Chief Operating Officer
Maria is a skilled executive with deep experience in the manufacturing sector. She has led executive management functions for startups and established companies, with operational expertise in business development, product development, strategic, operational and budget planning, both domestically and internationally. She has served in leadership roles for the NIST MEP affiliates in both Massachusetts and Florida, and has extensive consulting experience working with manufacturing companies on issues ranging from product development and marketing to strategic and financial planning. She has managed two Italian manufacturing companies; at one company, she restructured operations, increased productivity and doubled sales within six months, and, at the other company, she increased productivity by over 200% through manufacturing process improvements.
For the past nine years, Maria has served as an independent consultant in the U.S. and the European Union, providing strategic and operational consulting to the manufacturing and service sectors. During that time she served as a liaison with Florida’s regional manufacturing associations for a $15M U.S. Department of Labor TRADE Consortium grant. She also served the sustainable energy sector, helping to establish 300+ person manufacturing facilities for producing photovoltaic solar panels internationally. Maria has a bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College, and a master’s degree in business administration from Boston University Metropolitan College.Back to Leadership Page