Paul E. Fortin

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fortinm-paul-1777196Title: Manufacturer, Entrepreneur

Company: CUIR À FER INC.

Location: Quebec, Canada

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Massimo Guidetto

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Company: CustoM 2.0 SRL

Location: Torino, Italy

Ever since Mr. Guidetto began working in the manufacturing industry, he has enjoyed a varied career that has continually challenged him to create innovative solutions in the technology sector. He ultimately chose to pursue this career path because he found the work to be very interesting and a natural fit for him. Upon completing studies in electronic engineering and automation technology at Politecnico di Torino in 1991, Mr. Guidetto began testing machinery for a manufacturing company. Since then, he has continued to draw upon his own intelligence and determination to forge ahead in this competitive field. Read the rest of this entry »

Jaz Dhaliwal

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Title: Director

Company: 3-Ci

Location: Calgary, AB, Canada

Jaz Dhaliwal, director of 3-Ci, established the company with a friend back in 2001. Since then, the company has manufactured heavy duty industrial cable lines for various power needs, the oil and gas industry, and satellites. Their cables can be found in some of the world’s most challenging applications, and are used for everything from deep sea exploring to aerospace testing and military applications, and so much more. Read the rest of this entry »

Chris P. Hudson

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Title: Team Principal

Company: Chimo Holdings

Location: Sheffield United Kingdom

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Daniel Knighton

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Company: RALO Headsets Inc.

Title: President, Chief Executive Officer

Location: Carleton Place, ON Canada

Over the course of nearly 10 years in his current role, Mr. Knighton has worked as the president and chief executive officer of RALO Headsets, a headset manufacturer that provides electronic communications and defense services for high-noise environments. Through his honesty and straightforward nature, he manages the Ottawa office, handles product sales, as well as the clients’ needs, and negotiates contracts.

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Patrick F. Lemire

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Company: Pi2 Technologies

Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Patrick F. Lemire has 15 years of professional experience, with three years as president of Pi2 Technologies, where he specializes in customer relations and solutions management. Each day, he is responsible for overseeing manufacturing operations, dealing with suppliers and interacting with salespeople. Read the rest of this entry »

Liz Bratisax

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Liz Bratisax 305716Title: Manager of Analytical Services

Company: Bimbo Bakeries USA

Location: Greenwich, CT

Ms. Bratisax entered the analytical food testing field due to her passion for food. She has been involved in the industry for more than three decades and currently operates her own company, Bimbo Bakeries USA. Ms. Bratisax’s manufacturing company offers clients a wide range of baked products, including bread, English muffins, cakes, cookies, doughnuts and Danish pies. Read the rest of this entry »

Darryl Harris

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Title: Executive Vice President

Company: Shimadzu South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Location: Roodepoort, South Africa

Darryl Harris is a highly regarded professional with 30 years of experience in the research field. Mr. Harris is currently the executive vice president of Shimadzu South Africa (Pty) Ltd, a manufacturer that offers medical diagnostic equipment manufacturing services. Read the rest of this entry »

Ronen Scheflan

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Title: President

Company: Hanita USA

Location: Rockville, MD

Ronen Scheflan is the president of Hanita USA, a coatings manufacturing company that provides the development and conversion of coated, laminated and metallized films for a range of industrial and commercial applications, and services to the label, electronics, and insulation industries as well as the print media and window film markets. The company also has an industrial division for manufacturing and a business division for business-to-business operations.

Mr. Scheflan has garnered 14 years of professional experience and joined Hanita in January 2008. Mr. Scheflan was introduced to the company when working in his field when managing a European plastics company years ago in logistics and sales that did R&D projects with Hanita. Hanita decided to increase its products in Europe and he was asked to expand and changed their operations in the European market. He changed the logistics and sales structure and managed Europe since 2007. During his tenure, he has led the company into cooperation with global players, established several international sales offices, and helped develop Hanita as the leading supplier to the vacuum insulation industry within Europe. Read the rest of this entry »

Debra Stellar

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Debra Stellar 532954Title: Director of Sales and Marketing

Company: Starlite Sign, LP

Location: Denton, TX

Debra Stellar entered the sign industry in 1986 and has become a well-respected leader in the field who is known for her sales management skills and ability to develop strong relationships with clients. She joined Starlite, a leading sign manufacturing company, and designer and installer of interior and exterior electrical signs, in 2001 and quickly became an integral member of the company’s staff.

An award-winning global sales consultant, Ms. Stellar has assisted in the expansion of the company over the last decade. She excels at developing solutions and delivering superior customer service. In her capacity, she is responsible for generating new business along with maintaining current clients, managing the sales representatives and marketing staff, managing projects, writing proposals and looking for new business opportunities. Ms. Stellar also represents clients around the country and maximizes their branding opportunities, as well as supports the long-standing mission of the company to provide top of the line customer service to each client. For her exceptional work, Ms. Stellar was inducted into the Hall of Fame and is a four-time recipient of the Vendor Sales Representative of the Year Award by Hastings Entertainment. She also earned the National Association of Professional Women’s Woman of the Year award for 2012/2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Adele Robberstad

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LogoTitle: Chief Executive Officer

Company: Peter F. Heering

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Adele Robberstad started working in consumer packages goods (CPG) 16 years ago. She was drawn to the industry because it is an area where many people are happy to work, due to its often fun and lighthearted nature. She has worked with many of her peers for years and enjoys the challenges that the industry offers.

For the past nine years, Ms. Robberstad has been serving as the chief executive officer of Peter F. Heering, a liqueurs manufacturer that produces, exports, and ships to more than 100 markets across the world. The company is recognized for its Heering Cherry Liqueur, which is the original cherry brandy flavored with cherries, and has been around since 1818. Read the rest of this entry »

Sophie Vandamme

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Sophie Vandamme 1776085Title: Human Resources Director Continental Europe

Company: McBride plc

Location: Belgium

Sophie Vandamme wanted to establish a career at a company where she could combine working with people and her human resources expertise. She joined McBride plc, a manufacturing company that supplies household and personal care products to Europe’s largest and most successful retailers, in July 2012, and has become an integral part of the company’s success.

Recognized for being a valued business partner in diverse environments, Ms. Vandamme is a motivated leader with proven communication and organizational skills. She is practical, articulate and creative, and has the ability to solve difficult and complex business issues. Ms. Vandamme has consistently obtained high performance through leadership and cohesive team building and excels at retaining employees. She has received many accolades and awards for her exceptional work in the field over the course of her career. Read the rest of this entry »

Daivd Saltman

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LogoTitle: Chairman, Chief Executive Officer

Company: Malama Composites

Location: Solana Beach, CA, United States

David Saltman is a highly regarded professional who has achieved great success in every venture he has been a part of. His latest business endeavor centers on creating a more sustainable environment through developing cleaner bio-based polyurethane foams and products. Mr. Saltman founded Malama Composites in 2009 after serving in executive positions for a variety of energy companies. Malama, which is Hawaiian for to care of, or protect, develops and manufactures rigid urethane foams made from renewable resources for various industrial applications. The company’s products don’t create any water or air pollution during the manufacturing process, contain no blowing agents or toxic additives, and are easier to recycle and reuse. These Earth-friendly materials are developed from plants, including soy and castor, and do not have a negative impact on the Earth’s ecosystem. Read the rest of this entry »