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New Jersey Manufacturing Awards

New Jersey Manufacturing Awards


Friday, Oct. 3, 2014
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM


The Palace at Somerset Park
333 Davidson Avenue
SomersetNew Jersey 08873

New Jersey Manufacturing Day: Register Now!

Join us on Friday, October 3rd, 2014 for New Jersey's event in celebration of National Manufacturing Day! Established in 2012, the celebration is designed to expand knowledge about and improve the general public’s perception of manufacturing careers and the industry’s value to the U.S. economy.

When: Friday, October 3rd
Where: The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset, NJ
Time: 7:30am – 2:30pm

Price Per Ticket:
- NJMEP Made in New Jersey Program Participants – 2 complimentary tickets (Status will be confirmed through NJMEP)
- Manufacturers – $75.00/ticket (must supply NAICS code)
- General Public – $95.00/ticket

Our Manufacturing Day Event will include networking opportunities, keynote speaker, panel discussions, exhibit area and end with the New Jersey Manufacturing Awards luncheon.

Building A 21st Century Manufacturing Economy

7:30-8:30 Continental Breakfast and Networking

8:30-8:45 Welcome & Opening Remarks

8:45-9:15 Welcome Address
Harold J. Wirths, Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Labor

9:15-9:45 Keynote Address
U.S. Senator Cory A. Booker

9:45-10:30 Workforce Development: Finding, Training and developing employees for the 21st Century
Moderator: Ray Vaccari, Director, ManufactureNJ Talent Network
Robert J. Staudinger President, National Manufacturing Company Inc.
Michael Stern, Chief Executive Officer, Kreisler Manufacturing Corporation
Frank Wyckoff, President, The Wyckoff Group

10:30-11:00 Networking Break

11:00-11:45 Logistics/Supply Chain
Moderator: Kevin Lyons, Associate Professor, Department of Supply Chain Management and Marketing Sciences, Rutgers Business School
Clifford F. Lindholm, III, President & CEO, Falstrom Company
Casey Muench, Operations Manager, GEMCO
Robert Russo, Associate Director of Logistics, Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation

11:45-12:30 Innovations and Growth
-Positioning your company for growth: Getting your financial house in order
-R&D credits available to manufactures
-Tapping alternative investments
Moderator: Dr. Donald H. Sebastian, President & CFO, New Jersey Innovation Institute
Michiel E. Ultee, Chief Scientific Officer, Gallus Biopharmaceuticals, LLC
John Tucci, Assurance Partner, BDO
Marcia Frieze, CEO, Case Medical

12:45-2:30 2014 Manufacturing Awards Luncheon
Check back in a few weeks to view the finalists!

2:30 Event concludes

Sponsorship opportunities available! Contact Mark Cialdella at or (732) 246-5729.

Contact Information

Wendy Berg NJBIZ 220 Davidson Avenue Suite 302 Somerset, NJ 08873 Phone: (732) 579-8653


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