San Diego, CA ???- During a visit to Southern California, NIST Director Patrick Gallagher toured REOTEMP Instruments and met with company leaders about manufacturing innovation and competitiveness. In recent months, REOTEMP has undergone a Lean Manufacturing training program that was partially funded by the NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership.
Dr. Gallagher viewed many of the process improvements that came from the Lean Manufacturing training including a complete redesign of REOTEMP‘s manufacturing facility.
Dr. Gallagher commented, “I am impressed with REOTEMP and the changes being undertaken”.
Traditionally known as the keeper of the atomic clock, NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) is charged with promoting U.S. innovation and competitiveness. NIST works toward this goal by providing a framework of scientific and technological standards, supporting new research and technologies, and aiding private U.S. businesses in growth and innovation.
REOTEMP Instruments is one of the largest American owned and operated manufacturers of temperature and pressure instruments. Known for its high-quality products and quick lead times, REOTEMP’s product offering primarily serves the industrial, military, and municipal markets. Founded in 1965, this year marks REOTEMP’s 45th anniversary.
Patrick D. Gallagher
Dr. Patrick Gallagher was confirmed as the 14th Director of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on Nov. 5, 2009. Gallagher provides high-level oversight and direction for NIST. The agency promotes U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology. NIST’s FY 2010 resources include $856.6 million from the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-117), $49.9 million in service fees, and $101.5 million from other agencies. The agency employs about 2,900 scientists, engineers, technicians, support staff, and administrative personnel at two main locations in Gaithersburg, Md., and Boulder, Colo.