Since 2000, NJMEP has helped manufacturers realize more than $3.1 billion in value: $2.3 billion in increased and retained sales, nearly $343.1 million in cost savings, $520.9 million in investments and approximately 26,000 jobs created or retained.

For more information about NJMEP or its Board of Directors, visit www.njmep.org or call 973-998-9801.

NJMEP Board of Directors Chairman, Peter Connolly

(Pictured Above: Incoming Board of Directors Chairman, Peter Connolly)

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