A recent Thomas survey shows a significant increase in reshoring - 83% of manufacturers indicated that they are likely or extremely likely to reshore production. Doing so makes the U.S. more self-sufficient. Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and Manufacturing Critical path Time (MCT) are the most powerful tools companies can use when considering domestic versus offshore sourcing and production and are the leading factors increasing the recognition of U.S. competitiveness. Join us in conversation with Cathy Ma, vice president of Platform Growth and Engagement at Thomas, Harry Moser, founder and president, Reshoring Initiative®, and Ryan Kelly, general manager, AMT San Francisco Tech Lab, to dig into recent survey data and to understand these tools and better appreciate when to use them. Thursday, February 10, 2022; 11-11:45am ET
Cathy Ma is the Vice President of Platform Growth and Engagement for [Thomas](https://www.thomasnet.com/), North America’s leading industrial sourcing and marketing platform, a Xometry (NASDAQ: XMTR) company. We empower businesses, ranging from promising startups to veteran Fortune 1000s, with our groundbreaking digital marketplace that offers manufacturing technologies such as [3D printing service](https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.xometry.com%2Fcapabilities%2F3d-printing-service%2F&data=04%7C01%7CMCNeville%40amtonline.org%7C8589ea04b003444e67bf08d9eb09dbda%7C7924371c48464bc59fb83b1faed76125%7C1%7C0%7C637799249860432750%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=u9zcffOwfz3wcL3NaR4LOG42anKt3%2FMBaAd%2B071sLUM%3D&reserved=0), [CNC machining](https://www.xometry.com/capabilities/cnc-machining-service/), [laser cutting](https://www.xometry.com/capabilities/sheet-cutting/laser-cutting/). A former Wikipedia sociologist, Cathy is an international growth leader with 15+ years of experience developing audience strategies across global organizations, including Moody’s Analytics, Interbrand, and Yahoo. Her recent research examining the [impact of COVID-19 on the manufacturing sector ](https://business.thomasnet.com/resources#thomas-industrial-survey-reports)was cited in Design News, EE Times, and McKinsey’s industry analysis, among others.
Harry founded the Reshoring Initiative to bring five million manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. after working for high end machine tool supplier GF AgieCharmilles, starting as President in 1985 and retiring 12/31/10 as Chairman Emeritus. Largely due to the success of the Reshoring Initiative, Harry was inducted into the Industry Week Manufacturing Hall of Fame 2010 and was named Quality Magazine’s 2012 Quality Professional of the year and FAB Shop Magazine’s Manufacturing Person of the year. Harry participated actively in President Obama’s 1/11/12 Insourcing Forum at the White House, won The Economist debate on outsourcing and offshoring, received the Manufacturing Leadership Council’s Industry Advocacy Award in 2014 and the Made in America 2019 Reshoring Award. He was recognized by Sue Helper, then Commerce Department Chief Economist, as the driving force in founding the reshoring trend and named to the Commerce Department Investment Advisory Council in August 2019. Harry is frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal, NYT, Forbes, Financial Times, New Yorker, Washington Post and USA Today and seen on Fox Business, MarketWatch, PRI, NPR, Manufacturing Talk Radio and other national TV and radio programs. He received a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MS in Engineering at MIT in 1967 and an MBA from U. of Chicago in 1981.
Amber Thomas has been an advocate for manufacturing for over 35 years. Today, she oversees AMT's government relations and raises awareness about manufacturing technology's critical role in the nation’s well-being. She develops advocacy-related multimedia content for various AMT media channels. A committed vegan, Amber lives with her family in Northern Virginia. Her best friend is Oshi, her rescue lab.