Michael Iacovelli, CEO, Ben Machine Products Co.Inc.
Michael has been involved in the aerospace industry for more than 30 years, starting as a deburrer in the back of his father’s machine shop at the age of 11. Since then, he has been an integral part of the growth of Ben Machine and its group of companies to more than 150 employees. Along the way, he picked up an economics degree, became a lawyer and wrote three published books, but his heart, body and soul has always been in aerospace manufacturing. Michael is currently CEO at Ben Machine.
Michael is committed to representing the voice of the small to medium sized manufacturing enterprise. SMEs face special challenges in finding opportunities, labour, processes and materials as a result of the shrinking manufacturing environment in Ontario. These challenges need to be addressed and represented.