Mark Czarnik – A-1 Professional Video

Mark Czarnik headshotMark Czarnik of A-1 Professional Video has a most varied background with over 38 years experience. Having worked in the television industry, manufacturing, corporate America and managing a video production department with a creative agency, Mark ensures that your story/message and vision will be conveyed to the specific targeted audience.



Phil Denton – Denton Business Solutions

Phil Denton Denton Business SolutionsPhil Denton is the founder and President of Denton Business Solutions, a consulting firm based in Mason, Ohio. Phil began his career as a Cisco Network Voice Engineer and has traveled all over the country to help businesses deploy technology solutions that make increase their profitability, their efficiency, and their overall success. Now Phil applies his expertise to helping Ohio’s manufacturers adopt technology solutions that make their plants more productive and their companies more competitive.  To learn more about Phil please visit his LinkedIn page.


David Iyoha – Fortech, LLC

David Iyoha headshotDavid Iyoha is the director of software solutions with Fortech LLC and spends a lot of his time figuring out how to help people in manufacturing plants with their operations and continuous improvement. As a computer engineer he has always had a passion for using software and technology to solve business problems and help companies become more productive and profitable. He collaborates with people in different roles (leadership, engineering, line operators, maintenance, operations, quality etc.) in manufacturing companies to uncover areas for improvement and implement cost effective solutions to meet their needs.  To learn more about David please visit his LinkedIn page.


Alex Hornsby – BlueGrace Logistics

Alex Hornsby of BlueGrace LogisticsAlex Hornsby, of Bluegrace Logistics, has expertise in effectively coordinating processes that will achieve the distribution of products. He wants to oversee and facilitate the supply chain operations of your company. For more information about Alex, please visit his LinkedIn page.



Lisa Johnson – ProMark Training Centers

Lisa Johnson - President of ProMark Training CentersLisa Johnson has invested 20 years in educating people of all ages and backgrounds. As president of ProMark Training Centers, a Microsoft Silver Learning Partner, her mission is to help manufacturers grow and thrive by helping them to strengthen their current and incoming workforce with high quality soft-skills and computer training combined with unequaled post-training support.  To learn more about Lisa please visit her LinkedIn page.


Jim Kinnett – Kinnett Consulting Group

Jim Kinnett headshotMr. Kinnett has been in the Economic and Community Development profession for over 42 years. He is currently Partner in CKK Group LLC and President of The Kinnett Consulting Group. These companies deal with products including Quality and Risk Assessment for Companies and communities, economic development consulting, business brokering, site location, loan packaging and incentive negotiations, comprehensive planning, strategic planning among numerous other related activities. Mr. Kinnett has worked with over thirty companies in assisting them on their location and financing issues.  To learn more about Jim please visit his LinkedIn page.

Click here for a new article by Jim on the future of plastics: Plastics A Continuing Success Story


Michael Martens – Investment Advisor Representative

Michael Martens headshotAs a Financial Advisor, I focus on providing smart business strategies & solutions. I specialize in “Succession Planning” and Group Benefits for both large and small Companies. Business “solutions” include: Executive Compensation Programs, Business Continuation Programs, Retirement Plan Solutions.
*It is important for a business not only to invest in the company but also in the employees who work there.  To learn more about Michael please visit his LinkedIn page.


Ben Rush – Midamerica Paper Recycling

Ben Rush - Midamerica Paper Recycling

Ben Rush is a materials marketing manager for Mid America Paper Recycling.  Ben has over 20 years experience in the paper industry with the majority of his time spent working in a paper mill.  Mid America Paper Recycling has served as a leader in the paper and plastics recycling industry for almost 90 years as a family owned business.  Mid America sets itself apart by evaluating a company’s recycling and tailoring a program to address their specific needs and concerns. The program development is a true partnership between clients and Mid America, as Mid America’s success only happens with the success of their clients. To learn more about Ben please visit his LinkedIn page.


Walt Tracy – AtWork Cincy

Walt Tracy - AtWork CincyWalt Tracy and his wife Angela are owners of AtWork Cincy, the Blue Ash based office of AtWork Personnel Services. A top staffing firm as cited by Staffing Industry Analyst with over 90 US offices, AtWork is empowering businesses in the lean economy by reducing costs, improving time to quality talent, and managing regulatory and compliance risks. AtWork has been recognized with coveted Best of Staffing awards for both client and talent satisfaction.  For more information about Walt, please visit his LinkedIn page.


Kate Vriner – Sunbelt Business Advisors

Kate Vriner - Sunbelt Business AdvisorsAs a certified business broker, Kate is a member of a team with 50+ years of M&A experience servicing Greater Dayton, Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Kate not only confidentially guides individuals through the process of buying and selling businesses, but she also helps owners develop exit strategies to ensure that the value of their business and their retirement needs are in line. As an active member of the Dayton Region Manufacturers’ Association, Kate is dedicated to helping manufacturers grow and succeed. To learn more about Kate please visit her LinkedIn page.