NoCo Manufacturing Partnership Elects Three to Board of Directors
The NoCo Manufacturing Partnership has three new board members.
Stacy Johnson, director of economic development for the town of Windsor; Heidi Hostetter, CEO of H2 Manufacturing Solutions, VP at Faustson Tool, Arvada, and industry chair, Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies, Colorado School of Mines (ADAPT); and Mina Cox, chief operating officer of Specialty Products, Longmont, were elected to the board. They succeed Brooke Gunn, Scion Aviation; Terry Precht, Vergent Products; and SeonAh Kendall, City of Fort Collins.
The NoCo Manufacturing Partnership has more than 170 manufacturers and 54 public-sector participants. Among its goals:
- Build awareness of diverse careers in manufacturing through company tours and other events for middle and high school students.
- Partner with K-12 and higher education to build relevant skills.
- Bring together business-to-business networking and supply chain opportunities.
In 2016, the partnership:
- Surpassed the 1,000 participant mark for the number of high school and middle school students in Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, and Longmont who have taken Manufacturing ROCKS! Tours
- Awarded $6,000 in scholarships to Front Range Community College and Aims Community College students
- Organized a successful NOCOM 2016 Trade Show at the Ranch in Loveland
- Convened the first Regional Advisory Board Meeting for high schools
- Sponsored the first Parent’s Manufacturing Day with Fort Collins manufacturer Woodward as host.