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 2019 Highlights
Warm Welcome for Quebec Delegation
On March 14, 30 member companies of ACET, a tech business accelerator at the University of Sherbrook in Quebec, visited Maine as part of a two-day, four-state tour of New England to assess the potential for a U.S. location. Maine was the last stop and a briefing and reception headlined by Governor Mills and Commissioner Johnson included presentations by Maine Technology Institute and BioME, the state’s bioscience association.
Italian Companies Look to Maine
Invest in Maine attended the Seatec/Compotec show held in Marina di Carrara, April 3-5 meeting with a number of exhibitors. This was also an opportunity to assess this show as an alternate to JEC in Paris, and although there were a few large U.S. suppliers exhibiting, the show is much smaller and niche-driven to the Italian market.
Italy’s Consul General Federica Sereni Visits Maine
April 8-9 were highlighted by the visit by Consul General Sereni facilitated by Honorary Consul in Maine, Roberto Dolci. Meetings included James Herbert, president of the University of New England, dinner with the Italian language class at Bowdoin College and a site visit to Modula, an Italian company based in Lewiston.