Salt Lake City, UT ­– October 6, 2021 – The Utah Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Initiative (UAMMI), launched the Supplier Diversity Certification Mentorship Program, referred to as the SDC Mentorship Program, with the first cohort of four Utah-based women-owned organizations. The program is designed to assist companies seeking supplier diversity certifications such as Women Business Enterprise (WBE), Disadvanta

ged Business Enterprise (DBE), Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Veteran Owned Business (VOB), and Service Disable Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB).

This 10-week program walks qualifying companies through the certification process while featuring speakers from the Women’s Business Center of Utah, SBA-Utah District Office, WBEC-West, iMpact Utah, and various currently certified Utah companies. The program goals are to provide mentorship, resources, assistance, and guidance to identify the benefits of certification and to review step-by-step the qualifications and required documentation to complete the certification process successfully.

UAMMI’s SDC Mentorship Program launched its first cohort on September 9, 2021 with four Utah-based women-owned companies and will conclude on December 11, 2021.

Crockett Gear, LLC is a cutting and sewing manufacturer in Tremonton, Utah, owned by Elsie Crockett. Crockett Gear produces clothing, furniture, bags, and other soft good products.

VanneBjørn Creative offers expertise in soft goods product development and manufacturing. The services ensure products are given attention and focus at every stage of development to ensure success.

wümgo is a revolutionary wearable child carrier designed for today’s active parents. wümgo capitalizes on the strength, ease of use and protection of a bicycle helmet.

Spectrum Solutions is THE SOLUTION when it comes to successfully matching professional-level engineering and manufacturing experts to thriving companies in Utah. 

“UAMMI is proud to offer this new program to our qualifying members.”, stated Dr. Tulinda Larsen, UAMMI Executive Director. “It is no secret the impact that certification can have on revenues and business opportunities for Certified companies. I am excited to see the downstream effect on the State of Utah’s economy as this will require more workers, more involvement from supporting companies, raise the profile of manufacturing in the state and across the country, and in general, will positively affect our entire community!”

The program is funded by the Utah-MEP, in a partnership with HIT Executive Consulting, Inc. and its President, Paul Schneider. Paul Schneider is a nationally recognized subject matter expert in certifications and is a conference speaker, interviewee, and recently joined the Utah SBA on June 2nd, 2021 for a UAMMI virtual event.


About Utah Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Initiative (UAMMI)

The Utah Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Initiative (UAMMI) is a federal and state funded initiative to bring together public, private, community, industry and education partners to assure growth and sustainability of Utah’s advanced material and manufacturing industry. Through regular events, trainings, partnerships, newsletters, and online business tools, UAMMI helps companies connect and grow within Utah’s advanced materials and manufacturing industry. More information can be found at

About HIT Executive Consulting

HIT Executive Consulting is a privately held Management Services Consulting Firm based outside of Tampa, Florida. We have a nationwide portfolio of clients and have been assisting companies of all sizes and longevity in obtaining National, Federal, State certifications such as WBE, WOSB MBE, DOT DBE, and others for 10+ years. In addition to Certification Assistance, we provide Company Valuations, Succession Planning, Business Organizational Assessments, Executive Mentorship, and more. Our methodical assessment and recommendations are followed by assisting our clients in the delivery and implementation of projects designed to execute strategies to achieve client goals.

For more information about HIT Executing Consulting, please call 913-254-9489 or visit the website at


Media Contact for UAMMI
Dustin Cederholm
Marketing Director


Media Contact for HIT Executive Consulting, Inc.
Paul Schneider