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Tampa Bay Manufacturers Lunch

Keith Urban, Greg Hoffsteher and Steven Meitzen

Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM (EST)

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Tampa Bay Manufacturers Luncheon

February 27, 2014

Bascom’s Chop House

11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Guest Speaker: Chandra Brown

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing


The Tampa Bay area is fortunate to have Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing, Chandra Brown, from the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration visiting us on February 27th.

Please join with our local manufacturing community to hear Chandra’s remarks and have the opportunity to ask the Deputy Assistant Secretary your questions related to manufacturing and the Department of Commerce.

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration

As the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Manufacturing, Chandra Brown  oversees a broad portfolio of programs aimed at increasing the international  competitiveness of U.S. manufacturers. Managing a staff of over 70  international trade professionals, she is responsible for boosting U.S. exports  of manufactured products, helping to create and support jobs for American  workers.

Strengthening the global competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing is essential  to the Obama Administration’s agenda for economic growth and prosperity. In  2012, exports of U.S. manufactured products supported 7.3 million American  jobs, an increase of more than 20 percent from when President Obama took  office. In addition to increasing overall domestic manufacturing and emphasizing  innovation in manufacturing, Ms. Brown is committed to increasing the exports  of small and medium-size businesses given their pivotal role in generating jobs  for American workers.   

Ms. Brown brings many years of private sector manufacturing experience to  the Commerce Department. Prior to joining the Administration, she worked for  Oregon Iron Works, where she most recently served as Vice President and Chief  Executive Officer of its subsidiary, United Streetcar, the first U.S.  manufacturer to create a modern streetcar in more than 60 years. She was  appointed to the U.S. Manufacturing Council by former Secretary of Commerce  Gary Locke in 2010 and served as its vice-chair.

Ms.  Brown has received numerous awards, including White House Champion of Change in  2011 and the Right Stuff Award from the Apollo Alliance in 2010. She was named  one of the 50 most influential Portlanders in 2012 and received her Master of  Business Administration from Miami University in Oxford, OH

No refunds after 2/20/14, questions call 813.786.1125  email:


Have questions about Tampa Bay Manufacturers Lunch? Contact Keith Urban, Greg Hoffsteher and Steven Meitzen

When & Where

Bascom's Chop House
3665 Ulmerton Rd
Clearwater, FL 33762

Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM (EST)

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Keith Urban, Greg Hoffsteher and Steven Meitzen

We are proud to sponsore this meeting for the benifit of all machine shops in Greater Tampa Bay Area. 

Keith Urban CEO, 37 years in manufacturing, Invented HydroClean 5 years ago.

Greg Hoffsteher, CEO Hoffsteher Tool and Die, 25 years in Manufacturing in with customers in USA and around the world. Past President of NTMA of Tampa Bay

Steven Meitzen has been involved with manufacturing for 20 years and has been President of BAMA two times since 1998.  Is now Chairman of Bay Area Manufacturers Associations STEM Committy.


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