EAMA Appoints First Executive Director to Support Organizations’ Growth

Category: Uncategorized • May 28, 2021

The Eastern Advanced Manufacturing Alliance (EAMA) is proud to announce and welcome John Murphy as the organization’s first ever Executive Director. The Executive Director will be responsible for supporting the organization’s growth through membership outreach and collaboration.  John is a familiar face in the local manufacturing community as he recently retired from the technical high school system as an Education Consultant for manufacturing programs. He currently serves as a consultant for the Youth Manufacturing Pipeline Initiative, a program that provides manufacturing training to high school seniors in select comprehensive high schools. EAMA President Chris Jewell states that, “For the first time since our inception we found ourselves in need of a dedicated staff person as we work to strengthen the manufacturing sector in the region. While this approach is quite different from our previous grass roots effort, John’s experience and passion for the manufacturing industry is the perfect fit for our needs.”

John is a longtime resident of Connecticut and resides in Norwich with his wife Tammy. He has three children and two grandsons, and he spends his free time fishing and enjoying time with family. John joined the Connecticut Technical High School System in 1986; teaching Blueprint Reading and Computer-Aided Drafting and Design. Over his 20 years of experience with these programs, he worked both as an instructor, as well as department chair. In 2007, John became an Education Consultant for the technical high school system’s manufacturing programs, which includes concentrations in Precision Machining, Automated Manufacturing, Computer-aided Design and Drafting, Electro-mechanical, and Welding & Metal Fabrication. In this role, he acted as a liaison between manufacturers, employers, and the technical high school system. John has been actively involved with many of Connecticut’s manufacturing organizations by sitting on the education committees for the SMA, NHMA, and ACM as well as supporting workforce development on the Connecticut Employment and Training Commission’s (CTEC) Advanced Manufacturing Workgroup.

John’s first task as Executive Director will be to connect with all EAMA member companies to introduce himself. “Meeting with each member is a great opportunity for me to find out what companies need and what I can do moving forward so that EAMA can satisfy those needs” he says.

To learn more about EAMA and its support for the manufacturing industry, visit: https://eamainc.com/ To contact John Murphy direct please email: jmurphy@eamainc.com