“This inaugural Expo,” explained Lynn Ward, president and CEO of the Waterbury Regional Chamber, “will feature two distinctive and rewarding exhibition opportunities. During the morning of November 2, high school students from the greater Waterbury region and NVCC College Connection students will be guided through the Expo showcase to learn about the multitude of opportunities available to them in the future of the manufacturing and technology industries. Interactive games and presentations will be featured by exhibitors to engage the students during their tour of the exhibits. The general public is also welcome from 8:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.”
Ward continued, “At 3:00 p.m., we will welcome internationally-
Harry Moser was inducted by Industry Week Manufacturing Hall of Fame 2010, joining such notables as Jack Welch, Steve Jobs and Lee Iacocca. He writes and speaks nationally on the skilled manufacturing workforce, strategies for competing with LLC countries, strategies for revitalizing U.S. manufacturing, and on how President Obama’s and Congress’ actions and policies impact manufacturing.
During the past year, Moser founded and has led the Reshoring Initiative full-time with the objective of bringing manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. by helping manufacturers better understand the full cost of offshoring and the benefits of reshoring. He has appeared on CBS-TV and Lean Nation radio; he has been quoted in the “Wall Street Journal” and “USA TODAY”, and in numerous articles in the industry and supply chain press. He is on the board of NIMS (credentials for skilled manufacturing careers) and is president of SMTS (Swiss Machine Tool Society). In 1967, Harry Moser received a BS in ME and MS in Engineering at MIT; and he received an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Richard Dupont of Resource Development Associates, LLC, and chairman of the Waterbury Regional Chamber’s Manufacturing Council, explained, “In addition to providing a platform for area businesspeople to hear the expertise of Harry Moser, area high students will visit the Expo to learn about career opportunities in today’s manufacturing and technology sectors. An ambition of this Expo is to help overcome the misnomer that manufacturing is not a thriving industry at this time. Manufacturing actually is a major contributor to Connecticut’
CCAT-Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. is the Gold Sponsor of the November 29 Expo in Waterbury. Silver Sponsors are the Bob Wesson Fund at the Connecticut Community Foundation; Northwest Regional Workforce Board (NRWIB); Small Business Development Center (SBDC); and the Smaller Manufacturers Association (SMA). Brass Sponsor is Hubbard-Hall.
Copper Sponsors of the Expo are AT&T; NVCC: SOAR Energy Initiative; Resource Development Associates, LLC; UniMetal Surface Finishing, LLC; and Webster Bank. Nickel sponsors are Atlantic Steel & Processing; Constellation Energy; Gar Kenyon Aerospace & Defense; H & T Waterbury, Inc.; J & M Safety & Consulting; People’s United Bank; The Marion Manufacturing Company; and Traver IDC.
Open to the general public, admission into the 2011 Manufacturing and Technology Expo from 8:00 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Harry Moser's keynote address at 3 p.m., is free.