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Polaris MEP

With nearly 200 years of combined front-line experience in manufacturing and business problem solving, Polaris MEP can bring more expertise to your factory floor and front office than any other single organization. We know the Rhode Island business landscape and are dedicated to helping local manufacturers compete on a local, national, and global scale.

Kathie Mahoney
Kathie Mahoney Center Director
Nathan Bonds
Nathan Bonds Project Manager
Chris Cinieri
Chris Cinieri Project Manager
Ted Kennedy
Ted Kennedy Project Manager
Jeff Stevens
Jeff Stevens Project Manager
Phil Ward
Phil Ward Project Manager
Sarah Reggio
Sarah Reggio MEP Center Manager
Kayla Viveiros
Kayla Viveiros Program Manager
Lindsey Brickle
Lindsey Brickle Workforce Program Manager
Margo Karoff-Hunger
Margo Karoff-Hunger Workforce Coordinator
Erin Read
Erin Read Marketing Manager
Kara Chatowsky
Kara Chatowsky Book keeper

401 Tech Bridge

401 Tech Bridge is Polaris MEP’s sister agency. This non-profit economic development organization serves as a super-connector for the development of leading-edge advanced materials, technologies, and products.

Christian Cowan
Christian Cowan 401 Tech Bridge Executive Director
Mary Johnson
Mary Johnson 401 Tech Bridge Manager

URI Research Foundation

Polaris MEP’s parent organization, the URI Research Foundation, helps us connect Rhode Island manufacturers to world class innovation.

Michael Katz
Michael Katz Associate Vice President
Mary Springer
Mary Springer Director of Finance