Chief of Programs & Operations
Sumer Sorensen-Bain is Chief of Programs and Operations of Manufacturer’s Edge, the Colorado Federal Manufacturing Extension Partner of the Department of Commerce. She has been with the MEP system for over 16 years in various roles helping Colorado manufacturers thrive. During her tenure at Manufacturer’s Edge, she has consistently progressed through the organization in a number of roles, most recently as Director of Business Development. She was promoted to her current role in November 2013.
Previously Sumer worked as the Operations Manager at a medical device manufacturing company where she managed all operations associates across three shifts and an array of functions, and led a complete facility re-design.
As Chief of Programs and Operations, Sumer is responsible for revenue generation, marketing, and program operations, including consultants and service delivery, for Manufacturer’s Edge. At this time she also doubles as the Regional Business Development Director for the Denver Metro region, and is the leading revenue producer for the company, while also performing her management duties.
Sumer participates in advisory groups to local manufacturing task forces, economic development councils, community colleges, workforce centers, sector strategies, and is currently setting on the CO Active Association board of directors. Sumer is intimately familiar with the MEP system, and participates in a number of national sub-committees, and is a recent graduate of the MEP Emerging Leaders program.
Sumer has a bachelor’s degree in business administration with emphasis in information systems from Colorado Mesa University.