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Massachusetts is leading manufacturing into the future – The Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative

01/22/2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

Manufacturing in Massachusetts –Branding for the Future of Manufacturing Importance of Manufacturing to the Massachusetts Ecosystem

Developing future talent in Advanced Manufacturing at such an opportune moment in time, as manufacturing has been the champion in the fight against COVID-19.

Date: Friday, January 22, 2021

Description: Advanced manufacturing is the future and we need skilled workers to sustain that future. The Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative is working on marketing and branding manufacturing now to build the demand for the future.



Mike Tamasi, President & CEO AccuRounds

A second-generation owner, Michael has worked in the family business since 1985. He is responsible for the overall strategy and organizational alignment guided by “The Path to Perfection” – providing an opportunity for every member of the AccuRounds team. Michael is intensely focused on enterprise excellence driven by continuous improvement principles, initiating the focus on world-class manufacturing in 1995.

Michael is very active in industry and educational organizations including government appointments to the Massachusetts Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative, currently serving as Co-Chair, and previously sitting on the MA STEM Advisory Council. Michael continues his STEM awareness contributions thru the SE MA STEM Network. He is the Chairman of Business Leaders United, a group led by the National Skills Coalition in Washington DC.


Kelley French, Deputy Director Masshire
Experienced leader with an impressive history of fundraising and program development to achieve the organizational mission and address the needs of the participants served. Conceives a strategic vision and the resources to fulfill that vision, including inspiring staff and partners to attain successful outcomes. A professional and dynamic leader with a track record of establishing lasting partnerships, meeting or exceeding the performance requirements of funders, and managing budgets and resources. Extensive experience administering not-for-profits and funding from federal, state, and private sources.

Dave Cruise, President & Chief Executive Officer MassHire Hampden County Workforce Board

Formerly, the Executive Director of Human Resources for the Public Schools of Springfield, Massachusetts.

Sean Killam, Director of Public Affairs MassMEP

Sean Killam is a lifelong learner, legal scholar, business innovator, economist, civil and political rights advocate, and a former Assistant District Attorney in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  He has the reputation of being a passionate advocate for public-private partnerships, with a particular emphasis on redefining the role of corporate governance to address societal concerns in areas where positive bottom-line impact can also be demonstrated.  As the director of public affairs at MassMEP, Sean is responsible for aligning stakeholder interests, leveraging the science of influence to achieve data-driven results and successful business strategies statewide.

Sean holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and a JD from Suffolk Law School.


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