Invest in Maine Advisory Committee
Bryan Briggs, Commercial Business Manager, OPTI Medical Systems, Inc.
Peter DelGreco, President & CEO, Maine & Company
James Detert, Business Development Director, Molnlycke Healthcare
David Erb, Jr., Senior R&D Program Manager, Advanced Structures & Composites Center, University of Maine
Vince Gallacher, Global Technology Director, Tex Tech Industries
Heather Johnson, 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 2018 Highlights
There were two significant overseas activities for Invest in Maine. The first was attendance to the JEC Composites Show in Paris. This marked the third consecutive year the state hosted a booth in the U.S. pavilion. The delegation included the University of Maine, Montalvo Corporation, Yale Cordage, FMI, and the Maine Composites Alliance.
From a business attraction perspective, the diversity and strength of the group worked to showcase the state’s capacity in the sector to potential investors. Working with Belfast-based lead generation consultant OCO Global, Invest in Maine met with 12 companies at the show, eight of which were first-time introductions.
OCO Global also coordinated a round of meetings in the Milan area as well as with exhibitors at the MIAC paper manufacturing show in Lucca. The focus of the trip was primarily composites and forest products with participation by the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center.
Visits also included composites manufacturers and companies in food processing, pharma and diagnostics, and engineering.