Meet Our Team

FuzeHub's goal is to accelerate the growth of small-to-medium manufacturing and technology companies within New York State. From industry networking to awarding manufacturing grants, our team of manufacturing industry experts are here to help your business succeed! Learn more about each of the FuzeHub team members below.

Nick Antz
Manufacturing Marketing Specialist
Nick is our cybersecurity marketing maverick. His focus is to market FuzeHub programs specifically centered around cybesecurity for manufacturing.
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Julianne Clouthier
Director of Industry Engagement
Julianne is the driving force behind the Jeff Lawrence Innovation Fund. She administers fund programs, such as the Commercialization Competition, Manufacturing Grants and more.
(518) 768-7030 Ext. 504
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Eric Fasser
Design & Engineering Solutions Specialist
Eric is FuzeHub’s engineering expert, helping startups and small and medium-sized manufacturers optimize their product designs for business growth using the Department of Energy’s Build4Scale platform.
(518) 768-7030
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Page Fronczek
Marketing and Events Specialist
Page is a logistical genius who helps put together FuzeHub's signature events while helping to execute unique marketing initiatives, like the FuzeHub podcast, NYS Manufacturing Now.
(518) 768-7030 Ext. 501
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Elena Garuc
Executive Director
Elena is the rockstar of the FuzeHub team who leads everyone in executing FuzeHub's mission to help manufacturers grow and thrive in New York State.
(518) 768-7030 Ext. 506
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Everton H. Henriques
NY MEP Solutions Director
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.
(518) 768-7030 Ext. 509
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Paul Hook
Marketing Manager
Paul is FuzeHub’s choral conductor, using his marketing and economic experience to lead the Agency’s multiple programs as one melodic brand.
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Karin Kasparian
Manager of Grants and Administration
Karin is an organizational guru who keeps FuzeHub running like a well-oiled machine, making sure that all employees have what they need in order to do their jobs to the best of their abilities.
(518) 768-7030 Ext. 505
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Kim LLoyd
Director of Special Projects
Kim is our techie responsible for guiding the efforts of several programs targeted at helping small-to-mid-sized manufacturers, as well as the technology driving the FuzeHub B2B Connection portal.
(518) 768-7030 Ext. 508
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Steve Melito
Senior Solutions Specialist
Steve is the voice and pen of FuzeHub’s Solutions Program. He’s usually the first person you’ll speak with when you contact us for assistance. He’s also a prolific writer.
(518) 768-7030 Ext. 507
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Patty Rechberger
Program Coordinator
Patty is a jack of all trades who supports the Jeff Lawrence Innovation Fund by tracking progression and reporting on metrics and program successes after project completion.
(518) 768-7030 Ext. 512
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Zachary Sauro
Program Assistant
Zachary is our data dynamo supporting the Solutions Team. He helps with the technical management of the Solutions Program.
(518) 768-7030 Ext. 503
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John Sinnott
Industry and Technology Advisor
John is part of our brain-trust as the Industry and Technology Advisor to FuzeHub and is the Program Manager for the Industrial Partnerships Program, which is part of the Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR).
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Brianna Turner
Design and Communications Specialist
Bri is our creative powerhouse who defines and executes our creative identity and strategy.
(518) 768-7030 Ext. 502
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Ben Weinberg
Engineering Solutions Specialist
Ben is FuzeHub's 'okayest' engineer. His focus is testing technology to predict failures in robotic cells, reducing operating costs and improving the competitiveness of New York manufacturers.
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Not sure which NYS manufacturing resource to speak to?

Call us at 518-768-7030 or Request a Consultation with one of our New York manufacturing experts. A member of the FuzeHub team will follow up to learn more about what your manufacturing business needs and get you to a solution quickly.