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Knowledge @ Noon: Manufacturing Momentum: Grant Opportunities for Growth

February 13: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Capital Region manufacturers have access to a range of grants supporting areas such as Operational Excellence, Supply Chain Optimization, Industry 4.0 activities, Cyber Security, Advanced Materials, and more. Learn how the Center for Economic Growth (CEG) can assist in maximizing your company’s top line and bottom line growth.

Our Presenters:

Don Wiesenforth, Senior Vice President, Business Growth Solutions and Center Director for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), is a seasoned leader with 26+ years’ diverse experience, owning a manufacturing company, co-founding an exhibition management firm, and leading lean transformations. As a strategic advisor, he excels in servant leadership, fostering staff engagement, operational excellence, and change management. Don is certified in TWI, a blackbelt in Innovation Engineering, and a proficient lean leader. He holds an MBA from SUNY Albany and a BS in Marketing Management from Bentley College.

Carlos Flores, Vice President, Business Development – Business Growth Solutions began his career at General Electric, advancing from customer service to roles in sales and management. With a background in leadership at GE and Davis-Standard LLC, he joined Cyanco International as VP of Latam & VP of Sales & Marketing, leading growth initiatives. Carlos holds a Diploma in Executive Top Management from IPADE Business School, a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Skidmore College, Six Sigma certifications, and has completed diverse leadership and technical seminars.

Knowledge @ Noon is a monthly webinar series , offered through the Manufacturing Innovation Network, powered by CEG, designed to help manufacturers stay up-to-date with the latest trends, ideas, and best practices. Each month will feature a new topic led by industry experts who will share insight and provide valuable knowledge and tools to help your organization learn and grow.


February 13
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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