East Hartford, CT (PRWEB) February 10, 2015

The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT) today announced the election of Michelle Allinson, president, Cursor, LLC and part-owner/vice president of sales and marketing, Aerospace Alloys, Inc., to the CCAT Board of Directors, and the appointment of recently elected Board member Kevin B. Flanagan, vice president and co-owner, Flanagan Industries, Inc., to the position of Audit Committee Chair.

Allinson’s experience spans industrial engineering, multi-million dollar project management, and manufacturing optimization. In 2007, she purchased Cursor, which serves the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Navy and General Dynamics in the acquisition of specialty metals. That same year, she joined the family business, Aerospace Alloys, which specializes in supplying component parts for the aerospace industry, with a focus on heat exchanger component parts. Allinson holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from North Carolina State University, and is a Supplier Management Council Board Member of the Aerospace Industry Association.

Since starting with the company in 1982, Flanagan has led the global expansion and diversification of Flanagan Industries, a 69-year-old family business that specializes in the manufacture of large diameter machined cases that are used in both the aerospace and land-based gas turbine industries. The company’s major customers include Pratt & Whitney, General Electric, U.S. Department of Defense, Siemens Energy, Mitsubishi Power Systems, and global companies in Belgium, Germany, Austria and Spain. He is past-president of the Glastonbury Rotary Club, was named 2013 Business Person of the Year by the Glastonbury Chamber of Commerce, and is also a former member of Rockville Bank’s Advisory Board.

Commented CCAT Board Chairman Richard Baxter, “Michelle’s expertise in manufacturing and the aerospace industry is a strong addition to the board, and Kevin’s involvement as chair of the Audit Committee is instrumental to CCAT’s continued growth and success.”

“With these changes, CCAT’s Board is well-positioned to provide the leadership and business acumen required to advance CCAT’s mission of improving America’s economic competitiveness and serving as the go-to resource for the technology-based customers we serve,” said Elliot Ginsberg, president and CEO, CCAT.


Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT), a nonprofit economic development organization headquartered in East Hartford, Conn., is a leader and go-to resource for strengthening competitiveness and high-tech business development in the state, region and nation. CCAT focuses on three core areas: technology, efficiencies and workforce development, with expertise in manufacturing technology, IT, education and workforce strategies, and energy solutions. Through the synergy of its experienced teams, advanced technologies and extensive partnerships, CCAT provides manufacturers, educators, government, nonprofits and entrepreneurs with innovative solutions to tackle economic challenges, compete and succeed.

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