Gorham mill owner featured at state Manufacturing Summit

Lynn Tilton, CEO and principal of Patriarch Partners LLC — the firm that brought the former Fraser Papers mill in Gorham back to life — will speak on “How to Save American Manufacturing” at the ninth annual New Hampshire Advanced Manufacturing and High Technology Summit.The summit — with the overall theme of “Growth Through Collaboration” — will run from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7,, at the Center of New Hampshire Radisson Hotel in Manchester.The annual event is presented by the New Hampshire Division of Economic Development, the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire, the New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership and the New Hampshire High Technology Council.The summit’s presentations and workshops will focus on how New Hampshire’s high-tech and manufacturing sectors can stimulate growth through collaboration.Besides Tilton, speakers at the summit will include economist Dennis Delay of the New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies and Roger Kilmer, director of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership.Delay’s topic will be “Smart Manufacturing/High Technology – New Hampshire’s Leading Economic Sector.Kilmer, the keynote speaker at the summit luncheon, will address “Becoming a Next Generation Manufacturer.”Three one-hour workshops will be offered concurrently and presented twice during the morning session by a panel of industry experts: “Supply Chain Development and Collaboration”; “Developing the Future Workforce in New Hampshire Advanced Manufacturing”; and “Technology-Driven Market Intelligence.” Sponsors of the event include Citizens Bank, BAE Systems, Chapter 327/Southern New Hampshire of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, New Hampshire Business Review, the New Hampshire Department of Education, Southern New Hampshire Chapter 253 of the Association for Operations Management, TradePort USA and the New Hampshire Machining Association.Cost is $95 per person. For more information, contact Zenagui Brahim at 603-226-3200 or email zenaguib@nhmep.org. — NEW HAMPSHIRE BUSINESS REVIEW

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