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WAM’s Newest Voices: Frances Brunelle and Rosemary Coates

Learn about WAM's two new podcast hosts, Frances Brunelle and Rosemary Coates!

This podcast features WAM's two newest hosts, Frances Brunelle and Rosemary Coates, as they discuss different sides of the manufacturing industry and the impact that the global economy is having on manufacturing both domestically and internationally.

Frances Brunelle is the founder of Accelerated Manufacturing Brokers Inc., a company that specializes in the sale of lower middle-market manufacturing companies nationally. In this episode, Frances discusses what is going on in the market and how the industry is growing and therefore beginning to tip over into a buyers market. Being aware of this changing climate is vital for those who are in, or are looking to emerge into, the manufacturing industry in order to strategically keep a competitive edge.

Rosemary Coates is a best selling author as well as the Executive Director of the Reshoring Institute. She is also the president of Blue Silk Consulting. Rosemary has key insights into the global manufacturing environment, and how manufacturing in China has had an effect on offshore imports and American jobs. She established the Reshoring Institute as a way to bring more jobs from China to America, offering companies a 360-degree view of what jobs they can bring back into the country while still offering employees an honest, working wage. She also discusses how trade wars are affecting global imports and what that means for manufacturing.

Tune into this educational podcast with Frances and Rosemary today to learn about how these women are making significant waves in the Manufacturing industry.

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Meet Rosemary Coates

Rosemary Coates is the Executive Director of the Reshoring Institute. She is a seasoned executive with an MBA, 25 years’ experience in Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Project Management and Systems Consulting. Prior to BSC, she was a Senior Director at SAP, the Supply Chain Practice Leader at KPMG Peat Marwick and at Answerthink, and a Regional Manager at Hewlett-Packard.  

She has extensive knowledge and experience in manufacturing and outsourcing in China.

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Meet Frances Brunelle

Frances Brunelle is the founder of Accelerated Manufacturing Brokers, Inc., which specializes in the sale of lower middle-market manufacturing companies nationally. Fran and her team help to ensure the continuity of U.S. Manufacturing by transitioning ownership to the next generation of entrepreneurs. Fran writes on topics that help manufacturing business owners prepare their companies for sale and navigate the sale process to ensure a positive financial result in support of their retirement. Her articles can be found here. Recently Fran was named to 2020 Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A by Mergers & Acquisitions.

To learn more about Fran and her company, click here: About Accelerated Manufacturing Brokers, Inc.