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    Tuesday, December 06, 2016
    As 2016 comes to a close, the EACC is busy planning events and programs for 2017. The Company Briefing & Networking Series continues to be one the EACC’s core program offerings. These quarterly events are hosted by EACC member companies, often inbound member companies with manufacturing facilities, and include a company presentation, facility tour and a networking reception hosted by the ...read more
    Tuesday, December 06, 2016
    The Austrian-Swiss-German (ASG) Committee of the EACC is delighted to announce that the Stammtisch networking series will be hosted on a monthly basis beginning in January 2017. Please join ASG Committee members and members of the EACC network on the first Thursday of each month from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM for an informal and friendly get together at Hofbräuhaus Newport. Please find a list ...read more
    Monday, December 05, 2016
    Earlier this year, the EACC Board of Directors adopted a new succession plan through which the EACC Board Vice President will assume the role of EACC Board President upon completion of his or her vice presidential term. In line with this plan, Yannick Schilly, Chief Operations Officer and Head of Product Supply North America at Festo , has been elected EACC Board Vice President for the 2017-2018 ...read more
    Tuesday, November 29, 2016
    EACC Behind the Scenes offers a snapshot of EACC staff activities that may not yet be widely visible to our membership base, but nonetheless, contribute to the EACC's mission and enhance benefits for our members and the region. Below, please find updates from the EACC team. A Message from 2017-2018 EACC Board President & Interim Executive Director Doug Moormann Warren Buffet once said, ...read more
    Tuesday, November 22, 2016
    Last week prior to the Beaujolais Nouveau celebration, the EACC held its Annual Meeting, electing the 2017 EACC Board of Directors and Board Officers. Members of the 2017 Board include: Board Officers: 2017-2018 EACC Board President: Doug Moormann – Development Strategies Group 2017-2018 EACC Board Vice President: Yannick Schilly – Festo; Based on the board succession plan adopted ...read more
    Tuesday, November 22, 2016
    Last week, the French-American Business Alliance and the EACC hosted the 2016 Beaujolais Nouveau Premiere at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza in the elegant Continental Ballroom. The celebration offered a platform to celebrate the EACC’s dynamic corporate network, the Greater Cincinnati region and the EACC organization. The evening’s proceedings included welcome remarks from ...read more
    Tuesday, November 22, 2016
    Jessica Michaels Johnson, Corporate Growth Strategist with the City of Mason and a member of the EACC’s Economic Development Committee, has been planning the March 13-15, 2017 visit of an Italian Machine Tool Delegation on behalf of the EACC and in partnership with the Italian Trade Agency of Chicago. Below, please find an update from Jessica. March 13-15, 2017 - The EACC is honored to ...read more
    Tuesday, November 01, 2016
    Today, EACC partners the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber , the City of Cincinnati , the University of Cincinnati , Northern Kentucky University , as well as Xavier University, hosted an event celebrating one year of progress in creating a more welcoming Cincinnati for immigrants. Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley and Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber President & CEO Jill Meyer, along with a host ...read more
    Tuesday, October 25, 2016
    EACC Behind the Scenes offers a snapshot of EACC staff activities that may not yet be widely visible to our membership base, but nonetheless, contribute to the EACC's mission and enhance benefits for our members and the region. Below, please find updates from the EACC team. A Note from EACC Interim Executive Director Doug Moormann Dear Colleagues: After a few weeks as Interim Director, it is ...read more
    Tuesday, October 18, 2016
    As reported by the Cincinnati Business Courier , EACC member HAHN Automation celebrated the opening of its expanded facility on October 12. HAHN, based in Germany with U.S. operations located in Hebron, Kentucky, celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony presided by Campbell County Judge-executive Steve Pendery, representing Northern Kentucky Tri-ED , also an EACC partner. The $3 million, ...read more
    Monday, October 03, 2016
    Dear Friends, Dear ​EACC Members,​ It was with mixed emotions that 2 weeks ago I presented my resignation to board president Chris Knueven. For the past 15 years, I had the most extraordinary experience to be part of a visionary team who launched the 19th chapter of the French American Chamber of Commerce (FACC) in the USA, joining a prestigious global network and bringing to Greater ...read more
    Monday, October 03, 2016
    During the fourth quarter of 2016, there will be one final forum each for the Import/Export Forum and the Marketing Forum series. The Import/Export session at Barnes Dennig on October 20 th will be a recap of this year’s sessions. Alicia Reitno ( DHL ) and Samantha Wagner ( Festo ), the co-leaders, are encouraging participants to share topics they would like to discuss for this last ...read more
    Tuesday, September 13, 2016
    The EACC is delighted to welcome new Sustaining Partner member Ipsos . Ipsos ranks third in the global research industry. With a strong presence in 87 countries, Ipsos employs more than 16,000 people and has the ability to conduct research programs in more than 100 countries. Founded in France in 1975, Ipsos is controlled and managed by research professionals. They have built a solid Group around ...read more
    Tuesday, August 30, 2016
    The EACC and FABA will welcome Enginetics Director of Sales, Marketing & Business Development Patrice Lallement as the Vignette guest speaker at the upcoming Apéritif scheduled for September 15. (Please click here to visit the Apéritif page for more information and to register) Through this five minute Vignette, Mr. Lallement, a native of France, will provide an overview of ...read more
    Tuesday, August 30, 2016
    EACC Behind the Scenes offers a snapshot of EACC staff activities that may not be widely visible to our membership base, but nonetheless, contribute to the EACC's mission and enhance benefits for our members and the region. Below, please find updates from the EACC team. Marketing Forum & Import/Export Forum Update As a follow up to my previous article, the Import/Export Forum and the ...read more
    Friday, August 26, 2016
    On August 23, 2016, the Festo Learning Center Midwest , which is co-located with the Festo Regional Service Center and serves manufacturing companies and colleges in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, welcomed 11 apprentices from 5 companies for their first day of hands-on training as part of a 2-year Mechatronics Apprenticeship Program. This dual track Apprenticeship Program has been developed under the ...read more
    Friday, August 26, 2016
    As reported by the Cincinnati Business Courier , EACC member Pilot Chemical Company has appointed Glynn Goertzen President of its recently acquired Liquid Minerals Group. Pilot Chemical purchased Liquid Minerals, which manufactures products for the power generation, marine industries, oil and gas, and refinery markets worldwide, in June 2016. In his new role, Mr. Goertzen will be responsible for ...read more
    Tuesday, August 23, 2016
    EACC member STOBER Drives is showcasing its apprenticeship program and its emphasis on workforce development in publications IndustryWeek and Smart Business . This week, ​STOBER Drives Vice President & General Manager Peter Feil is featured as the IndustyWeek Manufacturing Leader of the Week , which serves to highlight the manufacturing leaders, executives and stars who are driving ...read more
    Monday, August 15, 2016
    The Italian Trade Agency (ITA) Chicago USA is currently organizing two upcoming U.S. buyer delegations to Italy in October 2016. Through the first delegation, the ITA, in cooperation with U.C.I.M.U.-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE, the Italian Association of Machine Tools, Robots, and Automation Manufacturers, is inviting U.S. based companies involved in the metalworking sector to attend the 30 th edition ...read more
    Monday, August 15, 2016
    Dear Friends, Last week, we announced a big change at the EACC Cincinnati. Since then, I have received many, many emails and phone calls, and I wanted to tell you how touched I am by the outpouring of support and appreciation for the fantastic 9 years I have been privileged to serve as the Executive Director of the EACC. My history with the organization goes further back to the year 2000 as a ...read more
    Tuesday, August 09, 2016
    EACC member Assurex Health announced it will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Myriad Genetics, a leader in molecular diagnostics and personalized medicine, according to Virginia C. (Gina) Drosos, president and CEO of Assurex Health. “We are excited to be joining the global leader and pioneer in personalized medicine,” said Drosos, who will continue to serve as president of Assurex ...read more
    Tuesday, August 09, 2016
    As the President of the Board of Directors of the European American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cincinnati (EACC) I wanted to write to you about two important staff changes at the Chamber. Effective immediately, Anne Cappel will be stepping aside from her role as the Executive Director of the European American Chamber of Commerce. We have all witnessed Anne’s passion for economic ...read more
    Tuesday, August 02, 2016
    The EACC Cincinnati is delighted to share the news of the launch of a new EACC chapter, the EACC Carolinas . Covering North and South Carolina, the EACC Carolinas is based in Greenville, South Carolina and will hold a cocktail reception on August 11 announcing the organization’s launch and introducing Madam Ambassador Caroline Vicini, Deputy Head of Delegation of the European Union to the ...read more
    Tuesday, July 26, 2016
    The EACC has partnered with leading peer executive organization Vistage and Vistage Chair Jamie Overbey to develop a unique and professionally managed Executive Forum composed of EACC member executives. Preparations for this new EACC Executive Forum are well underway, and last week, Vistage held its Executive Summit at Jack Casino in Cincinnati. Participating EACC member executives and EACC ...read more
    Tuesday, July 26, 2016
    EACC Behind the Scenes offers a snapshot of EACC activities that may not be widely visible to our membership base, but nonetheless, contribute to the EACC's mission and enhance benefits for our members and the region. Below, please find updates from the EACC team. Upcoming Marketing & Import/Export Forums As the month of July comes to an end, the co-leaders of the Import/Export Forum and ...read more
    Monday, July 18, 2016
    Last week, EACC members and partners including CFM International , GE Aviation , GKN Aerospace , REDI Cincinnati , Safran Aircraft Engines , Safran Landing Systems , TechSolve , the University of Cincinnati College Engineering & Applied Sciences and the University of Cincinnati Research I nstitute took part in the Farnborough International Airshow. The Airshow, held in Farnborough, ...read more
    Tuesday, July 12, 2016
    On Thursday, July 21, the Delegation of the European Union to the United States, together with the International Republican Institute (IRI) and the European Parliament Liaison office to the U.S. Congress (EPLO), will host an event organized in parallel with the Republican National Convention in Cleveland: EU-U.S. Relations: Regional & Global Challenges for the Next U.S. Administration and ...read more
    Tuesday, July 05, 2016
    The EACC has partnered with UC International Services to offer EACC members a new international business solution: the EACC Global Internship Program . This J-1 Visa Exchange Program allows university students and young professionals from abroad to come to the United States for up to 12 months as interns for full-time, paid exchange programs at eligible EACC member companies. This week, the EACC ...read more
    Tuesday, July 05, 2016
    The EACC is delighted to welcome new Sustaining Partner level member STEP Resources . STEP Resources is an independent energy management group providing expert guidance and education to clients who want to maximize savings opportunities, forecast and manage future spend and more effectively budget energy costs overall. STEP Resources represents only its clients and helps them understand the ...read more
    Tuesday, June 28, 2016
    The EACC and FABA will welcome Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies FES Specialist - Franklin Plant Jean-Noel Roumeas as the Vignette guest speaker at the upcoming Apéritif scheduled for July 21. (Please click here to visit the Apéritif page for more information and to register) Through this five minute Vignette, Mr. Roumeas, a native of France, will provide an overview of ...read more
    Tuesday, June 28, 2016
    EACC member LOGOMAT automation systems, Inc. has shared the next step of its local expansion in Northern Kentucky. Please find the company press release below. Hebron, KY - LOGOMAT automation systems, Inc., Hebron-based manufacturer of high-precision conveyor systems for assembly and test applications, announced today the next step of the expansion of their operations in Northern Kentucky, ...read more
    Tuesday, June 28, 2016
    EACC Behind the Scenes offers a snapshot of EACC activities that may not be widely visible to our membership base, but nonetheless, contribute to the EACC's mission and enhance benefits for our members and the region. Below, please find updates from the EACC team. E ACC & UC Host President of the University of Bordeaux Universities play a key role in the international economic vibrancy of ...read more
    Monday, June 27, 2016
    EACC member HSBC released a statement on last week's Brexit vote. Commenting on the EU referendum result, HSBC Group Chairman Douglas Flint said: "We are today entering a new era for Britain and British business. The work to establish fresh terms of trade with our European and global partners will be complex and time consuming. We will be working tirelessly in the coming weeks and months ...read more
    Friday, June 24, 2016
    ​ EACC member Bannockburn Global Forex has released an update on the outcome of the Brexit vote. Please find the article, published on June 24, below. Please find "BBGFX Update: Thoughts on a 'Brexit'' from June 13 by clicking here . BBGFX Update: GBP Falls 12% as Brexit Becomes Reality What has happened? The UK referendum decision to leave the EU had a huge impact on ...read more
    Friday, June 24, 2016
    EACC member GKN Aerospace , based in the United Kingdom, has released a statement regarding yesterday's Brexit vote: “GKN believes that it would be better in the long term for UK Business (particularly Aerospace and Automotive) if Britain remained a member of the EU. However, GKN is a global company with less than 15% of activity in UK. We do not anticipate negative impact to the ...read more
    Tuesday, June 21, 2016
    Last week, the EACC was delighted to partner with Flottweg Separation Technology, Inc. to host the second Company Briefing & Networking event of 2016. ​Flottweg is among the world's leading providers of centrifuges, belt presses, and systems for mechanical solid/liquid separation. In January 2008, Flottweg Separation Technology, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Flottweg SE located ...read more
    Tuesday, June 21, 2016
    Throughout the summer, EACC Intern Daniel Sauers will be updating EACC member directory listings accessible via the EACC website. These listings will also be available through the EACC’s online member portal, which will launch at a later date. In addition to the information already available via the EACC member directory, these new enhanced listings give members the chance to showcase an ...read more
    Tuesday, June 14, 2016
    EACC member Bannockburn Global Forex has released its thoughts on a "Brexit". Please find the article, published on June 13, below. BBGFX Update: Our Thoughts on a "Brexit" As we approach the U.K.'s EU referendum on June 23, we have put together our thoughts on potential outcomes for a remain or leave vote below. At the time of this writing the spot rate for the Gbp/Usd ...read more
    Monday, June 13, 2016
    In partnership with UC International Services, the EACC is excited to announce the launch of a global internship program , referred to as the J-1 Visa Exchange Program. The J-1 Visa allows university students and young professionals from abroad to come to the United States for up to 12 months as interns for full-time, paid exchange programs at eligible EACC member companies. Interns participate ...read more
    Tuesday, June 07, 2016
    The EACC is excited to offer a new benefit and feature to its membership base. EACC members now have the opportunity to share resources, such as white papers, via the EACC website. This new offering will further member visibility and provide a platform for sharing relevant content across the EACC’s dynamic and transatlantic business network. The EACC is delighted to partner with ...read more
    Monday, June 06, 2016
    The EACC is delighted to welcome 2016 Summer Intern Daniel Sauers. Daniel will be focusing on database management and enhancing member directory listings utilizing the EACC’s member management software, while also assisting with EACC events and functions. Daniel, a native of Cincinnati, currently attends the Citadel Military College in Charleston, South Carolina. He will be graduating in ...read more
    Tuesday, May 31, 2016
    EACC Behind the Scenes offers a snapshot of EACC activities that may not be widely visible to our membership base, but nonetheless, contribute to the EACC’s mission and enhance benefits for our members and the region. Below, please find updates from the EACC team. Executive Forum Development The EACC-Vistage Executive Forum is in full development. The first communication to all C-suite ...read more
    Tuesday, May 24, 2016
    EACC member Krauss-Maffei Corporation recently celebrated its 50th anniversary in the U.S., and last Thursday, I had the pleasure to attend the company’s Technical Day as part of its anniversary Open House. The event was very well attended, and I was able to walk through the shop and see demonstrations of injection molding and extrusion. Fifty Krauss-Maffei Corporation business partners had ...read more
    Tuesday, May 17, 2016
    Last week, the EACC hosted the 2016 Annual Gala Dinner with guest of honor His Excellency Martin Dahinden, Ambassador of Switzerland to the United States. Close to 300 international business leaders gathered at Drees Pavilion in Devou Park to celebrate Greater Cincinnati’s vibrant transatlantic business community. The evening’s proceedings included remarks from EACC Board President ...read more
    Tuesday, May 10, 2016
    During the last week of April, the EACC participated in HANNOVER MESSE , the largest industrial trade show in the world, and one of the premier event platforms to spark international business opportunities. This year, the United States was the partner country, bringing the largest number of U.S. exhibitors, visitors and representatives from U.S. states and regions. The 200,000 participants also ...read more
    Tuesday, May 10, 2016
    As reported by the Cincinnati Business Courier , EACC member HAHN Automation is adding 20,000 square feet to its existing space in Hebron as part of a $1.75 million expansion that’s expected to boost revenue growth and add more than 30 jobs over the next two years. Paul Hemmer Co. has been selected to construct the expansion that includes creative design for internal finishes and a space ...read more
    Tuesday, May 03, 2016
    The EACC is delighted to welcome new Sustaining Partner member Clermont County CIC, Inc . With a population of just over 200,000, Clermont County offers an educated workforce of 103,000. Already home to several international-based companies, including Tata Consultancy Services, Huhtamaki and American Modern Insurance Group (Munich Re), Clermont County is eager to work with companies from ...read more
    Tuesday, May 03, 2016
    Last week, Miller-Valentine Group hosted the second EACC board meeting of 2016. Following brief roundtable introductions, board members voted to approve the Executive Committee structure, as well as the 2016 budget. EACC Board President Chris Knueven and EACC Board Member Drew Collins went on to introduce the meeting’s key topic of discussion: Affinity Programs. Participants were asked to ...read more
    Tuesday, April 26, 2016
    Last week, the EACC kicked off the 2016 Company Briefing and Networking series by partnering with host company Storopack and series Presenting Sponsor BDO . Storopack is a 4th generation family-owned company with global headquarters located in Metzingen, Germany and 62 locations in over 20 countries. Storopack North America specializes in protective packaging, producing customized and flexible ...read more
    Tuesday, April 26, 2016
    EACC Behind the Scenes offers a snapshot of EACC activities that might not yet be widely visible to our membership base, but nonetheless, contribute to the EACC's mission and enhance benefits for our members and the region. Below, please find updates from the EACC team. Second Quarter Marketing Forum Set for Next Week Since the first session of the marketing forum on February 11, which focused ...read more
    Tuesday, April 19, 2016
    The EACC has sponsored a successful staff and member led Executive Roundtable program for nearly 10 years. In recent months, we heard from members that a more robust and structured program would be favored. Now, the EACC has partnered with Jamie Overbey, Vistage Chair, to develop a unique and professionally managed forum composed of a Vistage Certified Chair and EACC members. Jamie’s ...read more
    Tuesday, April 19, 2016
    EACC member Sequent , based in Columbus, will join the State of Ohio at HANNOVER MESSE 2016 in April. Sequent is part of the largest-ever U.S. delegation to attend HANNOVER MESSE, the world’s foremost trade fair for industrial technology, taking place next week, in Hannover, Germany. For the first time in the Fair’s history, the United States will be the Partner Country, a status that ...read more
    Tuesday, April 19, 2016
    Talent Development is one of the EACC's three strategic pillars and contributes to the organization’s mission of stimulating business and networking relations between Europe and the Cincinnati Tri-State region. As early as 2009, the EACC, under the leadership of Board President John Baines, President of German manufacturing company Hahn Automation and many Swiss and German owned ...read more
    Friday, April 15, 2016
    The EACC and FABA will welcome Kaivac, Inc. International Business Development Manager Marc Ferguson as the Vignette guest speaker at the upcoming Apéritif scheduled for May 19. (Please click here to visit the Apéritif page for more information and to register) Through this five minute Vignette, Mr. Ferguson will share his insights on Kaivac's international business, placing a ...read more
    Tuesday, April 05, 2016
    Last week, the EACC hosted its first Young Professionals Happy Hour of 2016 at Taft’s Ale House. Young professionals gathered to network, connect and enjoy a drink in good company. Attendees represented a range of EACC member companies including GKN Aerospace , VonLehman & Company , BDO , Givaudan , LOGOMAT automation systems , US Bank , Snecma , Krauss-Maffei Corporation , ...read more
    Tuesday, April 05, 2016
    The EACC is delighted to welcome new Partner level member Rhinestahl Corporation. Rhinestahl Corporation is a privately held global Custom Tooling supplier and Advanced Manufacturing company with headquarters and facilities located in Mason, Ohio. The company started in 1967 as a Tooling provider for General Electric and has seen considerable expansion over the last several years in both its ...read more
    Tuesday, April 05, 2016
    As reported by the Cincinnati Business Courier , Cincinnati sits atop a new ranking of the most cost-friendly large cities in the United States for businesses. KPMG ranked Cincinnati #1 in its 2016 Competitive Alternatives study that evaluated the 31 largest U.S. metro areas with populations of 2 million or more. Cincinnati got a boost from low property taxes and favorable leasing costs. The ...read more
    Tuesday, March 29, 2016
    EACC Behind the Scenes offers a snapshot of EACC activities that might not yet be widely visible to our membership base, but nonetheless, contribute to the EACC’s mission and enhance benefits for our members and the region. Below, please find updates from the EACC team. French Consul General Visits Greater Cincinnati This month, we had the surprise visit of French Consul General, Vincent ...read more
    Tuesday, March 29, 2016
    As reported by the Cincinnati Business Courier , EACC member MANE Inc. plans to expand its Greater Cincinnati operations. The company, part of France-based MANE SA, plans to invest $34 million to grow its operations in Lebanon, expanding its facility to increase its dry and seasoning product line. As part of the expansion, MANE will create 100 new jobs and retain 435 existing jobs. Construction ...read more
    Tuesday, March 29, 2016
    As reported by the Cincinnati Business Courier , EACC member Meridian Bioscience, Inc. has completed its acquisition of Magellan Biosciences Inc., which is based in Billerica, Mass. Magellan was a wholly owned subsidiary of Magellan Diagnostics Inc. and pioneered the engineering, development and manufacturing of FDA-cleared products for testing blood to diagnose lead poisoning in children and ...read more
    Tuesday, March 22, 2016
    The EACC is delighted to welcome BDO as the Presenting Sponsor of the 2016 Company Briefing & Networking Series . BDO is the brand name for BDO USA, LLP, a U.S. professional services firm providing assurance, tax, financial advisory and consulting services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies. The firm, founded in 1910, serves clients through 63 offices and more ...read more
    Tuesday, March 15, 2016
    Beginning March 17, the EACC and FABA will introduce a new element to the L’Apéritif networking series. L'Apéritif, a French cocktail hour, serves as a time-honored tradition to enjoy a drink in good company before the evening meal. Each Apéritif will feature a five minute "Vignette" from a guest speaker, who will share his or her insights on the business ...read more
    Tuesday, March 15, 2016
    As reported by the Cincinnati Business Courier , EACC member Assurex Health has hired its first general counsel, human resources chief and chief sales and business development officer. Mary Sue Findley, who had been senior vice president of human resources at Cincinnati-based Dunnhumby USA, was named chief people officer. Inger Eckert, who previously was a senior corporate attorney with ...read more
    Tuesday, March 15, 2016
    The EACC has identified Italy as a key country for inbound and outbound business development opportunities. Italian companies located in the Greater Cincinnati region represent the best in class of Italian industries. EACC members include Bonfiglioli , Eurostampa , Luxottica , Perfetti and Salvagnini . Over the years, the EACC has celebrated the great assets that each company brings to our ...read more
    Tuesday, March 08, 2016
    Throughout March and April, a number of EACC member companies will be showcasing their products and services across Europe at various trade shows and expos. This week, EACC member Apex Supply Chain Technologies will take part in the Retail Business Technology Expo (RBTE) 2016 in London. RBTE is a European retail solutions event for retail and hospitality organizations showcasing end to end ...read more
    Tuesday, March 08, 2016
    Through our dynamic platform and ecosystem, the EACC strives to help our members succeed. Our trusted and engaged business network fosters an environment of collaboration, while also helping to solidify deep relationships among our members. EACC President Circle member HORAN , for example, has served as a trusted advisor for a number of EACC members including Omya , Haag-Streit USA , Perfetti ...read more
    Tuesday, March 01, 2016
    Last year, the EACC assisted several member companies in attracting and relocating global talent to their Greater Cincinnati facilities. German, Italian, Finnish, and French employees and their families relocated from Europe and China to our region. It usually starts with a simple phone call or email: "Can the EACC help us attract and relocate an international employee we really need for our ...read more
    Tuesday, March 01, 2016
    As reported by the Cincinnati Business Courier , EACC member American Modern Insurance Group has named a new CEO. The Amelia-based specialty property and casualty insurer, which is a subsidiary of Munich Re, named Andreas Kleiner as its president and CEO. Kleiner, a management board member at one of Munich Re’s European subsidiaries, will take the role on May 1. Kleiner replaces Manny ...read more
    Monday, February 29, 2016
    The EACC is pleased to announce the preliminary list of 2016 Annual Gala Sponsors, and as we prepare to celebrate Greater Cincinnati’s vibrant transatlantic business community on May 12, we would like to thank these partners for their support. We are delighted to welcome back HORAN as the Presenting Sponsor, along with many great Gold and Silver Sponsors (please see a full list below). Such ...read more
    Monday, February 29, 2016
    Over the past few weeks, some of our members have expressed a common need to address a specific topic: importing/exporting. As a result, the EACC will launch the first EACC Forum covering this topic, allowing import/export executives to meet with peers and industry experts to understand the best practices for the movement of goods and the identification of product classifications for customs ...read more
    Tuesday, February 23, 2016
    EACC Behind the Scenes offers a snapshot of EACC activities that might not yet be widely visible to our membership base, but nonetheless, contribute to the EACC’s mission and enhance benefits for our members and the region. Below, please find updates from the EACC team. HANNOVER MESSE 2016 Preparations are well underway for the region's participation in HANNOVER MESSE , the ...read more
    Tuesday, February 23, 2016
    EACC Partner Northern Kentucky Tri-ED honored 22 companies that located, expanded or were launched in the region in 2015 at its annual recognition event, the Northern Kentucky Thoroughbreds, on Febraury 17th at the Drees Pavilion. The 2015 Northern Kentucky Tri-ED Annual Report was released highlighting the direct and indirect impact of jobs and investment from primary industry companies and ...read more
    Tuesday, February 16, 2016
    Last week, the EACC launched a new platform to further foster collaboration among EACC members and to support Marketing Executives as they successfully lead their company's global marketing strategies. The EACC Marketing Forum is an industry-led Forum that meets quarterly, specifically to address the needs of the inbound and outbound member companies , supported by qualified experts who are ...read more
    Tuesday, February 16, 2016
    As reported by the Northern Kentucky Tribune , the Ports of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky have been ranked as #1 busiest inland port in the nation, according to the US Army Corps of Engineers Navigation Data Center, and the #13 busiest port in the United States. The Ports of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky handled nearly 50 million tons of cargo in 2014, according to rankings released by the ...read more
    Monday, February 08, 2016
    The EACC is delighted to announce that it will host its Annual Gala Dinner on May 12, 2016 at the Drees Pavilion located in Devou Park in Covington, Kentucky. Attendees will be treated to spectacular views of downtown Cincinnati while celebrating the vibrant transatlantic business ties of the Greater Cincinnati region. As in previous years, this gathering of over 350 members of the ...read more
    Monday, February 08, 2016
    Talent is one of the greatest assets of a region striving compete globally. According to REDI Cincinnati , over 194,000 students graduate each year from more than 300 + colleges and universities within a 200 miles radius of Cincinnati. Top-rated educational institutions, including Miami University , Northern Kentucky University , the University of Cincinnat i and Cincinnati State Technical ...read more
    Monday, February 08, 2016
    As reported by the Cincinnati Business Courier , EACC member Pilot Chemical has named a new president to provide guidance as it searches for a permanent CEO. Michael Scott has been named president of the specialty chemical company, where he takes over the role from interim CEO Pamela Butcher. Butcher will remain in her position until Scott becomes established. Scott previously served at ...read more
    Friday, February 05, 2016
    As reported by the Cincinnati Business Courier , the number of genetic tests that doctors ordered from EACC member Assurex Health soared in recent months, and the number of people employed by the Mason firm has also increased dramatically. Assurex Health passed the 250,000 mark in January for tests ordered by doctors to help determine the best medications to treat patients with mental disorders ...read more
    Friday, February 05, 2016
    EACC member Perfetti Van Melle USA , the world's third largest global confectionery and leader in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods industry, has hired Sylvia Buxton as its new Vice President of Marketing. Sylvia is a strategic global marketing executive bringing more than 25 years of dedicated experience in fast moving consumer goods to the maker of Mentos and Airheads. Most recently, Sylvia ...read more
    Monday, February 01, 2016
    CVG airport hosted the first EACC board meeting of 2016. Under Chris Knueven's leadership as EACC Board President, the elected 2016 board voted on significant changes to the EACC bylaws to position the organization for future growth. Following the recommendations of a board committee, the board unanimously voted to end term limits, remove the limit on the number of board members (to allow ...read more
    Monday, February 01, 2016
    The EACC is excited to welcome two new members, partner level member Fluid-Bag, LLC and Corporate Small Partner level member Mapvision USA . Fluid-Bag, LLC Fluid-Bag is a privately owned company with its head office in Jakobstad, Finland , with manufacturing plants in Finland and Thailand. Customers are located throughout the world in Asia, Europe, North and South America, Africa, and ...read more
    Monday, February 01, 2016
    As reported by the Cincinnati Business Courier , EACC member Messier-Bugatti USA is planning to expand its operations in Greater Cincinnati with an investment of roughly $150 million. The company is planning to expand its facility in Walton and add 84 jobs there to meet increasing demand, with the Business Courier citing a report from the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority ...read more
    Tuesday, January 26, 2016
    As reported by the Cincinnati Business Courier , Cincinnati is one of the best places for technology professionals, according to two new rankings. Business blog DataFox ranks Cincinnati as No. 7 on its list of “10 Cities that are Secretly Great for Tech Grads,” while personal finance website WalletHub.com named Cincinnati the 17th best city for STEM (science, technology, engineering ...read more
    Monday, January 25, 2016
    EACC Behind the Scenes offers a snapshot of EACC activities that might not yet be widely visible to our membership base, but nonetheless, contribute to the EACC’s mission and enhance benefits for our members and the region. Below, please find updates from the EACC team. EACC Hosts Luncheon for University of Bordeaux Delegation This month, the EACC had the privilege of hosting a lunch for a ...read more
    Monday, January 25, 2016
    EACC member GE Aviation has chosen the site for its newest manufacturing facility. As reported by the Cincinnati Business Courier , the $400 million GE Turboprop Center of Excellence will create more than 500 jobs in the Czech Republic when it opens in 2020. The new facility will be used to manufacture the company’s advanced turboprop engine that was launched in November 2015 to power ...read more
    Tuesday, January 19, 2016
    EACC member IceTech has been purchased by Loveland-based Cold Jet . The acquisition agreement closed January 13, 2016. Denmark-based IceTech, along with Cold Jet, is a leader in dry ice technology. IceTech specifically is a leading manufacturer of high performance and reliable dry ice blasting and dry ice production equipment, as well as automated solutions. Last year, both IceTech and Cold Jet ...read more
    Tuesday, January 19, 2016
    Last quarter, the EACC received several inquiries from members on how to leverage the experiences and expertise within the EACC network to successfully lead global marketing for their companies. Survey results from a sample of EACC members also confirmed this interest. With this in mind, the EACC will launch the first EACC Marketing Forum on February 11, 2016 , allowing marketing executives to ...read more
    Tuesday, January 12, 2016
    The EACC is pleased to welcome new Partner level member The Xpat Desk, LLP . Co-founded by EACC board member Sheila Spradlin Reich, The Xpat Desk is the local leader in providing essential guidance and trusted international connections to expatriates and foreign-owned companies relocating to the Cincinnati area. Specializing in financial relocation services, The Xpat Desk’s team of ...read more
    Tuesday, January 12, 2016
    The EACC would like to offer a gentle reminder that 2016 membership dues must be received by Friday, January 15. Please take a moment to review the membership levels as listed below, or click here . If you have any questions, or if you’re a current member interested in exploring EACC leadership positions, please contact EACC Assistant Director Julien Biteau via email ( ...read more
    Tuesday, January 12, 2016
    HANNOVER MESSE , one of the largest trade fairs for industrial technology, is fast approaching. The Fair, set to be held April 25-29, 2016 in Hannover, Germany, highlights innovations and groundbreaking solutions across core sectors (i.e. industrial automation and IT, energy and environmental technology, industrial supply, production engineering and services, as well as research and development). ...read more
    Tuesday, January 12, 2016
    The health and wellness of a region’s workforce is a key economic indicator, as regions work to attract and retain businesses and compete in the global environment. The EACC strives to engage its members in education best practices and secure regional talent that is globally competitive through our Talent Development Initiative. In 2011, the EACC hosted a Health and Wellness Conference to ...read more
    Tuesday, January 05, 2016
    The EACC is pleased to welcome TyTek Industries, Inc. as a Sustaining Partner. TyTek Industries’ roots are in the magnetics industry. In fact, it was TyTek's reputation as a superior manufacturer of a wide array of magnetic products and magnetic assemblies that led it into the manufacturing of zinc and aluminum diecastings, springs and stampings, injection molding and into sewn products ...read more
    Tuesday, December 22, 2015
    EACC member company Assurex Health , which is a commercial-stage, informatics-based precision medicine company providing treatment decision support to healthcare providers for behavioral health and chronic pain conditions, has secured an additional $15 million in equity financing from existing Series D investors, according to Virginia C. Drosos, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We ...read more
    Tuesday, December 22, 2015
    As reported by the Northern Kentucky Tribune , a group of nine students were recognized as the first Northern Kentucky graduates of Mubea North America’s apprenticeship program in a ceremony held last week at Triple Crown Country Club in Union, Kentucky. The Tribune talked with members of that class and Mubea executives about the value of the program and its potential impact in the ...read more
    Tuesday, December 22, 2015
    As reported by the Cincinnati Business Courier , EACC member company Pro Mach Inc. has moved its headquarters to Covington from Loveland. The manufacturer of packaging machines signed a long-term lease for about 10,500 square feet of space on the 18th floor of RiverCenter I, located at 50 E. RiverCenter Blvd. Mark Anderson, CEO of Pro Mach, said the growing company needed more room. “The ...read more
    Monday, December 21, 2015
    Earlier this month at its year-end meeting, EACC member company LPK announced the appointment of four new global officers. Effective July 1, 2016, Sarah Tomes will succeed Jerry Kathman as the company’s chief executive officer, Geoff Thomas will become chief operating officer, Brent McCoy will become chief financial officer, and Valerie Jacobs will become the company’s first chief ...read more
    Tuesday, December 15, 2015
    The EACC congratulates Fabian Schmahl, President & CEO of EACC member company ThyssenKrupp Bilstein of America , on recently receiving the German-American Friendship Award from Deputy Consul General Mario Soos on behalf of Ambassador Peter Wittig. The award, which was established by the German Embassy in Washington, D.C. in 1981 and honors people who have rendered outstanding services to ...read more
    Tuesday, December 15, 2015
    Robert Bosch Automotive Steering LLC , a subsidiary of Germany-based Robert Bosch Automotive Steering Gmbh, is considering an expansion to its facility in Florence, according to a report released by the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) and reported by the Cincinnati Business Courier . The total investment on the expansion and equipment would be more than $84.5 million and ...read more
    Tuesday, December 15, 2015
    The EACC is pleased to announce that TechSolve will be a President Circle member in 2016. According to EACC Executive Director Anne Cappel, “the EACC works closely with TechSovle and is delighted to take this successful partnership to a new level. This will better serve EACC members and help support EACC European business attractions.” TechSolve President Gary Conley serves on the ...read more
    Tuesday, December 15, 2015
    As reported by the Cincinnati Business Courier , EACC member Dunnhumby intends to move its local office and roughly 70 employees from downtown Cincinnati to Norwood. Now located at 444 W. Third St., the market research company has signed a seven-year lease on 16,000 square feet of office space on the sixth floor at the Rookwood Exchange, an eight-story tower overlooking Interstate 71. ...read more
    Tuesday, December 08, 2015
    The EACC would like to congratulate Judy Pogue on being named Vice President, Corporate and Lifestyle Transition Services at Cincinnati-based Comey & Shepherd Relators . As reported by the Cincinnati Business Courier , Judy will lead the growing team focused on relocation services using expertise from her years working as a relator in the area, as well as her prior role as Vice President of ...read more
    Tuesday, December 08, 2015
    Dear EACC Members, The dynamic EACC network is looking brightly toward 2016, ready to engage in growing transatlantic business opportunities. Companies in the Greater Cincinnati region are strengthening and expanding their presence and network in Europe, while European companies are also strategically positioned to grow in the US market to counterbalance the sluggish European economy. ...read more
    Tuesday, December 08, 2015
    Xavier Leadership Center in conjunction with Xavier University MBA program is offering a range of international immersion programs in 2016, including the International Business Ethics & Compliance Certificate Program: London/Paris scheduled for March 4-13, 2016. This program is designed to allow ethics and compliance officers, and business professionals to experience the business ...read more
    Tuesday, December 08, 2015
    EACC member LOGOMAT automation systems, Inc., a subsidiary of German-owned KRUPS Fördersysteme GmbH, is expanding its Hebron facility via a $1.02 million investment, which is set to create 12 new jobs. “LOGOMAT has become an essential corporate partner in northern Kentucky over the past 15 years, and this major expansion ensures that will continue well into the future,” now ...read more
    Tuesday, December 08, 2015
    The Journal-News recently provided an update on recent developments at EACC member GE Aviation . Specifically, the all new jet engine LEAP will be delivered to the first airline customer in 2016. The LEAP engine is a product of GE Aviation’s joint venture with French company Snecma (a division of Safran and an EACC member) called CFM International (also an EACC member). This will be the ...read more
    Tuesday, November 24, 2015
    Back in September, the Cincinnati Business Courier announced finalists for its 2015 Best Places to Work Awards. The program, in its 13 th year, named 62 finalists, including EACC members BDO USA , Best Upon Request , Definity Partners , HORAN and VonLehman & Co . Through a pep rally style celebration held last week at Xavier’s Cintas Center, finalists were recognized and the 2015 ...read more
    Tuesday, November 24, 2015
    Last week, the French-American Business Alliance and the EACC hosted the annual Beaujolais Nouveau Premiere at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. As with previous years, the celebration offered a platform to celebrate the EACC’s dynamic corporate network, the Greater Cincinnati region and the organization itself. The evening’s proceedings included welcome remarks from Master of ...read more
    Tuesday, November 24, 2015
    Last week prior to the Beaujolais Nouveau celebration, the EACC held its annual meeting, electing the 2016 Board. Members of the 2016 Board include: Paul Allaer – Thompson Hine John Baines – Hahn Automation Carol Barton – KPMG Michele Blair – City of Mason Guillaume Bonniol – Luxottica Retail Marcia Brandstadt – U.S. Commercial Service Cincinnati Harvey Cohen ...read more
    Tuesday, November 17, 2015
    For nearly 150 years HSBC has been where the growth is, connecting customers to opportunities. Today, HSBC Commercial Banking serves businesses ranging from small enterprises to large multinationals in almost 60 developed and faster-growing markets around the world. Whether it is working capital, trade finance or payments and cash management solutions, we provide the tools and expertise that ...read more
    Tuesday, November 17, 2015
    I am deeply moved by the the flow of support and sympathy from the Greater Cincinnati community following the Paris attacks last Friday. It is a testament to the deep relationship between our region and France. Within hours of the attacks, I received countless emails and LinkedIn messages inquiring about the safety of my family and friends and sending words of sympathy for France and its people. ...read more
    Monday, November 16, 2015
    HANNOVER MESSE , one of the largest industrial trade shows in the world, is fast approaching, with the show set to take place in April 2016 in Germany. The show offers a powerful platform for businesses to network with top industry players, form new business partnerships, and take their company to new heights. Participating companies can connect with more than 200,000 attendees, 68% of whom have ...read more
    Monday, November 16, 2015
    After a successful first session with industry and educators in late October at TechSolve’s Cincinnati Headquarters, Festo Didactic and TechSolve are hosting a follow-up meeting. The meeting will take place on December 10 th from 8AM -10AM. The goal is to further drive the development of a 2-year apprenticeship program for advanced manufacturing. Moreover, Festo Didactic and TechSolve would ...read more
    Tuesday, November 10, 2015
    As reported by the Journal-News , auto supplier and EACC member ThyssenKrupp Bilstein of America Inc. showed no signs of slowing down growth when in summer 2014, Hamilton’s largest manufacturer made its third expansion announcement since 2011 (its largest one yet). Just over one year later, it expects to start production by the end of 2015 of its newest shock absorber technology for ...read more
    Monday, November 09, 2015
    As highlighted by the Cincinnati Business Courier , the Queen City landed among the top five cities in North America in five different industries in Conway’s 2015 “Most Competitive Cities” report. Specifically, Cincinnati was ranked second in North America for aerospace, trailing only the Greater Seattle region, while it came in at No. 4 in chemicals and plastics. Cincinnati ...read more
    Tuesday, November 03, 2015
    Last week, the EACC, along with its partners REDI Cincinnati and the German American Chamber of Commerce (GACC) of the Midwest , welcomed a delegation of six advanced manufacturing companies from Saxony, Germany to the greater Cincinnati area (information on these six companies can be found here ). The eastern German state of Saxony is one of Germany’s most important hubs of invention ...read more
    Tuesday, November 03, 2015
    Last week, the EACC held its final Company Briefing of the year in partnership with the University of Cincinnati and Festo . EACC Company Briefings are presented as a series of quarterly visits to EACC member companies. During this event, attendees were able gain insight into UC's strategic alliances with industries, including its partnership with Festo. UC serves as an innovation hub in ...read more
    Tuesday, November 03, 2015
    Foreign trade zones (FTZs) continue to work to stimulate economic growth and development in the US, with Greater Cincinnati’s FTZ program beginning in 1979. The region is home to two zones, FTZ 46 (Cincinnati and Southwest Ohio) and FTZ 47 (Northern Kentucky). Within FTZ 46, the types of warehousing and distribution activities found include the distribution of civil aircraft engine modules ...read more
    Tuesday, October 27, 2015
    2015 Fearless Frontline Leader Awards EACC Executive Director Anne Cappel and Event & Communication Coordinator Dayna Wood attended the 2015 Fearless Frontline Leader Awards sponsored by EACC President Circle Member Definity Partners on October 20 th at Great American Ballpark. This event served to celebrate the day-to-day contributions of frontline leaders who power the manufacturing ...read more
    Tuesday, October 20, 2015
    Dayna Wood recently joined the EACC as Event & Communication Coordinator where she crafts, coordinates and executes the organization's events, while also managing communication platforms. During her undergraduate career at Centre College, Dayna, a Cincinnati native, completed an internship with the U.S. Commercial Service in Cincinnati, while also studying abroad in locations such as ...read more
    Tuesday, October 20, 2015
    The EACC is partnering with the U.S. Commercial Service to welcome Dusseldorf, Germany-based Trade Specialist Kirsten A. Hentschel to Cincinnati from October 22-23. Ms. Hentschel primarily focuses on advanced materials including composites, ceramics, plastics, and industrial chemicals, among other industries. EACC members interested in scheduling individual meetings and learning more about doing ...read more
    Monday, October 19, 2015
    The EACC recently led a European mission to Italy with its Economic Development Investors Kai Bitter of Frost Brown Todd, Drew Collins of Bannockburn, Dominic Franchini of Horan, and David Smith of Duke Energy. In Bologna, Italy, the EACC was welcomed by Sonia Bonfiglioli, Chairman of the Board of Bonfiglioli, who hosted 2 seminars at the world headquarters of the Bonfiglioli Group. The morning ...read more
    Monday, October 19, 2015
    Ken Hunter To Retire as President of MANE, Inc. “Establishing and reinforcing MANE’s World Class standing is the essence of our Vision and the inspiration to fuel our continuous improvement, creative signature, commitment to excellence and our passion to succeed.” Those words were spoken by Ken Hunter 15 years ago when he became President of MANE, Inc. Today as we announce ...read more
    Friday, October 16, 2015
    FBT’s Joe Dehner was assigned the role of U.S. general purpose attorney for the recent “Nordic Roadshow” to Oslo (Norway), Copenhagen/ Malmo, Gothenburg, Stockholm (Denmark/ Sweden), Helsinki (Finland) and Tallinn (Estonia). The six-day tour to five countries was the very first effort of the U.S. Government’s SelectUSA program to attract foreign direct investment to the ...read more
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