(ORLANDO, FL) November 7, 2017 – FloridaMakes, an industry-led public-private partnership aimed at improving the productivity and technological performance of Florida’s manufacturing companies and strengthening the state’s manufacturing economy, has appointed Tim Vanderhoof, Senior Vice President for Business Development, Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI), to its board of directors.
Vanderhoof currently serves as a member of the IEDC International Advisory Committee, CoreNet Global and the CoreNet NYC Chapter, and has an extensive background in banking and finance, specializing in business development. He joined Enterprise Florida in 2013 and has worked to bring transformational job creation projects to the state, including ADP, Citigroup and KPMG. In his role as senior vice president of business development, he leads a team conducting economic development project management, determining and analyzing location criteria, talent pipelines, and incentive negotiation for business prospects. He plays a vital role in identifying and soliciting the interest of businesses best suited to locate or expand in Florida, and supports the organization’s mission by bringing job creation and capital investment projects to Florida.
“As board member, Tim will help guide FloridaMakes’ strategic direction by providing valuable insight, enabling us to anticipate opportunities and address the challenges faced by manufacturers across the state, and support the growth of high wage manufacturing careers for Florida,” said Kevin Carr, FloridaMakes CEO.
Enterprise Florida is a public-private partnership between Florida’s business and government leaders and is the principal economic development organization for Florida. EFI’s mission is to expand and diversify the state’s economy through job creation.
FloridaMakes partners with public and private service providers — including research and education institutions, consultants, and training providers — to improve the overall performance of individual firms, create and retain an advanced manufacturing workforce and deliver measurable economic impact.
Other FloridaMakes board members include
Ray Aguerrevere, general manager, Custom Metal Designs, Inc., Oakland, FL;
Abe Alangadan, business unit manager, Johnson & Johnson Vision, Inc., Jacksonville, FL;
Bayne Beecher, glass operations production control leader, PGT Custom Windows + Doors, North Venice, FL;
Kevin Carr, CEO, FloridaMakes, Orlando, FL;
John F. Krug, economic development specialist, Niagara Bottling, Inc., Orlando, FL;
Ryan Loftus, senior engineering manager, Exactech, Gainesville, FL;
Mark Madore, director of operations, Sparton Electronics, DeLeon Springs, FL;
Betsy McGee, president, ADI Metal, Fort Lauderdale, FL;
Jerry Parrish, chief economist and director of research, Florida Chamber Foundation, Tallahassee, FL;
Ed Phelan, vice president of operations, Maritech Machine, Inc., Panama City, FL;
Bob Provitola, division vice president, Manufacturing & Repair Global Collaborations, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc., Orlando, FL;
Roy Sweatman, president of Southern Manufacturing Technologies, Inc., Tampa, FL.
Ex-Officio members are
Andra Cornelius, senior vice president, Business & Workforce Development, CareerSource Florida, Tallahassee, FL;
Nicole Gislason, director, Office of Career and Professional Education, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL
FloridaMakes is an industry-led public-private partnership established in 2015 to improve the productivity and technological performance of Florida manufacturers and strengthen the state’s high-wage manufacturing economy. FloridaMakes is the official representative of the MEP National Network and NIST MEP in the State of Florida and provides services through Florida’s existing network of Regional Manufacturers Associations and other partners to support Florida’s more than 20,000 manufacturers. Services are customized to meet the needs and opportunities of individual companies. FloridaMakes operates with support from the State of Florida, NIST and Florida’s manufacturers. For more information visit http://www.floridamakes.com/ and follow us on LinkedIn and Facebook.
About Enterprise Florida, Inc.
Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) is a public-private partnership between Florida’s business and government leaders and is the principal economic development organization for Florida. In pursuit of its mission, EFI works closely with a statewide network of economic development partners and is funded both by the State of Florida and by private-sector businesses. For more information visit https://www.enterpriseflorida.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Facebook.