NYS Manufacturing Now is FuzeHub’s premier podcast with two main goals. The first, is to showcase new technologies and innovations developed right here in New York. The second, is to close the knowledge gap of small-medium size manufacturers about the NYS resources that can help them find solutions to business and technical challenges.

We will take you across the state to learn about start ups growing up in  New York and about the state programs and resources available to help them become more competitive.

Steve Melito chats with Paul LaPorte, the Cybersecurity Coordinator from the Advanced Institute for Manufacturing. Hear what Paul has to say about the importance of Cybersecurity, for all manufacturers, no matter how large of small. 

Listen to FuzeHubs' Steve Melito and Suresh Dhaniyala of Potsdam Sensors, a past winner for the Commercialization Competiton talk about Suresh's experience and the competition and what he gained from the competition.

Steve Melito of FuzeHub chats with Josua Aviv, founder of SparkCharge, and previous winner of FuzeHub's Commercialization Competition. Learn about SparkCharge's growth after the competition and find out his advice for this year's competitors.

Steve Melito of FuzeHub talks with Matt Watson, the Director of the Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR) at Empire State Development about NYS programs and resources available to small startup and manufacturing enterprises. 

Next time on

FuzeHub talks with:

Lou Manzo of Progressive Industries


In the works:

FuzeHub will be interviewing:

John Pisek from the Herkimer Country IDA

Kathleen McColgin, President of Herkimer College


The NYSMN Podcast Team:


Steve Melito

Steve is the Host of NYS Manufacturing Now. He is always on the look out for new interviewees. If you would like to contact him, send him an email at


Page Fronczek

Page handles the technical details of podcasting for NYSMN, such as audio recording, editing and distribution.