Manufacturing PA Innovation Program Expo

April 05, 2024

10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET

Commonwealth Keystone Building, Harrisburg, PA

The Manufacturing PA Innovation Program invites you to the sixth annual Manufacturing PA Innovation Program Expo. This event highlights the partnerships between faculty and students across Pennsylvania's colleges and universities and Pennsylvania manufacturers to develop new processes, products, and technologies.
The expo also includes a manufacturing showcase and networking event for manufacturers to showcase their products and services and highlight job opportunities, internships, and externships. We hope this networking event will connect Pennsylvania manufacturers with university faculty and students and enable new research collaborations.

Please join us on April 5, 2024 as we recognize the manufacturing fellows and their contributions to Pennsylvania manufacturing.

All attendees must register by March 29, 2024 to attend the in-person expo.


10:30 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.: Welcome with Rick Siger, Secretary, PA Department of Community & Economic Development

10:35 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.: Photo of fellows with Secretary Siger

10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Industry keynote with John M. Bridgen, President, Precision Cobotics

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Manufacturing fellows panel

  • Moderator: Jen Gilburg, Deputy Secretary for Technology & Entrepreneurship, PA Department of Community and Economic Development
  • Tanisha Rutledge, Thomas Jefferson University
  • Tyler Shearer, Pennsylvania State University, Behrend
  • Marshall Stoner, Lycoming College

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Lunch and student poster session

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Manufacturer spotlight

  • Introductions: Jennifer Leinbach, Executive Director, Office of Technology Investment, PA Department of Community & Economic Development                          
  • Kevin P. Chen, Founder, AiMiLi Inc.
  • Adam Dunn, Automation Manager, Acutec Precision Aerospace
  • Momo Kechmir, Vice President, Electronics and Systems Engineering, EnerSys

1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.: Manufacturing Innovation Program update with Jennifer Leinbach

1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Manufacturing showcase and networking, including the following attendees:

  • Acutec Precision Aerospace*
  • AiMiLi Inc.
  • Customer Container Solutions*
  • DMI Companies* 
  • Forta Corporation*
  • Lightweight Manufacturing*
  • Metal Powder Works
  • Resilite*
  • Xenoil, Inc. 

*Denotes company is hiring


Parking is available at the 7th Street parking garage, one block away from the Commonwealth Keystone Building. Please note that visitors may access the Keystone Building through the North Street entrance only.


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