CESMII Welcomes Howard Goldberg as Vice President of Business Development

News from CESMII

May 25, 2018

The Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII) announces Howard Goldberg as the Vice President of Business Development. In his new role, Howard is the primary externally facing business interface. He will work to develop new members, expand the smart manufacturing opportunities, retain the base membership and grow the Institute.  In addition, he is accountable for the establishment of a technical education and workforce development program that leverages the CESMII Regional Network and for developing and executing a comprehensive strategic communications capability for CESMII with regards to marketing, communications, and public relations.

“I am proud to have been selected to join the CESMII team.  CESMII has a strategic mandate and it is a leading force in driving the next Industrial Revolution in the U.S.A. of Smart Manufacturing.  It is exciting to be part of an organization that services the needs of almost the entire spectrum of industries, to help accelerate growth of U.S.A manufacturing in a cost-effective and competitive manner.”

Howard brings over 20 years of leadership experience in successfully growing the Business and Operations of leading-edge sensor-solutions companies. Howard was most recently the Executive Vice President of Operations for Pressure Profile Systems, a developer of tactile sensors that enable the "sense of touch" for electronic products, where he drove the launch of the most complex product in the history of the company and achieved a 14% increase in record shipment revenues.  Additionally, Howard was the former President and COO of Interlink Electronics (NASDAQ: LINK) a globally recognized a manufacturer of human-machine interface sensors, where he achieved a 36% increase in revenues.  He holds a Ph.D. and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan and a B.S.E.E from Lehigh University.

CESMII Interim CEO Jim Wetzel says, “Howard is a great addition to our team.  He is a strong leader who has worn the hats of Sales & Marketing, Operations, and Engineering to achieve win-win results.   Howard’s proven track record of successfully delivering high-tech solutions across a broad range of industries through partnerships and commitment will be critical to CESMII and all of its members accelerating their transformation on the Smart Manufacturing journey”


The Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII), headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, brings over $140 million in public-private investment from leading universities and manufacturers to focus on innovations that will advance U.S. manufacturing competitiveness, sustainability and innovation.  In partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office, CESMII brings together a consortium of nearly 200 partners from across academia, industry and non-profits – hailing from more than thirty states.  CESMII is the 9th Institute of  Manufacturing USA, a network of regional institutes, each with a specialized technology focus..

CESMII’s is a national network of Regional Manufacturing Centers (RMCs) each focused on local relationships with opportunities for national impact in the areas of technology transfer and workforce development. The power of this network is cross-linking resources, capabilities and expertise across business, workforce and technical focus areas, leveraging each region’s unique industrial environments..  For more information, visit the CESMII website at:



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