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Fireside Chat: Reshoring American Jobs and Industries

  • 18 Feb 2021
  • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • online


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Reshoring American Jobs and Industries:

Strengthening the US Economy and Local Communities

Thursday, February 18th, 4pm PST / 7pm EST 

Join as for a dynamic Fireside Chat featuring Rosemary Coates, Founder and Executive Director of the Reshoring Institute, and Pandora Ovanessian, a Chief Information Officer and a Technology Senior Consultant, with the California Manufacturing Technology Consulting® (CMTC)

Reshoring, which brings industries such as manufacturing, IT, legal, and accounting back to the U.S., is a critical part of rebuilding and strengthening the U.S. economy.

During this event, we will be addressing:

  • What are the issues and challenges around reshoring?
  • How does reshoring help the economy?
  • What are the cost factors?
  • Are incentives available?
  • What are the work force issues?
  • Are business conditions now favorable to refocus on reshoring across industries?

  • And more...

About our Speakers

Rosemary Coates is the Founder and Executive Director of the Reshoring Institute, a 501c3 nonprofit organization focused on expanding U.S. manufacturing. She is also the President of Blue Silk Consulting, a supply-chain management consulting firm.

Ms. Coates has been a management consultant for 25+ years, helping over 80 global supply chain clients worldwide. She is an best-selling author with five Supply Chain Management books, including the Reshoring Guidebook, 42 Rules for Sourcing and Manufacturing in China, and the Legal Blacksmith – How to Avoid and Defend Supply Chain Disputes. She also works as an Expert Witness on legal cases involving global supply chain disputes.

Rosemary serves on the Board of Directors at the University of San Diego Supply Chain Management Institute and teaches Global Supply Chain Strategy at UC Berkeley. She earned an MBA from the University of San Diego and a bachelor’s degree in business logistics from Arizona State University.

Pandora Ovanessian is a technology executive with over 22 years as a Chief Information Officer (CIO) experienced in startups, mid-size to multi-billion dollar global operations. Consulting career at Ernst & Young. She has diversified expertise in strategic planning and tactical execution, product development, ERP selections and implementations. She has extensive experience in selecting relevant innovative technologies, leading the technology lifecycle and cost-effective secure infrastructure.

She has proven abilities in driving agility with innovative technologies for quick returns on investments. She has diversified industry experience in manufacturing for medical device, pharmaceuticals, retail, aerospace and apparel. As CIO, she contributed in delivering on innovation and high growth for companies: Diality Inc., Community Pain Center, Thermo Fisher/One Lambda Inc., Golden State Foods, NASA JPL, Alpha Therapeutics/Baxter and ARAMARK.

Pandora currently serves as an Advisory Board member for Corenova Technologies and Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum.

At California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC), Pandora is a Technology Senior Consultant leading the consulting practice and providing interim CIO services. She is dedicated to helping leverage technology investments, increase revenue and productivity for the manufacturing industry.

Pandora earned her MBA, Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business and Management and BA from University of California, Los Angeles. Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification, University of Redlands.

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