November 1, 2, & 3, 2017

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Scott MacNeil-Smith

Company: Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC)
Position: National Director, Programs and Partnerships / Energy Programs Lead
E-mail: smcneilsmith@emccanada.org

Building Maintenance and Environmental Controls

Manufacturers’ Perspective on Energy Management Best Practices
Scott McNeil-Smith
Director, Strategic Planning & Communications – Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC)
President, Canadian Manufacturing Network

For the past 25+ years Scott has worked with corporate, industrial, commercial and non-profit sector organizations with the key objective of creating positive and sustainable growth.  Currently Director, Strategic Planning and Communications with EMC and President of the Canadian Manufacturing Network (a division of EMC), Scott is in his 19th year with the business and has played a key role in helping grow the non-profit organization from an 18 member local association into ‘Canada‘s Largest Manufacturing Consortium’.  

Scott is responsible for the strategic planning, design and deployment of many industry-driven initiatives, including the EMC’s Energy and sector initiatives, Canadian Manufacturing Network and labour market intelligence projects (to name a few), as well as the development of next-generation programs for EMC’s members.  These initiatives have generated hundreds of millions of dollars in economic opportunities for Canadian manufacturers and their surrounding communities through continuous improvement and innovation, job creation, retention and enhancement, business growth, access to new markets and the creation of strategic collaborative networks.

Scott is a recurring speaker on industry, energy and economic issues and has held several board positions with profit and non-profit organizations, including municipal, provincial and economic development groups; and is active in raising awareness and funds for several charitable organizations.  On a personal side, Scott has managed, coached and/or trained hockey teams and players at every level (from tyke though junior) and for the past 17 years has been a regional director and coordinator of the Hockey Canada Skills Development Program, a national youth and coach skills program which he brought to his home region in 2000.

Scott holds an Honours BBA in Economics from York University and resides in Owen Sound, ON with his wife of 29 years, Laurie and three grown sons who occasionally (and far too seldom) visit.
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