Invest in Maine Advisory Committee
Bryan Briggs, Commercial Business Manager, OPTI Medical Systems, Inc.
Aaron Chadbourne, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the Governor, State of Maine
Peter DelGreco, President & CEO, Maine & Company
James Detert, Business Development Director, Molnlycke Healthcare
John Endicott, Director of Business Development, Maine Department of Economic and Community Development
David Erb, Senior R&D Program Manager, Advanced Structures & Composites Center, University of Maine
Vince Gallacher, Global Technology Director, Tex Tech Industries
George Gervais, Commissioner, Maine Department of Economic and Community Development
Dennis Leiner, Chief Technology Officer, Lighthouse Imaging Corporation
Steve Levesque, Executive Director, Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority
Jason Lundy, Vice President, Bank of America
Maria McIntyre, Managing Director, Invest in Maine
Wade Merritt, President, Maine International Trade Center
Zeynep Turk, Senior Trade Specialist, Maine International Trade Center
Stephen Von Vogt, Executive Director, Maine Composites Alliance
Brian Whitney, President, Maine Technology Institute
Invest in Maine Highlights
- Invest in Maine welcomed more than 15 delegations representing businesses, government officials, and academia from Europe and Asia during 2017. Industry sectors of greatest interest were advanced materials, food/beverage, and forest products.
- Invest in Maine coordinated outreach in advance of trade shows in key industry sectors: Tissue World (Milan), Seafood Expo North America (Boston), JEC World (Paris), and CAMX (Orlando). Combined efforts with OCO Global resulted in nearly 50 meetings with potential investors at the four venues. While this was the first foray to Tissue World, meetings held in Milan resulted in 3 companies conducting introductory visits to Maine in 2017.