CONNSTEP’s President and CEO Bonnie Del Conte Moderates Girls & Manufacturing Summit

October 31, 2016

by Connstep Team

(Rocky Hill, CONN, Oct. 31, 2016) – On Oct. 28, 2016, CONNSTEP Inc.’s President & CEO Bonnie Del Conte moderated a panel discussion at the, “Making It Real: Girls & Manufacturing Summit” coordinated by the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. on behalf of Connecticut Dream It Do It program held at the Hartford/Windsor Marriott Airport.

Lieu. Gov. Nancy L. Wyman welcomed more than 188 female middle and high school students followed by Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development’s Catherine Smith, DOL’s Commissioner Scott Jackson; and Dr. Isabelina Rodriguez, Interim Chief Academic Officer at the Connecticut State Department of Education.

From left to right are: Keynote Speaker Eileen Tremblay, Senior Director, Industrial Management, Pratt & Whitney; Panelist members: Jacqueline Gallo, Strategic Operations and Lean Manager, Whitcraft Group, LLC, Megan Ilnicky, Advanced Manufacturing Intern at CCAT; Joan Rayno, Senior Director, Program Management, Integrated Air and Missile Defense for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems; dr. Diane Van Scoter, Associate Professor for the Materials Science and Engineering Dept. at UCONN; Bonnie DelConte, President, CONNSTEP, Inc.; and Dr. Nivea L. Torres, Superintendent of Schools, CT Technical High School System.

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Chris DePentima

CEO, Pegasus Manufacturing Inc.

“I see great value in the new experiences and perspectives CONNSTEP brings to our business, at reasonable prices. They’re not like consultants, they’re like partners in the business – willing to roll up their sleeves and help.”

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Mark Burzynski

President, Arthur G Russell Co

“CONNSTEP has proved to be a tremendous resource for ESI. CONNSTEP has helped us to adapt to today’s marketplace and remain a quality minded, competitive global player. Our ISO/TS16949 implementation process was efficient and rewarding. I look forward to our future projects with CONNSTEP.”

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Ron Delfini

President, Engineering Specialties Inc.

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Tom Lucas

Manager, Fuel Cell Energy

“CONNSTEP is a valuable partner to Hologic, providing the expertise and ‘outside eyes’ everyone needs to keep their continuous improvement on track. We are now well-positioned on a dynamic growth path and look forward to a long-term relationship with CONNSTEP.”

Greg Safarik

VP Manufacturing Operations, Hologic

“Our experience working with CONNSTEP has brought us benefits we never expected. It’s a great team to work with!”

Bruce Wheeler

VP of Operations, Metal Finishing Technologies Inc.

“The goals of the team were to reduce manufacturing lead-time, reduce floor space utilized, and increase worker productivity. All the goals were met. CONNSTEP helped us to better compete.”

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Dan Rubbo

General Manager, Tornik LLC

“The Business Growth Program is working well for us. We enhanced our website following the meetings to improve our SEO and become more visible to search engines. The segment on negotiating …  promoted changes in our thinking and improved how we interact with customers. The mentoring between sessions was helpful in boosting our progress.”

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Bill Lathrop

President, Colonial Spring Co.

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