NYS Manufacturing Now: Best of 2022

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Best of 2022 Featured Guests:

Paul Guglielmo

Guglielmo’s Home Grown Marinara

About Paul:

Paul owns Craft Cannery in Bergen, NY, and is also the maker of Guglielmo’s Sauce. Before getting into the sauce business, Guglielmo was a local radio personality for IHeartMedia in Rochester.

Holly Black

Human Resources Manager
Vapor Stone Rail Systems, a Wabtec Company

About Vaporstone:

Vapor Stone Rail Systems is a division of Wabtec Corporation. The company established itself in Plattsburgh more than 20 years ago and was one of the first in the transit industry to choose Plattsburgh as a manufacturing location. In 2019, Wabtec Corporation, Vapor Rail Systems moved into TDC’s newly constructed 60,000 square foot building on Arizona Avenue in Plattsburgh.

Reg Harnish

CEO – Orbitalfire

About Reg:

Reg Harnish is a serial entrepreneur, board member and advisor, nationally recognized speaker, author and the CEO of OrbitalFire. Reg has been practicing cybersecurity for nearly two decades. His experiences, skills and perspectives have established him as a highly respected thought-leader.

Rodney Denslow

Facility Maintenance Manager
Tractor Supply Company

About Tractor Supply Company

Tractor Supply Company, the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States, has been passionate about serving its unique niche, targeting the needs of recreational farmers, ranchers and all those who enjoy living the rural lifestyle, for more than 80 years. Tractor Supply offers an extensive mix of products necessary to care for home, land, pets and animals with a focus on product localization, exclusive brands and legendary customer service for the Out Here lifestyle.

Tara McCaughey

Workforce Planning & Workforce Development at GlobalFoundries

About Tara:

Tara is a former STEM and math instructor who got her start in the field working as an engineer and then engineering team leader for STMicroelectronics in Arizona.

About GlobalFoundries

The company manufactures chips designed for markets such as mobility, automotive, computing and wired connectivity, consumer internet of things (IoT) and industrial. As of 2021, GlobalFoundries is the fourth-largest semiconductor manufacturer.

Kristofor Sellstrom

Sr. Electrical Engineer
Jamestown Board of Public Utilities

About Retool WNY:

Retool WNY is now focused on marketing our region as a great place for clean tech/climate tech manufacturing and supply chain opportunities in this emerging sector. Small & medium manufacturers are critical to the supply chain, particularly in the emerging clean tech/climate tech sector.

Retool WNY can help businesses plan their transformation of production lines, components and products to become part of the climate tech/clean tech sector. Grant funding will pay for up to 80% of the cost of a study for businesses looking at ways to increase revenue and provide long-term stability for manufacturing operations.

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