Youngstown, OH – August 27, 2015 – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker visited the headquarters of America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, earlier today. Senvol President Zach Simkin, along with a select group of other America Makes members, was invited to meet with Secretary Pritzker to discuss the state of the additive manufacturing industry in the U.S.
“We are deeply honored to have Secretary Pritzker visit America Makes,” said Ed Morris, America Makes Director. “We are particularly pleased that she will engage in a roundtable discussion…to get a first-hand understanding of the impact that America Makes is having as we work together to accelerate the productive use of additive manufacturing in the United States.”
Simkin added, “It was a pleasure to meet Secretary Pritzker. The roundtable discussion was extremely fruitful, as both the strengths and weaknesses of the additive manufacturing sector in the United States were discussed.”
Other guests in attendance for Secretary Pritzker’s visit included Jay Williams, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development and former Youngstown Mayor; U.S. Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13); Michael Molnar, Director, Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office; Jenilee Keefe Singer, Associate Director, Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs, Department of Commerce; Erin Sparks, Senior Advisor for Manufacturing Policy, Department of Commerce; Sarah Lowry, Northeast Ohio Regional Representative for U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH); and Mayor
John McNally, City of Youngstown.
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