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FACTORY CERTIFIED: Ronald Yanku has been credited with boosting Edesia Inc.’s production of lifesaving nutritional packets with robotics, while cutting costs and maintaining jobs. He’s plant operations director for the nonprofit.
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Ronald Yanku, 25 Over Fifty-five

25 Over Fifty-Five 2019 Award Winner RONALD YANKU | Plant operations director, Edesia Inc. RONALD YANKU’S 34 YEARS in manufacturing all led to his most...
A GREENER THUMB: James Wilkinson had an advantage when he launched SeaScape Lawn Care Inc. in 1992: He has a degree in horticulture and a doctorate in agronomy.
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James Wilkinson, 25 Over Fifty-five

25 Over Fifty-Five 2019 Award Winner JAMES WILKINSON | President, SeaScape Lawn Care Inc. NECESSITY IS INDEED the mother of invention for James Wilkinson, president...

Cooley Group’s staff buoyed by quirky, playful challenges

Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island 2019 150-499 EMPLOYEES #2: Cooley Group CEO (or equivalent): Daniel Dwight, CEO and president Number of employees: 210 AT COOLEY GROUP, the focus...

A team of health-conscious volunteers helps Dominion employees achieve their goals

Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island 2019 150-499 EMPLOYEES #3: Dominion Diagnostics LLC CEO (or equivalent): Robert M. Garvey Jr. Number of employees: 303 AT DOMINION DIAGNOSTICS LLC, an...
above and beyond: Kathleen Snelgrove, chief operating officer at University Orthopedics, spent years overseeing the planning and building of a 90,000-square-foot location in East Providence. The building overlooking the Providence River was completed last spring.
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Unique perspective guides Snelgrove in overseeing practice

Business Women Awards 2019 | WOMEN TO WATCH, HEALTH CARE SERVICES  Kathleen Snelgrove, University Orthopedics Inc. HAVING BEGUN HER CAREER as an occupational therapist, University Orthopedics...
GRAND PLAN: Kimberly Silvestri, project executive at BOND Brothers, says she finds it rewarding to help other women make their mark in the construction industry. 
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Silvestri is providing the tools to demolish barriers in construction field

Business Women Awards 2019 | OUTSTANDING MENTOR Kimberly Silvestri, BOND Brothers Inc. YOU COULD SAY the building blocks for Kimberly Silvestri’s career were there all along. Her...
CREDIT IS DUE: Lisa Roth Blackman, chief philanthropy officer at the Rhode Island Community Food Bank, and her team have been instrumental in raising the visibility of the nonprofit and its mission.
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Blackman keeps capital flowing at the food bank

2019 C-Suite Awards | CHIEF PHILANTHROPY OFFICER,NONPROFIT: LISA ROTH BLACKMAN | RHODE ISLAND COMMUNITY FOOD BANK LISA ROTH BLACKMAN, chief philanthropy officer of the Rhode...
CUTTING-EDGE CLOTHES: Response Technologies President Ed Bard, left, and CEO David Pettey display a garment made using the company’s 3D textile process, which required no cutting or sewing. Produced for the U.S. Navy, the garment could be made to be fire-resistant and embedded with smart features.
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Response Technologies’ innovation is fueled by flexibility

Response Technologies LLC Product Innovation & Design | 2019 Manufacturing Awards When David Pettey and Ed Bard founded Response Technologies LLC four years ago, they had...
CHECKING IN: Plant Manager Craig Danko, left, and Production Manager Joe Cairo, right, review safety checklists with Michael Simpson, a setup machinist, at Saint-Gobain in Bristol.
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Saint-Gobain is serious about playing it safe

Saint-Gobain SA Excellence in Safety Performance & Records | 2019 Manufacturing Awards At Saint-Gobain SA, safety starts on day one. “Our safety-first culture is fueled by preparation,”...
ALL ABOARD: Mechanic Jose Duarte, left, consults a board that’s integral to International Packaging’s lean protocols. With him, from left, are Lucy Amaral, production manager; James Kilmartin, purchasing manager; and Erin Kilmartin, marketing and creative director.
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Interpak invites vendors, customers on its ‘Lean journey’

International Packaging Corp. Lean Management | 2019 Manufacturing Awards “Being ‘Lean’ has changed how we manufacture our products and how we act as a company,”...
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