FloridaMakes Board of Directors

Ray Aguerrevere
Vice President
Custom Metal Designs, Inc., Oakland, FL
Representing the Manufacturers Association of Central Florida         

Abe Alangadan
Business Unit Manager
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Jacksonville, FL
Representing the First Coast Manufacturers Association

Bayne Beecher
Glass Operations Production Control Leader
PGT Custom Windows + Doors, North Venice, FL
Representing the Sarasota-Manatee Manufacturers Association

Larry Bull
President and CEO
Createch Machine & Design, Lakeland, FL
Representing the Manufacturing & Supply Chain Alliance

Kevin Carr
Chief Executive Officer
Orlando, FL

Andra Cornelius (ex-officio)
Senior Vice President Business & Workforce Development
CareerSource Florida
Tallahassee, FL   

James Hodge
Plant Manager
CEREX Advanced Fabrics, Cantonment, FL
Representing the Northwest Florida Manufacturers Council

Charles (Chip) Howison
Vice President of Operations
Barrett Outdoor Living, Brooksville, FL
Representing the Hernando County Manufacturers’ Association

Nicole Gislason (ex-officio)
Director, Office of Career and Professional Education
University of West Florida
Pensacola, FL      

John F. Krug
Economic Development Manager
Niagara Bottling, Inc.
Orlando, FL                           

Mark Madore
DLS General Manager
Sparton Corporation, De Leon Springs, FL
Representing the Volusia Manufacturers Association          

Betsy McGee
ADI Metal, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Representing the South Florida Manufacturers Association          

Representative (ex-officio)
Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
Tallahassee, FL   

Dr. Jerry Parrish
Chief Economist and Director of Research
Florida Chamber Foundation
Tallahassee, FL

Bob Provitola
Division Vice President, Manufacturing & Repair Global Collaborations
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc., Orlando, FL 
Representing the Manufacturers Association of Central Florida         

Roy Sweatman
Southern Manufacturing Technologies, Inc., Tampa, FL
Representing the Bay Area Manufacturers Association

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