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Episode 543: Manufacturing Partnerships: Episode 4: Impact Washington and their different verticals

On this episode

Join John Kennedy, CEO, NJMEP and Deloit Wolfe, President, Impact Washington as they discuss the different verticals over Impact Washington ranging from food manufacturing to maritime manufacturing.


John Kennedy

John is first and foremost a ‘Jersey Boy’, as he has always been proud of his home State and what it actually brings to our country…including significant Manufacturing, Engineering, Science, and R&D capabilities. As an Engineer and NJ Business Owner, John was focused on (both) Engineering & Manufacturing and enjoyed success through working with many incredible individuals. From Coleman Equipment to Sandvik to Barnett Industries to The Multitech Group…all part of my Manufacturing evolution through the Material Handling, Power Plants, and DoD workloads.

When John came to NJMEP in 2012, he found a place where he could support a critical Industry that means all the difference to our independence as a Country, while keeping New Jersey in the forefront of technology. NJMEP is his ultimate ‘fit’ as a professional. John is a proud Eagle Scout and National Distinguished Eagle. NJ Manufacturing…it is our time again!


Deloit Wolfe


Deloit Wolfe

Impact Washington is a non-profit organization that provides competitive, value-driven services. With access to public and private resources, our goal is to work with Washington manufacturing businesses to enhance their growth, improve capacity and productivity, reduce costs, and become more globally competitive. Our solutions, consulting, and educational opportunities focus on the small and medium-sized manufacturers located throughout the State. We are an affiliate of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Program (NIST MEP). Since 1997 we have delivered impactful results to more than 1,500 Washington State manufacturers.

About Deloit:

Deloit R. Wolfe, Jr.
President and Center Director, Impact Washington

Deloit R. Wolfe, Jr. leads Impact Washington, the Washington State affiliate of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Program (NIST MEP). He is responsible for the strategic direction, vision, growth, and performance of the Center and has been part the organization since 2013.

As a seasoned professional with more than 30 years of managerial experience, Deloit is known for driving growth, maximizing operational excellence, and delivering financial performance. Deloit leads the organization with his shared passion for strong partnerships and a healthy manufacturing community.

Before being named the Center’s Director in August of 2019, he served as Director of Business Development. He led branding, sales, marketing, and managed the company’s growth and development pipeline. Much of his time is spent strengthening the Center’s partnership with the Washington State Department of Commerce to support the industrial manufacturing sectors in every corner of the State and in all communities. He ensures the Center is integrated with Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) Job Skills Program to support the incumbent worker initiative.

He also serves on the Maritime Blue Board of Directors. He holds advisory roles with the Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition (PNDC), Economic Alliance Snohomish County (ESAC) ‘s Industrial and Resource Development Advisory Board, and Aerospace and Advancing Manufacturing Center of Excellence Advisory Board.

Prior to joining Impact Washington, he held senior positions at Georgia -Pacific, Consumer Products division, within the Seattle Supersonics Organization and the Miller Brewing Company.

Deloit holds an MBA in Business Management, and a BA in Communication, Business Management from
University of Montana

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