Wayne Messer – Senior Project Manager
Areas of specialty: lean implementations and training, strategic planning, plant design and layout, development of process flow, software selection and implementation
Fields of specialty: cut and sew
With more than 30 years of manufacturing experience under his belt before joining Maine MEP, Wayne Messer has worked with some of Maine’s best known companies, such as Thomas Moser Cabinetmakers, to deliver customized growth-based solutions.
Wayne specializes in enterprise-wide transformations. Recognizing the unique culture of each client, Wayne is adept at quickly assessing the organizational environment and working with its senior leadership to develop a successful strategy regardless of the point solution required. This may include strategic planning, lean implementations, plant designs and layouts, development of process flows, major software selections and implementations, as well as many other business-related solutions. To optimize impact, he has developed a successful three-phase implementation process for organizations that are transitioning to a lean work environment.
In his 20-year career with Maine MEP, Wayne has conducted hundreds of lean activities to help businesses gain capacity and efficiencies. His expertise in utilizing lean tools serves not only manufacturers but other businesses as well, including office, healthcare, warehousing and retail operations.
Wayne graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern Maine’s School of Applied Science with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Technology. He also earned an Associate of Science degree from Central Maine Vocational Technical Institute in machine tool technology and machine design drafting. In recognition of his professional accomplishments, he has been awarded MEP Manufacturing Services Inc.’s prestigious Above and Beyond Award in 2003 and its Top Gun Award in 2005. He currently is on the Board of Directors for Creative Works and previously served on the board for Western Maine Community Action and APICS Downeast Chapter; he was also a member of the Advisory Committee at CMTC for the Machine Tool Design Program.