RMI is pleased to recognize the following 169 Nominees, from every county in Maryland as well as Baltimore City, for the 2018 Champions of Maryland Manufacturing.  RMI’s Review Committee will be selecting the top four nominees in each of our eight nomination categories and the final announcements will be made during the week of October 1st.  A special thank you to everyone who nominated your Champions of Maryland Manufacturing.

Nominees for 2018 Champions of Maryland Manufacturing

Abrar Solatch, Trinity Sterile, Inc.

Acadia Windows & Doors

Advanced Manufacturing & Production Program, Caroline County Public Schools

Advanced Thermal Batteries, Inc.

Advanced Vision Systems, Inc.

Allen Frydenberg, Automated Precision, Inc.

Amanda Gianotti, Allogram, Inc.

American Computer Development, Inc.

Andrew Sherman, American Bully Manufacturing

Anne Arundel Community College,

Mechatronics Program

Annette Walter, Timber Industries


AstraZeneca – Biologics Manufacturing Center

At Night Athletic

Baltimore Fabrication, Inc.

Baltimore Museum of Industry

Beitzel Corporation

Bend CAM

Berry Plastics

Blind Industries & Services of Maryland

Bobby Patton, Patton Electronics

Bomboy’s Candy & Ice Cream

Brian Briggs, Maryland Manufacturing Advisory Board

Cambridge International

Canam Steel Corporation

Cardinal Scientific

Carroll County Career & Technology Center,

Applied Mechanical Engineering

Chesapeake Specialty Products

Chris Maclarion, Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation

Cindy Brown, API Source

Citywide Youth Development

Community College of Baltimore County

Community College of Baltimore County, CAMM

Control Cable, Inc.

Craig Bandes, Pixelligent

Crystal Steel Fabricators, Inc.

D Wheatley Enterprises

Dairy Maid Dairy, LLC

David Anderson, Phoenix Mecano, Inc.

Deb Kielty & Team, World Trade Center Institute

Dixon Valve and Coupling Apprenticeship Program

Dominion Energy, Cove Point Terminal

Dr. Mary Beth Tung, Maryland Energy Administration

Dunlop Protective Footwear

Eastman Chemicals

Eddie Heath’s Crab Pots

EFC Systems, Inc.

Eight O’Clock Coffee

Ellen Breidenbaugh, ACS Industrial Services

Ellicott Dredges


ELTA North America

Emergent Biosolutions

Evapco, Inc.

Fashions Unlimited

Food Opportunity, LLC

FR Conversions

Frederick County Office of Economic Development, Craft Beverage Growth Program

Fuchs North America

Galaxy Control Systems

George Tunis, Hardwire, LLC

Gillian Henker, Sisu Global Health

GM Baltimore Operations

Green Bay Packaging

Guinness Open Gate Brewery & Barrel House

Hagerstown Community College

Hamilton Companies

Harbor Designs & Manufacturing

Heritage Printing & Graphics

Holly Budd, William & Heintz Map Corporation

Holmatro, Inc.

Hub Labels

I Value LED

InSource Solutions

Iron World Manufacturing, LLC

Jack Williams, The Nelson Company

Jayfus Doswell, Juxtopia, LLC

Jim Burnette, Alliance Engineering

Jodie Bollinger, Frederick County Office of Economic Development

John Danko, Danko Arlington

Jon Rowley, RoosterBio

Junior Achievement of Central Maryland

Juxtopia, LLC

K&L Microwave

Kimberli O’Connell, Phoenix Mecano, Inc.

Knorr Brake Company

Kurt Parsons, Platform Aerospace

LaMotte Chemical Products Company

Lehigh Cement Company

Lion Brothers

Luke Chow, Prime Manufacturing Technologies, Inc.

M. Luis Products


Marc Berman, Phoenix Mecano, Inc.

Marwan Moheyeldien, Maryland Packaging

Maryland Department of Commerce

Maryland Economic Development Association

Maryland Performance Diesel

Maryland Plastics

Maryland World Class Consortia

McCormick & Company

MD MEP, Apprenticeship

MedImmune, LLC

Michael Koch, FireFly Farms

Michael Raphael, Direct Dimensions

Michael Ratchford, W. L. Gore & Cecil County

Economic Development

Mick Arnold, Arnold Packaging

Mid-Atlantic Region MBDA Advanced Manufacturing Center – Baltimore

Modern Lighting

Murray Corporation

N. Scott Phillips, Mid-Atlantic Region MBDA Advanced Manufacturing Center – Baltimore

Nichole Mihalos, Untangled Minds Foundation

Notre Dame Prep Middle Level Carbon Footprint Fast

Notre Dame Preparatory School

NRL & Associates, Inc.

Paragon Bioservices, Inc.

Patriot Technologies, Inc.

Patton Electronics

Peter Bowe and Eddie Resende, EDGE Program

Phoenix Mecano, Inc.


Plasipak Packaging, Inc.

Plymouth Tubing

Pompeian, Inc.

Potomac Photonics

Premier Elevator Cabs


R.J. Yates Welding Service, Inc.

Randy Marriner, Manor Hill Brewery

Rasheed Aziz, Citywide Youth Development


RoosterBio, Inc.

Root3 Labs

Shay Curry, Eaton

Shelly Brown, Galaxy Control Systems

Shelter Systems Limited

Sisu Global Health

Smucker’s Quality Beverages Division, J. M. Smucker Company

Stacy Stube, Baltimore Sewing School

Stanley Black & Decker Hampstead

Manufacturing Facility, Connected Factory

STAR Academy

Stephanie Discepolo, Howard County Public Schools

Strategic Factory

STULZ Air Technologies Systems|CAH-1080 Program|Wood Waste|LED Lighting |Solar Power

Tanglewood Conservatories, Ltd

Tefelen, A Phoenix Mecano Company

Teledyne Energy Systems

Tenax Corporation

Textron Systems

The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region, Inc.

The Project Resource Group

The Strouse Corporation

The Whalen Company


Tim Rhode & Ed Mullin, STAR Academy

Timber Industries

Todd Sabin, Maryland Department of Commerce

Tracye Johnson, Local Motors

Tri-State Hub Supply Chain Roundtable

Untangled Minds Foundation

Untangled Minds Foundation in Partnership With Caroline Career and Technology Center

Urvashi Shah, ELM

Vorbeck Materials, Inc.

VTI of Maryland, Inc.

Washington County Department of Business Development


Williams & Heintz Map Corporation

Worthington Armstrong Venture Enterprise

Zentech Manufacturing, Inc.