Manufacturing leaders spoke at the Oct. 23 Made in Connecticut summit about the challenges faced by the sector and the role manufacturers will play as businesses lead the state’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Moderated by IT Direct president and CEO Ari Santiago, the speakers also reviewed the 2020 Connecticut Manufacturing Report, exploring the outlook for the next 12 months, growth factors, key initiatives, hiring and investment trends, and the impact of state and federal policies.

Santiago is joined by HABCO Industries president and CEO Brian Montanari; Robert Noack, Senior Director, Worldwide Research and Development, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pfizer; Rina Patel, Vice President, Operations Multi-Site, RSCC Wire & Cable LLC; and Stanley Black & Decker's Graham Robinson, the president of Stanley Industrial.

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