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Evolution Prototype & Production LLC

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Evolution Prototype & Production LLC provides quality Polyurethane, Epoxy, and Silicone castings without the need for expensive steel or aluminum tooling. We make production parts for specialty vehicle, and medical device manufacturers and prototype parts for various other consumer product manufacturers. Whether you are a sole proprietor or a Fortune 500 corporation we will be happy to discuss your needs.

Gehring Tricot

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Gehring Tricot Corp is a leading US manufacturer of warp knits, circular knits and stretch woven fabrics. Founded as Gehring Textiles in 1946 as a family-owned and operated business, it remains so today. GTC is a vertical operation with manufacturing facilities in NY, MA and FL that emphasizes quality control, innovation, precision manufacturing, hands-on technical assistance and premiere customer service while providing an ethical, family-like, safe work environment; most particularly in today's health climate. GTC has been supplying custom engineered solutions to meet a variety of industry needs including those in medical, sports, safety, aerospace, apparel and defense industries. GTC is a forerunner in the textiles industry.

Riverhawk Company, L.P.

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Riverhawk Company, based in New Hartford, NY, specializes in providing innovative engineering solutions for various industries. With a strong focus on precision and reliability, Riverhawk designs and manufactures a wide range of products, including couplings, hydraulic tensioners, and torque measurement systems. These cutting-edge solutions help optimize machinery performance, improve safety, and enhance operational efficiency. Riverhawk's dedicated team of engineers and technicians collaborates closely with clients to understand their unique needs and develop tailored solutions. With a commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, Riverhawk Company continues to be a trusted partner for businesses seeking advanced engineering solutions.


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CCNY Tech is a VAR/Reseller of IT hardware. We are partners with several manufacturers. We also have a managed service division and can assist with consulting. Lastly CCNY Tech is R2 Certified and can assist with ITAD & e-recycle.


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In 1929, a determined group of citizens in Utica, New York pioneered advocacy in employment with a mission to assist the blind in achieving their highest level of independence. Now known as the Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, the mission is still relevant today.

CABVI’s emphasis on creating employment is supported by Central Industries and CABVI Services providing careers in manufacturing, kitting, packaging, sewing, fluid filling, warehousing, pick pack, call centers, and customer service. The proceeds from these enterprises help to support CABVI’s Vision Health and Wellness Center which answers the needs of ten counties in Central New York.

New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I)

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The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) is a partnership between the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Rochester Institute of Technology, and the university’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS), Binghamton University, Clarkson University, Cornell University, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, with a statewide reach. NYSP2I also works with the state’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)to help disseminate data and strategy. NYSP2I’s goal is to make the state more sustainable for workers, the public, the environment and the economy through pollution prevention.

DikinDurt Distillery LLC

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DikinDurt Distillery is the first distillery in Herkimer County. Hand crafted spirits are made with NY State grown grains and local products from the Mohawk Valley.

C & H Plastics

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C & H Plastics is a custom plastic injection molding company that has been servicing its customers with high quality plastic parts for over 50 years. We can deliver on your requirements from start to finish utilizing our experienced design team, tooling shop, and our twenty high precision injection molding presses. We maximize production by running 24 hours per day, five to six days per week. We also offer secondary operations including but not limited to assembly, gluing, hot stamping, sonic welding and painting. C & H Plastics also specializes in color matching. Using our X-Rite spectrophotometer we can match your color and produce consistent, high-quality parts.

Mohawk Valley Economic Development District, Inc

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MVEDD is one of nine economic development districts (EDDs) and one of seventeen revolving loan fund grantees of the United States Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA), serving the counties of Fulton, Herkimer, Montgomery, Oneida, Otsego and Schoharie.


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CNY Clear ERC is a family business that helps other companies and business owners receive what they truly deserve with ERC (Employee Retention Credit).

Our CNY team is headed up by Gabriel and Emily, two siblings, and their father Lee that have the same goal: to help businesses succeed.

With their combined knowledge and experience, the team at CNY Clear ERC are determined to guide businesses through the challenging but beneficial program that is ERC - let our experts do the work for you. We will complete a full evaluation for your company completely free with no contract!




As the Vice President for Large-Scale Renewables, Georges leads NYSERDA’s work in advancing both land-based renewable energy and offshore wind resources. Prior to joining NYSERDA in September 2021, he spent nearly ten years at General Electric (GE)
Georges Sassine
VP, Large Scale Renewables (NYSERDA)
Dr. Jian Sun joined the faculty at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in 2002, where he is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering.
Jian Sun
Director of the Center for Future Energy Systems (CFES)


Before starting his “second career” in academia, Brian enjoyed a successful career in sales management, product management, marketing, and strategic planning. His career included positions of increasing responsibility at Johnson & Johnson, Crane & Company, and Taconic Biosciences.
Brian Apkarian
Director of Business Development (CFES)
Chulsung Bae is a Ford Foundation Professor at the Dept of Chemistry & Chemical Biology RPI. Bae's research group focuses on the development of functional polymeric materials that might find applications in the areas of clean energy and environmental technologies.
Chulsung Bae
Ford Foundation Professor - RPI
Everton's focus is helping the manufacturing community, general industry, start-ups, local colleges, and universities to advance innovation and technology. More...
Everton H. Henriques
NY MEP Solutions Director, FuzeHub
Michael has more than 17 years of experience ranging from engineering and product development, manufacturing, business development and operations. Prior to joining CEG in 2013, he was director of an incubator program, an entrepreneur, and was a senior engineer at Boeing.
Michael Lobsinger
SVP and Center Director for CEG
David Whipple is the Director of Industry Development for renewable energy at Empire State Development, the State level job creating agency. He works with partners to help renewable energy businesses establish manufacturing operations in NY.
David Whipple
Director of Industry Development - ESD
Peter is skilled in Residential & C&I Solar Energy, Environmental Awareness, Public Speaking, International Education, Organic Farming, Offshore Wind Supply Chain Management, Circular Economy and Climate Change Science. He has a Masters of Science focused in Science for Sustainable Development from Linköping University.
Peter Lion
Senior Advisor - Offshore WInd - NYSERDA
Jude Auman
Project Development - LJUNGSTRÖM
Christopher is responsible for managing multiple product lines across various industries to effectively deploy roadmaps and the overall vision for hydrogen infrastructure. 
Christopher D. Johnson
Product Manager - Plug Power
Cullen Brown is a Key Account Manager in the Customer Business Development group at (NYPA), helping manage NYPA’s economic development programs, as well as working with municipalities and SUNY campuses to achieve their CLCPA goals.
Cullen O. Brown
Associate Key Account Manager - NYPA


  • 7:30 AM
    Doors Open
  • 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    Registration and Breakfast

    Location: Main Hall

  • 8:30 AM - 8:45 AM
    Welcome Addresses

    Location: RMCC Theater

    Master of Ceremonies: Everton H. Henriques
    Welcome: Cathleen McColgin, John Piseck, Franca Armstrong, Matt Watson, Elizabeth Lusskin

  • 8:45 AM - 9:00 AM
    Sponsor Presentations

    Location: RMCC Theater

    Lloyd Ploof – Square One Coatings, Jacob Perry – Neff Automation, Cory Albrecht – AIM, Bill McDonald – Herkimer College

  • 9:00 AM – 9:15 AM
    Keynote Speaker I

    Location: RMCC Theater

    John Lorence V.P. Manufacturing Engineering The Fountainhead Group

  • 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
    Breakout Sessions: Part I

    Room 294

    Manufacturing Solutions Track: How to Fund, Build, and Market a Better Product​ (read more)

    Room 295

    Agriculture Solutions Track: Energy Saving Technology and Grant / Incentive Programs:(read more)

  • 10:15 AM – 12:00 PM
    Exhibitor Showcase & Networking

    Location: Main Hall

  • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    Lunch and Main Keynote

    Location: Lower Level Dining Hall

    Marion Terenzio – President, SUNY Cobleskill

    Elizabeth Dribusch – CEO, NYS Farm Bureau

  • 1:15 PM – 2:00 PM
    Breakout Sessions: Part II

    Room 294

    Manufacturing Solutions Track: Cybersecurity Solutions for Manufacturing​ (read more)

    Room 295

    Agriculture Solutions Track: Energy Efficiency Programs and Funding Opportunities (read more)

  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Exhibitor Showcase & Networking

    Location: Main Hall

  • 3:00 PM
    Event Concludes




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