Karl Wadensten has been appointed by Rhode Island Governor Donald Carcieri to the Rhode Island Economic Development Corp. (EDC) board of directors. The appointment is subject to review and consent of the Rhode Island State Senate. Wadensten is the president of VIBCO Vibrators, headquartered in Wyoming, R.I., and the host of “The Lean Nation” radio show airing daily from 4-5 p.m. on WPRV 790AM Talk and Business in Providence, R.I.
“I’m honored to be selected for this important role,” said Wadensten. “Rhode Island’s economy is at a pivotal point and I want to bring Lean to the forefront of the conversation. I hope that my participation on the board means that the RI EDC will spend more time visiting actual places where work gets done. We have big challenges in Rhode Island, but there are thousands and thousands of great, creative minds in this state. We have the potential to do something really special here.”
Founded in 1962, VIBCO Vibrators designs, manufactures and markets a comprehensive range of electric, pneumatic and hydraulic vibrators for construction and industrial use.