Randy Wolken MACNY 2010Randall Wolken, MACNY

Randall Wolken is the president of MACNY, the Manufacturers Association of Central New York, which serves approximately 330 companies with 55,000 employees in twenty-county region in Upstate New York.  He is also president of the recently formed Manufacturers Alliance of New York, which is a coalition of manufacturing groups representing over 2,000 companies in 47 counties in New York State.

Mr. Wolken joined MACNY in 2001 and has dedicated the past 12 years to improving the business climate in Upstate New York.  Prior to joining MACNY, Wolken served as the executive director of the Samaritan Center, a non-profit organization responsible for serving people in need of meals, referral services and job training.  From 1991 to 1998, Randy worked as a senior budget analyst in the Division of Management and Budget for Onondaga County Government, in Syracuse, NY.  Randy also spent four years as an officer on active duty at both Griffis Air Force Base and Fort Drum.

Mr. Wolken holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a Masters in Public Administration degree from Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.  He is a graduate of Leadership Greater Syracuse (Class of 2000). He is also the recipient of two Army Commendation Medals, the Lawler Leadership Award from Catholic Charities and the Syracuse 40 Under 40 Award.

hmkHarold King, Council of Industry

Harold King is the Executive Vice President of the Council of Industry in Southeastern New York, an association of 145 Hudson Valley manufacturing firms employing more than 15,000 people. Mr. King has serviced as Executive Vice President of the Council since 1991. In that period the Council of Industry has greatly expanded the number and variety of services offered to its members, including the development of a comprehensive supervisor development programs and the formation of a $35 million electricity aggregation program. The number of members of the association has more than doubled during his tenure.

Prior to coming to the Council of Industry, Mr. King worked as an Economic Development Specialist with the Dutchess County Economic Development Corporation and as the Campaign Director for the United Way of Ulster County. He serves on many community boards and committees and coaches youth basketball and softball teams.

Mr. King has a BA from Allegheny College, an MA from the University at Albany’s Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and an MA in Business Administration from SUNY New Paltz. He serves as Vice President of the Manufacturers Alliance of New York State and as Vice Chairman of the National Association of Manufacturers Affiliate Organizations Board. He resides in New Paltz with his wife and two children.

Keven Kelley PictureKevin Kelley, RTMA

Kevin J. Kelley serves as the Executive Director of the Rochester Technology and Manufacturing Association. Previously, he was the Executive Director of High Technology of Rochester, a technology development and manufacturing consulting organization. He has also served as the Senior Vice President of the Rochester Metro Chamber of Commerce (now the Rochester Business Alliance) responsible for economic development and government relations.

 

 

 

John Tattersall PictureJohn Tattersall, CEN

John was born and raised in western Pennsylvania. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a BS in Chemical Engineering and began his career at Dow Chemical as a process engineer before a promotion into their sales/marketing organization. After four years at Dow, John moved to GE and joined their Plastics and Silicones Business. He experienced a variety of management positions in the commercial side of the business, leaving GE after eleven years as the General Manager of Sealants and Adhesives. His next stop was Decora Industries (NASDAQ), as President/COO. He spent three years with Decora and, after helping to execute the sale of the company, he moved to Lydall, Inc (NYSE). After working as a Division President for ten and a half years, John left the public company scene in 2008 to purchase his own business, FMP. FMP distributes specialty chemicals and assembles custom gaskets and industrial hose in Schenectady, NY. John is the third owner of this 50-year-old operation, which supplies Fortune 500 companies and many regional manufacturing facilities and companies. John is also the current President of the Chief Executives Network for Manufacturing (CEN), a not-for-profit member organization comprised of executive officers of small and medium-sized manufacturing businesses located in eleven counties in and around the Capital Region.

In his spare time, John has served or is serving on the Board of Directors of numerous clubs, councils and youth organizations, including NYS Business Council, the YMCA, Junior Achievement and the Edison Golf Club. John has been married for more than thirty years and has three children, all college graduates.