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RIMA hosts an annual business meeting to provide networking opportunities, review the accomplishments of RIMA for the year, facilitate discussion on manufacturing issues among attendees, feature speakers from State Government positions, and present a Keynote speaker who has significant experience working in the manufacturing sector. This annual event, which attracts over 450 attendees, allows manufacturers to discuss their issues with other like-minded companies. In addition, RIMA offers businesses an opportunity to promote their products and services by sponsoring a table in the sponsor showcase. This event is RIMA’s biggest one of the year, and has sold out in past years.

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Date: Tuesday, May 24th, 2022

Time: 7:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Location: Crowne Plaza 801 Greenwich Ave, Warwick, RI


  • $70 for members
  • $85 for non-members
  • Table of 10: $700

Speaker Biographies:

Governor Dan McKee
State of Rhode Island
Dan McKee is a lifelong Rhode Islander who proudly serves as the Ocean State’s 76th Governor. He began his political career on the Town Council in his hometown of Cumberland. After serving for four years, he was elected Mayor. Following 12 years as Mayor of Cumberland, he left office in 2014 when he was elected Lieutenant Governor. He ascended to the Governor’s Office in 2021.

Shawn Fitzgerald
President of ThomasNet a XOMETRY Company
Shawn Fitzgerald is the President of Thomas, a Xometry Company, a leader in product sourcing, supplier selection and marketing solutions for industry. An expert in digital transformation, Shawn leads a global team of sales, marketing and operations professionals who are passionate about connecting buyers and suppliers on the popular Thomasnet.com platform. Shawn has a BS in Mechanical Engineering which he earned from Lehigh University, and began his career with ASME managing the development of standards for natural gas pipelines, elevators, and weld testing.

Aneesa Muthana
CEO, President, and Co-owner of Pioneer Service Inc.
By the time she was 23, Aneesa Muthana had taken the lessons she had learned in her parents’ shop to become co-owner and CEO of Pioneer Service, Inc. Nearly three decades in leading in an industry traditionally reserved for men has taught Aneesa the necessity of effective outreach and advocacy. In addition, Aneesa contributes regularly to Modern Machine Shop on a variety of topics and serves on several boards: National Association of Manufacturing (NAM) and as the President of Precision Machined Products Association (PMPA). She’s won numerous awards including the 2017 Manufacturing Institute’s Award, 2019 NAWBO Woman Business Owner of The Year, Crain’s 2019 and 2020 Notable Woman in Manufacturing, SWE “Women Engineers You Should Know” and CIOGC 2021 Muslim Achiever Award.  In her personal life, she always finds time for faith, family, and her four grandchildren, who remain the light of her world.

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