Help IMC welcome Dennis Gilbert to the team!
IMC’s Board of Directors conducted a national search for a President of the non-profit organization that is focused on growing manufacturing in the 12-county Central Pennsylvania region. IMC is one of seven Industrial Resource Centers in Pennsylvania and a network member of the PA Manufacturing Extension Partnership.
“The Board is pleased that Dennis accepted this position. He’s built strong relationships with manufacturers across the US, including many in Central Pennsylvania and he understands the IMC mission. We look forward to him providing leadership to the organization. Thank you to my colleagues that serve on the IMC Board of Directors and IMC staff for their role in the selection process.” stated Shannon Munro, IMC Board Chairperson.
Dennis was born and raised in Central Pennsylvania and is a strong advocate for the manufacturers that provide a solid economic foundation for the region. His professional experience includes being General Manager of a local manufacturing and retail operation, Managing Director of Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Penn College, and most recently as President/Owner of Appreciative Strategies, LLC. He has experience in manufacturing, leadership, non-profit management, and developing strategic marketing initiatives using social media platforms. Dennis obtained his Master’s degree from Pennsylvania State University in Workforce Education & Development, his Bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania College of Technology in Technology Management, and an Associate degree in Computer Science from Williamsport Area Community College.
“I am excited to assume this leadership position in an organization that serves Central Pennsylvania’s manufacturing community. My past experiences have provided me with both the passion and knowledge to assist the IMC in its mission to maximize positive impact in our region.” stated Gilbert.