Kristin Kautz, Account Executive-Southwest Washington and Grants Manager

Kristin has 10+ years’ experience with the MEP System in Washington and Oregon, and 20+ years working with manufacturers. She has experience in: project leadership, implementation and management, grant writing, marketing and technical writing, training and facilitation, instructional design and development, organizational development, continuous improvement/ lean training.


  • BA Marquette Univ.
  • MA. University of Oregon
  • M. Ed. Oregon State University

Areas of Expertise

  • Project Leadership, Implementation and Management
  • Grant Writing
  • Marketing and Technical Writing
  • Training and Facilitation
  • Instructional Design and Development
  • Organizational Development
  • Continuous Improvement/ Lean Training and Consulting

Success Stories by Kristin

Flexible Packaging Facility Achieves Highest Food Safety Certification | Portco Packaging

Company Profile Portco Packaging is a flexible packaging solution manufacturer for the food, agriculture, construction and retail markets. The company is located in Woodland, Washington and has 50 employees. Situation […]

Building Lean Culture for Continuous Improvement | Karcher North America

Company Profile Karcher North America, located in Camas, Washington, is a world leader in the production of hot and cold water pressure washers. Their extensive line includes over 100 different […]

Project Results in Over Half a Million in Cost Savings | Linear Technology Corp.

Company Profile Linear Technology Corporation is a Vancouver, Washington company that designs, manufactures and markets a broad line of standard high-performance analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits (IC). They have 200 […]

Persistence and Perseverance Drives a Lean Transformation | ControlTek

Company Profile ControlTek is a Vancouver, Washington manufacturer of custom-printed circuit boards, each unique to the needs of the end product. Owned and operated by the LaFrazia family, ControlTek has […]

Strategic Planning for Accelerated Growth | Protech Composites

Company Profile Protech Composites manufactures custom composite carbon fiber sheets and molded carbon fiber parts and products. Based in Vancouver, Washington, the company has nine employees. Situation Protech Composites was […]

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