In a February 14, 2020 article, Building for the Future —
California Manufacturers & Technology Association President Lance Hastings on the myriad challenges faced by the industry, Comstock’s writer, Sena Christian interviews Lance Hastings who became president and CEO of the California Manufacturers & Technology Association in November 2018.
Hastings is quoted as saying:
“So we have a large (number) of those retirements coming due in the next five years, and the concern is, are there going to be enough skilled employees of any age to take over those roles?”
“It’s not just your MBAs that are going to be the chief financial officers, or your engineers who are going to be the head of engineering, but everybody can have a good career in manufacturing.”
“I think when more Californians get in touch with manufacturing as a sector and its contributions to the economy, there will be an added appreciation, which helps change the narrative.”
Read the Building for the Future article for the full commentary on the challenges manufacturing faces in California.