How is innovation changing manufacturing? What challenges lie ahead? Join industry leaders at the Made in Connecticut: 2016 Manufacturing Summit Friday, October 14 in Cromwell.

Made in Connecticut: 2016 Manufacturing Summit
Friday, October 14
7:30 am to noon
Radisson Hotel Cromwell (100 Berlin Road, Cromwell)

RSM US chief economist Joe Brusuelas keynotes the event.

An expert in macroeconomic insights for middle-market leaders, Brusuelas will share the 2016 findings of RSM’s national survey of manufacturers—with an emphasis on Connecticut results.

Two panels take a closer look at the industry, both on a state and national level.

The Future of Manufacturing in Connecticut

  • William Lee, president & CEO, Lee Company
  • Severine Valdant Zygmont, president, biomedical, Oxford Performance Materials
  • Pedro Soto, CFO, Space-Craft Manufacturing

Workforce Development: Made Different in Connecticut

  • Karen Wosczyna-Birch, state director, Connecticut College of Technology; executive director, Regional Center for Next Generation Manufacturing
  • Frank Gulluni, director, Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center, Asnuntuck Community College
  • Chaz Gatewood, workforce development specialist, Our Piece of the Pie
  • Kelli-Marie Vallieres, president/CEO, Sound Manufacturing and Monster Power Equipment

This event is hosted by CBIA and sponsored by Frontier, Robinson & Cole, RSM, and TD Bank.

Media wishing to attend the Made in Connecticut: 2016 Manufacturing Summit 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).