MVMC Founder Honored at OMA Workforce Summit


For his work in establishing the Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition — Ohio’s first manufacturing industry sector partnership — Brian Benyo, co-owner of Brilex Industries, was presented the Dan French Legacy Award at the Ohio Manufacturers’ Workforce Summit held Nov. 8 in Westerville. The Business Journal (Youngstown) published this story on the award ceremony. It includes quotes from Benyo, as well as OMA board member Dale Foerster, vice president of Starr Manufacturing, another founding MVMC company. Ohio’s network of industry-led ISPs has significantly expanded in recent years following MVMC’s creation. Today, there are 15 OMA-endorsed ISPs, serving as the foundation for the OMA’s efforts to grow Ohio’s manufacturing talent pool. Established by the OMA board earlier this year, the Dan French Legacy Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exemplary service and leadership on behalf of Ohio’s manufacturing community. 11/21/2023