Manufacturing Champion Awards Breakfast

When: Friday, May 18th, 2018, 7:30 am - 9:30 am

Where: The Powelton Club, Newburgh, NY

Cost: Seats are $35 each or $315 for a table of 10

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The Manufacturing Champions Award recognizes those individuals and organizations, who through vision, dedication, hard work and tireless involvement have helped to overcome some of the many obstacles faced by manufacturers in the Hudson Valley community and in so doing they have made it possible for manufacturers and their employees to prosper. Join us in celebrating this year’s honorees:

  • Private Sector Champion: Deirdre Ryder, President and owner of VITS International since 2012 has helped steer that company on a path to growth and prosperity. VITS is a leading supplier of variable repeat sheeting & finishing systems for the printing, packaging, digital and converting industries.  Under her leadership VITS has invested in US Manufacturing operation and become a worldwide leader in the industry.
  • Public Sector Champion: Tom Sipos, host of the popular talk radio show Hudson Valley Focus Live. Tom has relentlessly called attention to the important role manufacturing plays in our regional economy. In particular he has been a longtime vocal supporter of career and technical education and the good jobs CTE can lead to in manufacturing.
  • Supporting Organization Award: The School of Science and Engineering at SUNY New Paltz is an important strategic educational partner for Council of Industry members. For decades, the school has provided the Hudson Valley with well educated, highly capable electrical and computer engineering graduates, many of whom have gone to work for local manufacturing companies.  Recently, the school added a Mechanical Engineering degree that will have a dramatic positive impact on the region.
  • Educator Champion:Kenneth Marshall, a teacher at Pine Bush High School, has been a proponent of STEM education in the Pine Bush Central School District for 10+ years.  He leads the schools unique Excelsior Engineering program and is currently leading the effort to make Pine Bush a PRIME High school in conjunction with the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and local manufacturers. 

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