Date: July 31, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Cost: No Cost
Franklin Industrial & Commercial Development Authority (FICDA)
191 Howard Street
Franklin, PA 


As a follow up to the Succession Planning workshops scheduled on June 18 and 23, NWIRC and Steel Valley Authority will host a program about Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP) along with a Succession Planning Panel Discussion on July 31 from 1:00-4:30 pm at FICDA in Franklin, PA. Regional manufacturers will share their stories of succession planning and offer insights to companies that are just getting started or need to move their plan forward.

Panel Companies:

Betts Industries in Warren, PA – Large multi-generational family business

Precision Profiles in Titusville, PA – Small company purchased by owner outside the business

C&J Industries – Meadville, PA – Large ESOP takeover from family owned business

Onex, Inc- Erie, PA- Small company, second generation owners

ESOP Presenter:

Kevin McPhillips, Executive Director/CEO of PaCEO. Kevin has enjoyed more than 30 years working in both nonprofit and private leadership. Before joining the PaCEO, McPhillips served as CEO of 1000 Museums, the leading online community destination for museums and exhibitions from around the world. Prior, he was President of The Princeton Companies, handpicked by the Governor’s Office as a model of NJ Business growth, served as President of Direct Group, one of the nation’s largest Direct Marketing firms, and spent 8 years leading non-profit centers for citizens with special needs. His experiences managing and owning businesses taught him that employee ownership and investment is good business. Kevin is a product of Northwestern University.​

Please register by Friday July 26, 2019.

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