What are the issues impacting aerospace and supply chain companies over the next five years?

How can manufacturers form sustainable workforce development partnerships to ensure there’s the right talent when needed?

These answers and more this Friday at Made in Connecticut: 2018 Manufacturing Summit, hosted by CBIA and CONNSTEP.

Made in Connecticut: 2018 Manufacturing Summit
Trumbull Marriott Merritt Parkway (180 Hawley Lane, Trumbull, CT 06611)
Friday, October 26, 8:30 am-12 noon

Stanley Black & Decker's executive vice president and CFO Donald Allan Jr. keynotes this annual event and explores the company's rich history in Connecticut and how the state can become a leader in advanced manufacturing.

The event includes two panel discussions.

Beyond the Engine Backlog: Five Issues That Will impact the Aerospace Supply Chain in the Next Five Years

  • Moderator: Eric Daniels, Partner, Robinson & Cole
  • Marc Nemeth, President, Jonal Laboratories
  • Doug Rose, President, Aero Gear Inc.
  • Paul Murphy, Executive Director, Aerospace Components Manufacturers

Connecting the Dots: Forming Sustainable Workforce Development Partnerships

  • Moderator: Andréa Comer, Vice President, Workforce Strategies, CBIA Education & Workforce Partnership
  • Jermaine Burke, Machinist, Balding Precision
  • Maura Dunn, Vice President, Human Resources & Administration, Electric Boat
  • Cliff Thermer, Assistant Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, Goodwin College

Media interested in attending the event should contact Meaghan MacDonald (860.244.1957).


CBIA is Connecticut's largest business organization, with thousands of member companies, small and large, representing a diverse range of industries from every part of the state. For more information, please email or call Meaghan MacDonald (860.244.1957).