Valerie Vides joined LNS Research in June of 2014 as Operations Manager. Her responsibilities include financial planning, management and reporting; recruiting and human resources management; facilities management; internal IT projects and systems management. She also drives our internal continuous improvement initiatives.
Before joining LNS Research, Valerie most recently held operations and production management positions at Boston Balloon Events & The Confetti Company and Taza Chocolate. At Taza, she tripled production output and implemented lean methodology to meet a demanding sales delivery schedule. She also has over 8 years of biotechnology experience working at Biogen Idec in manufacturing, quality and materials management roles.
Valerie graduated from Virginia Western Community College with an AS in Education, Ferrum College with a BA in English and journalism and completed course work from California State University toward a MS in Supplier Quality. She holds a CQIA certification from ASQ and is currently finishing her Lean Bronze certification.