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Expertise Project Benefit Corporation

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Expertise Project (ExPr) is an alliance of educators and employers who create and distribute lesson plans and video tours of local manufacturing and construction employers to grow New York's Technical Workforce. ExPr equips marketing and recruitment professionals with virtual reality headsets that give 360-degree tours of their workplace and training programs right from their career fair tables. This results in more productive discussions with candidates. ExPr also bundles the tours with supporting lesson plans into ExPr Career VR and ExPr Online - which are used by subscribing educators, career counselors, and other workforce development professionals to introduce the STEM career and apprenticeship paths available here in New York State.

Four Anchors Worldwide LLC

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Ocean cargo insurance broker
Four Anchors Worldwide LLC, specialists in marine cargo insurance, commenced their 15th year of operation in February 2022. We see the need to offer our marine cargo insurance services to those companies which seek to upgrade their coverage, secure improved rates and reach a confidence level that claims covered under their marine cargo insurance policy will be handled to a swift and successful conclusion. We have interested underwriters who can provide a very competitive open ocean cargo policy with broad conditions and very low rates.

The Arc Otsego/Creekside Industries

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Creekside Industries is committed to providing the highest quality services through our skilled and dedicated employees, while striving to help our customers become leaders in their respective industries. We provide a work environment where our employees can meet their potential and grow personally and professionally, strive to be the industry standard in service to our customers, and maintain a superior level of integrity in interactions with our business partners.

Workforce Development Institute

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The Workforce Development Institute (WDI) is a statewide non-profit that works to increase opportunities for all New Yorkers to succeed in the workforce while earning family-sustaining wages. We use a range of tools including “boots on the ground” information, workforce expertise, data analysis, and flexible funding to facilitate projects that help labor unions, employers, educational institutions, and other workforce partners think and act differently regarding hiring, training, educating, and retaining an inclusive and productive workforce.

Herkimer Athletics

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The Herkimer Generals athletic program began with five sports in 1970, under the direction of Tom LaPuma, and has grown to 20 varsity and two junior varsity offerings. With its growth has come great success with 65 NJCAA national championships, 130 Region III titles, 171 conference championships and 31 NJCAA Academic Team of the Year awards. The College has gained a reputation as one of the nation’s most successful junior college athletic programs, referenced by many as “The Home of the Champions.”

Herkimer College

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Herkimer College provides a quality, affordable education with more than 40 degree and certificate programs available. Many programs are also available entirely online, along with support services.

Rock City Development, LLC

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We are a community focused development company specializing in business scaling, residential and commercial real estate, and leadership.

SUNY System Administration

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SUNY is the largest comprehensive system of public higher education in the US with 64 campuses across NY including community colleges and technology colleges, comprehensive colleges and doctoral institutions (R1 research universities, medical centers and specialized institutions). More than 95% of New Yorkers live within 30 miles of a SUNY campus. SUNY serves about 1.4 million students per year through programs, continuing education, and community outreach. Still we strive to do more. SUNY microcredentials are smaller credentials that provide earners with immediate workforce ready skills and a pathway to additional credentials; perfect for upskilling incumbent workers or supporting new worker pipelines. Visit www.suny.edu/microcredentials!

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.




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...
Dr. Everton H. Henriques
Director of Manufacturing and Technology Initiatives, 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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