Phil Chadderdon

Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center

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Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center


Phil has been helping manufacturing businesses improve and grow since earning an engineering degree in 1990.  Starting as an engineer visiting customers to solve problems and introduce new products led to roles in sales and business development.  After completing an MBA, he moved into management and held positions as a Technical Director developing electronics and engineering solutions and was a Plant Manager in two different locations.

Along the way he has implemented lean transformations, ISO certifications and business development systems. This includes experience at both small and large companies in industries including papermaking, nonwovens, electrical insulation, electronics and metal fabrication. He brings a diverse background and a track record of successes, whether on the shop floor or working with the leadership team.

In addition to his work at VMEC, Phil serves on the Northern Vermont University Business Advisory Board and the Town of St. Johnsbury Economic Restructuring Committee.

When not working, he can be found with his family in the Northeast Kingdom, hiking, biking or skiing.