Wise companies are learning that the total cost of ownership is MUCH more than the cost in labor savings. Learn why companies are moving back to the US.
About Michele Nash-Hoff
Michele is founder and president of ElectroFab Sales, a sales agency specializing in helping manufacturers select the right processes for their products since 1985.
She is currently a director on the board of the and the San Diego Inventors Forum and is also Chair of the California chapter of the Coalition for a Prosperous America.
Michele is the author of Rebuild Manufacturing – the key to American Prosperity, which is a sequel to the 2009 and 2012 edition of Can American Manufacturing Be Saved? Why We Should and How We Can available at www.amazon.com. She had her own column on IndustryWeek’s e newsline until 2018, and has written articles for many other e newslines and industry websites.
Michele earned a B. A. from San Diego State University and is a 1994 graduate of San Diego’s leadership program (LEAD San Diego). She earned a certificate in Total Quality Management in 1993 and a Yellow Belt in Lean Six Sigma in 2014.
Michele Nash-Hoff started in San Diego’s high-tech manufacturing industry as an engineering secretary at age 18 before going back to college as a young mother. Her career includes being part of the founding team of two startup companies.
She has also served as a Managing Member of two new business incubators for start-up companies while running ElectroFab in the last 20 years. The National Business Incubation Association published Michele’s first book, For Profit Business Incubators in 1998. She was a mentor for startup companies for CONNECT's Springboard program from 2015-2018.
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