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Publisher's Note: Kevin Carr to Leave MEP

June 13, 2005

Last week, Kevin Carr, the director of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, announced that he would be leaving his position and NIST effective June 30. Kevin has led the program since 1994, and under his leadership, MEP became the exemplary federal program for working in partnership with the states. Since Kevin became director, MEP has worked closely with the states, actively seeking their input on program design and operation. While SSTI is the product of the work of many, Kevin's support and encouragement were critical to our start-up and continued existence. As an advocate for state-federal partnership and as a friend, he will be sorely missed.