Justine Burdette

Vice President, Technical Services, The Right Place, Regional Director, The Center-West

Justine Burdette is the Vice President, Technical Services at The Right Place and Regional Director for Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center-West (The Center-West) office in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Under her leadership, The Center-West provides consulting and training to small and mid-sized manufacturers in the 13-county Region 4 (Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola, and Ottawa). She and her team work to improve the competitiveness of manufacturers by assisting with activities that focus on growth and innovation, continuous (lean) improvement, quality systems, and safety and environmental initiatives.

In her role at The Right Place, Burdette supports the economic development strategy to retain and expand smart manufacturing companies for the West Michigan region. She aligns regional activities that promote solutions for common manufacturing problems and leads the Manufacturers and Supply Chain Management Councils.

Past Experience

Justine grew up in a family business (apparel manufacturing) and has 10 years’ experience in a variety of industries. Prior to joining The Right Place and The Center, Justine was a consultant for both for- and non-profits. Her background also includes training and operations management.


  • Bachelors in Art History | Roosevelt University

Community Involvement

  • Vibrant Futures, Board Secretary