Portland, Ore. – The Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership (OMEP) today announced three new additions to its team of manufacturing and business operations professionals. The new team members, specializing in areas from marketing to sales, will support companies across the state in a variety of manufacturing-related industries. In addition, they will play a vital role in continued growth of the organization’s statewide recognition as a leader in the manufacturing industry.
New OMEP staff members include:
- Jasmine Agnor, Marketing Manager, has more than six years of experience supporting strategic marketing initiatives for both large and small businesses and organizations throughout the Pacific Northwest and northern California. Her background includes strategic communications, corporate branding, event planning and execution, campaign management, and print and web design. Before joining the OMEP team, Jasmine helped facilitate marketing and internal communications efforts for an infrastructure and seismic engineering firm in Vancouver, Wash.
- Heather Cutler, Sales Manager, has more than 18 years of experience in sales, account management and product and market development. Most recently, she worked in IT services providing innovative IT infrastructure solutions and consulting services for mission-critical enterprises within her Oregon, Idaho and Utah territory.
- Linda Wechsler, Food Processing Industry Consultant, brings more than 10 years of experience in the food and beverage industry to OMEP, from prep kitchen chef to food scientist to supply chain and operations management. Drawing from her scientific background, creative vision and operational savvy, Linda offers an innovative approach to food industry development and succeeds in helping companies realize their manufacturing goals.
“I am thrilled to welcome these three outstanding women to our team of skilled professionals. They each offer integral skills that that are fundamental to our success, from marketing and communications work to sales, supply chain operations and lean strategy,” said Chris Scherer, OMEP President. “As Oregon’s economy continues to rebound, OMEP and the manufacturing industry will continue expanding with it,” Scherer added.
OMEP is a not-for-profit team of business and manufacturing professionals – one of more than 60 Manufacturing Extension Partnership resource centers nationwide – that aims to make Oregon companies more competitive. OMEP provides Lean Enterprise training/implementation assistance and industry-driven best practices to a wide variety of industry sectors. A partner of choice for the economic development community, OMEP’s emphasis on strengthening and transforming companies creates a ripple effect of positive sustainable impact on the business, the workforce and the community. For more information about OMEP, please find us at omep.org.