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Advisory Board Members


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The NIST MEP Advisory Board Charter indicates that the Board be broadly representative of stakeholders, appointed by the Director of NIST. The requirements indicate that at least 2 members be employed by or on an advisory board for the MEP centers, and at least 5 other members be from U.S. small businesses in the manufacturing sector.

Select from the list of names in the left navigation bar to view biographies and term dates for current Advisory Board Members.

If you have any questions about board service or upcoming meetings, please contact Cheryl Gendron.



Matt Newman

Matt Newman, Chair



Mary Isbister

Mary Isbister, Vice Chair

GenMet Corporation



Jose Anaya

Jose Anaya

El Camino Community College District's Community Advancement Division and Business Training Center


don bockoven

Donald Bockoven

Fiber Industries LLC


LaDon Byars

LaDon Byars

Colonial Diversified Polymer Products, LLC



kevin heller

Kevin Heller

Ziegenfelder Company


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Mitch Magee

PPG’s Aerospace Business Unit


Dr. Willie May

Dr. Willie E. May 

Morgan State University



Pat Moulton

Patricia Moulton

Vermont Technical College



Kathay Rennels

Kathay Rennels

Colorado State University System


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George Spottswood

Quality Filters, Inc. (QFI)



Photo of MEP Advisory Board Member Leslie Taito

Leslie Taito

Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island


Chris Weiser

Chris Weiser

J.V. Manufacturing, Inc.


Advisory Board Member Jim Wright

Jim Wright

Proof Research


View Bios of Former Advisory Board Members



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Created September 4, 2014, Updated July 13, 2020