SPE Cleveland and Akron Sections Present: Additive Manufacturing in NE OH featuring TEAM NEO

October 21, 2021; 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm EDT
Virtual Event


Team NEO's Additive Manufacturing Cluster in NE OH is leading the way! An overview of the additive manufacturing sector, related plastics processes and partners will be highlighted along with industry case studies. Team NEO technical speakers Jay Foran and Paul Boulier, will share in- depth insights and expertise from the Additive Manufacturing space. ATTENDANCE IS FREE!

Meeting Agenda

5:00-5:15 Introduction and presentation setup by Susan and/or others at SPE.
5:15-5:30 Overview of Manufacturing Value Chain and Assets in NE OH/ OHIO and why it's important to grow.
5:30-5:45 "Current state" of Additive Manufacturing; where it currently fits with "conventional" plastics manufacturing, and relevant use cases.
5:45-6:00 Overview of Additive Manufacturing Cluster; objectives, partners, capabilities as a resource-"seeker/solver" concept and some success stories.
6:00-6:15 Overview our current work in developing a Polymer Cluster participants, current thinking, areas of focus, etc.
6:15-6:30 Quick Q&A, and solicitation for future ideas/areas of interest.

To register and receive a meeting link, email:

Dan Crist, SPE Cleveland Section House Chair; mail@cmd-tip.com


Jay Foran
Senior Vice President

Jay helps businesses discover exciting growth opportunities in the Cleveland Plus region. He works with site selectors and corporate clients and helps them navigate through the regional economic development framework, partnering with local and state economic development groups.

Prior to joining Team NEO, Jay was Vice President, Business Development for The Lake West Group LLC, a management consulting firm. Jay also served in a variety of key leadership positions with Procter & Gamble during a lengthy and distinguished career where he was responsible for a variety of business building initiatives that have been emulated throughout the consumer products industry.

Jay was named as one of America's Top 50 Economic Developers by Consultant Connect in 2015 and he is an Executive Committee member of the Ohio Aerospace & Aviation Council. Additionally, Jay has an impressive record of leadership in enabling successful civic advocacy organizations, private and public campaigns, and assessments to support community sustainability. He currently sits on the Board of Trustees for Lakewood Hospital Foundation, and is a Lakewood Alive Founder, Officer and Board Member.

Paul Boulier
Vice President for Industry and Innovation

Paul serves as the Vice President for Industry and Innovation at Team NEO. He is responsible for developing and executing direct-to-company business growth and attraction for Team NEO in the region's core industries; including Energy, Oil & Gas, Metal Fabrication and Machinery; Polymers, Chemicals and Coatings, as well as Packaging and Transportation.

Team NEO is a privately-funded regional business attraction and growth organization. It is a nonprofit that markets Northeast Ohio to the world, attracts new businesses and helps those that are here grow. Team NEO is the Northeast Ohio regional partner for JobsOhio, a private, nonprofit corporation that drives economic development and job creation for the State, as well as working closely with economic development organizations across 18 counties.

Paul is also the CEO, for the past 10 years, of Advantage Growth Solutions LLC, a management consultancy focused on helping manufacturers growth-both organically and acquisitively. He provides commercial- and technically-focused insights to Fortune 1000 companies.

He also is the founder/CEO of Seauciel LLC, a startup driving to commercialize advanced technologies to create value-added materials from comingled plastics waste.

He has extensive experience in building and growing businesses from startups to multi-$B corporations. He has been a solution provider to the plastics industry for over 40 years, working with OEMs, Fabricators and Converters, and raw material providers to drive results and innovation in the Packaging, Electrical & Electronics, Transportation, Industrial, and Medical markets. He has successfully led efforts in seven major acquisitions; creating strategy, scouting opportunities, executing deals, and creating teams for efficient integration.

Paul's previous experience includes senior executive roles in General Management, Marketing, Sales, Research & Development, Operations, and Organizational Design & Development, including: Chief Marketing Officer of A. Schulman (now LyondellBasell), a global thermoplastics compounder serving the packaging, transportation, consumer products, industrial and agricultural markets; Vice President of Marketing & Sales at Core Molding Technologies, a designer/molder of reinforced composite products for the transportation, electronics, industrial, automotive aftermarket and alternative energy markets. He has also held Executive Business Leadership roles at Avery Dennison, a manufacturer of high-performance adhesives and consumer products, and NOVA Chemicals, a global manufacturer of Styrenics polymers, polyethylene and petrochemicals.

Paul earned a MS in Plastics Engineering from UMASS Lowell and a BS in Chemistry from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). He has been awarded three patents, with one pending. He also completed advanced studies in Global Marketing and Business Strategy at University of Pittsburgh's Katz Graduate School. Paul actively volunteers and mentors entrepreneurs in business strategy/planning as well as contributing to venture groups through the Akron (OH) ARCHAngels, WPI Business School (MA), and Fusion Pointe, a Naples (FL) West Coast Venture Group.

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