RMI’s 2018 Champions of Maryland Manufacturing Gala Dinner
November 29, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Martin’s West, Baltimore County
Black Tie Optional
On Nov. 29, the Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland (RMI) will honor the 2018 Champions of Maryland Manufacturing at an elegant evening gala dinner at Martin’s West in Baltimore County, 6-9 p.m.
This event is one of Maryland’s most meaningful evenings, highlighting extraordinary successes and celebrating our community spirit. Recognizing the top Champions of Maryland Manufacturing is an initiative of RMI’s Image Campaign to promote a positive image of manufacturing in Maryland. Telling the stories of those championing manufacturing helps others learn about the vibrancy of Maryland manufacturing today.
RMI received Champion 280 nominations from every county in Maryland and Baltimore City in the following nomination categories: Community Engagement, Emerging Leaders, Energy & Sustainability, Growth & Productivity, International Business, Manufacturing Technology (Industry 4.0), STEM Student Advocate and Talent Attraction. The RMI Nominations Committee chose the top 5 Champions who best exemplify these important categories that promote the true image of Maryland Manufacturing, highlighting the creativity and spirit embodied in today’s Maryland manufacturing ecosystem.
At the Gala, we will honor the Champions, Maryland counties, their newest manufacturing companies, and Aris Melissaratos, this year’s Grand Champion of Maryland Manufacturing Aris Melissaratos.
Aris Melissaratos – 2018 Distinguished Grand Champion of Maryland Manufacturing
This top Champion’s award goes to one individual who best exemplifies “championing Maryland manufacturing.” He has achieved significant results in every nomination category of the 2018 Champions of Maryland Manufacturing. Melissaratos is a Romanian-born Greek- American engineer, industrialist, aerospace executive, investor, philanthropist, university administrator, author and former government official in Maryland. His 40 plus years of leadership roles represent a legacy of tremendous accomplishment that have benefited our State tremendously.
The 2018 Champions of Maryland Manufacturing
|ENERGY AND SUSTAINABILITY
||GROWTH AND PRODUCTIVITY
||MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY/INDUSTRY 4.0
|STEM STUDENT ADVOCATES
Telling Our Story
Recognizing the Champions of Maryland Manufacturing is a key element of RMI’s Image Campaign to help put a face on today’s manufacturing. By helping to tell the stories of those that are championing the manufacturing effort in Maryland, we help policymakers better understand the products made in their jurisdictions and how those goods help us in our daily lives. We also help educators, parents, and kids see manufacturing as a viable, enriching career opportunity. The Champion’s dinner is one of Maryland’s most meaningful evenings, highlighting extraordinary successes and celebrating our community spirit.
Champions Tribute Sponsors
Thanks to everyone who sponsored RMI’s most important event of the year as we showcase the 2018 Champions of Maryland Manufacturing to further RMI’s Image Campaign.