velocityHUB, RAPID and the State of New Hampshire Partner to Bring Training to Over 60 Workers

NASHUA, NH, February 2, 2016 – The State of New Hampshire has granted RAPID up to $65,000 towards leadership training with velocityHUB, as announced in the Union Leader today. View article here.

Jay Jacobs, Chief Executive Officer & Founder at RAPID, said “We are thankful to the State of New Hampshire for supporting RAPID’s training program which will be executed by velocityHUB. RAPID’s continued growth is contingent upon developing our team’s leadership and management capabilities. Over 60 of our team members will participate in training, gaining valuable skills that will help them in their jobs and transfer to community leadership roles as well.”

Brendan P. Keegan, Managing Partner at velocityHUB, said “Our sole focus with RAPID is to build the leadership capability within the firm to fuel the double-digit growth of the company. Over the last 3 years, we have accomplished this mission and now with the State of New Hampshire endorsing RAPID’s commitment to leadership and our training programs, we will continue to expand our good work together. For New Hampshire to continue to grow the manufacturing sector, we must invest in our leadership and the state leadership has recognized their pivotal role in making that happen.”

The RAPID Leadership Academy includes 5 leadership academies over 11 months of training ranging across 12 training disciplines from front-line supervisors through the company’s leadership team. RAPID Leadership Academies include:

  • Team Leader Academy 1
  • Team Leader Academy 2
  • Emerging Leader Academy
  • Rising Leader Academy
  • Business Leader Academy

To learn more about velocityHUB training, visit www.velocityhub.com or call Amanda E. Rogers at 603.402.1734.


About Brendan P. Keegan

Brendan P. Keegan is a 4-time turnaround CEO of large, private equity backed companies and served as the Fortune 100’s youngest Chief Sales Officer. Brendan has raised nearly a billion dollars in capital and returned twice the industry average to investors through successful exit strategies. He has led over 25,000 people in 150 countries and driven sales teams to over $100 billion in sales. Brendan was named a Distinguished Fellow by Dartmouth College for his contribution to the engineering field, a successful entrepreneur by FastCompany, Volunteer of the Year and Coach of the Year for his commitment to community service.

About Jay Jacobs

Jay is the Founder and CEO/ President of RAPID, started in 2001. RAPID developed from Jay’s prior career of selling and delivering prototypes to Mechanical Engineers and Product Developers.   Jay first got involved with Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing in 1989 when he wrote the business plan and shepherded the startup of the first Stereolithography service bureau in New England, Santin Engineering. He then, in a hands-on role, birthed the first large scale CNC model shop in New England, Apple Pattern (now Mack Prototype). Jay holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

About velocityHUB

velocityHUB delivers results-oriented training programs, high-value consulting and targeted executive coaching to many of the world’s leading companies, small and medium businesses, and non-profits. Our vision is to build one million leaders to drive performance, sales and revenue growth.


RAPID employs over 325 people focused on quick-turn PROTOTYPE sheet metal & machined parts. Rapid Sheet Metal offers a FREE add-in, eRAPID, for SOLIDWORKS & PTC Creo that allows users to quote sheet metal parts within CAD, instantly. eRAPID also provides design for manufacturability feedback as users design sheet metal parts. Rapid Machining quotes machined & turned parts within 24 hours. RAPID ships all parts in days, not weeks. Other services include wire harnesses, cable assemblies and box builds.

Contact: Amanda E Rogers | 603.402.1734 | amanda@velocityhub.com

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