innovate. compete. grow.
Governance The Commonwealth of Virginia is represented by our Board of Trustees, which is a fiduciary board appointed by the Governor. Key members of our board are also advocates of manufacturing through the Governor’s Manufacturing Advisory Board, an entity which serves as a policy resource for the Governor and his cabinet.
Message from FY2017 Board Chair It is a privilege and an honor to serve the Commonwealth of Virginia and to participate as chair of the GENEDGE Board of Trustees. Over the last two years, I’ve witnessed both political parties support the mission of GENEDGE Alliance, formerly Virginia’s Philpott Manufacturing Extension Partnership (VPMEP) and this collaboration between both parties is strengthening the manufacturing base in our state. As Virginia continues to tackle complex economic challenges, it is inspiring to see that the investments made in GENEDGE are truly yielding financial resiliency to manufacturing businesses across the state. As President and CEO of Global Metal Finishing, my company supports supply chains of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and machine shops in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern regions of the country. The in-depth data provided to my company through GENEDGE has encouraged my management team to set lofty goals and focus on 2020. I call upon all manufacturers, state representatives and educators to encourage their friends and affiliates to connect with GENEDGE. Open your channels of communication and watch the exponential growth in business for the Commonwealth.
FY2018 Chair and Vice Chair: Tamea L. Franco , Chair
Marc Foglia , Vice Chair President & Co-Founder, NVIS, Inc.
President / CEO, Global Metal Finishing; Chair, GENEDGE Executive Committee Board Members: Dr. Makola M. Abdullah , President
Marilyn Hanover , President Hanover Business Solutions, LLC The Honorable Todd Haymore Secretary of Commerce & Trade Roy C. Irvine , Quality Manager Diversified Converters, Inc. The Honorable Karen Jackson Secretary of Technology Jeffrey S. Jaycox , President / Owner Tabet Manufacturing Co. David R. Lohr , President / CEO Navigation Point Advisors Kevin N. Mumpower , Vice President of Engineering Bristol Compressors International, LLC
Virginia State University Ed Albrigo , President Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) Jonathan R. Alger , President James Madison University Dr. Kevin Creehan , Business Development Manager Arconic Hans de Koning , President Flexicell, Inc. Dr. John T. Dever, President Thomas Nelson Community College
Dr. John A. Downey , President Blue Ridge Community College Dr. Tiffany McKillip Franks , President Averett University Douglas Frost , Senior Vice President Dewberry, LLC Richard J. Gagliano , President / CEO AccuTec Blades, Inc. Aviv Goldsmith , President Precursor Systems, Inc.
Dr. Bruce Scism , President Danville Community College Dr. Wayne P. Stilwell , CEO
Stilwell Technology and Robotics; Chair, GENEDGE HR Committee Chair, GENEDGE Strategic Planning Committee Meiky Tollman , Chief of Operations and Supply Chain Sabra Dipping Company
Tamea L. Franco President / CEO Global Metal Finishing, Inc. FY2017 GENEDGE Board Chair
Our Vision : Virginia’s “go-to” resource that accelerates the growth of quality jobs for manufacturing, technology and industrial clusters. Our Mission: GENEDGE is Virginia’s best public resource to help manufacturing and industry innovate, compete, and grow.
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