19th Annual Governor’s Advanced Manufacturing & High Technology Summit

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Start Date: October 22, 2021

End Date: October 22, 2021

Start Time: 04:30 am

End Time: 08:30 am

Location: Virtual

19th Annual Governor’s Advanced Manufacturing & High Technology Summit

Virtual – October 22, 2021

8:30 am Introduction: Welcoming Remarks
Introduction: Mike Mastergeorge, Vice President, Brazonics Inc.
Special introduction by Governor Christopher Sununu

8:50 am Introduction: David Janelle, Senior Vice President, People’s United Bank
Keynote: David C. Stieren, Division Chief, Extension Services NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP) – Click here for bio

Keynote Address – “Manufacturer and Supply Chain Resilience”

In 2020, hospitals were in a frantic search for ventilators and Personal Protective Equipment. Automakers, instead of ramping up to meet a return in demand, have been shutting down production because of a shortage in semiconductor chips. Other industry sectors are being challenged as well. In today’s dynamic and unpredictable global economy, manufacturers must be resilient and be able to provide quality products at reasonable costs that are delivered on time despite disturbances and uncertainties. Resilient manufacturers can pivot to address new challenges and opportunities, which will strengthen U.S. manufacturing through more resilient supply chains.

9:55 am Update on NH Manufacturing Month: Zenagui Brahim, President/CEO, NH MEP

10:00 am Break

10:15 am Concurrent Workshops:

Workshop A: “Hiring and Retention in a Post COVID World”

Panelists: Peter Richard, General Manager, XMA Corporation
Tom Sullivan, Senior Vice President, Operations, Sturm, Ruger and Co.
Daniel Mills, Member of NH MEP Board of Directors

Workshop B: “DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Discussion: Cyber/Physical Resources for the Critical Manufacturing Sector”

Facilitator: Eric Basta, Business Development Manager, NH MEP
Panelists:   Jason Climer, NH Protective Security Advisor with US Dept. of Homeland Security: Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
Rick Rossi, NH Cybersecurity Advisor – US DHS: CISA
Scott Mellor, Senior Chemical Security Inspector – US DHS: CISA

Workshop C: “Getting Small Manufacturers to Adopt Industry 4.0”

Facilitator: Andrew Morin, Project Manager, NH MEP
Presenter:  Michael O’Donnell, Vice President of Operations, Magnet, partner of Ohio Manufacturing Excellence Center (MEP)

Workshop D: “Stay Safe, Stay Strong, and Stay Open!”

Facilitator: Evania Verley, Manufacturing Sector Partnership Advisor, NH MEP
Presenter:  Darcy Cook, CSHO, SHS and PTA, Cook Professional Resources

11:15 am  Break

11:30 am Repeat Workshops for A, B, C, and D

For more information call Zenagui Brahim(603) 724-4598 or email zenaguib@nhmep.org


About NH MEP

New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership
172 Pembroke Road
Concord, NH  03301

Phone: 603-226-3200

The New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, disability, age, political affiliation or belief. This nondiscrimination policy encompasses the operation of all educational and training programs and activities. It also encompasses the employment of personnel and contracting for goods and services.

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Key Takeaways from the 19th Annual Governor’s Advanced Manufacturing and High Technology Summit

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