Congratulations to Ed Gaetano, who after many years of hard work and tireless dedication to manufacturing, has retired as AM&T’s Executive Director.
Through Ed’s direction and our excellent staff of professional consultants, trainers and support staff, AM&T has made a real difference to manufacturing. As measured by an independent survey company and reported through our primary stakeholder, the nationwide NIST Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership, AM&T has produced over $818 million of measureable impact from our work with manufacturers and technology companies in the Southern Tier over the last five years.
A job well done, and a retirement well deserved. When Ed is not spending time at home with his family, you can expect to see him on the ski slopes, golf courses, and sporting events around the area. Enjoy your retirement, Ed, and thank you for all you have done for so many, it has been a pleasure working with you.
I have been selected as Ed’s successor as Executive Director. I came to AM&T sixteen years ago after almost twenty-five years in manufacturing and distribution. In my years as Business Developer and Principal Consultant at AM&T, I have enjoyed working closely with our stakeholders, customers and partners to move us all ahead together.
As Executive Director, I look forward to building on those past successes into new areas of opportunity. Under my watch, AM&T will continue our passionate focus on our mission to help manufacturers and technology businesses plan, perform, profit and grow. I look forward to working with each and every one of you to make good things happen.
Thank you again for a job well done, Ed. I’ll take the baton from here. It is an honor and privilege that I take seriously.