VP of Hartford Steam Boiler Business Development Industrial IoT Solutions Brings Deep Experience in Marketplace and Growth Strategies
East Hartford, Conn. – The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT), a premier manufacturing technology resource for manufacturers across the state, announced today the appointment of Adrian Cosma to the nonprofit’s Board of Directors. Cosma joins CCAT as the nonprofit focuses on accelerated growth in its core technology areas and expands its service offerings and state-wide delivery footprint to meet growing manufacturer demand.
“CCAT’s whole business model is to help derisk technology adaption for the manufacturing base, whether it’s additive machine or other Industry 4.0 advanced technologies,” said Cosma. “As an insurance company, Hartford Steam Boiler is looking to derisk technology adaption to the end user by offering innovative insurance products. On a personal level, since moving back to CT, I want to get involved in the community because it has given so much to me. CCAT is a perfect fit because I can work closely with the manufacturing base, one of our most critical assets in the state.”
Growing up in Hartford the son of immigrants, Cosma was introduced to manufacturing through his father, who worked in manufacturing as a toolmaker. After attending business school at the University of Rochester, Cosma co-founded and ran Biological Energy, a hardware company focused on improving industrial wastewater and energy efficiency. He worked with the New York MEP system to promote smart manufacturing throughout the northeast region, partnering with CESMII (Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute), an organization that CCAT is also a member of.
Cosma is an expert at figuring out innovative solutions for companies to generate value, and that includes nonprofits. While in New York, Cosma was on the board of Foodlink, a regional foodbank and helped the nonprofit expand their footprint into hospitals and insurance companies.
In his current role at HSB, Cosma finds creative ways for businesses to engage in smart manufacturing through innovative business models like equipment as a service.
“That’s ultimately where I see myself helping — figuring out innovative ways for CCAT to expand their footprint. There’s so much that CCAT has to offer, and I’m looking forward to bridging the gap and developing partnerships that can benefit CCAT and the state. The facilities are here, the infrastructure is here. There is so much value that can be derived for the manufacturing base in Connecticut.”
“As CCAT accelerates its growth strategy in its core focus areas, Adrian’s extensive experience in manufacturing, along with his insight in additive manufacturing and Industry 4.0, will be invaluable,” said Ron Angelo, president and CEO of CCAT. “The adoption of leading-edge technology throughout the manufacturing supply chain is essential. Adrian’s expertise in derisking technology adaption will be significant in increasing companies’ confidence in moving forward and aligns with our mission to increase small to medium-sized manufacturers’ technical capabilities and build the future workforce to keep Connecticut competitive on a global scale.”
The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) is a premier manufacturing technology provider equipped with the most advanced assets to support its core focus areas: advanced design, automation, metrology and additive / hybrid manufacturing of materials (metals, ceramics, polymers and fiber reinforced composites). As a 501c3 organization, CCAT collaborates with large and small technology companies across multiple industries, Fortune 500 corporations, 4,000 supply chain companies, federal and state entities, and academia to deliver technical solutions to complex challenges. For more information on CCAT and its programs, visit www.ccat.us or reach out directly to Joe Wysocki, senior manager of the Advanced Technology Centers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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