Manufacturing Council Members ~ Brian Loucks, Gretchen Hanchett, Joe W. Hart/Lufkin, John Mulryan/Lufkin, Jon Nickerson, Karen Comstock/DR-HR, Lisa Lee/LW, Mark Brophy/Alstom, Stephen Martinelli/AS, Michael Zakel/Alstom, Michele Lichy/WIB, Ralph Naples, Reita Sobeck-Lynch, Roger Mitchell/Friendship Dairies, David Scarr/WLS Dresser-Rand, Steve Sentz/Cuba Specialty, Thomas Hennessy/Alstom, Tom Shoup/Lufkin
Press Release: "...The Greater Allegany County Chamber of Commerce (GACCC) is pleased to announce; Christine “Libby” Jefferds has accepted the chair position of the Greater Allegany Co. Manufacturing Council. She will be replacing Joe Hart who chaired the GACCC Manufacturing council for 5 years...."
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Manufacturing Council Strategic Plan
Address challenges facing the local industrial and manufacturing community, which might include new legislation, business, job creation, safety issues and others. Address issues relating to improving competitiveness of industrial businesses, including workforce, supply chain and cost of doing business. Provide input to the educational institutions of the training needs for industry. Work with government agencies focused on introducing innovation to the marketplace via incentive programs.
Alfred Students Welcome the Manufacturing Council Alfred Students talk with David Scarr Dresser-Rand
Provide resources and developmental opportunities that meet the unique challenges of manufacturing. Enable council members to successfully manage and provide services for their customers.
Objective 1: Put processes and tools in place to capture and share knowledge.
Objective 2: Promote benchmarking opportunities applicable to manufacturing.
Objective 3: Enhance and improve council communications by anticipating and prioritizing the resources required to enhance effective delivery of products and services.
Survey Manufacturing Council membership periodically for preferred means of communications.
Objective 4: Advance the council through retention and growth in membership, volunteer, sponsors, awareness, and strategic planning, to achieve average 10% annual membership increase.
Objective 5: Assure Ongoing Board Development and Succession Planning
Election process shall be consistent with Chamber and Manufacturing Council Bylaws
Per Council Bylaws terms shall not exceed two consecutive years
Encourage individuals to go through the leadership track of secretary, treasurer, vice president
Board members should be committed to attend all meetings
Current and future board members should actively participate in Council events
All board positions are by election and previous board experience is not required
A roles, responsibilities and objectives document will be developed for all board positions
Prospective board candidate will be identified six months in advance of the opening
The board attributes should guide the talent search process
The incumbent should mentor interested candidates within the six month period
Periodic assessment reviews will be conducted and reported to the current board
Each board chair should develop a committee as well as a person who is an alternate and a presumed next chair
The Immediate Past President will chair the board development and nominating committee.
Grow volunteer base
Identify volunteer’s positions, roles and responsibilities
Contact those that have expressed interest in volunteering
Objective 6: Self Finance Delivery of Existing and New Products and Services
Areas of Focus: