New firm Provenio Consulting launches in Minnesota

20 November 2018 3 min. read
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Brad Kramer has launched Provenio Consulting in Albert Lea, Minnesota. The new consulting firm will provide safety, environmental, and continuous improvement services to smaller manufacturing, hospitality, and municipality clients.

Drawing on his extensive experience in continuous improvement and environmental, health, and safety processes within manufacturing and agriculture, consultant Brad Kramer has launched a professional services firm based in Albert Lea, Minnesota – a small community at the intersection of Interstates 90 and 35, near the Iowa border.

In addition to his work as a safety professional in the manufacturing and agriculture sectors, Kramer has experience in emergency response as a firefighter, and has taught emergency response at Riverland Community College in Albert Lea. He is also a member of the Minnesota Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management's Regional Review Committee for the southeast region, and a Board Manager for the Shell Rock River Watershed District.New firm Provenio Consulting launches in MinnesotaProvenio – which draws its name from the Latin word for ‘prosper’ – offers safety, environmental, and continuous improvement consulting services to smaller private and public sector organizations. Within the area of safety, the firm develops and implements custom safety programs, including related training and education. Provenio also supports programs related to OSHA records, fall protection, and emergency response planning, among other areas.

In the area of environmental consulting, the new firm provides services related to compliance with the EPA and other regulatory agencies, including, for example, storm water pollution prevention plans or hazardous waste management plans. The firm also assists with the development of energy efficiency projects, including rebate and grant policy navigation.

In terms of continuous improvement, Provenio helps clients upgrade their processes to make their organizations better, faster, and more productive though the application of lean methodology. This can mean the reduction of costs by decreasing waste (materials, energy, chemicals), improvement of throughput, quality improvement, or better customer responsiveness.

“If you have one safety manager (or whatever title you give them) and they have numerous daily tasks like attending meetings, managing training, paperwork, etc., and you have substantial projects like writing dozens of lockout/tagout procedures, this is overwhelming for them and your business could suffer,” Kramer commented in a LinkedIn article. “Consultants have the benefit of having seen numerous problems in multiple facilities, so will likely have the insight to guide you quickly to the right answer. Consultants like myself gravitate towards consulting due to enjoying problem solving and the desire to utilize a broader set of skills.”

In other new firm news, medical device industry veterans Thomas Dugan and Sean McNerney launched life sciences sector consultancy 360 Life Sciences Advisors. The Florida-based firm provides management consulting services (strategy and ops, international expansions, sales & marketing, and talent assessment) to clients in the sector.