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Jane joined MnTAP in 2013 after 15 years as a manufacturing and process development engineer in a variety of industries including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and plastics.
Jane’s projects at MnTAP have included working to reduce VOCs in degreasing and cleaning, helping to improve efficiency and reduce waste in fiberglass reinforced plastics operations, and using Lean with pollution prevention to eliminate waste of all kinds. She is currently working to identify common improvement opportunities in the medical device industry and to expand MnTAP’s outreach to this important group of Minnesota businesses.
Jane enjoys supporting Minnesota manufacturing and getting an inside look at the wide variety of manufacturing processes going on in the state. The best part of the job is changing businesses’ negative perceptions of (green) by helping to find practical solutions that benefit both the environment and the bottom line.
Education / Training
- Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering – University of Wisconsin – Madison
- Six Sigma Green Belt
- Cleaner cleaning and degreasing products
- Lean tools for sustainable manufacturing