Impact Washington Announces Partnership of NEW SME Track at PNAA Advance / 2020 Conference

Bothell, WA (Dec. 2, 2019) Impact Washington today announced its partnership with PNAA to bring an SME Track to the Advance / 2020 Conference in Seattle, February 3-5 at the Lynnwood Convention Center. The new SME track that will run concurrently with the main conference.

“We are proud to partner with PNAA to help facilitate further growth and collaboration of the small to medium size manufacturing industry throughout the State. The continued expansion and stability of this community plays an important role in the State’s economic Aerospace landscape,” said Deloit R Wolfe, Jr., President and Center Director for Impact Washington. “There was no hesitation on our part when PNAA approached us about partnering with them on the SME Track. We have several 2020 initiatives designed to specifically support the performance and productivity of these enterprises, including assigning Miguel A. Moreno Hierro as our dedicated Account Executive to work the Small & Rural Manufacturing community throughout the State.”

“The SME track is designed to be less theory and more action, taking a deeper look at the laws of survival and what it takes to be successful as an aerospace manufacturer,” said Fiona McKay, Deputy Executive Director for PNAA.

The SME track is intentionally designed for small and medium-sized enterprises in aerospace manufacturing. It will provide a series of in-depth and ACTIONABLE sessions on the challenges and opportunities facing these enterprises.  The SME track will be held in a second conference hall that seats up to 200 people. Industry-specific topics include; Industry 4.0, IoT & Logistics, AS9100, Lean Manufacturing, Weathering Globalization, Leadership & Workforce Retention, Recruitment & Staffing, Customer Experience, and more.

You can find Registration Information Here or contact Merrie Beth Owens at mowens@pnaa.net and let her know you would like to register for the SME Track.

About Impact Washington: Impact Washington is a statewide non-profit organization that provides competitive, value-driven services. With access to public and private resources, our goal is to enhance growth, improve productivity, reduce costs, and expand manufacturing capacity in Washington state. Our solutions, consulting, and educational opportunities focus on the small and medium-sized manufacturers located throughout State. We are an affiliate of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Program (NIST MEP). Our nationwide network consists of manufacturing extension partnership centers located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Since 1997 Impact Washington has delivered improvement solutions to more than 1,500 Washington State manufacturers.

Small & Rural Manufacturing Account Executive: Miguel A. Moreno Hierro mmoreno@impactwashington.org | 425.330.2327

Media Contact: Carol Blayden, Marketing & Communications cblayden@impactwashington.org | 425.231.5828

About PNAA: Since 2001, Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance has been promoting the growth and success of the region’s aerospace industry with dynamic events designed to inspire aerospace leaders, connect aerospace interests, and educate policymakers. Today, with members throughout the northwest and around the globe, PNAA is dedicated to delivering the latest market intelligence to ensure our region’s competitive edge. PNAA’s unwavering commitment to sharing bold ideas, innovative technologies, and leading-edge processes has strengthened the industry and earned respect from the White House to the factory floor. Its members represent every segment of the aerospace industry and are responsible for designing, manufacturing, and supplying parts and services that launch rockets, fly planes, and even land on Mars!

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