Many manufacturers that Ron speaks to have challenges with Safety, late deliveries, quality problems, rising costs, shrinking margins, flagging sales and shortage of cash. Ron’s business, Summit Safety & Efficiency Solutions, uses Industrial Engineering techniques to address these issues through Safety, Quality and Efficiency improvement. Ron has over 25 years of manufacturing, Industrial Engineering, change management, leadership, general management, and operations experience, including over 10 years of training and consulting accomplishments. As a West Point graduate, former Army officer, and business manager, Ron brings a wealth of management, leadership and change management experience to his clients. One of Ron’s most high profile positions was as a product line manager of the Black Hawk helicopter at Sikorsky Aircraft. In his current role, Ron runs an Industrial Engineering training and consulting firm, helping

manufacturers and industrial clients to improve productivity, free up working capital and accelerate top line growth.

Summit has assisted many NYC metro firms to take advantage of City, State and Federal grant opportunities, R&D Tax Credits, and implement improvement strategies to improve productivity, free up working capital and accelerate top line growth.

KRISTEN PANELLACertified Safety Professional
Over 20 years of professional Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) achievements providing fractional EHS services to reduce Workers Comp Insurance, avoid OSHA & EPA fines and, most importantly, keep your workers safe.
  • Provides monthly outsourced EHS services to manufacturers, industrial and construction customers developing policies, procedures, conducting Safety training and field audits with 6 figure expertise at a fraction of the cost.
  • Worked on numerous EPA Superfund sites as well as emergency hazardous material spill cleanup sites. erves as NYIT’s EH&S Director, addressing environmental health and safety issues that face their three campuses.
  • Primary focus is on asbestos, lead and mold projects, hazardous waste disposal, medical waste disposal, the proper operation of the onsite waste water treatment plant and OSHA related issues.
  • Consulted on all environmental issues relating to the general counsel, real estate, insurance, budgeting and construction projects in addition to normal operation and maintenance activities.
  • Utilizing real world expertise to conduct classes in the Environmental Technology Masters and Continuing Education Programs.
  • An active member of AIHA, ASSE, CSHEMA, SEHSA and NYIT’s Radiation Safety Committee, Emergency Management Committee, Animal Care Committee, Biosafety Committee and Sustainable Global Community.
BOB CURTISWarehouse Design/Inventory Management/Lean Manufacturing

A results oriented, operations management professional, with a record of successful achievement in consulting, manufacturing, entrepreneurial and corporate environments. Has demonstrated strengths in profit enhancement, asset management, process improvement, cost reduction, and staff development through leadership, team building and motivation. His skills are focused upon the design and operation of warehouse, and manufacturing facilities, with a strong concentration in physical distribution and materials handling.
Projects have included Lean Manufacturing education and implementation, including “Five S” techniques and Value Stream Mapping for current state examination and alternate state planning for both manufacturing and distribution; “Kaizen Blitz” or rapid improvement projects; conversion from traditional “push” manufacturing to “pull” manufacturing with kanbans; lot size reduction including “sell one- make one” approaches.
Significant experience with distribution center layout and reorganization; warehouse and distribution operations assessment and operational enhancement; preparations for warehouse automation; 3PL consideration, selection and implementation.

DANIELLE MICHELR&D Tax Credits & Sales Tax Recovery

Danielle Michel is a CPA specialized in saving Manufacturers money.  She has an extensive background in the manufacturing industry.  Danielle has worked in the business field for over 15 years holding many key management positions, the latest being running the accounting and finance department of a multi million-dollar construction and manufacturing firm. She has also worked for some of largest public accounting firms in New York specializing in the manufacturing field.

There are programs designed to provide advantages for manufacturers on a State and Federal level.  Danielle focuses on maximizing manufacturers tax dollar savings by staying current on laws and regulations.  She has been able to recover hundreds of thousands of dollars to companies through the Sales Tax Recovery program and through Research and Development Tax Credits.

Howard Klein
Howard KleinWarehouse Design/Inventory Management/Lean Manufacturing

Mr. Klein is a pragmatic problem solver with over 35 years of significant management and design experience in distribution centers as well as manufacturing floor operations for green-field as well as retro fits for existing operations. This has included startups, re-engineering existing spaces, multi-site build-outs, and downsizing or reductions in footprint. He has provided consulting expertise from concept and design through implementation for over 200 clients in a wide range of industries.

His capabilities include improving efficiencies for heightened productivity, as well as supply chain analyses to control costs and improve service levels and quality. With a reputation for evaluating key information quickly and making timely, high-quality decisions, Mr. Klein’s dynamic leadership skills, combined with excellent problem-solving and team building talents, makes him a valuable resource.

GIANLUCA MATTAROCCIAAutomation and Machine Design

Complex electro-mechanical machinery design and engineering project execution. Adept at designing, developing, and deploying machines and testing stations, which are cost-effective and reliable, and meet functional goals and standard specifications to the core. Besides, the machines designed by me are truly engineering marvels and demonstrates my genius in creativity, sense of aesthetics, and Midas touch of elegance.

  • Involvement in all the stages of project execution: ideation, brainstorming, prototyping, technical analysis, and machine deployment.
  • Developing most efficient manufacturing processes in collaboration with product designers, manufacturing engineers, and top management.
  • Leading cross-functional teams.
  • Implementing machine validation procedures.
  • Developing manufacturing instructions.
  • Designed 400+ machines for food, pharmaceutical, electronics, mining, consumer goods, and automotive industries, including Fortune 500 Companies: Unilever USA, Ocean Spray, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Del Monte, Nestlé, HP Hood, Kraft Foods, McDonald, to name a few.
DAVE KLAUBER Lean Inventory Management

Seasoned professional with over 25 years experience in various industries on 4 continents seeks short or long term consulting projects. Skill sets and experience include:

  • Inventory management and working capital reduction
  • Logistics analysis
  • Business process improvements
  • Development of management reporting & Metrics
  • Production planning and master scheduling
  • Pull systems – Kanban, JIT
  • Project management & change management
  • Lean Enterprise and Kaizen/continuous improvement

Training – Spanish and English

Specialties: Working capital / inventory reduction, Lean Enterprise, increased customer service, process improvement, cost reduction Bi-lingual (Spanish) Supply Chain and Lean trainer, APICS certified instructor

GUS GEMMITIQuality Management

Assists manufacturers and industrial customers to attain Quality Management certifications, such as ISO 9001, ISO 13485, AS9100, TS 16949 and more.  Design Develop and Install SharePoint driven QMCS systems replacing paper based Quality Systems. We are currently developing automated systems within the SharePoint platform that leverages our two passions, i.e., Quality and Automation. The system is currently being rolled out in stages to several companies with diverse businesses and global footprint.

DANIEL CHUIPC Solder Certification

Daniel is a seasoned electronics manufacturing professional with 20+ years experience in implementing solder certification, continuous improvement and quality programs in manufacturing companies. His background in the electronics industry at Data Device Corporation, Pickering Controls, MITEQ and Comtech PST and other electronics manufacturers has given Daniel hands on, practical experience in design, manufacturing, planning, training, and implementing state-of-the-art manufacturing systems. As the IPC certified trainer, Daniel has certified hundreds of engineers, technicians, operators and inspectors.


Highly skilled Architectural AutoCAD designer and Project Manager with a solid background in space planning and hands-on experience in woodworking and construction. Consistent track record of anticipating the results and interactions of every design element, comprehensive experience preparing drawings and specifications for wide range of high-end retail, residential and commercial projects. Detail-driven Project Manager with proven success of completing numerous projects on deadline and within the budget.

PHIL RIZZOCAD Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

Engineering professional experienced in manufacturing techniques, Design Checking, CMO and part tracking, Tool, Die, Jig and Fixture & QA procedures. Working knowledge of CADRA AutoCAD 2008 & some Inventor 2009®, CATIA® V4 & V5, UG/NX2 thru NX7.5, PRO-E Wildfire 3, Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (ANSI-Y14.5 1982 thru 1994M), Engineering Drawing Practices (ASME Y14.100 & DOD STD-100), and fully proficient in the use of Microsoft Office. (Also have a working knowledge of the “Standard Drafting Practices” for; Sikorsky AC, Pratt Whitney & Hamilton Sundstrand).

ALAN SLESZYNSKIWarehouse Management

Alan served as the Chief Architect and System Engineer for the chemistry reagent company, Neometrics, Inc. For 22 years, Alan developed Inventory and Case Management Enterprise software solutions for State Health Laboratories across the United States focusing on Biochemistry and Genetics, Clinical Chemistry, and Infectious Disease. Through the automation of laboratory results utilizing bar code technology for quality control, his expertise in the Automated ID field fed the growth of Xiacon, Inc. Since the inception of Xiacon, Inc., Alan has used his system’s analysis and software development skills in building the idWhere™ family product line. Alan’s education includes an Associate’s Degree in Computer Science from Nassau Community College, and a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science from Hofstra University, and has served as Adjunct Faculty in the Computer Science department of Nassau Community College.ey & Hamilton Sundstrand).

BRIAN GALLIPhD, PE, PMP, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Brian J. Galli holds a doctoral degree in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University, earned December 2013. He also holds a Bachelors of Science in Industrial Engineering, earned May 2007, from Binghamton University (SUNY Binghamton), as well as Masters of Science in Engineering Management, earned July 2009, from Missouri University of Science & Technology. He is a licensed professional engineer in New York State and holds a certification as a Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt. The author’s major field of study is continuous improvement in healthcare settings as well as deployment of continuous improvement and project management.

He works as an Assistant Professor of Management Engineering at Long Island University–Post. He also owns Apex Strategies, Ltd, a company that that specializes in continuous improvement consulting and training initiatives. He has over 9 years of experience in applying industrial engineering and continuous improvement tools and concepts in a wide variety of arenas, including healthcare, manufacturing, transactional, and service environments. He has spent over 6 years working for Northwell Health (formerly known as North Shore LIJ Health System) in New York and 1 year in Health Plan in the EmblemHealth Service Company.

TOM FARELLQuality Management

Assists manufacturers and industrial customers to attain Quality Management certifications, such as ISO 9001, ISO 13485, AS9100, TS 16949 and more.  Design Develop and Install SharePoint driven QMCS systems replacing paper based Quality Systems. We are currently developing automated systems within the SharePoint platform that leverages our two passions, i.e., Quality and Automation. The system is currently being rolled out in stages to several companies with diverse businesses and global footprint.

ALEX KWARTIROFFQuality Management

• Alex Kwartiroff is a highly accomplished and seasoned manager, certified as PMP since June 2011, with 25+ years of experience in project management under the AS 9100 standards, and ISO 9001 certification experience in the aerospace and electronic manufacturing industry. Known as an outstanding leader in project management, he has successfully managed within budget and schedule multi-million $ programs in a challenging avionics environment, where safety in the performance of the equipment is a key characteristic. Alex also possesses the experience and skills to train personnel in support of ISO 9001 certification.

• Alex was responsible to develop the company’s internal management processes and procedures, quality policy, and employee training for ISO 9001:2008 certification. His leadership as the Management Representative achieved certification on the first audit. Most recently, as an independent consultant, Alex has been supporting an engineering company in a business development management role. He has prepared proposals related to navigation equipment and has participated in international Flight Inspection symposiums where he presented technical papers.

• Alex gained his diverse business experience by being fully engaged in both technical and management activities. As part of his technical background, he possesses the knowledge of avionics RTCA DO-178 software and DO-254 hardware development guidelines. He has the ability to efficiently manage the entire life-cycle of a development program from initial customer requirements, through design/development, to qualification testing, production readiness, and aircraft certification in accordance with AS9100 aerospace quality standards. Alex also led the transition from engineering development to production, in accordance with the established organization’s project management process.

CHERYL GILLETTEManagement/Supervisor Training

Specialties: Training Facilitator, Designer
Consultant – Human Resource, Learning & Development and Diversity & Inclusion
Coaching – presentation, leadership, management skills
Sales process and business development strategy implementation

ABBE MEEHANManagement Training

I am the President of TEC Resource Center, a corporate training and coaching facility designed to help business owners and key executives answer the question, “How can I get my people to reach their true potential?” We develop customized programs that help your employees and management team maximize their productivity.

At TEC, we become your business partner working together to make your organization the company that people WANT to do business with, and the company that people WANT to work for!

JACKIE GERNAEYManagement Training

If there’s one thing I’ve discovered in 30+ years of leading both entrepreneurial startups and large corporations, it’s the true joy that comes from helping others succeed.

Through my work as CEO of SevenStar HR, I offer targeted support for one of the toughest challenges businesses face: hiring and managing employees through the use of our EffectiveHiring® tool and our Shared HR Consultants. I help leaders identify and resolve compliance-related HR risks, build solid processes to optimize business operations, and build a culture that allows business owners to enjoy going to work.

As CEO of The Alternative Board (TAB) of New York, I have dedicated my career to driving success for others through one-on-one coaching and peer board support, creating a forum for CEOs, presidents, and business owners across multiple industries to excel. Since starting TABNY in 1999, I’ve provided 10,000+ hours of coaching and facilitated 1,000+ peer board meetings. In the same time period, our membership has grown to more than 150 members.

To my clients, I’m a cheerleader, confidant, counselor, and brainstorming partner. I listen closely to their needs and goals – to what they say and DON’T say – getting to the heart of what’s truly standing in the way of their professional success and personal happiness. I support and guide them and hold them accountable for taking the action needed to drive vital change and growth.

Ultimately, my work is about my clients, not me. I am here to help them reach THEIR idea of success, not mine… whether that’s explosive business growth, finding a niche in a new market, getting the right employees, securing a comfortable retirement, or having more free time to enjoy with families and friends.

STAN STONECost Reduction Expert

Comprehensive leadership and management experience as a corporate executive, consultant, and business founder with expertise in functional process improvement strategy, warehouse management with high volume output,engineering, financial grant qualification, market research and data analysis, leadership training seminars, and performance improvement initiatives across varied industries. Seasoned expertise and hands-on experience in operational and supply chain management, Lean/Six Sigma leadership, process improvement, effective communication across cross-functional teams, revenue acceleration, sales, and marketing initiatives for corporate development and company growth. Skilled at educating corporate leaders, managers, and company directors teaching supply chain and operations management as an APICS certified instructor.

ERIC CIAMPOLILean Manufacturing Expert

Manufacturing & Continuous Improvement Leader with 15 years of experience in implementing optimal improvement activities and cost reduction solutions. A leader with passion and drive for manufacturing.
Skilled strategist who transforms strategic plans into practical solutions and benchmarks performance against key operational targets/goals.
Consistent success in achieving revenue, cost, productivity, and on time delivery goals for a variety of manufacturing lines.

NICK SCAVOFood Safety Certification

Assists Food manufacturers to attain food safety certification by taking them step by step through the preparation process, improving their operations while preparing them for SQF certification. Nick Scavo is a baker and an entrepreneur with an extensive background in both recipe formulation and business management. He is Vice President of the consulting company J.S.C. Services, Inc. where they perform business turnaround and reorganizations of small to medium sized food manufacturers. He helped write and design the custom production management software, CostFile, which is utilized by almost all of his consulting customers. He is an A.I.B. Certified Baker specializing in efficiency and consistency across product lines. He is also an industry specialist at writing, auditing and implementing GFSI food safety programs. He is an owner of Nummies Gluten Free Bakery and a partner in several companies including GMG Bakery, Grandma Bowser’s, Lara’s Bake Shop, and Goodman Gluten Free. He currently resides in Queens, New York.


As a writer and non-profit professional with 25+ years experience, I look forward to the opportunity to work with small businesses and not-for-profit organizations or associations to ensure they are able to get their message out, raise capital or raise funds to achieve their goals. I work in a consultative or freelance capacity.

I provide superior conference or special event planning expertise to not-for-profit and for profit entities. I am a freelance writer for newspapers, magazines, and blogs, and am happy to ghost write yours to reach your audience. I work with small businesses in need of developing business plans, pitch decks, marketing plans and collateral materials.

Specialties: Grant writing, content writing, human interest writing, copy writing, writing of all business documents, conference and event planning, administration, mentoring, training.


THOMAS COLEMANSolder Certification

Specialties: AS9100 Auditor, IPC J STD 001 Trainer (CIT), IPC 610 Trainer (CIT) & IPC 771/21 Trainer (CIT)


JOE CAPONEFire Protection/Sprinkler Systems

Total Fire Protection is a recognized national brand, delivering fire & life safety services to corporate and government clients across the country.

We believe in social responsibility and giving back to the community which has given so much to me and my family. The few causes we are committed to are Breast Cancer Awareness and St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

Total Fire Protection has a variety of services which save property and more importantly, lives.



FRANK CLEMENTEProject Management Training

Frank Clemente, President of Total Systems

The PMI award celebrates our unique College-Partnerships with Stony Brook University, BMCC, Borough of Manhattan Community College, Central Piedmont Community College – Charlotte, Catawba Valley Community College and the Departments of Labor in NY and NC who all helped to make our Dislocated Professional Worker Programs available and as successful as they are. Our Total Systems team plus representatives from Stony Brook, Central Piedmont and the NY DOL were proud to attend the PMI Global Congress to receive the award (See pictures on our website We are quite humbled and thankful to receive this award and recognition from PMI Global and our peers!

What we do:
-Our team provides realistic, hands-on Project Management, Healthcare Project Management, and Business Analysis training to people and organizations, of all types, around the world.
-We help professionals in-transition retool and update their PM & BA skills by providing them with our same globally recognized corporate training programs.
-We were the first to merge “Green PM”, Sustainability, ISO 14000 and PMI’s PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) through our “Total Systems 4-5-6 Approach to Green”.
-We offer Project Management guidance and training for both large scale technical projects in multi-country organizations and small, non-standard project settings.

antly, lives.