MFG Inaugural Happy Hour

*Featured Event*

The gathering at Little Havana was a chance to meet and greet at the first get-together for members of the Maryland Manufacturing Collaborative – a new industry organization for Maryland manufacturers.

Members mingled and compared notes on a number of shared interests and issues…
…and heard more about the organization’s purpose and benefits.
In addition to the bar, folks could grab a cold drink from the MFG robot cooler…manufactured in Maryland, of course.
Pictured (LtoR) Carlos Nakamichi, McCormick engineering director; and Mark DeSantis, Restorative Therapies manufacturing manager
Pictured (LtoR) Stacey Goins, Strategic Factory vice president of operations; Francesco Marra, Marra Forni founder/CEO; Ebony Gales, Independent Can Company human resources director; and Jay Carven, Bakery de France CFO
Pictured (LtoR) Britt Tegeler, Tegeler Construction & Supply CEO; and Mick Arnold, Arnold Packaging president/Maryland Manufacturing Collaborative founder
Pictured (LtoR) Jill Monaghan, Textron Systems talent development specialist; Mike Kelleher, Maryland MEP executive director; and Oliver Hamann, Miltec UV director of operations
Pictured (LtoR) Drew Greenblatt, Marlin Steel Wire Products president; Gabrielle Silgalis, Marlin Steel Wire Products human resources/special projects manager; and Hareen Aparakakankanange, Aerolab CEO
Pictured (LtoR) Todd Sabin, Maryland Department of Commerce manufacturing program manager; John Freeburger, Holmatro director of special projects; Mark Rice, Maritime Applied Physics Corporation president; and Winston Frazer, Danae, Inc. CEO
Pictured (LtoR) Pat Kim, Middle River Aircraft Systems master planning lead; and Steven Appel, Arnold Packaging automation support specialist
Pictured (LtoR) Karli King, Tanglewood Conservatories purchasing manager; and Nichole Mihalos, Tanglewood Conservatories marketing director
Pictured (LtoR) Lisa Shay, Pompeian recruitment development manager; Mick Arnold, Arnold Packaging president/Maryland Manufacturing Collaborative founder; and Melissa Dewitt, Arnold Packaging vice president of finance
Pictured (LtoR) Drew Greenblatt, Marline Steel Wire Products president; and Luke Chow, Prime Manufacturing Technologies president/CEO
Pictured (LtoR) Craig Pfeifer, Maryland Screen Printers president; and Rusty Stephan, Capital Railing vice president of sales & operations
The Maryland Manufacturing Collaborative is a forum for manufacturers to come together and discuss issues, share resources and solve the challenges we are facing. Manufacturers are the most innovative problem solvers in the world and must be a vital, growing part of Maryland’s economy. Whether it’s workforce, automation or strategic initiatives with local and state organizations, manufacturers will band together under the Collaborative to get results. 
(November 19. 2019 – Little Havana)
Sloane Brown

Baltimore's longtime fashion and social scene reporter, Sloane is the founder/managing editor of Baltimore Snap.