Portland, Ore. – The Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership (OMEP) today announced two new officers for its statewide board representing top small and medium manufacturing companies around Oregon. Board members represent the manufacturing industries in central and southern Oregon as well as the Willamette Valley. New officers are:
- Lori Luchak-Olund is a new member of OMEP’s board. She is President of Miles Fiberglass, a fiberglass composites fabricator and manufacturer with locations in southeast Portland and Oregon City. Founded in 1963, Miles Fiberglass makes products ranging from military and rail components to RV and wind turbine parts.
- Cliff Stites is a new OMEP board member. He is the owner of Cabinet Door Service, a lean-focused cabinet manufacturer located in Salem. Cabinet Door Service, established in 1989, makes kitchen cabinet doors for smaller cabinet retailers throughout the region.
“Lori and Cliff bring extensive manufacturing backgrounds to OMEP’s state board and will be integral additions to our team of skilled industry professionals,” said Chris Scherer, OMEP president. “With such knowledgeable and dedicated leaders on our board, they will help guide OMEP to help Oregon’s manufacturing community to continue to grow and prosper in the coming years,” 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 www.omep.org.