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New WMEP CEO/Executive Director Chris Baichoo committed to “pay it forward” for Wisconsin manufacturers


Chris Baichoo – Executive Director/CEO Read through Chris Baichoo’s profile, and you’ll find the impressive credentials and skillset you’d expect to see from someone who’s just been selected as WEMP’s CEO/executive director. For instance, he’s opened global markets for manufacturers…

When in Crisis, Manufacturers Can Look to Kata

Operational Excellence

January 5, 2023By: Sarah Burlingame Credit: iStock/Morsa Images There is more to lean manufacturing than improving a few processes. Sustainable lean success requires a companywide culture of continuous daily improvement. Companies that develop their people to think scientifically, using facts…

WMEP Manufacturing Solutions announces Chris Baichoo as new Executive Director/CEO


Chris Baichoo Executive Director/CEO For Immediate ReleaseDATE – 1/5/2023For more information, contact: John Stampen at (608) 698-5282 or [email protected] WMEP Manufacturing Solutions (WMEP) today announced it has selected Chris Baichoo as its new CEO and executive director. Baichoo assumed the…

Jay Schmidt brings decades of experience to the Operational Excellence team


Jay Schmidt, OpEx Consultant When WMEP adds staff to our Operational Excellence team, our top criteria include strong manufacturing experience, a commitment to and proven history of continuous improvement and exceptional people skills. The newest member of our team, Jay…

Two recent Wisconsin manufacturing industry studies report that investments in automation are important to ongoing success.

Automation & Technology

George Bureau Vice President Consulting Services 84% of Wisconsin manufacturers with over $5 million in revenue, and 61% of manufacturers overall report that automation is important to their companies future according to the recent Wisconsin Manufacturing Report (WMR).  The WMR…

Key Findings from the Wisconsin Manufacturing Report™ 2022


Most (86%) Wisconsin manufacturers remain confident about their own financial outlook, despite half (50%) believing that the state’s economy is slowing down or in a recession, according to the newly released 2022 Wisconsin Manufacturing Report™.  The 2022 Wisconsin Manufacturing Report™…

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