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Fueling Regional Growth

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Coming together to share and solve common challenges, adopt best practices, and gain new leadership skills.

Developing a Strategic Plan

This unique group is composed of companies that have completed and are in the process of executing a long-range plan to grow and increase the value of their business.

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The latest news and insights for the manufacturing industry.


“DVIRC Manufacturing Network Groups foster meaningful peer relationships that increase in value over time through sharing of knowledge and experience. Manufacturing Council is my go-to advisory board when facing the toughest decisions and a regular source of wisdom, encouragement, and accountability.”
Nick Hackett
President, New Way Air Bearings
“There is a camaraderie that exists between Forum members, and I have come to value each member’s opinions, experiences, and input. It’s a nice break from the "daily grind" we all have. It’s also nice to know that there other executives who face the same challenges that I do and more importantly, that I have the Forum to engage in productive conversations about those struggles.”
Nicole Lutz
Vice President of Operations, Galaxy Wire & Cable, Inc.
“DVIRC offers such a diversity of services for different areas of the business. We benefitted from DVIRC in many different areas of our business, and the capability from DVIRC’s professional staff was outstanding.”
Bill Chesterson
Owner & CEO, Advent Design Corporation
“DVIRC’s strategic planning program really helped me open my eyes to growing my business. I learned to take a 30,000 foot level look at strategic areas of focus. Those types of things became very apparent over the course of the program, beyond just selling our product to customers.”
Paul Tramo
President, Sentinel Process Systems, Inc.
“Being a member of the Forum has enabled me to become a more effective leader drawing on the knowledge of my peer group’s experience. We all face similar issues even though we come from different industries. Working through those issues together allows for hands-on learning at an accelerated rate without the decision isolation most executives face on a daily basis.”
Ernie DeLany
Owner, Probes Unlimited
“The best networking time away from the office is a CEO Forum Meeting. Getting advice from your peers, mentors, and friends, helping to resolve your business problems no matter how simple or complex. By the time the meeting ends, you will have a path, direction, or suggestions on how to approach, effectively attack, and possibly resolve the issue. The round table effect, thinking together, and acting alike, produces great results.”
Bud Tyler
Vice President, The E F Precision Group
“The members are all highly competent business people. They come to the table with ideas that may be 180 degrees from your own. It’s these different perspectives that make membership a valuable experience.”
Bob Cohen
President, Acme Corrugated Box Company, Inc.
“The quality of the network group members comes from their ability to deal with new situations and talk through ways to tackle them. You have the experience of these people, but also their experience in their own industries.”
Jean-Marc Desheraud
Plant Manager, Barry Callebaut
“...being part of this group has challenged me and helped me grow. We all seem to share the same values, but come at things from 15 different angles and it widens our eyes. I’m so thankful.”
Kevin Mauger
President, NCC Automated Systems
“During one of our sessions, I mentioned some energy-related issues and someone in the group had a connection for an energy-savings company. That helped us easily save $100,000 over the year. So the contacts benefit us greatly.”
Jean-Marc Desheraud
Site Manager, Barry Callebaut
“DVIRC’s Strategic HR Group allows area HR Professionals a forum through which great information exchanges, learning, networking, and support happens. I am very pleased to be a part of the group and feel I benefit greatly being a part of it.”
David Riccio, Director, Human Resources
New Hudson Facades
“Working with DVIRC provides an opportunity for ongoing training to improve our production processes, peer-to-peer learning, and advice and council on growth plans. Adopting lean methodologies and educating our employees has enabled us to increase sales dramatically, enhanced on-time delivery, and allowed the company to design innovative products and move positively to gaining competitive advantage.”
Ernie DeLany, Probes Unlimited Owner
Owner of Probes Unlimited
“DVIRC has helped us grow and build a better organization. It's a great resource and organization!  ”
Paul Tramo
President, Sentinel Process Systems, Inc.

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Susan McDonald

Vice President Human Capital Consulting, Mid-Atlantic Regional Leader, CCI Consulting

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