20th Annual Governor’s Advanced Manufacturing and High Technology Summit

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Start Date: October 28, 2022

End Date: October 28, 2022

Start Time: 07:00 am

End Time: 01:00 pm

Location: The Grappone Conference Center, Concord, NH

20th Annual Governor’s Advanced Manufacturing and High Technology Summit

October 28, 2022 – The Grappone Conference Center, Concord, NH

7:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 am Introduction: Mike Mastergeorge, Vice President, Brazonics Inc. and Member of NH MEP Board of Directors
Welcoming Remarks: Taylor Caswell, Commissioner, NH Department of Business and Economic Affairs
Special introduction by Governor Christopher Sununu

8:30 am Introduction: David Janelle, Senior Vice President, M&T Bank
Keynote: Dr. Armstrong, Interim Director, Industrial performance Center and Executive Director of Work of the Future Initiative, at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Click here for Bio

“Models of Manufacturing Excellence: Toward Higher-Technology, Higher-Wage Factories”
Despite persistent skill shortages and supply chain uncertainty, certain manufacturing firms and industrial regions have excelled. What lessons can we learn from the highest-performing factories and regions? In this presentation, MIT’s Ben Armstrong will review big picture data on U.S. manufacturing performance, then focus in on outlier factories, highlighting their technology choices, workforce development practices, and growth strategies.

9:30 am Networking Break

10:00 am Concurrent Workshops:
Workshop A (Concord Room) “New Hampshire Economic Outlook”
Presenter: Brian Gottlob, Director, Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau NH Department of Employment Security

Workshop B
(Webster Room)Transforming the Innovations of Tomorrow into the Solutions of Today
Presenter: Dr. John Roth, Executive Director, Olson Advanced Manufacturing Center, University of New Hampshire

Workshop C
(Merrimack Room) Workforce Assistance from NH State Institutions
Panelists: Rich Lavers, Deputy Commissioner, NH Department of Employment Security
Sarah Morrisey, Director, Employment Service Bureau, NH Department of Employment Security
Gene Patnode, Business & Industry Manager, NH Dept. of Health and Human Services
Mikael Pyrtel, Business Resource Specialist, Division of Economic Development, NH Department of Business and Economic Affairs
Joe Doiron, State Director of Workforce Development, NH Department of Business and Economic Affairs
Jimmie Hinson, Workforce Development Administrator, NH Department of Business and Economic Affairs

Workshop D (Pierce Room): “Establishing Workforce Resilience in the Workplace”
Panelists: Pete Hanson, Director of Talent Development, Turbocam Inc.
Hans Porschitz, COO, Benson Woodworking Co. Inc.
Wink Faulkner, CEO, Jaeger USA
Tom Sullivan, Senior Vice President, Sturm Ruger & Co., Inc

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

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