Invest in Maine Advisory Committee
Kathy Billings, Vice President Corporate Relations, Emera Maine
John Butera, Senior Economic Advisor, Office of the Governor, State of Maine
Peter DelGreco, President & CEO, Maine & Company
James Detert, Business Development Director, Molnlycke Healthcare
Vince Gallacherv, Global Technology Director, Tex Tech Industries
George Gervais, Commissioner, Maine Department of Economic and Community Development
Martin Grimnes, Sales, Harbor Technologies, LLC
John Gulliver, Partner, Pierce Atwood, LLP
John Henshaw, Executive Director, Maine Port Authority
Emily Lane, Vice President of Sales, Calendar Islands Maine Lobster Co.
Dennis Leiner, Chief Technology Officer, Lighthouse Imaging Corporation
Steve Levesque, Executive Director, Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority
Christopher Paradis, Corporate Training Coordinator, Central Maine Community College
Laurenz Schmidt, Principal, Beltane Solar, Inc.
Stephen Von Vogt, Executive Director, Maine Composites Alliance
Brian Whitney, President, Maine Technology Institute
Invest in Maine Highlights
- During 2015, Invest in Maine coordinated 95 foreign direct investment meetings overseas and incoming visits with 12 potential international investors.
- Overseas contractors conducted outreach and scheduled meetings with company decision-makers expressing an interest in Maine at seven key
industry trade shows in Germany and China: Anuga Foodtech Show, WoodMac China, Semicon China Show, Techtextil, China Composites Expo, Composites Europe, and MEDICA.
- The regional reimbursement sub-grant program was launched in 2015. Designed to assist economic development groups across the state to build regionalized foreign direct investment capacity, the program requires a cash or in-kind match. Funding is awarded through a competitive process. Four groups received funding under the program: Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority, Greater Portland Economic Development Corporation, Kennebec Regional Development Authority, and Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council.