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FuzeHub and the North American Center of Excellence for Transportation Equipment (NAmTrans) and AMT present this one-day, in-person, manufacturing forum-style event for New York State’s transportation equipment and aerospace industry. Our focus is on 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.

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AGENDA

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

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

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

MASTER OF CEREMONIES

Everton is a manufacturing virtuoso focused on helping the manufacturing community, industry, start-ups, local colleges and universities, and business leaders to advance innovation and technology.
Everton H. Henriques
NY MEP Solutions Manager | FuzeHub

OPENING/WELCOME REMARKS

Executive Vice President for Small Business and Technology Development at Empire State Development, overseeing a portfolio of grant, loan and venture programs focused on small businesses and innovation sectors. 
Elizabeth Lusskin
Executive VP, Small Business Development - ESD
Everton is a manufacturing virtuoso focused on helping the manufacturing community, industry, start-ups, local colleges and universities, and business leaders to advance innovation and technology.
Everton H. Henriques
NY MEP Solutions Manager | 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
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

PANEL DISCUSSION

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.
Steve Melito
Senior Solutions Specialist, FuzeHub

MODERATOR

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
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
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
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
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

EXHIBITOR GUIDE

Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, and trams, to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signaling, and digital mobility, Alstom offers its diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry. 

150,000 vehicles in commercial service worldwide attest to the company’s proven expertise in project management, innovation, design, and technology.

BAE Systems moves the world more efficiently and effectively by advancing electric and hybrid solutions in buses, boats, heavy-duty trucks, and military vehicles. Our Power and Propulsion Solutions business, headquartered In Endicott NY, is the trans-Atlantic leader in electrified propulsion and accessory power management systems in heavy-duty transit buses. 

With over 15,000 electric powertrains in service, we understand what it takes to design, deliver and support fielded battery electric, electric hybrid and hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles.

Norsk Titanium AS is the world’s pioneering supplier of aerospace-grade, additive manufactured, structural titanium components. The company is distinguished in the aviation industry by its patented Rapid Plasma Deposition™ (RPD™) process that transforms titanium wire into complex components using dual plasma torches in a super-clean argon environment.

Norsk Titanium is a tier 1 supplier to Boeing and Spirit AeroSystems; we are committed to producing cost-reducing aerostructures and jet engine components for the world’s premier aerospace manufacturers. RPD™ is the world’s first FAA-approved, 3D-printed structural titanium delivering substantially less material waste, shorter lead times, and significant cost savings to aerospace, defense, and commercial customers.

CAF USA is a manufacturer and supplier of high-tech, exceptionally reliable rolling stock. We offer comprehensive global rail solutions which, in addition to the supply of trains, include viability studies, civil work, electrification, signaling, maintenance, and system operation in some cases.

CAF offers an extensive range of products covering all types of rolling stock and rail components:

  • High-speed trains
  • Regional and commuter trains (diesel and electric)
  • Metros
  • Trams and LRVs
  • Locomotives
  • Axles and components

Nova Bus, member of the Volvo Group, is a leading provider of sustainable transportation solutions in North America. Its portfolio includes electric, hybrid, CNG, and clean diesel buses, high-capacity vehicles, as well as integrated intelligent transport systems. Nova Bus accompanies transit authorities and bus fleet providers in their transition to electromobility with its flagship LFSe+ long-range electric bus, combining the proven Nova Bus structure with the latest innovations in electric drive.

Nova Bus is committed to helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions and positively contributing to a greener economy. Nova Bus is proud to have a facility in Plattsburgh, NY, where over 350 dedicated employees assemble buses for the American market.

Wabtec is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions, and value-added services. Whether it’s freight rail, transit, mining, industrial, or marine, our expertise, technologies, and people – together – are accelerating the future of transportation.

Vapor Stone Rail Systems, a Division of Wabtec, operates on a global stage, designing, modeling, manufacturing, and distributing both commuter and passenger train parts including doors, door systems, HVAC units, and other train accessories.

S3IP solves problems for industry, leveraging the broad capabilities and deep technical resources of Binghamton University. For transportation manufacturers, the 6 research centers in our NY Center of Excellence address microelectronics assembly, flexible hybrid electronics, heterogeneous integration of electronics, and thin film devices for energy harvest and storage.

Our new $113 million Battery Manufacturing Development Center is led by Dr. Stan Whittingham, 2019 Nobel Laureate. Our professional staff, backed by faculty expertise, assists companies in problem-solving and use of our 7 laboratories to address product manufacturing methods, materials, thermal management, failure analysis, and reliability improvement. www.binghamton.edu/s3ip

The New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology (NY-BEST™) Consortium was created in 2010 to position New York State as a global leader in energy storage technology, including applications in transportation, grid storage, and power electronics.

NY-BEST currently has more than 185 members from across NY State, the US and around the world. The Consortium’s membership is diverse and includes manufacturers, academic institutions, utilities, technology and materials developers, start-ups, government entities, engineering firms, systems integrators, and end-users.

NY-BEST serves as an important connector in establishing a strong energy storage “ecosystem” encompassing all stages of energy storage product development and use.

The North American Center of Excellence for Transportation Equipment (NAmTrans) is a strategic subsidiary of the North Country Chamber of Commerce based in Plattsburgh, New York, and is dedicated to:

Serving the large and diverse cluster of over fifty Transportation Equipment and Aerospace manufacturers in the seven-county North Country Region of New York State.

Building active working partnerships between this cluster and other Transportation Equipment and Aerospace clusters in New York State, Quebec, Ontario, and beyond.

The NYS Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics works with NYS suppliers and sub-suppliers to the automotive and aviation industry matching materials design, usage, processing, and lifecycle with appropriate data management tools.

Funded projects with faculty, as well as career experience and student innovation sprints, are key activities.

The Center of Excellence in Advanced & Sustainable Manufacturing (COE-ASM) is a partnership between Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (“NYSTAR”) and RIT that is dedicated to helping NYS manufacturers develop and apply new technologies that create competitive business advantages.

The Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR) is funded by the National Science Foundation. Its primary mission is to perform cutting-edge materials research. The center also provides support to industry through the NYSTAR-funded Industrial Partnerships Program.

The program promotes technology transfer and economic development by offering to industry low-cost, timely and flexible access to world-leading materials experts (Cornell faculty members) and to state-of-the-art instruments, enabling product development as well as expansion to wider markets.

New York Ventures, part of Empire State Development, partners with diverse teams that are using technology to solve important challenges in areas of strategic interest and importance.

We actively look to provide greater access to capital for regions, industries, and individuals, including women and minority entrepreneurs. Our goal is to build a robust startup ecosystem across New York State, leveraging public and private sector assets.

AMT is a leader in assisting local manufacturers in overcoming the challenges of today’s competitive economy. Our highly-skilled team of experts has many years of industry experience combined with extensive consulting, training, and coaching experience.

We are Business Advisors who have built a reputation for understanding and meeting manufacturers’ needs with expert solutions. We are a unique resource for manufacturers seeking to increase sales, streamline operations, achieve certifications, reduce costs, and create jobs.

Alfred University is a recognized leader in the development of materials and manufacturing solutions in the areas of technical ceramics and glass. The Center for Advanced Ceramic Technology (CACT) provides industrial partners access to the resources and expertise needed to solve challenges faced by companies working in these fields, especially in high-temperature characterization, materials modeling, and processing.

CACT also provides support for New York State companies with matching funds via our contract with New York State’s Division of Science, Technology, and Innovation (NYSTAR). CACT supports short-term analytical testing, long-term research & development programs, and workforce development from short courses to sponsored internships.

Alfred University is a recognized leader in the development of materials and manufacturing solutions in the areas of technical ceramics and glass. The Center for Advanced Ceramic Technology (CACT) provides industrial partners access to the resources and expertise needed to solve challenges faced by companies working in these fields, especially in high-temperature characterization, materials modeling, and processing.

CACT also provides support for New York State companies with matching funds via our contract with New York State’s Division of Science, Technology, and Innovation (NYSTAR). CACT supports short-term analytical testing, long-term research & development programs, and workforce development from short courses to sponsored internships.

FuzeHub provides New York State manufacturers and technology companies with guided access to our extensive network of industry experts, programs and assets to solve productivity, commercialization, research and development issues, and other challenges to growth.

FuzeHub’s programs champion the New York State manufacturing and technology community and provide targeted resources to accelerate manufacturing competitiveness and technology commercialization.

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Our event platform allows your participants to get in touch before, during and after your business networking events. Our B2B matchmaking technology makes it easy to schedule meetings between participants. Our host of features makes the networking experience relevant and successful.

Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR) programs and centers emphasize the importance of working with industry as a way to leverage New York State’s technology strengths to produce new products. The state also offers other innovation development support resources, including financial incentives, to foster university collaboration, research and innovation.
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