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November 7, 2023 9:57am

Inaugural Class Completes Greater Louisville Inc.’s Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics Fellows Program

Louisville, KY. (November 7, 2023) – Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI) and its Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics Network (AML) celebrated the graduation of its first class of nine fellows last night. AML Fellows was launched by GLI earlier this year to connect leaders in the industry and ultimately generate more collaboration within the advanced manufacturing and logistics ecosystem. The graduation featured a keynote address from Condrad Daniels, president of HJI Supply Chain Solutions and incoming chair of GLI’s board of directors, remarks from GLI leadership, and individual recognition of each participant. The nine graduating fellows include:

  • Matthew Zurkuhlen, Senior Supply Chain Manager, Brown-Forman
  • Venkata (Vijay) Kamineni, Chief Executive Officer, Metals Innovation Initiative
  • Chad Keeling, Vice President, Shippers Solutions
  • Chris McCorkle, Vice President of Industrial Engineering, UPS Airlines
  • Troy L McCullum, President of Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering, UPS
  • Caleb Shewman, Kentucky Sales Manager, Air Hydro Power
  • Maria Shore, Director of Product Development and Innovation, Rosa Mosaic Group
  • Maurice Stallard, II, Director, Manufacturing and Engineering, HJI Supply Chain Solutions
  • Tim Vibbert, Executive Director and Plant Manager, AP3 Manufacturing Operations, GE Appliances, a Haier Company

“Advanced manufacturing and logistics makes up a significant portion of the jobs in our region and also the largest percentage of projects in our regional economic development pipeline. That’s why it is critical we cultivate strong and dynamic leaders in this growing sector,” said Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, president and CEO of GLI. “I am thrilled to graduate nine strong leaders from the industry’s largest employers in our region and I look forward to seeing their leadership impact for many years to come.”

Over the past ten months, the AML Fellows have met monthly to different subsector of the advanced manufacturing and logistics industry. The program days included visits to the UPS Airlines Global Aviation Training Center; Brown-Forman’s Old Forester Distillery; GE Appliances, a Haier Company; and CRG Automation.

“It’s been a privilege to watch the first AML Fellows cohort develop meaningful connections within the advanced manufacturing field,” said Daniels. “Their hard work is truly commendable, and I’m excited to see what they’ll achieve in the future.”

To learn more about the AML Fellows program, click here. Applications for the 2024 cohort are set to open in early February.

About Greater Louisville Inc.

Greater Louisville Inc. is the Metro Chamber of Commerce and represents 15 counties in Kentucky and Indiana. GLI’s mission is to grow businesses and the regional economy. GLI supports businesses during every stage of development and represents the collective needs of the business community by advocating for pro-growth policies and economic development investment, and deploying programming centered around attracting and developing talent and economic inclusion. GLI is the 2019 National Chamber of the Year and is one of only three percent of chambers nationally certified with 5-star accreditation status by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Learn more on social media @GLIchamber or visit www.greaterlouisville.com.