Keynote Speaker
Paul Lavoie

Driving impact at scale: Developing investments and programs that drive growth in the manufacturing sector

Learn how the state government partners with the industry to drive impact at scale in workforce development, supply chain resiliency and innovation. Discover how Connecticut drives the manufacturing sector through public-private collaboration and coordination of resources.

About Paul Lavoie

Paul Lavoie was appointed by Governor Ned Lamont as the chief manufacturing officer for Connecticut in February 2022. This position was created to coordinate efforts from the state and private sector to expand manufacturing in Connecticut.

Lavoie has extensive industry experience, most recently as general manager at Carey Manufacturing in Cromwell, CT. Carey is known for its reshoring efforts, bringing jobs back from China to Connecticut. Prior to Carey, Lavoie owned two businesses and served in senior-level positions at publicly traded and privately owned businesses.

Lavoie serves as the co-chair of the Governor’s Council on Women and Girls Subcommittee on Education and STEAM, advisory board member of the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System, and advisory board member of the University of Connecticut Engineering School and Sacred Heart Engineering School.

In 2022 and 2023, Hartford Business Journal named Lavoie as one of Greater Hartford’s Top 50 Power Players.