VMEC hires Wuthrich as Professional Manufacturing and Business Growth Advisor

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Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:24am -- Denise Sortor

The Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC) is pleased to announce the addition of Carla Wuthrich to its statewide team as a VMEC Professional Manufacturing & Business Growth Advisor. Carla joined VMEC in October 2017 after 25 years of experience working at IBM and GlobalFoundries in engineering, management and transformation. As Lean Transformation Core Team Manager, her areas of direct influence included manufacturing engineering and operations, development, characterization and test, quality management systems, finance, supply chain and value stream management. While at IBM, she led and aligned the enterprise-wide continuous improvement and leadership development for the IBM Microelectronics Division for over 10 years, reaching more than 5,000 employees and 3 locations. After actively participating in the transition to GlobalFoundries, Carla became the Value Stream Program Manager for packaged ASICs and RF semiconductors, managing the daily, weekly, monthly and annual processes to exceed the value stream’s revenue, on-time delivery and inventory objectives.

Carla brings to VMEC her experience leading, facilitating and coaching from the executive suite through to the front lines. She partners with leaders and their teams to understand existing systems and customize approaches to further develop the knowledge, skills and mindsets that sustain a culture of innovation and continuous improvement, while solving the problems that matter today.

Carla has spoken and taught at conferences including the TWI/HR Summit (Lean Frontiers), Lean Product and Process Development Exchange, and the University of Oregon’s graduate program.  Topics included Familiar Patterns that sustain improvement, Enterprise-wide Lean and business transformation, Lean fundamentals, strategy development and deployment, structured problem solving and Lean management system. Her diverse training includes engineering, Cornell University (BS in Materials Science and Engineering) & Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Microelectronics Manufacturing), Lean / continuous improvement systems (IBM/LSSBB training, VMEC, LEI) and ballet (American Ballet Company, School of American Ballet) and she is currently a choreographer for Vermont Ballet Theater. Carla works from a home office based in Hinesburg, VT. She can be reached at cwuthrich@vmec.org or (802) 734-1227.

About VMEC: Part of the nationwide MEP National Network and hosted by Vermont Technical College (VTC) since 1995, VMEC operates as a not-for-profit with a primary Mission, “To strengthen and empower Vermont manufacturers.” A local resource and trusted adviser to enterprises of all sizes, the VMEC team brings world-class expertise in consulting, coaching, hands-on implementation support, training and education for leaders and workers. Through the VMEC PSG business unit established in 2006, on a selected basis VMEC also brings its process, strategy and innovation experience to non-manufacturing business, non-profit, healthcare and government sectors in Vermont. VMEC provides proven Systems and Solutions focused on Strategies, Processes, Products, Technologies and People.