Two Part Webinar Series: Red, White, and Build: Sourcing American-Made Materials for Your Projects

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Join us for a two-part webinar series to discover resources on how to locate and procure American-made materials for your projects, empowering your projects with sustainability, quality, and a touch of patriotic pride. The webinars will explore the landscape of manufacturers and suppliers, how to find them, and how to determine whether their materials meet project requirements such as Buy America provisions.

Webinar One: Utilizing the Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program in Procuring Construction Materials and Products
Thursday, June 13, 2024 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (EDT)


Angelina Rivera
Supply Chain Group Manager
NIST MEP National Platforms

Angelina Rivera is the Supply Chain Group Manager for NIST MEP National Platforms, where she spearheads the Supplier Scouting Operations. With over 25 years of experience in Manufacturing and Process Improvement, Angelina brings invaluable expertise to the table, focusing on identifying and implementing strategies to enhance the supplier scouting process. She holds a Lean Manufacturing Certificate, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Certified Green Belt, and is a Yellow Belt Senior Lead Instructor. Additionally, Angelina has completed courses in Disruptive Strategies from Harvard University and holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Arizona Global Campus.

Samm Webb
National Platforms Division
National Institute of Standards and Technology

Samm Webb is part of National Platforms Division; her primary focus area is supplier scouting, where she assists in the operations of supplier scouting, educates the MEPNN, agencies, and organizations about MEP supplier scouting services, and facilitates collaborations across the MEP National Network™. Samm graduated from the University of Maryland University College and has been with the MEP Program for 24 years.

Robert Barnes
National Platforms Division
National Institute of Standards and Technology

Robert Barnes is a member of the National Platforms Division working in the area of Supplier Scouting in operations and administration. Robert assists in the education of the MEPNN, agencies, and organizations about MEP supplier scouting services, and focuses on Supplier Scouting effort as a part of the larger Supply Chain effort. He handles more the mechanical and operational aspects of Supplier Scouting, as well as reporting and curation of data. Robert is a graduate of Virginia Tech focusing on Economics and International Studies.

Webinar Two: Strategic Partnering for Sourcing American Materials and Products
Thursday, June 20, 2024 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (EDT)


Brian Kronberg
SVP of Development/Construction
Brightline Trains

Brian has 18 years of experience working in construction and transportation infrastructure. Working on projects exclusively within the United States, he has held leadership roles on major construction projects totaling over $6 billion. He received an undergraduate degree in Finance at Tulane University and an MBA at the University of Miami where he was awarded valedictorian of his class.

Brad Steinberg
PWS Inc.

Brad has 15 years' experience owning and operating a 100+ person distribution company (PWS Inc.), in which the majority of sales came from American-made products. In his time at the company, he doubled revenue and grew EBITDA by 10x. Before his time running PWS, he was an investment banker at Credit Suisse. He graduated summa cum laude from Tulane University.

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