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Episode 584: Manufacturing Partnerships… Making Waves Episode 9

All Things Supply Chain and ISO Implementation 

Join John W. Kennedy, CEO, NJMEP, and Aaron Ramsey, Senior Services Manager, Perdue University MEP, discuss the supply chain and all its intricacies as well as ISO implementation and what the future holds for the MEP National Network.  


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!


Aaron Ramsey

Aaron works with companies throughout the state of Indiana to provide trusted advice and technical assistance to manufacturers and other businesses. He manages Purdue MEP’s Quality Services, to help improve companies’ bottom line. Through consulting and training, he implements solutions to help companies increase efficiencies and reduce waste within their entire organization. Aaron also assists clients in improving leadership, communication and program management. He uses these skills to help businesses to identify opportunities and prioritize the best approach for both immediate and long term benefits. Aaron draws upon the Purdue brain trust to provide unique and innovative solutions for complex technological problems and business development issues. He is based at the field office in West Lafayette.


Aaron is a certified Lead Auditor for ISO 9001 and has completed, ISO 13485, Medical Device Single Audit Plan (MDSAP), NSF HACCP training. Aaron has 25+ years of Manufacturing Production experience, with more than 10 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and Medical Device industries and 10+ years of experience in the machining industry.  Aaron has held roles as a Quality Assurance Manager, ISO Manager, QA Project Analysis, Project Manager, and held CNC\machinist positions and has instructed others on CNC programming and machining.

Aaron earned a Masters of Business Administration degree in Healthcare Management from Indiana Wesleyan University, and Bachelor of Science degrees in Finance and Management from Saint Joseph’s College.

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