Georgian College hosting Pivot Point, candid talk about what manufacturers should know before retooling

Register online for virtual chat featuring five speakers

With many manufacturers, both local and across the country, shifting gears to support healthcare workers, Georgian College wants to highlight what it takes to do so.

The college’s Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre is presenting Pivot Point this Thursday, a community conversation involving several local manufacturers that have shifted their operations. The hour-long event will feature five speakers who will share their experiences in retooling or refocusing their efforts on producing much-needed medical gear.

“So many local manufacturers have demonstrated significant leadership during this pandemic to address critical gaps in protective and medical equipment,” said Mira Ray, Director, Research and Innovation at Georgian. “By showcasing these innovative leaders, we believe their stories can inspire other companies to think creatively about how they can contribute to the fight against COVID-19, but also give some really tactical advice on how to bring their ideas to fruition.”

The five featured speakers are:

  • David Yeaman, President and Co-owner of Molded Precision Components (MPC)
  • Olha Senyshyn, Assistant Director, IP Osgoode
  • Braden Root-McCaig, Director of Communications and Strategy, Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE)
  • Matt Shearer, Beattie’s Distillers
  • Stephen Loftus, President and Founding Partners, Innovative Automation

Sybil Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer at MediPharm Labs, will act as moderator for the event.

Interested participants can register for Pivot Point online.