Speaker Bios

Featured Speakers Biographies:

Governor Charles BakerCharlie Baker
Governor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Charlie Baker was inaugurated on January 8th, 2015 as the 72nd Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Elected in November of 2014 on a platform of making Massachusetts great for everyone, Governor Baker’s arrival in the Corner Office continues a long, successful career in both the private sector and public service where he has worked hard to put the people of Massachusetts first.

Governor Baker is committed to making Massachusetts a truly great place to live, work, start a business and raise a family. As Governor, he has pledged to work toward a growing economy with family-sustaining jobs; ensure that schools across the Commonwealth provide opportunity for every child regardless of zip code; and make Beacon Hill a true partner with our local governments to create safer and thriving communities across Massachusetts.

Over the course of his career, Governor Baker has been a highly successful leader of complex organizations in business and in government. As a cabinet secretary under Governors William Weld and Paul Cellucci, Baker helped lead efforts to reform and modernize state government. During his time as Chief Executive Officer of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Baker turned a company on the brink of bankruptcy into the nation’s highest ranked health care provider for six straight years.

As a member of the Weld and Cellucci Administrations in the 1990s, Baker helped turn a billion-dollar deficit into a surplus, create a half million jobs, and enact an ambitious education reform agenda. First asked to serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services in 1992, Baker led efforts to make Massachusetts’ social service system more humane, cost-effective and responsive to the needs of the Commonwealth’s residents. In 1994, Baker was appointed Secretary of Administration and Finance, overseeing a number of cost-saving reforms, modernizing state government and making it more efficient. Governor Baker was recognized for his leadership and innovation by the National Governors’ Association in 1998 which rewarded him with the Distinguished Service Award.

As Chief Executive Officer of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care from 1999 to 2009, Baker led the company out of receivership to become the top healthcare plan in the country for member satisfaction and clinical effectiveness. During Baker’s tenure, Harvard Pilgrim was named one of Boston Business Journal’s “Best Places To Work” for seven years in a row.

Raised in Needham, Baker attended Massachusetts public schools and is a graduate of Harvard College. He went on to earn a Master’s of Business Administration from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Governor Baker and his wife, Lauren, have been heavily involved in numerous civic and charitable endeavors. They live in Swampscott, and have three children: Charlie, AJ, and Caroline.

Mickey McManusJay Ash
Secretary of Housing and Economic Development, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Jay Ash serves as the Secretary of Housing and Economic Development for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Secretary Ash is responsible for directing and executing Governor Charlie Baker’s agenda on housing and community development, job creation, business development, consumer affairs, and business regulation. He previously served as the city manager in his native Chelsea, a position he held from 2000 to 2014. In Chelsea, Secretary Ash’s leadership produced both economic expansion and fiscal stability. He grew the city’s housing stock by over ten percent, expanded its commercial base with two dozen major projects, led all Gateway Cities with a 15% increase in new employment, developed 10 new parks, secured five credit rating increases, and won two All-America City designations for Chelsea. Secretary Ash has led statewide initiatives on health insurance, youth violence, transportation infrastructure and expanded gaming in Massachusetts. He previously served as co-founder and vice-chair of the Metropolitan Mayors Coalition, as past president of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, as a board member of the public policy think tank MassINC, the staff director to the Massachusetts House Majority Leader, and as an elected trustee of his alma mater, Clark University.

Mickey McManusMickey McManus
Chairman and Principal, MAYA Design

Mickey McManus is a research fellow at Autodesk in the Office of the CTO, and principal & chairman of the board at MAYA Design, a design consultancy and innovation lab. He's a pioneer in the fields of pervasive computing, collaborative innovation, human-centered design and education. Mickey holds nine patents in the area of connected products, vehicles and services, and spearheaded the launch of MAYA's Pervasive Computing practice to help companies kick-start innovation around business challenges in a vastly connected world — where computing devices outnumber people.

In 2012, he coauthored the book, Trillions: Thriving in the Emerging Information Ecology (Wiley) — a field guide to the future, when computing will be freely accessible in the ambient environment. Trillions was awarded the Axiom Gold Award in 2013 for best business book about technology and the 2013 Carnegie Science Award in the Science Communicator category.

Mickey speaks frequently about pervasive computing, design, and business innovation. He has lectured at Carnegie Mellon University, Illinois Institute of Technology, LUMA Institute, MIT, Princeton, University of Illinois, UC Berkeley, and UCLA. His work has been published in Bloomberg Businessweek, Fortune, Fast Company, Wall Street Journal, and the Harvard Business Review.

Marty JonesMarty Jones
President and CEO, MassDevelopment

Marty Jones became MassDevelopment’s President and CEO in 2011. She has set new priorities for the Agency, the Commonwealth’s quasi-public economic-development authority, to promote affordable housing, protect the state’s six military installations, and create opportunities in advanced manufacturing.

During her tenure, Jones has spearheaded development of several new loan products at the Agency, including financing to support hiring at manufacturing and emerging technology companies. She played a key role in the Military Asset and Security Strategy Task Force, and managed $8 billion in investment in the Massachusetts economy. Jones has also overseen a new signature real estate project at the Agency — an expansion of the Myles Standish Industrial Park in Taunton with a focus on the Commonwealth’s vital life sciences industry.

Prior to MassDevelopment, Jones was president of Boston building, development, and property management company Corcoran Jennison. At Corcoran Jennison, Jones managed staff and project teams for new development projects that transformed communities, directed asset management for multifamily portfolios, chaired a joint venture between Corcoran Jennison and Beacon Communities, and directed all aspects of the Westminster Company, a 175-employee operation with 66 properties and 5,000 apartment units in North and South Carolina.

Jones got her start at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in both the Washington and Boston offices. A member of the Board of Directors of MassEcon and the New England Council, and a national trustee of the Urban Land Institute, Jones graduated from Brown University and resides in Winchester.

In addition to Jones’s board positions at MassEcon and New England Council and her work as a national trustee of the Urban Land Institute, she serves on a national advisory board for the Terwilliger Center for Housing, a ULI affiliate that facilitates creating and sustaining a full spectrum of housing opportunities. Jones is active in the Winchester Friends of Art, which promotes arts education. She is also active in the Boston Club and CREW Boston, and was recently named a CREW Network 2015 Distinguished Leader. She also won Banker & Tradesman’s Women of FIRE award in 2012, the Leading Women Award from the Girl Scouts Patriots Trail Council in 2006, the Affordable Housing Vision Award from the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association in 2006, and New England Women in Real Estate’s Leadership Award in 2005.

Michael Tamasi
President and CEO, AccuRounds

A second generation owner, Michael has worked in the family business since 1985. He is responsible for overall strategy and organizational alignment guided by “The Path to Perfection” – providing opportunity for every member of the AccuRounds team. Michael is intensely focused on enterprise excellence driven by continuous improvement principles, initiating the focus on world class manufacturing in 1995. 

Michael is very active in several industry and educational organizations including the National Tooling and Machining Association as Audit Team Leader/Member, and served on their Boston Chapter’s board for fifteen years. He is also a NIMS Audit Team Leader, and currently serves as Chairman of the Board for GBMP. In January of 2010, he was appointed by Governor Patrick to the Massachusetts STEM Advisory Council, co-chairing the Public Awareness subcommittee followed by the Workforce Development subcommittee. He started serving on the Executive Committee in June 2015. In 2012, Michael was appointed by the Governor to the Executive Committee for the MA Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative, serving as co-chair of the promoting manufacturing working group. 

Michael is the chairman of Business Leaders United, a group led by the National Skills Coalition. In February of 2014, he was named to the New England Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Michael currently sits on the advisory board for the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of New Hampshire, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering. He also received a Master’s degree in business administration from Babson College. 

Workshop Sessions – Moderators and Panelists Biographies:

Workshops - Session One:

Leveraging Energy Efficiency Incentives for Productivity Improvements

Tom Coughlin, Manager Energy Efficiency Technical Strategy & Policy, National Grid
Tom Coughlin is National Grid’s Manager of Technical Policy. For over 25 years he has been involved in the design, implementation and evaluation of residential, commercial, industrial and government energy efficiency programs. Currently Tom oversees National Grid’s overall technical strategy and policy team. He has been a member of the Energy Advisory Committee for the Mass. Board of Building Regulations and Standards and the US DOE’s Appliance Standards AND Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee. He was also a past council member of the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP). He holds a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from the University of Maine.

Grayson Bryant, Senior Program Manager, National Grid
Oversees National Grid's large commercial and industrial electric efficiency programs including pipeline management for sales teams, energy savings and budget tracking and forecasting.

Aaron Cyr, Industrial Energy Advisor, Leidos
Prior to his current role, Mr. Cyr was most recently the Director of Facilities Engineering and Maintenance for Wyman Gordon Company in North Grafton, MA where he was responsible for developing and maintaining capital budget plans and reducing unplanned downtime of critical assets by 10%. Aaron received an MBA from Babson College in 2013 and a Mechanical Engineering Degree at Wentworth Institute of Technology in 2003.

Melissa DeValles, Senior Energy Efficiency Consultant, Eversource
Melissa DeValles is currently Eversource’s energy efficiency program manager for Manufacturing and Industrial customers. Melissa is responsible for delivering cost effective energy efficiency solutions to customers in Central and Eastern Massachusetts.

Tim Duggan, President, Shawsheen Air Services
Tim is President of Shawsheen Air Services, Inc. Shawsheen provides high quality HVAC engineering, consulting and technical field services to select commercial/industrial and institutional clients in MA and NH. They partner with clients to net maximum reliability from critical and comfort related mechanical systems, while managing operating and energy consumption expenses.

Stephen Pritchard, Principal and Co-Founder, RENEW Energy Partners, LLC
Steve was President/COO for I-Group, LLC, a private family equity company with a portfolio of diverse businesses including a $1.8 billion real estate and infrastructure development joint venture with the Bahamian government. Prior to I-Group, he was the executive leader of the emergency “Stem to Stern” Safety Review of the Boston Metropolitan Highway System project (“Big Dig”) mandated by law following a July 2007 tunnel ceiling collapse, reporting directly to Governor Mitt Romney of Massachusetts.  Steve was tapped for that post while serving in the Governor’s cabinet as Secretary of Environmental Affairs. Before going into state government, he was the Vice President for Project Development for Infrastructure Development Company LLC and Vice President of Operations for Intercontinental Energy Corporation, leading both operations and project development for a portfolio of independent power projects specializing in clean, efficient combined cycle natural gas fired power production facilities.

Workforce Development & Innovation

Robert Duncan, Director, Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund, Commonwealth Corporation
Robert Duncan is the Director of the Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund. The Workforce Training Fund provides grants to Massachusetts businesses to fund incumbent worker training in order address business productivity and competitiveness. The Workforce Training Fund is a program of the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development and is administered by Commonwealth Corporation. Since joining Commonwealth Corporation in 2010, Robert has guided the Workforce Training Fund through an unprecedented period of growth and transformation. His background includes fifteen years of experience in workforce & economic development in non-profit, government, and private sector organizations. Robert remains dedicated to optimizing the intersection of business, government, and workforce development. He holds an MBA from the University of Hartford and a BS, Public Policy from Western Michigan University.

Rich Amirault, Manufacturing Manager, Hydroid, Inc.
Rich Amirault, Manufacturing Manager at Hydroid, has 30 years’ experience in management and sales in manufacturing environments. Amirault also holds an MBA from Babson College and a BSIE from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Hydroid, located on Cape Cod in Pocasset, is the world’s most trusted manufacturer of advanced Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), providing innovative and reliable full-picture solutions for the marine research, defense, hydrographic and offshore/energy markets. The company headquarters is located on Cape Cod in Pocasset, MA.

Henry Moodie, Senior Manager, HR Programs and Internal Communications, Insulet Corporation
Henry Moodie has over 20 years of experience in Leadership Development and Human Resources. He is currently the Senior Manager of HR Programs and Internal Communications at Insulet Corporation. He has held senior leadership roles at Fortune 100 companies, including Citigroup where he was Vice President and Chief of Staff in the Global Office of Learning and Development, providing training to over 300,000 employees in over 100 countries. At New York Life Insurance he ran the Professional Development and Coaching practices. He also worked at smaller companies, including Private Equity, Hedge Funds and non-profit groups in Africa and New York. He served on the Boards of Harlem Opera and The Manhattan Symphony Orchestra, as well as being a volunteer Trustee for CARE International. He continues to pursue academic interests at Harvard University, where he established a new way for leaders to learn, called the “Advisory Learning” Methodology, which he teaches part-time at The Cambridge Leadership Academy based at the Harvard Law School campus.

Michael Munday, CEO, Arwood Machine Corporation
Michael Munday is CEO and Owner of Arwood Machine Corporation, a precision manufacturing company located in Newburyport. President since 2007, Munday previously held executive positions at Magellan Aerospace, Palmer Manufacturing and Textron. A strong advocate of workforce development and training, he serves on Commonwealth Corporation’s Board of Directors, and the Planning Board for the Merrimack Valley Workforce Investment Board, the Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School and Greater Lawrence Technical School. In 2013 he won Pioneer Institute’s Better Government competition for a white paper titled “Manufacturing Revitalization.”

Working with University Research Laboratories and Technology Transfer Offices to Access IP, Equipment, Facilities and Skilled Labor to Drive Your Innovation

Tom O’Donnell, Director, UMass Lowell Innovation Hub
Tom serves as Director of UMass Lowell's Innovation Hub, a co-working and incubator facility supporting early-stage, technology-based startups in a variety of areas including advanced materials, cleantech, robotics and information technology. He is also a faculty member at the Manning School of Business at UMass Lowell teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in New Venture Creation, Managing Innovation, Corporate Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management.
Previously, Tom worked for over 20 years in the technology industry in a variety of roles including Vice President of Business Development for Product Genesis, a Cambridge-based strategic innovation management consulting company, Director of Business Development for TIAX, LLC, a Cambridge-based technology processing company that transforms emerging innovations into technology platforms ready for interactive hand-off to established companies and Senior Business Development Manager with Cisco System’s emerging technologies group, where he focused on identifying and developing emerging technology and market opportunities for Cisco.
Tom holds a B.S.E.E. from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, M.S. Computer Engineering from Boston University and M.S. Management from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

Dr. Abigail Barrow, Director, Mass Technology Transfer Center
Dr. Barrow is the Director, Office of Technology Commercialization and Ventures (OTCV) at the University of Massachusetts.  She joined the UMass President’s Office in 2004 as the Founding Director of the Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center (MTTC) which is housed in OTCV. At OTCV she supports the campus technology transfer programs as well as assisting with start-up formation and other system-wide entrepreneurship activities at UMass. She is also responsible for the overall management of the MTTC and the development of its programs. Prior to joining UMass, Dr. Barrow served as managing director of William J. von Liebig Center at the University of California San Diego (UCSD). The von Liebig Center was created in 2001 to support the commercialization of research being performed in the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering.
Dr. Barrow worked in a variety of roles at UCSD CONNECT from 1990 to 2001. At CONNECT, she developed and expanded many of its programs to support early-stage company formation and technology commercialization. The CONNECT program is internationally recognized and has been successfully replicated in many other regions around the world.
Dr. Barrow is on the board and is Chair of VentureWell (formerly the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance). Dr. Barrow received her Ph.D. from the Science Studies Unit and a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Edinburgh.

Brian D. Goldstein, Partner, Emerging Companies and Venture Capital, Choate Hall & Stewart LLP
Brian Goldstein, co-chair of the Choate's Business & Technology Group, and a member of the Firm Committee, has over 25 years of experience in the areas of general business, venture capital, technology and life sciences transactions and M&A. Mr. Goldstein previously served as Assistant General Counsel at Groundwater Technology, Inc., where he handled SEC reporting; acquisitions, divestitures, and joint ventures; and the sale of a controlling interest of the company to Fluor Daniel. Mr. Goldstein is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, Boston Bar Association and Association for Corporate Growth. He is also listed in Best Lawyers in America and is named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer.

Todd Keiller, Director, Intellectual Property and Innovation, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Todd joined Worcester Polytechnic Institute in October, 2011 to run their technology transfer office. Todd brings over 30 years of licensing, business development, and marketing experience. He has worked for 16 years in the industrial sector in a variety of sales, marketing, and business development roles, 10 of which were with Corning Glass Works in their Science and Medical Products Divisions. He has over 20 years of academic licensing experience and is the former Vice President, Ventures of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and formed the technology commercialization office at the University of Vermont. While at UVM, he formed UVM Ventures, an internal gap fund intended to create a “valley of birth” by funding projects that had commercial promise but were too early for initial outside investment. He has just completed doing the same at WPI. Todd has founded or co-founded six companies independent of his academic tech transfer spin outs. Todd holds an AB from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business Administration.

Dale Larson, Managing Director of Biomedical Solutions, Draper Laboratory
Dale Larson is the Managing Director of Biomedical Solutions at Draper Laboratory where he leads the business development efforts to fund technology and product development to create impactful solutions to important problems in healthcare. Draper is currently working on technologies in the Human Organ Systems (organs on chips), automated bioprocessing for cellular therapies (e.g. CAR T), rapid diagnostics, and neurotechnology. Draper’s biomedical work begins with new ideas and concludes with a licensing event or a spinoff. Prior to joining Draper he was the founding Director of the Technology & Engineering Center at Harvard Medical School. He has also worked at Johnson & Johnson, Arthur D. Little, and Bell Telephone Laboratory. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia and his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.

Arlene Parquette, Director, Business Development, UMass Lowell Innovation Institute
Arlene Parquette is Director of Business Development for the UMass Lowell Innovation Institute, where her role is focused on building strategic partnerships and research collaborations with industry.  
Prior to joining UML in early 2016, Arlene spent 10 years at Partners Healthcare in the technology commercialization group. She served there as a licensing manager, handling commercialization of a varied IP portfolio, and also as the Director of the Transactional Affairs Group.  Arlene also worked for over 20 years in industry, including R&D for a medical device company, sales and marketing roles in the pharmaceutical, diagnostic and medical device industry, as well as for an early stage engineering company.  Arlene has a BS in Chemistry and Biology from West Chester University and a JD from the Massachusetts School of Law.

From Idea to Action: the Startup Journey from Prototype to Product

Micaelah Morrill, Director, Manufacturing Initiative, Greentown Labs
Micaelah Morrill is the Director of the Manufacturing Initiative at Greentown Labs, the largest clean tech incubator in the United States. In her role, she has developed a unique program to connect start-ups and manufacturers to help promote local commercialization and relationship building. Micaelah received a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and her MA in Urban & Environmental Policy & Planning from Tufts University. Prior positions include: staff at Project Bread's Walk for Hunger, the offices of State Senator Robert O'Leary and State Senator Dan Wolf where she held roles ranging from Scheduler to Chief of Staff, and as a consultant for Berkshire Health Systems.

Shaun Bamforth, Vice President, Marketing & Sales, Loci
Shaun Bamforth joined Loci in 2014 shortly after receiving a Masters of Business Administration from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Shaun currently serves as VP of Marketing & Sales for Loci, filling most of the non-technical roles for the team. Thus far as a member of Loci, Shaun led the sales effort resulting in the companies first enterprise sale as well as a marketing campaign resulting in dozens of qualified leads. Shaun has also pursued and managed all grant opportunities for the company, resulting in combined funding of over $1MM from the Mass Clean Energy Center, National Science Foundation and Mass Manufacturing Extension Partnership.  Prior to business school, Mr. Bamforth worked for eight years as a consulting engineer on public and private sector infrastructure projects in the South Florida market.  Shaun also has a track record of developing successful, and sustainable, small businesses. He founded a private lacrosse training business over eight years ago, which he recently existed from, as well as two non-profit organizations that have grown each year since their incorporation and continue to provide essential services. 

Galen Nelson, Director, Market Development, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC)
Galen Nelson is the Director of Market Development at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC). Galen is charged with identifying emerging clean energy markets and technologies, while helping to shape the MassCEC’s approach to supporting clean energy company growth, technology development and deployment in these promising markets. Galen’s approach to his work is anchored by a strong belief that targeted, strategic, and timely investments delivered through innovative and industry responsive programs can catalyze market development, job creation, and economic growth. Galen directs programs impacting a range of sectors including smart grid, energy storage, and microgrids. Prior to joining the MassCEC, Galen served under Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino as the City’s Green Tech Business Manager at the Boston Redevelopment Authority where he developed and managed a wide range of initiatives all tied to strengthening the cleantech industry in Boston. Galen also worked at the Green Roundtable, a green building consulting and advocacy firm, where he managed the construction of the NEXUS Green Building Resource Center. Galen previously served as a consultant to the City of Boston from 2007-2008, overseeing with two other consultants the development of the City’s green affordable housing program. Galen holds a BA from Colby College.

Peter Russo, Growth & Innovation Program Manager, Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MassMEP)
Peter Russo is the growth and innovation program manager at Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MassMEP).  Peter is personally passionate about creating value and growth in business.  Prior to joining the MassMEP, Peter founded four start-up ventures based on innovative consumer products.  He has created, licensed and sold hundreds of products and personally holds 16 patents.  Peter has an MBA and BS from Babson College. 

Workshops - Session Two:

Fostering DoD and Massachusetts Industry Collaboration

Anne Marie Dowd, Director of Defense Sector Initiatives, MassDevelopment
Anne Marie Dowd works on defense sector issues, including outreach to both defense companies and Massachusetts military installations, and supports the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Military Asset and Security Strategy Task Force. Ms. Dowd had served as Executive Vice President of Legislative Affairs from 2005-2016 and also as General Counsel from 2010-2012 as well as from 2000-2005. Ms. Dowd is on the Board of Directors of the Association of Defense Communities, a national association that represents the interests of both active and closed base communities. She also serves on the Air Force Chief of Staff Civic Leader Program and represents Hanscom Air Force Base on the Air Force Materiel Command’s Community Leader Program. Additionally, Ms. Dowd serves on the Board of Directors of the New England Chapter of National Defense Industry Alliance and also on the Board of Directors of Westmass, a regional not-for-profit real estate development organization. Before joining MassDevelopment, Ms. Dowd helped establish, Inc., worked as a real estate associate at Sherin and Lodgen LLP, and served as legal counsel to the Department of Food and Agriculture of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs. Ms. Dowd graduated from Middlebury College and the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Charlie Benway, Director, MITRE/Massachusetts Innovation Bridge
As Director of the Massachusetts Innovation Bridge for The MITRE Corporation, Charlie Benway brings proven leadership, an entrepreneurial background in the defense sector, and experience organizing collaborative public policy initiatives in Massachusetts connecting the private sector, defense assets, and state and federal government. Prior to joining MITRE, he led the Advanced Cyber Security Center (ACSC) non-profit consortium bringing together top tier industry, university, and government organizations to address the most advanced cyber threats; including cyber threat intelligence sharing, engaging in next-generation cybersecurity research and development, creating education programs that will address the talent shortfall, and advancing public policy. He also served on the Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) Commander’s Community Leadership Team. He served as Senior Advisor helping to lead efforts on behalf of the MA Military Asset and Security Strategy Task Force to develop and coordinate strategy to protect and grow DoD technology missions, and align regional resources with DoD priorities and emerging threats, with a focus on Hanscom AFB. Mr. Benway also served as Executive Vice President, Defense Technology Initiative (DTI). Previously, he spent 25 years in executive and management roles at several defense firms including chief operating officer and a major partner in Oasis Systems, Inc. where he planned and implemented Oasis’ expansion over ten years and successful exit. Prior to becoming Oasis COO, Charlie was senior vice president, Systems Engineering Group (SEG) for ACS Defense, Inc. Mr. Benway has an MBA from Babson College and a B.A. in Economics & Political Science from the University of New Hampshire.

Michael Prior, Director of Business Development and NGM Programs, MassMEP
Mike Prior is currently the Director of Business Development for the Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MassMEP) where his responsibilities include new business and partnership development with various organizations connected with manufacturing. Mike has 40 years of manufacturing and consulting experience having held Operational and Quality Management positions at various companies for over 20 years. In addition to having experience in the areas of Quality and Operations Management, Mike has consulted in the areas of Information and Quality Management Systems as well as global supply chain logistics. He is a member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ), a Lean Top Gun and Lean Champion for the Association for Manufacturing Excellence and more recently, has been involved with Supply Chain Management initiatives with the U.S. Departments of Defense and Transportation. He is on the Advisory Boards for the National Council of Advanced Manufacturing (NACFAM) and serves on the board and chairs the Advanced Manufacturing Committee for the Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE).

Tom Stellman, President/CEO, TIP Strategies
As president of TIP Strategies, Inc., Tom has national and international experience in economic development and workforce analysis. Tom is the lead author of TIP’s Texas Automotive Profile and has spoken extensively about automotive supplier attraction strategies. He also developed and launched the highly successful Invest in Texas Alliance, a marketing initiative targeting domestic and international growth companies which generated over $3 billion in investment leads and facilitated the location of 15 companies. Tom’s recent projects include developing a talent-focused strategy as part of a WIRED-funded initiative for a 26-county region in Kentucky and Indiana; crafting diversification strategies for military dependent communities in Texas (Fort Hood and Sheppard AFB) and Tennessee (Fort Campbell); preparing an economic development strategic plan for Hinds County (Jacksonville), Mississippi; and creating marketing strategies for suburban communities along the expansion of the President George Bush Tollway in the Dallas area. Prior to establishing TIP, Tom was director of the Office of International Business for the Texas Department of Commerce. He led a 10-person staff charged with promoting the state’s exports, marketing the state to foreign investors, and facilitating communication between foreign investors and economic development organizations statewide.

Go Back to School: Learn How to Work with Educators to Get the Workforce You Need

Jacqueline Belrose, Vice President, Lifelong Learning and Workforce Development, Mount Wachusett Community College
Jacqueline oversees a number of programs at the college that deliver education and training to incumbent workers as well as to dislocated/displaced workers. For the past three years, she has also acted as the National Consortium Director of a 15.9 million dollar US Department of Labor grant that supports training in advanced manufacturing through transformation of education delivery methods and acceleration of credential attainment. This initiative is designed to enhance regional economic development by providing employers with workers that have the proven training, skills and knowledge that is integral to dynamic regional economic growth.

Dennis Bunnell, Industry Consultant
Dennis is a seasoned executive with a broad business background in management, finance, human resources, strategic planning, and marketing. He has served as President and CEO of Newton Falls Fine Paper Company; Chairman and CEO of St Mary’s Paper; and President-CEO of Munksjo Paper, Inc. Among his other roles, he has served as a consultant to Mount Wachusett Community College, consortium lead for a $15.9 million dollar Dept of Labor grant dedicated to providing training in advanced manufacturing, and leads our Regional and National Advisory Boards.

Dr. Adrienne Y. Smith, Dean, School of Engineering Technologies, Springfield Technical Community College
Dr. Adrienne Y. Smith is Dean of Engineering Technologies and Mathematics at Springfield Technical Community College where she oversees 14 academic programs supported by more than 50 full time faculty and staff. Smith holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Master of Science in Engineering Management from Western New England University. She was the first African-American woman to graduate with a degree in engineering from Western New England University. Smith also received her doctorate in education, policy, research, and administration from University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Smith started her career at Digital Equipment Corporation after obtaining her baccalaureate degree and later transitioned into her current role in higher education. Smith has published several articles in national community college publications on the topic of increasing the numbers of women who choose to major in engineering – a topic she is very passionate about.

Gina Wironen, Administrator, Leominster Public Schools
43 Years in education grades K-12 – Adjunct Professor M.W.C.C. and Fitchburg State University
Classroom Teacher, Assistant Principal, Principal, Curriculum Facilitator, School, Community and Business Partnership Specialist, District Community Service Learning Coordinator, United Way Youth Venture District Champion, Director Parent Information Center, Community Engagement, Media Relations and Administrator Leominster Education Foundation. Instructor and coordinator TRIO Program – M.W.C.C. and F.S.U. Serves on various boards and has received awards including Lifetime Achievement Award and Teacher of the Year.

John Witkowski, General Manager, Nypro Healthcare
John Witkowski, General Manager of Nypro Healthcare since 2012. John has a proven record of success in guiding organizations through complex and challenging change, with extensive accomplishments that span startup, turnaround, and growth environments and early stage to Fortune 500 firms.

Workforce Development & Advanced Manufacturing Companies: Partnering for Solutions

David M. Cruise, President & CEO, Regional Employment Board of Hampden County, Inc.
David M. Cruise is the President & CEO of the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County, Inc. Former Director, Business and Employer Services for the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County, Inc. responsible for directing the design and implementation of the Precision Manufacturing Regional Alliance Project (PMRAP).Prior to joining the REB, David was the Executive Director of Human Resources for the Public Schools of Springfield, Massachusetts.

Heather P. Boulger, Executive Director, Berkshire County Regional Employment Board
Heather P. Boulger has served as the Executive Director of the Berkshire County Regional Employment Board for the past 20 years. Under her guidance, the Berkshire REB has become a key player in statewide workforce and economic development efforts. Due to her efforts, in the past 5 years alone, 150+ Berkshire County companies have received more than $8 million for incumbent worker training, 18,000 students have participated in work based learning opportunities, and more than $12 million has been generated to develop training programs for healthcare, green/manufacturing, engineering and technology companies. Ms. Boulger is currently the Vice Chair of the North Adams School Committee. She serves on the Governor’s Healthcare Workforce Advisory Committee and the Department of Education Community Service Learning Advisory Committee, and is an active member of the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce, Compact for Education and 1Berkshire.

Steve Capshaw, President, VSS, Inc.
Steve Capshaw has been the President of VSS, Inc. since 2004. Sales have gone from $2m in 2004 to $12m today. VSS has transitioned from a marking tool manufacturer, to 75% of sales being in the firearms and aerospace components for large OEMs. Employment has gone from 20 to over 60 with the combination of pay and benefits doubling for employees.

Susan Kasa, President, Boulevard Machine & Gear
Susan Kasa is President of Boulevard Machine & Gear located in Springfield, MA and in business since 1954 and was acquired by Susan in 2006. Boulevard offers precision machining and gear cutting to both the aerospace and commercial markets. Susan is also an advocate for the industry serving on the Advisory Board for Chicopee Comprehensive High School and on the Board of Directors for the Western MA Chapter of the NTMA.

Greg Lennartz, Excell Solutions
Greg Lennartz, a University of Massachusetts Lowell Manning School of Business and Nashua Community College Mechanical Design program alumni, has spent the last ten years with Excell Solutions, a local advanced manufacturing company. During that time, he worked closely with top management to help grow the company from 2 machinists to over 30 and still growing. As the current Advisory Committee Chair of the machine tool technology program at Shawsheen Technical High School, as well as advising others, he knows what is needed to become a valuable machinist in a high demand field.

Exploring Export Opportunities: Practical Strategies for Success & Compliance

Paula Murphy, Director, Massachusetts Export Center / MSBDC Network
Paula Murphy is director of the Massachusetts Export Center. She has nearly thirty years of international business experience in both the public and private sectors. Paula helps exporters through technical assistance, training and research, and she has helped to organize numerous trade promotion activities, such as overseas trade shows and trade missions. Paula taught graduate-level international trade at Boston University for many years, and was previously an international marketing analyst with Hagan & Company, where she served as New England agent for a number of foreign government trade promotion agencies. She has led the Massachusetts Export Center to receive numerous awards, including the Presidential E Award – the highest honor the federal government can give to American people, firms or organizations that have made significant contributions to the increase of exports. Paula is national co-chair of the international trade committee for the Association of Small Business Development Centers and serves on the District Export Council of Massachusetts. She is a graduate of Suffolk University, a Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP), and a Certified U.S. Export Compliance Officer (CUSECO).

David Blair, Director, Operations, Headwall Photonics
David is Headwall's Director of Operations and Export Officer, leveraging his experience with government, commercial, and international contracts to deliver high-technology dual-use products. He has over 10 years of experience with mixed-model manufacturing, partnership with customers and suppliers, and a hands-on approach to leadership. Prior to joining Headwall, David was the Director of Operations for BAE Systems' threat countermeasures product line, focusing on the delivery of ITAR products and information to domestic and international customers. David received his Master's degree in technology management from the University of New Hampshire and a BA in Biology from Colby-Sawyer College. David is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.

Leslie E. Greis, Owner and Director, Kinefac Corporation
Leslie is an owner and director of Kinefac Corporation, an advanced manufacturer and world leader in precision metal forming and processing technology. Kinefac machines make everything from metal coils for the medical device industry to high-precision threaded fasteners for the aerospace industry to large diameter high strength studs for the power generation industry. The company, which was founded by her father, Howard Greis, in 1962, is based in Worcester on Airport Hill, and has sales offices in Shanghai, China and Chennai, India. The company has been an active exporter to over 25 countries for over 30 years. Leslie is on the Executive Committee of Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM), the largest non-partisan employer association in Massachusetts, and serves on their manufacturing committee. She is also a member of the Steering Committee of the state’s Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative. She has been a longtime trustee and Executive Committee member of the Boston Museum of Science and a longtime member of the National Association of Corporate Directors where she has earned NACD’s Governance Fellow designation. A graduate of Harvard University, she served on the Executive Committee of the Harvard Alumni Association and received the Harvard Alumni Association Award for lifetime alumni service.

Tami Hofhuis, Business Administrator, Union Biometrica
Tami Hofhuis has 15 years of combined experience in the healthcare and biotechnology industries with expertise in financial research management, operations, accounting and marketing. In 2010, she joined Union Biometrica, Inc., the leader in Tools for High Throughput Model Organism Research. Her current responsibilities include global marketing, tradeshow management, and export compliance. Ms. Hofhuis holds a BA in Economics and French, an MBA in Marketing, and is a NASBITE “Certified Global Business Professional”.

Workshops - Session Three:

Implementation of a Continuous Improvement Culture

Joe Griffin, Field Operations Manager, MassMEP
Joe Griffin previously served as CFO/ COO of Digilab a Life Science Research Tools Company. His entire career has been with manufacturing organizations. He has held leadership positions in Manufacturing Operations, Finance, and Customer Service for Honeywell and Bio-Rad Laboratories. The strength of a background in both Operations and Finance made him a key team member on many acquisition projects including the integration of these acquisitions with existing manufacturing operations. His experience with multi-national companies included directly managing operations and technical service centers in Europe and Asia. He has developed an extensive network of distribution partners in Europe and Asia. Experience with privately held emerging technology companies has developed his skill to develop , articulate and implement manufacturing plans for investors interested in providing working capital requirements for growing manufacturing Company. Joe received his BS from UMASS, MBA from Suffolk University and completed the Executive Operations Management Program at Stanford University.

Charles DaRosa, Vice President, Operations, CPS Technologies Corporation
Charles DaRosa joined CPS Technologies in August 2010 as the Director of Operations and was promoted to Vice President of Operations after one year. Charles has 25+ years of manufacturing experience in several different industries and is a Certified Lean Manufacturing Trainer. Prior to joining CPS Technologies, Charles worked for the Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership as a consultant and Certified Lean Trainer. Over the 5 year period Charles was with MassMEP, clients reported millions of dollars in impact from his many continuous improvement projects completed at these companies. Charles is a Champion member of the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) and a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME).

Dennis Leonard, Senior Manager, QA and Lean, OFS Corp.
Dennis Leonard has held various roles in manufacturing including Director of Manufacturing, VP of Operations, Senior Quality Manager, and Business Unit Manager at companies within the Photonics industry. These companies have included Spectran Corporation, IPG Photonics, and most recently OFS Optics. Dennis has also lead manufacturing and business operations at Gerber Systems and Colt Manufacturing. During his career he has successfully lead Continuous Improvement cultural transformations that have consistently delivered measurable impacts and improved customer service.

Steve Oliver, Director of Operations, REXA, Inc.
Steve Oliver, Director of Operations at Rexa, leads the manufacturing process for sophisticated control platforms used in mining, power generation, water treatment, and pipelines. Rexa competes globally in these markets with products that provide custom integration of electronically controlled linear and rotary actuators with large control valves, often weighing more than 10,000 pounds. As a US manufacturer serving these markets, Rexa, under Steve's leadership, has woven a culture of Continuous Improvement into the fabric of its manufacturing operation. Prior to his current responsibilities, Steve has directed various company functions such as Quality Control, Supply Chain Management and Production Control. In each of these roles, Steve has realized the return on investment in lean manufacturing, process improvement, project management, and leadership.

Frank Santiago, Senior Manufacturing Executive, Siemens
Frank Santiago served for 15 years in global, senior-level operational and general management roles at Osram Sylvania. In his most recent position as Executive Vice-President of Global Sales, Frank was accountable for sales operations of $4 billion and led a global sales force with over 2000 field sales persons in over 100 countries. Frank’s previous position was Executive Vice-President and General Manager of General Lighting, with P&L responsibility for a $1+ billion, including 14 manufacturing locations and three distribution centers. Frank currently serves on the board of directors of Sunovia Energy Technologies, an innovative leader in LED lighting fixtures. Frank received his BSE Electrical Engineering degree at University of Michigan.

National Network of Manufacturing Innovation: Future Opportunities in Massachusetts

John Killam, President/CEO, Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MassMEP)
John Killam is the President and CEO of the Massachusetts Manufacturing Partnership, an affiliate of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, where he provides leadership to a team of resources to help manufacturing companies create and sustain profitable growth. John believes in cultivating a community built on support, idea sharing and achievement. John brings more than 30 years of experience as a multifaceted, innovative General Manager with extensive experience in operations management, production engineering and optimization, quality management and business development. John led the transformation of multiple manufacturing sites in the United States to compete for the Shingo award and achieve the highest levels of operational excellence. John joined MASSMEP in 2007 and has influenced a change in culture to achieve the highest levels of customer satisfaction and business performance. John holds a B.S. in Business, graduating Magna Cum Laude, and is certified in Toyota Production System by Shingijutsu Global Consulting.

Dale H. Allen, Vice President, Community Engagement, Quinsigamond Community College
Dr. Allen recently was appointed as Special Assistant to the President for Innovation and previously served at Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) as Vice President for Community Engagement since 2008. Dr. Allen oversaw the QCC Foundation, resource development, alumni programs, site exploration and strategic partnerships at the College. He led the College’s focus on strategic partnerships on the national and regional scale that enhance the mission of Quinsigamond and address higher education workforce development needs and economic development opportunities through partnerships that maximize leveraged resources of public and private entities. As part of the national portfolio Dr. Allen is currently leading includes serving as the community college technical assistance lead on the $610 million private and public funded National Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NMII) AIM Photonics. QCC is the national community college lead through the AIM Photonics Community College Network which Dr. Allen is serving as the Principal Director. A second NMII focused on revolutionary fibers and fabrics (AFFOA) has just been announced and Dr. Allen served to facilitate the education and workforce development components of this plan, and is helping MIT in leading this segment of the $310 million effort. In addition, he is a co-PI with MIT on Fly-by-Wire, an initiative to develop educational technology to enable instructors to deliver differentiated instruction that is supported by a $3 million US Department of Education First in the World funding. Dr. Allen facilitated the development of the Massachusetts Community Colleges Workforce Development Transformation Agenda (MCCWDTA) and served as the Project Director. The Transformation Agenda initiative was a $20 million Department of Labor funded consortium. This effort was designed to fundamentally change the way that community colleges in Massachusetts interact with each other, the workforce development system, public agencies, leading industry groups, leaders of government and private businesses to transform the delivery of education and training programs for unemployed and underemployed individuals.

Dr. Brian Anthony, Director, Master of Engineering in Manufacturing Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Anthony is Director of MIT’s Master of Engineering in Manufacturing Program, Co-Director of the Medical Electronic Device Realization Center, and Deputy Director for the MIT Skoltech Initiative. With over 20 years’ experience in product realization, Dr. Anthony won an Emmy (from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences) in broadcast technical innovation. Dr. Anthony designs instruments and techniques to monitor and control physical systems. His work involves systems analysis and design and calling upon mechanical, electrical, and optical engineering, along with computer science and optimization, to create solutions. The focus of Dr. Anthony’s research is in computational instrumentation—the design of instruments and techniques to measure and control complex physical systems. His research includes the development of instrumentation and measurement solutions for manufacturing systems and medical diagnostics and imaging systems. In addition to his academic work, he has extensive experience in market-driven technology innovation, product realization, and business entrepreneurship and commercialization at the intersection between information technology and advanced manufacturing. His teaching interests include the modeling of large-scale systems in a wide variety of decision-making domains and the development of optimization algorithms and software for analyzing and designing such systems. He has extensive experience in market driven technology innovation as well as business entrepreneurship. Dr. Anthony has PhD in Engineering and MS in Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and BS in Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

David Cranmer, Deputy Director, NIST MEP
Dave Cranmer is the Deputy Director of the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). With MEP since 1993, he has overseen extension centers, conducted research on innovation, new product and service development and deployment, supply chains, technology roadmapping, eBusiness and exporting, built a business-to-business marketing consulting practice for smaller manufacturers, established specialty consulting practices in financial access, eBusiness. technology scouting and technology-driven market intelligence (TDMI). He has also worked on the formation of technology collaboratives using TDMI and a set of business-to-business network pilot projects for the MEP System. He is the current government representative on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Devices Good Manufacturing Practice Advisory Committee. Dave joined NIST in November 1986, and has held positions as a scientific researcher in glass and ceramics; supervisory ceramic engineer for mechanical properties in the Ceramics Division; program analyst and senior program analyst in the Office of the Director of NIST; and Associate Director of Program Planning and Policy, Industrial Marketing Systems Manager, eBusiness Product Line Manager, Strategic Partnerships Manager, Senior Researcher and Regional Account Manager within MEP, in addition to his current position. During 1991-92, he was a Commerce Science and Technology Fellow serving as a policy analyst in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Prior to joining NIST, he was a member of the technical staff at the Aerospace Corporation from 1984 until 1986, conducting R&D on properties of glass and ceramics for tribological and space applications, and a member of the technical staff at the Bendix Corporation’s Advanced Technology Center, conducting R&D on tribological properties of ceramics for automotive and aerospace applications. Dave holds a Ph.D. and S.M., both in ceramics from M.I.T., a B.S. in ceramic science from Penn State (cum laude), and an M.B.A. from Heriot-Watt University. He is a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society, and a member of Keramos and Sigma Xi. He is a co-holder of two U.S. patents, and has published over 50 papers and edited one book.

Aimee Rose, Ph.D., CTO, AFFOA
Aimee Rose’s career has centered on technology commercialization from invention conception to product development and sales through technology investment strategy. She is a subject matter expert in advanced sensors for military, homeland security and commercial applications.
Under the guidance of Professor Timothy Swager at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Aimee received the Ph.D. degree in Physical Chemistry in 2003. During her Ph.D studies, she and her colleagues developed a polymer that acts like a laser, is stable in air and is very sensitive to the presence of explosive vapor. The system demonstrated a new paradigm in chemical sensing that can lead to smarter faster detection devices for a range of analytes. Improved chemical sensing has widespread applications from homeland security, environmental monitoring and medical diagnostics. At FLIR Systems, she led commercialization of new explosive detection technology from her Ph.D. research through full-scale production, deployment and sales. At FLIR, Aimee’s role in product development led to the design of new materials for detection of homemade explosives, an emerging threat to national security. The resulting product, Fido PaxPoint, was one of the only technologies deployed by TSA for bottled liquid screening and improved security for airline passengers nationwide. Aimee’s research results and new product development have been reported in C&En News, MIT Technology Review, Laser Focus World, Scientific American, Science Daily, Police Magazine and the New York Times. Aimee is currently Chief Technology Officer at Advanced Fabrics of America (AFFOA), where she is responsible for defining the investment portfolio to transform fibers and fabrics into high tech, high value added products in order to revitalize the US textile industry.

Collaborative Robotics and Automation

Ray Ritter, President, Lighthouse Strategix
Ray Ritter has 25 years of robotics/automation experience in manufacturing markets such as semiconductor, nanotechnology, medical device and consumer products. Most recently Mr. Ritter led the restructuring of McClellan Automation, an advance robotic and factory automation provider. As President of Cambridge NanoTech, a supplier of Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) equipment, Ray led the transition from laboratory to manufacturing markets resulting in 6 years of profitable high growth.  Prior roles included Vice President of Sales and Marketing at BlueShift Technologies, a venture-backed semiconductor robotics/automation startup, and Vice President of Sales and Marketing at CCS Technologies (acquired by Brooks Automation). Ray mentors at MIT, WPI, BU and the Cleantech Open, is active on the Board of Directors of StannTron, Inc. and on SBANE’s Advanced Manufacturing committee. Mr. Ritter has an M.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a B.S. from Rutgers University, and one U.S. patent.

Jim Daly, COO, Rethink Robotics
Jim Daly is COO at Rethink Robotics, pioneers of the world’s first robots with common sense created to increase productivity and efficiency in manufacturing environments. An early member of the senior leadership team, Jim has led product development and operational execution across the full product lifecycle, from design conception through customer deployment. He was previously Vice President of Operations at consumer startups Zeemote and Tea Forte, Director of Manufacturing for Handspring (acquired by Palm), and Director of Solectron’s Complex Systems Division. Jim earned a BS from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Santa Clara University. He serves on the Advisory Board for Robotics Engineering at WPI.

Dan Kara, Research Director, Robotics, ABI Research
Dan Kara is Research Director, Robotics at ABI Research, an international partner to business and technology leaders in support of strategic analysis and informed decision making. Prior to ABI, he was Chief Research Officer for Myria RAS, a research and advisory services firm focused on automation, robotics and intelligent systems trends, and publisher of the robotics portal. Dan was also President of Robotics Trends, an integrated media and research firm serving the personal, service and mobile robotics markets. Dan has also worked as Executive Vice President of Intermedia Group, Director of Research at Ullo International, and Chief Technical Officer of Software Productivity Group.

Dan O’Brien, President, Gibson Engineering Co., Inc
Dan O’Brien is President and Owner of Gibson Engineering Co., Inc., an automation solution provider serving the northeastern United States. He leads a team of engineers helping companies increase productivity, competitiveness and profitability. Gibson is partnered with a small group of premier global manufacturers of factory automation products, including machine vision, machine control, robotics, motion control, sensing and safety equipment. He is a current member and former president of the Association of High Technology Distribution and a current member of the Control Systems Integrators Association. Dan has lectured on Return on Investment at Northeastern University, sits on multiple advisory councils, and is particularly focused on the disruptive power of new technologies on the factory floor.

Carl Vause, CEO, Soft Robotics Inc.
Carl Vause, is CEO of Soft Robotics Inc. Prior to Soft Robotics, Mr. Vause held a variety of senior positions in technology and medical device companies, most recently Vice President of Marketing at OmniGuide Surgical. Prior to joining OmniGuide, Mr. Vause held positions at Smith & Nephew, leading the Global Joint Repair business, with $500 million in annual revenues, and as Vice President of Global Marketing and Director of Strategy and Business Development for the Endoscopy Global Business Unit. Carl has also served as the Manager of Corporate Strategic Planning at 3M and held operational roles with Nestle Waters North America. Carl served as a Naval Flight Officer with the United States Navy, retiring from the Naval Reserve in 2013. He holds a M.B.A from London Business School and B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Military Institute.

Supplying to OEMs across Multiple Industries

Jim Shuman, Principal, JMB Consulting, LLC
Jim Shuman is a procurement and supply chain leader with over 25 years of experience. Recognized for his innovative and results-oriented approach to directing procurement and supply chain organizations, Jim’s expertise includes all aspects of strategic sourcing, supply chain management, manufacturing operations, and logistics operations within multinational environments. He has a solid history of delivering increased value to customers and shareholders by improving customer service and quality and reducing material, manufacturing, and supply chain expenses within complex environments. Jim is principal of JMB Consulting, LLC, providing supply chain advisory services to a range of life science companies internationally, including start-ups and mature companies. Jim has been the Vice President of Global Commercial Logistics and Global Procurement for Synageva BioPharma; Senior Vice President of Global Supply Chain and of Global Procurement and Strategic Sourcing at Genzyme Corporation, one of the world's leading biotechnology companies.

Mike Kelly, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Hologic
Mike Kelly serves as Hologic's Chief Supply Chain Officer and Corporate Vice President of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs. Mike has global manufacturing, quality, regulatory and supply chain responsibility for this ~$3.0B medical diagnostics company. Responsibilities include 13 plants, both domestic and international, 5 distribution centers and approximately 2,500 employees dedicated to producing and approving world class diagnostic equipment and molecular assay products. Additional responsibilities include Procurement, Planning, Environmental Sustainability, Safety, Security, Facilities and Global Real Estate. Prior to joining Hologic, Mike spent 14 years with Boston Scientific including positions as Vice President, Global Supply Chain and Vice President & General Manager of Operations. Mike's prior experience also includes tenure with CR Bard and Johnson & Johnson where he served in areas of increased responsibility including Quality Assurance, Regulatory Auditing, Plant Management, Manufacturing and Sterilization. Mike is a graduate of Albertus Magnus College, New Haven, CT and holds a B.S. in Business & Economics and an A.A. in Management.

Ira Moskowitz, Vice President and General Manager, US Operations, Analog Devices, Inc.
Ira most recently held the position of Vice President and General Manager, US Operations at Analog Devices, managing the company’s largest and most complex wafer fab facility, as well as two mixed-use technology campuses. In this capacity, he led the manufacture of world-class analog, optical, mixed-signal, and MEMs products serving a wide range of markets and specializing in automotive safety and health care products requiring perfect quality, reliability, and on-time delivery. He also formed multiple ‘win-win’ relationships with new ventures in the seed, early, and growth stages, and acted as advisor, partner and/or potential foundry to help them achieve pre-IPO success while leveraging their IP for ADI’s processes. Having earned BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering at the University of Rochester and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, respectively, Ira first worked at AT&T Bell Labs, where he was named a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, the highest technical designation at Bell Labs, and managed development of operations analysis tools. While at Bell Labs, he also earned an M.B.A. in Finance and International Business from NYU.

Dr. Andy Walsh, Senior Systems Manager, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems
Dr. Andy Walsh is a Senior Systems Engineering Manager at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems based out of Tewksbury, MA. He leads the Supplier Innovation Center seeking innovative new technologies and companies to help fill technical gaps in Raytheon’s roadmaps. He also serves as Technical Staff Lead within the Integrated Air and Missile Defense Systems Department, staffing lead Systems Engineers and Chief Engineers on Raytheon’s various Patriot programs. He has held numerous prior roles at Raytheon including Program Manager on Cobra Judy Replacement Adjunct Capabilities Demonstration and Lead on Raytheon's Power Enterprise Campaign. He also served as a Section Manager within the Surveillance Radar Systems Department. Prior to joining Raytheon, Dr. Walsh managed several DARPA programs at a small business developing high efficiency, high power laser diodes for pumping fiber lasers and high power lasers for airborne countermeasures in the mid-infrared. Dr. Walsh also worked at a small clean energy startup developing a new technology for recovering waste heat using near-field thermophotovoltaics. Dr. Walsh holds a PhD in physics from Boston University where he studied light-matter interactions in individual carbon nanotubes. He is also a former Naval Officer and helicopter pilot.

Bruce Yaung, Vice President, Supply Chain & Manufacturing, Symbotic LLC
Bruce Yaung is Vice President of Supply Chain and Manufacturing at Symbotic LLC, a leading provider of autonomous warehouse technology solutions. Bruce’s career spans more than 30 years in operations and general management leadership roles. At Symbotic, Bruce is responsible for Worldwide Operations including Supply Base Management, Supply Chain Management, Internal Manufacturing, External Manufacturing, Operations Engineering, Quality and Logistics. Prior to Symbotic, Bruce worked at Avid Technologies as the Vice President of Supply Chain, Operations and Hardware Engineering. At Avid, he led a team that drastically reduced net inventory and improved the net cost margin while implementing international sites. Bruce also worked at Apple as the Director of Mac Portables Operations, responsible for program management from new product to sustaining execution of all Mac products including the MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and wireless products. At Celestica, Bruce was General Manager responsible for a large enterprise account and spent over 18 years at Sun Microsystems in various leadership roles.

Roundtable with the Manufacturing Caucus

Jeffrey N. Roy, Massachusetts State Representative, Vice Chairman of Ethics
State Representative Jeffrey N. Roy was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 2012 for the 10th Norfolk District. It is his great honor and privilege to represent the residents of Franklin and Medway on Beacon Hill. He has worked as an attorney in Massachusetts since 1986, and currently operates a law firm in his community, Roy Law. His law firm is dedicated to vindicating the rights and expectations of consumers injured at home, work, or play. He has represented clients at all levels of the trial and appellate courts in Massachusetts. In 2011, he was elected to the Town Council in the Franklin, Massachusetts. In January 2012, he was selected to chair the town’s Master Plan Committee. Prior to that, he served on the School Committee, and served as its Chairman for 9 of his 10 years of service with that board. He also co-chaired Franklin’s Anti-Bullying Task Force. Representative Roy has been a member of the Manufacturing caucus since its creation.
Representative Roy has hosted numerous manufacturing roundtables in his district. He has successfully advocated for Advanced Manufacturing education and through his hard work Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School, located in Franklin, has developed a curriculum and relationship with Wentworth Institute of Technology. As a direct result, local students, continuing education students and college students are benefiting from this education and getting Advanced Manufacturing jobs right here in Massachusetts.

Panelists Bios Coming Soon.