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- Jason Lawhorn
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A lifelong Delawarean, Jason was born and raised in the greater Wilmington area, graduated from Delcastle High school and attended the University of Delaware. He proudly served his country while enlisted in the U.S. Navy. For the past twenty years, he has lived in the Newark area and currently resides in Fairfield with his family. Jason serves as vice president of the Newark American Little League, vice president of Newark Police Athletic League, and is a member of the Newark Morning Rotary Club.
Jason has worked in the manufacturing industry for almost twenty years in a variety of roles and responsibilities. He is certified in Six Sigma, was assigned three patents and has co-authored several scientific publications. In 2006, shortly after the birth of his first child, he took the risk of joining a new startup company called Advanced Materials Technology, Inc. (AMT). As the company’s first employee, he helped develop a product that changed the landscape of High Performance Liquid Separation Science, an analytical technique used in many laboratories such as in the pharmaceutical industry. Over the next ten years, he managed the growth of the manufacturing department at AMT. This included the development of manufacturing systems, hiring employees, and leading multiple engineering projects to keep up with customer demand while maintaining a world class quality product. Jason also worked with the Delaware Economic Development Office and the Delaware Manufacturing Extension Partnership to secure grants to conduct training for AMT employees. These training programs included Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, and several other manufacturing methodologies. Two years ago, Jason returned to the research and development department at AMT and has lead several research projects while also redesigning the product development cycle managing the research pipeline through to commercialization of new products.
His work history afforded him many opportunities to think strategically and work tactically to get things done - qualities he believes continue to serve him well as the District 5 councilman.