National MFG Day is always the first Friday in October - manufacturers should be considering or planning now for what they want to do on October 7. Those "outside" of the industry or support and collaborate with manufacturers are also encouraged to celebrate with us.
This session encourages thinking on what organizations can do to shed light on the manufacturing industry. It can be as simple as a social media post, a career highlight promotion, a tour, a school presentation, or a partnership with a community entity.
Our second annual run of MFG Virtual Meeting Series, these brief meetings are geared toward decision-makers in the manufacturing industry. These are opportunities to stay abreast of state trends or resources and share best practices. Subject matter experts will provide industry insight with a moderated question and answer session following presentations.
- Eric Kittelson, Marketing/Product Information Director - Fisher Industries
- Gordon Court, Business Development & Account Executive - Impact Dakota
- Katherine Roth, Executive Director - Jamestown Regional Entrepreneur Center
ERIC KITTELSON is the Marketing/Product Information Director for Fisher Industries. He spends most of his working hours handling donation/sponsorship requests, developing company videos and imagery, coordinating advertisement campaigns, monitoring social media accounts, planning employee appreciation functions, and producing parts and operation manuals of all the aggregate processing equipment in the Fisher Sand and Gravel/General Steel & Supply fleet. Eric also serves as the coordinator of the Southwest ND Manufacturers Group’s Dream It Do It Program, which is a group of young professionals that promotes careers in manufacturing to area high school students.
GORDON COURT is an experienced sales and marketing professional with 30+ years of successful sales and account management experience in medical, technical, manufacturing, retail, and business to business sales as well as customer focused service. Gordon has an extensive background in sales analysis, managerial processes, coaching and training. He has trained many different levels of personnel in processes, planning, and computer skills, and photography, and is adept at written and verbal communications including presenting to large groups. He also has experience in developing and implementing training programs.
KATHERINE ROTH assisted with the founding of the Jamestown Regional Entrepreneur Center (JREC) in Jamestown in 2017 and serves as its Executive Director. Katherine is completing a doctoral degree in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at North Dakota State University. She is a graduate of the master's in business administration (Operations & Supply Chain Management track) from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
This is part of our MFG Virtual Meeting Series - these are held the second Thursday in the months of August, November, and January. Members can request recordings of these sessions following their completion by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Past sessions available for recording requests:
- State Training Programs
- Automation How-To
- Available Incentives
- Cultivating a Culture
- EXIM Bank
- Getting Goods to Market