Advanced Manufacturing Employer Partnership


The Advanced Manufacturing Employer Partnership (AMEP) is an employer-led Workforce Solutions Collaborative Metro Hartford Industry Partnership focused on the workforce needs of advanced manufacturing and technology companies in local labor market areas. AMEP focuses on the best practices in recruiting entry-level workers and training incumbent workers. AMEP supports job quality programs and services that establish career pathways that lead to family-sustaining wages, reduced employer costs, and retention of current workforce.


Every manufacturing position is filled with a qualified employee. AMEP will provide leadership to drive effective and efficient workforce solutions by maximizing any available resource.

AMEP Chair:  Charles Daniels, Chief Financial Officer, Wepco Plastics

For more information about AMEP and to find out how you can get involved, contact Lynn Raicik at or call 860.282.4297

Grab your lunch and join us online to learn how your organization can support employees challenged by work-life balance. Employers will receive tools and best practices to help lessen stress, retain employees and improve overall business productivity.

Updates from our Special Guests:

Charles Daniels, CFO, Wepco Plastics, Inc. 
Paul Lavoie, Chief Manufacturing Officer, State of Connecticut
Jake Parduhn, Vice President, Thorn Run Partners 
Amy Peltier, Director, East Hartford Works
Ari Santiago, CEO, CompassMSP, and Host of Made in America Podcast

Panel Discussion moderated by Monica Perez, People & Culture Manager, CCAT
Marcia LaFemina, President, Penn Globe
Denise Smith, Human Resources Director, Metal Finishing Technologies
Ron Angelo, President & CEO, CCAT  

Watch this FREE webinar to learn how to empower resilience, foster commitment, and maximize the potential of our employees!


Money for Manufacturing
Learn more about programs designed to help Connecticut manufacturers acquire the skills, tools & resources needed to keep pace with today’s rapidly evolving manufacturing ecosystem. CLICK HERE.


Thank you for joining us for the 2021 AMEP Annual Meeting

  • Celebrating Connecticut-based employers for uniting to secure State and Government funds needed to rebuild our 2021 post-COVID workforce.
  • Hearing from manufacturing leaders about employer-driven initiatives for AMEP 2022
  • Paying tribute to Paula Gilberto, President and CEO of United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut for her 10+ years supporting AMEP, one of Connecticut’s first sector partnerships.

Featured speakers included:
Ron Angelo, CEO of CCAT
AMEP Chair Charles Daniels, COO of Wepco Plastics
ACM President Glenn Ford, CEO of Phoenix Manufacturing

Download a copy of the 2021 Annual Meeting Presentation.

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