The effectiveness of the Foundation is dependent on the satisfaction, retention and engagement of our membership. The Foundation provides educational activities to strengthen its members’ organizations.
MEP National Network Forum/Center Best Practice Conference
Where best practices meet boundless inspiration.
This event serves as a venue for the MEP National Network to share their best practice(s) while subsequently having staff trained in best practices by their MEP Center colleagues.
Your gateway to the thriving online MEP Community.
This on-line community platform allows MEP Center staff and associate members to share resources, consult one another’s expertise, receive on-line training and search recommended third-party providers.
MEP Center Salary Survey
Tracking trends and charting success.
As a service to members, the Foundation conducts the MEP Center Salary Survey. This bi-annual survey, provides MEP Center CEOs and Directors to track compensation trends for MEP Center jobs. From its results, MEP Centers can compare salary levels and annual increases offered by comparable Centers in the network.
Igniting possibilities, together.
The Foundation is a liaison to the MEP National Network.It serves its members by providing opportunities to interact andshare connections, knowledge and expertise beyond state boundaries.
Search for Members
Foundation membership and associate membership is limited to Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) and Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Centers located throughout the United States. Connect with your local MEP or TAA Center today.
The Foundation for Manufacturing Excellence is the educational foundation for NIST-MEP Centers. The primary goal and focus of the Foundation is providing and facilitating knowledge sharing and training to the nationwide system of manufacturing extension center members.
The Foundation is led by a Board of Directors, who meet every other month to direct the Foundation’s Strategic Plan. The Board of Directors is made up of MEP Center Directors and C-level Executives elected by their peers.
Chairman: Jennifer Sinsabaugh | New Mexico MEP
Vice-Chairmain: Staci Miller | West Virginia MEP
Treasurer: Michelle Fusak | Oregon MEP
Secretary: Rebecca Singer | CIFT, OH MEP
Maria Alfano | FloridaMakes
Andy Carr | SCMEP
Elena Garuc | FuzeHub, NY MEP
Peter Connolly | NJMEP
Phil Mintz | NC MEP
Phil Ratermann | Fastlane, OH MEP
Ranae Stewart | Purdue MEP
Tim Israel | GAMEP
Meet The Team
Just like our members, the Foundation strives for efficiency and effectiveness. Our team is small, yet mighty, and the epitome of a nimble, lean organization.