Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) has welcomed two new Strategic Business Advisors (SBA) to their team.

Lisa Pustelak

Lisa Pustelak comes to NWIRC with over 20 years’ experience working with small businesses. She will support manufacturers in Crawford County, Warren County, Edinboro and Corry by working collaboratively to understand their needs and providing solutions to enhance their competitiveness. Also serving as an Employee Development Specialist, she will provide onsite and public training programs on topics such as critical thinking, improvement kata, employee coaching, and customer service. For the past eight years she was the CEO of LEDGE Enterprises, a business she founded for working with companies to grow people and revenue by shifting mindsets and improving critical thinking, communication, and leadership skills.

Andrew Idzik

Andrew Idzik will establish and build relationships with manufacturing companies located in Erie County and Bradford. For nearly 20 years prior to joining NWIRC, his role focused on developing collaborative relationships with surgeons, hospitals, and surgical centers as a problem-solver offering orthopedic surgical products, devices, and biologic solutions. At NWIRC, he will serve in a similar collaborative role understanding manufacturers’ needs and providing solutions for clients to become more competitive through continuous improvement, technology advancement, and workforce development initiatives.