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Amanda Wilson Joins MACNY as Workforce Development Specialist

MACNY, The Manufacturers Association, is pleased to welcome Amanda Wilson to the team as a Workforce Development Specialist. In this role, Amanda will support MACNY’s New York State Manufacturers Intermediary...

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NAM Talent Study Indicates Manufacturing Growth

NAM Talent Study Indicates Manufacturing Growth Randy Wolken, President & CEO The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) recently released its annual talent study, highlighting that manufacturing growth is likely to increase...

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Join us for MACNY’s 111th Annual Celebration of Manufacturing

Join us for MACNY's Annual Celebration of Manufacturing! Presented by M&T Bank Join us on May 23rd at the SRC Arena & Events Center from 5 PM to 8:30 PM....

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Why All the Effort?

Why All the Effort? David Freund, Chief Leadership Officer I recently received an email from someone asking me to stop sending emails regarding some of my leadership offerings. The person...

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Effective Leaders Are Influencers

Effective Leaders Are Influencers Randy Wolken, President & CEO We all have our favorite leaders. They demonstrate they have influence well beyond their official positions. They are persuasive and get...

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Simple Pleasures of Life

Simple Pleasures of Life Randy Wolken, President & CEO The world is throwing a lot at us each day. I witness and write about fast-paced changes locally and in our...

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MACNY Announces 2024 Manufacturers Wall of Fame Inductee and Innovator of the Year Award Recipient

MACNY, The Manufacturers Association, is pleased to announce Carl Byrne, President & CEO of Byrne Dairy, Inc., as the 2024 Manufacturers Wall of Fame inductee, and Tyler Robillard, Director of...

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Manufacturing Matters: April 2024

View this month’s issue of Manufacturing Matters.   INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Cover Story: Celebrating 111 Years of Innovation, Collaboration, and Transformation in Manufacturing   Page 3 | President's Message: Is...

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In An Instant

In An Instant David Freund, Chief Leadership Officer In an instant, everything can change. Born on February 12,1986 in Atlanta Georgia, he grew up in a two-bedroom house with 13...

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Who Are You As A Leader?

Who Are You As A Leader? Randy Wolken, President & CEO Leaders are all different – just like people. Leaders must develop their unique leadership approach. It is vitally important...

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Eric Feldstein Joins MACNY as Training Coordinator

MACNY is pleased to welcome Eric Feldstein to the team as the organization’s Training Coordinator. In this role, Eric will provide support to MACNY’s growing training department by coordinating with...

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Work Has Changed

Work Has Changed Randy Wolken, President & CEO In many ways, today's labor market appears similar to what we experienced before the pandemic. The unemployment rate remains low, the share...

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Making or Breaking

Making or Breaking David Freund, Chief Leadership Officer Last week I had the amazing opportunity to spend three days with my colleagues at Maxwell Leadership. I went home with pages...

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Advocating for New York State Manufacturers

Advocating for New York State Manufacturers Randy Wolken, President & CEO On Wednesday of last week, MACNY and our Manufacturers Alliance partners from throughout New York State advocated in Albany...

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Marisa Norcross Promoted to COO

MACNY is pleased to announce the promotion of Marisa Norcross to Chief Operations Officer. Marisa started this new role at the end of 2023. Reporting directly to the President &...

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Women’s History Month: Amplifying the Voices of Young Women in STEM

Women's History Month: Amplifying the Voices of Young Women in STEM Nira Irby, Workforce Development Specialist, Partners for Education & Business, Inc.   In celebration of Women's History Month,...

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Is A Conflict In Asia Inevitable?

Is A Conflict In Asia Inevitable? Randy Wolken, President & CEO Many believe that it is just a matter of time before China invades Taiwan. For decades, China has made...

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Thermometers and Thermostats Revisited

Thermometers and Thermostats Revisited David Freund, Chief Leadership Officer Several years ago, I heard a quote that said, “Leaders need to be thermostats, not thermometers.” The premise behind this quote...

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Manufacturing Matters: March 2024

View this month’s issue of Manufacturing Matters.   INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Cover Story: Women's History Month: Amplifying the Voices of Young Women in STEM   Page 3 | President's Message:...

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Manufacturing Advocacy Day In Albany

Manufacturing Advocacy Day In Albany Randy Wolken, President & CEO On Wednesday, February 28th, MACNY and our Manufacturers Alliance partners will travel to Albany to advocate for critical policies to...

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