One definition of the “American Dream” is “The belief that anyone, regardless of where they were born or what class they were born into, can attain their own version of success in a society in which upward mobility is possible for everyone. The American dream is believed to be achieved through sacrifice, risk-taking, and hard […]
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.
Learn about the industrial coworking facility in the Miramar/Mira Mesa area of San Diego, California that provides flexible fabrication and manufacturing.
On Sunday evening, February 14th, Curtis Ellis passed away from a long struggle with bladder cancer at the age of 67.
On his very first day in office, President Biden signed an Executive Order canceling the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. Halting work on the “pipeline in South Dakota immediately eliminated 1,000 union jobs. TC Energy, the company that was developing the project, predicts that more than 10,000 jobs will be lost in 2021 due […]
During his campaign, Biden laid out his economic agenda for the country, called “Build Back Better, which includes a $700 billion investment in procurement and research and development for new technologies such as biotech, clean energy and artificial intelligence.” The goal is that “the new plan will help create 5 million new jobs.” As Vice […]
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.
China was granted Most Favored Nation status through presidential proclamation on an annual basis from 1980 – 1998. This was because the Trade Act of 1974 stated that “MFN status may not be conferred on a country with a nonmarket economy if that country maintains restrictive emigration policies” China was, and still is, a nonmarket […]
What you need to know about the danger posed by China’s predatory mercantilism through product dumping, currency manipulation, intellectual property theft, and government subsidies.
How has the COVID Pandemic Affected Makerspaces? In the past several years, I have visited four makerspaces in southern California, and I recently decided to see how the COVID pandemic had affected these facilities. Makerspaces play a role in reviving the entrepreneurial “maker spirit” necessary to rebuild and grow American manufacturing.
For those of us who support the Made in America/Buy American movement and want to rebuild American manufacturing by returning manufacturing to America through reshoring from China, it’s important to consider the policies of President Trump and former V.P. Biden in their bid to be president. Two policies, tax rates and the cost and availability […]