Boy Scouts host Oct. 2 event to appeal to manufacturers

Posted on Sep 15, 2017 :: Feature
Posted by , Insight on Manufacturing Staff Writer

Through its Exploring program, the Boy Scouts of America has for many years matched young people with businesses to learn about career opportunities. With the recognition that manufacturers face a growing need for skilled workers, the Boys Scouts are stepping up their game by appealing directly to manufacturing employers.

This in mind, the Boy Scouts of America Bay-Lakes Council is inviting corporate and community leaders to a Golden Eagle Dinner Oct. 2, 5:30 p.m., at the Bridgewood Resort Hotel & Conference Center, Neenah.

Honored at the event will be Mike Molnar, U.S. Dept. of Commerce director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, an Appleton native who likes to be introduced as “a manufacturing guy from industry.” Molnar has held numerous leadership roles in advanced manufacturing and holds a master of science in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was a member of Boy Scout Troop 129 in Appleton, earned his Eagle Award in 1979 and is currently a Scoutmaster, participating with his two sons.

Molnar will discuss his views on today’s manufacturing workforce locally and nationally.

The event will be chaired by Thomas J. Riordan, president and CEO of Neenah Enterprises, Inc.

Gold Eagle Dinner

Monday, Oct. 2
5:30-8:30 p.m.
Bridgewood Resort Hotel & Conference Center, Neenah
Tickets: $50

To become a corporate sponsor, host a table or find out more about the event, contact Alexandria Behrend at (812) 369-5712 or email her at [email protected]


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