Thirty on Thursday: The Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Manufacturing in Massachusetts
Thursday, October 08, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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The coronavirus pandemic has impacted manufacturers in many unexpected and unprecedented ways. Join us for a conversation with Dr. Mark Melnik, Leslie Greis and Michael Keneally as they discuss the economic impact of the pandemic and provide their insight into the challenges and opportunities manufacturers now face for the balance of 2020 and beyond.
Dr. Mark Melnik is the Director of Economic and Public Policy Research at the UMass Donahue Institute. He specializes in demographic, socio-economic, and labor market issues and leads a 15-person team working on variety of economic and public policy research projects informing clients in government, private industry, and the non-profit sectors.
Leslie Greis is the founder and managing member of Perennial Capital Advisors, LLC, an investment firm specializing in evaluating and investing in private real estate strategies worldwide on behalf of institutional investors and co-chair of the AIM Manufacturing Committee. She is also the owner of Kinefac Corporation, a family - owned business that makes machines that shape and form metal into very high precision parts for applications across multiple industries.
Michael Keneally is the owner of Accutech Packaging, Inc., a manufacturer of packaging materials and machinery. Accutech produces plastic thermoforming, folding cartons and specialty envelopes and co-chair of the AIM Manufacturing Committee.. They also build packaging machinery for the e-commerce fulfillment industry and provide materials of other packaging including corrugated boxes, protective packaging, cold chain packaging and systems.