CASNER NAMED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF NORTHEASTERN MARYLAND TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL ABERDEEN, MD (6/23/06) --- The Northeastern Maryland Technology Council (NMTC.ORG) announced today that John Casner has been appointed Executive Director of this mid-Atlantic region recognized member organization, effective June 1, 2006.Casner will join council President C. Warren Mullins, Vice President for Strategic Planning and Business Development at the Battelle Eastern Technology Center, and the NMTC's Board of Directors in serving the needs of the NMTC's rapidly growing technology-based membership.
Mullins points out, "John
has been a resource for regional technology companies in developing optimum market and business strategy.His
leadership skills and knowledge of technology, both as an inventor and a business builder, make him an obvious choice for this position.Our regional community is witnessing an unprecedented influx of technology, including electronic communication and biological science, which will spur economic growth, innovation, and job creation for years to come.Nationally, the entire Mid-Atlantic is seen as a leader in the tech marketplace and Cecil & Harford Counties are becoming its "sweet spot".The NMTC
needs experienced and dynamic leaders to help support this high growth region, and John fits that need." Casner is a managing partner in The Marketing Advantage Group, a regional consulting resource for firms seeking to improve their strategic position.His
work is the creative development of strategic initiatives in emerging and highly competitive markets that guide firms to become the customer's first choice.Recently, they initiated DBED funding helping incubators acquire critical strategic guidance prior to market entry.
spent much of his
career, in the Atlantic region, influencing companies facing challenges of developing an integrated business strategy, re-building a management team and growing new and existing lines of business.Among those companies in Maryland were American Wood Fibers and Black & Decker
has been the nucleus in the continuing success of this expanding region's technology community," said Casner
."I am excited about the almost unbounded potential of new technology moving into the Aberdeen Proving Ground, both in the Aberdeen and Edgewood areas and the Bainbridge area of Cecil County.I eagerly look forward to ensuring this highly regarded organization continues to take a leadership position for the betterment of all of Maryland."
Under Casner's direction, the NMTC
will expand its quality member-driven programs and workshops where people network, gain valuable business knowledge, and make the influencing connections that help them grow their businesses. Casner holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from NJIT, an MBA from Loyola College, certified as a Registered Professional Engineer and is a holder of 2 US patents.