About the Forum

FuzeHub and the North American Center of Excellence for Transportation Equipment (NAmTrans) and AMT will host a one-day, in-person, manufacturing expo style event.

This event will focus on New York State’s transportation equipment and aerospace industry. A major theme of the event will be supply chain development, growth, and resilience.

In addition to panels/presentations on topics of interest, transportation equipment OEMs and SMEs from across NYS will be afforded the opportunity throughout the day to connect with new customers, suppliers, vendors, and resources via B2B matchmaking, networking, and designated booth/exhibiting space.

Event Information

September 28th
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

$75 per person

Radisson Hotel Corning
125 Denison Pkwy E
Corning, NY 14830


The companies that are exhibiting at this event are prime contractors in air or ground transportation. If you’re a prime, this is your chance to meet NYS manufacturers who can shorten your supply chain so that you can reduce risks and costs while promoting quality and efficiency.

The attendees at this event are NYS manufacturers who want to do business with the primes or increase their sales to these industry leaders. If you’re an attendee, this is your chance to meet one-on-one with the primes and find out how to leverage the transportation supply chain.

Meet with...


  • 7:30 AM
    Doors Open
  • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    Registration, Networking & Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM - 9:20 AM
    Opening/Welcome Remarks

    Everton H. Henriques – FuzeHub

    Carol Miller – AMT

    Joel Wood – NAmTrans

    Elizabeth (Liz) Lusskin – ESD, Division of Small Business & Technology


  • 9:20 AM - 9:25 AM
    Special Guest – Video Address

    Senator Chuck Schumer – US Senate Majority Leader

  • 9:25 AM - 9:55 AM
    Keynote Speaker

    Nivardo Lopez – NYS Deputy Secretary for Transportation

  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Panel Discussion

    Moderator: Steve Melito – FuzeHub

    Marie-France Gariepy – Nova Bus

    James “JD” Daniel – Alstom

    John Hroncich – BAE

    Holly Black – Vapor Stone Rail Systems

    Carol Miller – AMT

    Dave Pelligrini – Oriskany Manufacturing Technologies

  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    B2B Matching
  • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM
    B2B Matching
  • 2:45 PM - 3:00 PM
    Closing Remarks & Event Concludes



In November 2021, Nivardo Lopez was appointed Deputy Secretary for Transportation for the New York State Executive Chamber.  In this role, Nivardo serves as a senior advisor to Governor Kathy Hochul on all statewide transportation and infrastructure issues and coordinates decision-making on policy, budget, and operations. 
Nivardo Lopez
NYS Deputy Secretary for Transportation


Holly is the current HR Manager at Vapor Stone Rail Systems, a Wabtec Co., located in Plattsburgh, NY. Her eight years of Human Resources, staffing, and recruiting have solely been dedicated to the manufacturing world; working predominantly for transportation companies.
Holly Black
HR Manager, Vapor Stone Rail Systems
James “JD” Daniel has been with Alstom for 8 years. JD is responsible to define and support the Alstom strategies to meet Buy America, Buy Canada, and Supplier Diversity.
James “JD” Daniel
Director, Supplier Diversity | Alstom
Director of Strategic Procurement with more than 20 years of experience in purchasing both in the retail and in the manufacturing industries. Determined and result oriented.
Marie-France Gariépy
Head of Purchasing Nova Bus
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
John Hroncich is BAE Systems’ Director for North American Transit Sales. BAE Systems is the trans-Atlantic leader in electrified powertrains for heavy-duty transit buses.
John Hroncich
Director, North American Transit Sales | BAE
Executive Vice President for Small Business and Technology Development at Empire State Development, focused on technology and research commercialization, Life Science Initiative and Venture investments.
Elizabeth Lusskin
Executive VP, Small Business Development - ESD
Steve Melito is the Senior Solutions Specialist for FuzeHub and the host of its NYS Manufacturing Now podcast. He also moderates events for FuzeHub and is a regular contributor to its print and digital publications. More...
Steve Melito
Senior Solutions Specialist, FuzeHub
Carol has extensive knowledge of the Southern Tier’s manufacturing sector and has a proven track record of success. Carol works closely with AMT’s clients, stakeholders, and partners.
Carol Miller
Executive Director, AMT
46 years of experience in the Transportation and HVAC industries. Masters from Syracuse University. Career focus has remained in Business Development, Manufacturing, Operations, Sales and Logistics. Current position is Vice President at Oriskany Manufacturing Technologies, a position he has held for over 20 years.
Dave Pelligrini
Vice President - Oriskany Manufacturing Technologies
Joel is directly responsible for all programs and services of NAmTrans, which is dedicated to supporting and growing the region’s 54 company Transportation Equipment and Aerospace cluster.
Joel Wood
Director, NAmTrans


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