Conexus Indiana: 5 Keys to Driving Indiana’s Manufacturing Future

2024-06-28T14:16:52-04:00June 28, 2024|

Fred Cartwright, President and CEO, Conexus Indiana While there is much conversation in Indiana regarding the future of advanced manufacturing, most of the challenges—and opportunities—the industry faces are not unique to Indiana. Conexus Indiana’s President and CEO Fred Cartwright was reminded of this when he participated in a U.S. Industrial Policy Roundtable in D.C. in May. The event had five key takeaways, which he expanded on in the piece, that mark the need for advancing regional and national discourse concerning this critical sector of Indiana’s economy. Read Cartwright’s recommendations for industry innovation, which include focusing on education and training of our future workforce, providing strategic funding and proactively building the powerful partnerships necessary to effect real change. [READ MORE]

Fred Cartwright, long-time auto industry executive and hybrid technology pioneer, named Conexus Indiana President and CEO

2021-07-12T08:39:12-04:00July 12, 2021|

INDIANAPOLIS (July 12, 2021) – Fred Cartwright, former General Motors executive and past executive director of the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR), has been named president and CEO of Conexus Indiana, a statewide organization dedicated to strengthening Indiana's advanced manufacturing and logistics industries. Cartwright succeeds retiring president and CEO J. Mark Howell, who has led Conexus since late 2017. Cartwright has spent his career in manufacturing innovation leadership positions, with an emphasis on automotive technology commercialization, business development, public/private partnerships and leading-edge research park development. He assumes the role of Conexus Indiana president and CEO on July 12, 2021. An Indiana native, Cartwright graduated from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering and from Butler University with a master's degree in business administration. He began his career with Allison Transmission, where [...]

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