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Bonnie L. Spayd Joins MRC


Bonnie L. Spayd Joins MRC
as Regional Director, Manufacturing Solutions
Experienced professional in workforce development
and manufacturing solutions

For Immediate Release | November 2, 2022
Manufacturers Resource Center
7200A Windsor Drive | Allentown, PA  18106      

Allentown, PA – The Manufacturers Resource Center (MRC) announces the addition of Bonnie L Spayd of Bernville, PA to the MRC staff as Regional Director, Manufacturing Solutions for Berks and Schuylkill counties. Bonnie will mentor small and medium-sized manufacturers to improve their competitive position and will be a dedicated resource for business growth, workforce development, and funding opportunities.

Smiling Photo of Bonnie Spay with Black & White printed blouseBonnie is an experienced educational professional with proven success in developing strategies, partnerships, and events to fund programs and projects that create positive economic impact for manufacturers and the community. Working in and with manufacturers for most of her professional career, she is passionate about individual company growth and the economic vitality of the sector.  Bonnie will focus on MRC business services, grant and funding opportunities, and training and certification programs for manufacturers in Berks and Schuylkill counties. She will also lead industry partners to promote careers in manufacturing in the middle schools with the “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” Student Video Contest.

“Bonnie’s strong background in workforce development and knowledge of state and federal grants are valuable to MRC clients,” says Rich Hobbs, President & CEO of MRC. “Bonnie will assist manufacturers with resources and services at MRC that drive improved profits and business growth.”

Prior to joining MRC, Bonnie was the Coordinator of Continuing Education and Workforce Development at Penn State Schuylkill, Schuylkill Haven, PA; Executive Director of Business & Industry Programs, Schmidt Training & Technology Center at Reading Area Community College: and Director, Business Development with the Manufacturers Association, Reading, PA. Bonnie earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Education in Biological Sciences degrees from Kutztown University.

CEOs who want to lay out a blueprint for their company’s future or gain assistance in developing strategies to reach new heights of productivity, profitability, and efficiency, can get there with MRC. Manufacturers who want to learn how MRC can help increase revenue, create business strategies, implement best practices in Lean, adopt advanced technologies, and develop their human capital are invited to call Bonnie Spayd at    (484) 635-4253.

MRC’s primary services focus on Business Growth, Operational Excellence, Industry Certifications, Leadership Development, and Business Strategy and Development. MRC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving manufacturers. We are partially funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s NIST-MEP program, as well as the State of Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development. MRC is dedicated to creating jobs and economic opportunity in eastern Pennsylvania’s Lehigh, Northampton, Schuylkill, Carbon, and Berks counties. To find out more about MRC and our comprehensive services, visit our web site at

Contact Information :
Patricia Felise | Media Relations
Manufacturers Resource Center | (610) 628-4640