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JUNE 28, 2013

For More Information Contact:
– Kathie Mahoney, kathiem@massmep.org
– Shari Worthington, sharilee@telesian.com


Worcester, Massachusetts – The Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership <http://www.massmep.org> (MassMEP), a NIST-affiliated organization that helps the state’s manufacturers transform and grow their companies, has appointed a new member to the Board of Directors. Dr.Krishnamoorthy (Subbu) Subramanian, President of the STIMS Institute, fills a vacancy on the board.

Dr. Subramanian is an expert in manufacturing technology, process innovation, and system approach. A former Research Manager at Norton Co. and Director of Core Technology at Saint-Gobain Abrasives, he is also an expert in abrasive tools and grinding processes. Dr. Subramanian is currently the  President of STIMS Institute, a company dedicated to integrating knowledge, developing and implementing new industrial processes, and creating strategies for growth for small and medium enterprises. Dr. Subramanian intends to promote the manufacturing eco-system through programs in conjunction with organizations such as MIT, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and Quinsigamond Community College.

“Subbu has long been recognized for his management experience, in-depth research in manufacturing processes, and implementation of new approaches that use scientific principles to achieve step changes in productivity,” said John Prosser, Chairman of the MassMEP Board. “He is well regarded in the professional world and the community as a teacher, advisor, and innovator. We look forward to his continued contributions to the Massachusetts manufacturing economy.”

“My career has been dedicated to improving manufacturing processes through the consistent application of knowledge, innovation, and technology – a perfect fit with the goals and programs provided by MassMEP,” stated Dr. Subramanian. “I am pleased to be working closely with the organization to affect change across the state for those manufacturers looking for sustained, long term growth.”

Dr. Subramanian holds more than a dozen patents and many awards, including an IR-100 Award for the invention and commercialization of a new family of ceramic cutting tools while at Ford Motor Co. A Fellow of the ASME and the SME, Dr. Subramanian is an invited keynote speaker at conferences around the world, including India, Brazil, China, Japan, and the USA. He is the author of two books: The System Approach: A Strategy to Survive and Succeed in the Global Economy and Thriving in the 21st Century Economy: Transformational Skills for Technical Professionals.

About MassMEP

Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership provides services that help manufacturers transform and grow their organizations. From workforce strategies to lean training to supply chain management, MassMEP delivers positive, measurable, and sustainable impact on a company’s top and bottom ines. Key programs include Innovation for Growth, Workforce Strategies, Systemic Continuous Improvement, and Value Opportunity Profile. For more information, visit http://www.massmep.org


For more information, contact:
Kathie Mahoney
100 Grove Street
Worcester, MA 01605
Tel: 508-831-7020
E-mail: kathiem@massmep.org
Web: http://www.massmep.org

PR Office:
Shari Worthington
Telesian Technology Inc.
49 Midgley Lane
Worcester, MA 01604
Tel: 508-755-5242
E-mail: sharilee@telesian.com

Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, disability, age, political affiliation or belief. This nondiscrimination policy encompasses the operation of all educational and training programs and activities. It also encompasses the employment of personnel and contracting for goods and services.