Cree CEO to headline trade event


Gregg Lowe, president and chief executive officer of Cree — the semiconductor manufacturer now building a $1 billion chip fabrication plant in Marcy — will headline FuzeHub’s upcoming food-and-technology trade event on Wednesday, June 2, according to a release.

FuzeHub is a nonprofit organization that connects New York’s small and mid-sized manufacturing companies to resources and programs spurring business growth. 

The event, “How the Mohawk Valley Feeds Innovation” is a virtual expo for the industries that support New York State’s agricultural and technology ecosystems, from food and beverage producers to packagers to semiconductor fabricators.

Other speakers include:

Cathleen McColgin, president of Herkimer College;

Randall VanWagoner, president of Mohawk Valley Community College;

Franca Armstrong, associate vice president of workforce development and dean of Mohawk Valley Community College’s Rome Campus;

Cory Albrecht, director of the Advanced Institute for Manufacturing;

Bill McDonald, associate dean at Herkimer College;

Everton H. Henriques, NY MEP solutions director at FuzeHub; and

John Piseck, executive director of the Herkimer County Industrial Development Agency (IDA).

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