Marketing & PR Manager
Nicole brings 20+ years’ combined experience in sales, business development and environmental stewardship with her to the University of Utah MEP Center. Most recently, she was the Vice President of Fuels for Liberty Tire Recycling where she led the fuels team in selling over 700,000 tons of product from 22 of Liberty’s facilities across the nation. She exceeded budgeted targets in revenue and sales for the $25 million per year business line on a consistent basis. For most of her career, Nicole has worked remotely in Utah focusing on other states and she is excited to now be working with Utah’s manufacturers. Born and raised in Utah, Nicole is proud to be the fourth generation in her family to have worked in cement manufacturing.
Maureen manages marketing, communications, and public relations for the University of Utah Manufacturing Extension Partnership Center. Some of her responsibilities include website and social media management, publications and content creation, and brand management. She previously worked for the Utah System of Higher Education in marketing and communications and managed the StepUp to Higher Education brand, its website, communications, and publications.
Mark has 20+ years’ of innovative process improvement, training, and education management experiences. Areas of expertise include employee development and training, budget and P&L management, project management, and process improvement. He previously worked for Salt Lake Community College to improve company training and workforce development programs. Prior to that, he was the Training Director for a large roofing company.
David has experience working in the heavy equipment manufacturing industry. His experiences include process improvement, root cause analysis, lean manufacturing, and assembly line simulation. He previously worked at John Deere in several business groups including manufacturing, marketing, and testing.
Shanon handles all aspects of accounting and office management. Her responsibilities include budget management, accounts payable and receivable, government reporting, and provides assistance to staff. Shanon has also worked at the University of Utah’s scholarship and financial aid office and was previously assistant controller at Colorado Mesa University.
Bruce is a professor with the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah. He is an expert on micro/nano manufacturing with an emphasis on microfluidic devices and miniature medical devices. Bruce is the executive director for the College of Engineering Nanofabrication Facility, the director for the State of Utah Center of Excellence for Biomedical Microfluidics at the University of Utah, and co-founder of the University of Utah’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership Center.
Bart is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah. He previously was an entrepreneurial post-doc fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory and together with his research group, he performs research on tribology, precision manufacturing, and ultrasound sensor technology. Bart is the Principal Investigator (PI) and co-founder of the University of Utah Manufacturing Extension Partnership Center.
We deliver customized services to improve all aspects of manufacturing from the production floor to the front office.
The University of Utah Manufacturing Extension Partnership (UUMEP) Center is the official representative of the MEP National Network in Utah. The MEP National Network is a unique public-private partnership that delivers comprehensive, proven solutions to U.S. manufacturers, fueling growth and advancing manufacturing.
Focused on helping small and mid-sized manufacturers generate business results and thrive in today’s technology-driven economy, the MEP National Network comprises the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP), 51 MEP Centers located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, and its 1,300 trusted advisors and experts at nearly 600 MEP service locations, providing any U.S. manufacturer with access to resources they need to succeed.
In 2016, the MEP National Network connected with 25,445 manufacturers, leading to $9.3 billion in sales, $1.4 billion in cost savings, $3.5 billion in new client investments, and helping to create and retain more than 86,602 U.S. manufacturing jobs.