Michele Nash-Hoff

Michele
Nash-Hoff
President,
ElectroFab Sales
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Michele Nash-Hoff has been in and out of San Diego’s high-tech manufacturing industry since starting as an engineering secretary at age 18. Her career includes being part of the founding team of an electronic component manufacturer and working in the Marketing Department of Cubic Corporation’s Military Systems Division. She took a hiatus from the high-tech industry to attend college and graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelor’s degree in French and Spanish.

After returning to the manufacturing industry, she became Vice President of a sales agency covering 11 of the western states. After three years, Michele left the company to form her own sales agency, ElectroFab Sales, to work with companies to help them select the right manufacturing processes for their new and existing products.

In 1998, she also served as manager of the San Diego Enterprise Center, a new business incubator for start-up companies, while continuing to run ElectroFab. The National Business Incubation Association published Michele’s first book, For Profit Business Incubators, that same year.

Michele has been president of the San Diego Electronics Network, the San Diego Chapter of the Electronics Representatives Association, and The High Technology Foundation, as well as several professional and non-profit organizations. She is an active member of the Soroptimist International of San Diego club. Michele is currently a director on the national board of the American Jobs Alliance and Chair of the California chapter of the Coalition for a Prosperous America.

She has a certificate in Total Quality Management and is a 1994 graduate of San Diego’s leadership program (LEAD San Diego.) She has also taken classes in lean manufacturing and Six Sigma.     

Michele is married to Michael Hoff and has raised two sons and two daughters. She enjoys spending time with her two grandsons and eight granddaughters. Her favorite leisure activities are hiking in the mountains, swimming, running, gardening, reading, and taking tap dance lessons.

You'll find more articles written by Michele at http://www.industryweek.com/blog/inside-california-manufacturing.

 

Articles
Why Universities are Important to Rebuilding US Manufacturing 16
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Advanced Technologies Being Developed at Carlsbad Gateway Center
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EPI Report Claims US-China Trade Deficit Cost 3.4 Million Jobs 2
A new report from the Economic Policy Institute finds, "Due to the trade deficit with China 3.4 million jobs were lost between 2001 and 2015, including 1.3 million jobs lost since the first year of the Great Recession in 2008. Nearly three-fourths (74.3%) of the jobs lost between 2001 and 2015 were in manufacturing (2.6 million manufacturing jobs displaced).
San Diego Tackles Workforce Education and Housing
Public/private collaborations that incorporate new ideas and innovative programs for solving the housing affordability crisis, solving the skills gap in workforce development, and educating the next generation of youth for STEM careers make San Diego a role model for other regions.
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With a successful start in California training veterans for manufacturing jobs, Workshops for Warriors sets its sights on expansion across the nation.
ToolingU-SME Report Reveals Manufacturers Are Not Addressing Skills Gap 4
U.S. manufacturers face an "extreme talent gap" but a report from ToolingU-SME finds too many companies are procrastinating rather than taking action to bolster their workforce.
CONNECT'S MIP Awards Range from Pure Fun to Life-Saving
San Diego accelerator CONNECT honors innovative products ranging from robotics to medical devices.
Cincinnati's Cintrifuse Connects Entrepreneurs, Big Companies and Tech Funds
Incubators, accelerators and business leaders pull together in a mission to re-industrialize Cincinnati.
Cincinnati Manufacturers Sharpen Their Focus for Growth
Investments in lean, technology help Cincinnati manufacturers grow in post-recession period.
Cutting Edge Technologies Power Cincinnati Industries
Research in Cincinnati schools and companies is leading to "near-zero breakdown performance" maintenance systems and more efficient jet engines.
Cincinnati Focuses on Reindustrialization to Create Prosperity
Cincinnati has lost 67% of its manufacturing jobs but area leaders are focused on investments for an industrial renaissance. Talent available in the Cincinnati region could play a key role in attracting manufacturers.
Coalition for a Prosperous America Summit Discusses How to Grow Economy 3
A manufacturing summit examines how Southern California can use its advantages to re-grow manufacturing and create good paying jobs through smarter policies on trade, taxes and the economy.
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San Diego celebrates the largest Manufacturing Day event in California.
San Diego's Maker Faire Fosters Creativity and Inventiveness
The San Diego Maker Faire offers a unique array of technology, arts, crafts, science and Do-It-Yourself projects, from a 3-D printed prosthetic hand to a miniature city of Tapigami structures.
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