Finding talent is a challenge that has a significant impact on manufacturing companies. It is critical that we solve the skills shortage. Who better to share the story and passion about manufacturing than manufacturers? What makes the Alliance different than any other organization is that it's for manufacturers, by manufacturers. By joining together in a united voice and partnering with; K-16 education, workforce boards, economic development and other organizations, we are changing the image of manufacturing in northeast Wisconsin.

World Class Manufacturing Center Flag Raising
at Fox Valley Technical College

Meet our team!

We are here to enhance the manufacturing industry by promoting the health of manufacturing, the great careers manufacturing has to offer, and career pathways to a promising future. In addition, our team enjoys helping our members find the talent they need. This is done by collaborating with members to address skill shortages and needs and collaborating with organizations and resources to assist with training.

Left to right: 

Ann Franz, Executive Director and Master Mind behind NEWMA!

Pam Blazei, Marketing Coordinator

Maria Gonzalez, Talent Coordinator

Debbie Thompson – Administrative Assistant