Manufacturing Extension Partnership of Louisiana Appoints Project Manager at Bossier Parish Community College
For Immediate Release Contact: Kayla Gentry
June 12, 2019 (337) 394-2764
BATON ROUGE – Nelli Sichwart, an engineering professional with over six years of industry experience, has been appointed as Project Manager of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership of Louisiana at Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC).
Sichwart will support BPCC and MEP of Louisiana activities to help North Louisiana manufacturers grow and compete. As a Project Manager, she will work in partnership with BPCC to deliver industry consulting services and drive implementation engagements with manufacturers in North Louisiana.
“Nelli will be a great asset to the MEP of Louisiana team”, said Dr. Ali Ahmad, Director of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership of Louisiana. “Her engineering experience within the project management role will serve North Louisiana manufacturers well.”
The MEP of Louisiana is operated by the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) in partnership with the National Institute of Standards and Technology and part of a national network of Manufacturing Extension Partnerships based in every state. The MEP of Louisiana provides a full range of services to manufacturers, including growth and cost-reduction strategies, website development and branding, process and quality improvement, engineering and prototyping, facility layout, and leadership training. All activities are focused on increasing productivity, profitability, and manufacturing success. The MEP of Louisiana also connects manufacturers to workforce development services offered by all 12 LCTCS colleges.
Bossier Parish Community College Chancellor, Dr. Rick Bateman stated, “Nelli’s appointment as a Project Manager at Bossier Parish Community College works to expand connections of the college with industry in the area. We are looking forward to working more closely with MEP of Louisiana through Nelli”.
Dr. Gayle Flowers, Bossier Parish Community College Vice Chancellor for Economic and Workforce Development affirmed, “Bossier Parish Community College is pleased to welcome Nelli to the Bossier/Shreveport area. Her experience in manufacturing will reinforce the capability of BPCC to serve manufacturers in our region.”
Sichwart offers over six years of industry experience specializing in nuclear power plant systems and automotive applications. “I am thrilled to join the MEP of Louisiana and BPCC teams, and I look forward to contributing to the mission of enhancing manufacturing in this region,” Nelli said of her appointment.
During her previous employment at a nuclear power firm, Sichwart served as Project Lead and Lead Engineer for multiple transformer replacements, distribution cabinet replacements, main control room emergency lighting upgrades, and the addition of cathodic protection systems. Sichwart prepared electrical engineering designs for modifications at nuclear power plants, delivered an engineering overview for technical drawings and entries into plant cable routing systems as well interfaced with clients, vendors, and internal project teams.
Nelli has a Bachelor and Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tennessee – Chattanooga.
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