Three Tennessee-based consulting organizations have joined forces to create a new venture titled High Value Manufacturing Resiliency Partners. It combines the expertise of High Value Manufacturing Consulting (HVMC), founded by Bill May; Triple Edge Strategies LLC, founded by Shari Meghreblian; and Intelligent Mobility Planning LLC, founded by Tom Brewer.
According to this recent news release, HVM Resiliency Partners will support economic development agencies, government entities, and manufacturers by delivering hands-on consulting services across four stages of manufacturing start-ups: (1) capture and siting; (2) planning; (3) launch; and (4) sustainability. HVM Resiliency Partners will be managed by Pat Smith, Lead of Supplier Quality Management Strategies at HVMC. Smith has 32 years of manufacturing experience related to program launches, quality systems, compliance, and continuous improvement initiatives at automotive and aerospace original equipment manufacturers and supplier facilities.
Smith and the other three individuals that comprise HVM Resiliency Partners have 140 years of combined experience in the manufacturing industry including 70 plant launches. May founded HVMC after a four-decade career in automotive manufacturing, working with industry giants like General Motors (GM) and Ford. Meghreblian founded Triple Edge, a specialized environmental consulting and public affairs firm, following her role as Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and a career in engineering and leadership roles with GM and Saturn Corporation. Brewer founded Intelligent Mobility Planning following 34 years with GM in financial leadership and global launch positions; he also served as Managing Director for Workforce Development in Southern Middle Tennessee and Associate Vice President at Tennessee Technological University.