NWHPEC Board Meeting May 26, 2011 via telecom In Attendance: Bryan Goodman, Elizabeth King, Charlie Lake, Julie Hatten Adjourned: 12:31pm Financial Update (Dale): New Business: The Balance Sheet and P&L were provided by Dale with no questions from OMEP Update: Charlie updated the Board regarding OMEP’s quest to the Board hire a new Executive Director: - The hiring process has been put on hold due to OMEP’s Fiscal Event Updates (Julie): Agent, OIT, removing themselves from that arrangement. OMEP May Training Classes – Learn-Lead-Teach: Four classes were run in has found new office space and will be relocating out of OIT’s facility May: (2) Intro to Lean, (1) Set-Up Reduction, and (1) VSM. Three of the in Beaverton. OMEP is also restructuring themselves legally as a four classes were oversold and VSM had 13 of 14 attendees. Amy reported stand alone business, but still a MEP. The NIST Director is now on good attendance, participation, and contribution. OMEP’s Board. Chris Scherer remains as acting Director. Charlie is meeting with Chris during the week of May 31st to discuss Best Practice Sharing Session, June 2nd: This event is sold out! Two of OMEP’s restructuring and reaching out to old and new clients. the four best practice presentations hit room capacity. Julie was able to move the Making C.I. Easy presentation into Con-way’s Ballroom , which Presidents Council on Manufacturing: Charlie updated the Board on seats more people. The 2nd presentation by CareOregon is still sold out. an upcoming Summit he was made aware of through the PNDC Board: Learning Tour at Stimson Lumber on June 14th: This Learning Tour is - Chandra Brown from Oregon Iron works traveled to Washington DC sold out. Elizabeth asked Julie to forward the email announcement with the and was notified the Presidents Council on Manufacturing is going to agenda to forward to Steve Pratt, who sits on Stimson’s Board. hold its annual Summit in Portland on July 21st & 22nd. In attendance will be the Secretary of Commerce, as well as others. Practical Problem Solving Overview Session & Workshop with Mike Chandra reached out to Charlie to find local company leadership Hoseus, June 28th – 30th: The Overview Session is nearly full with just a who would be willing to speak at this Summit to discuss, “what’s few seats still available and the Workshop at Benchmade is sold out. standing in our way of growth,” “how can the government support Mastering Lean Product Development Workshop with Ron Mascitelli, us, etc.”. Elizabeth suggested Steve Pratt and Mark Lewis as August 29th – 30th: We had enough demand and a host company to potential speakers. Dale, in a follow-up conversation with Julie, warrant offering a 2nd MLPD Workshop in August. Daimler is hosting this mentioned Kyle and Jake Nichol from Leatherman as other potential Workshop. This Workshop is already almost full with the carry over demand speakers. from the March Workshop getting first chance to attend the August event. Next Board Meeting: June 23rd from noon – 2pm potentially at Nike IHM. Brett is very interested in hosting this meeting to show us what he’s been consumed with for the last year and is working on gaining the approval to have us on site. Confirmation to follow.
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