Paul Lavoie
Paul S. Lavoie

Paul S. Lavoie was appointed by Governor Ned Lamont as the Chief Manufacturing Officer for Connecticut in February 2022. When appointing him, Governor Lamont noted that “manufacturing is a key sector of our economy and having this position of chief manufacturing officer in my administration is important to letting these companies know that they have a seat at the table in my administration.”

As the leader of the Office of Manufacturing, Lavoie is committed to helping manufacturers take advantage of market opportunities to grow their businesses and solidify Connecticut’s reputation as the Silicon Valley of advanced manufacturing. He and his team meet with manufacturers, strengthen collaboration across state agencies, and provide strategic direction for the Manufacturing Innovation Fund, which supports a wide range of programs to help Connecticut manufacturers innovate and strengthen their workforce.

Lavoie has extensive manufacturing industry experience, most recently as General Manager at Carey Manufacturing in Cromwell, CT. Carey Manufacturing is known for its reshoring efforts that bring jobs back from other countries to Connecticut. Prior to Carey, he was vice president of sales, marketing, and human resources at ETTER Engineering Company in Bristol. He has also owned two businesses and served in senior-level positions at publicly traded and privately owned businesses.

Lavoie serves as the Board Chair of the Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce, Board Member for the Connecticut Technical Education & Career System, and an Advisory Board Member for UConn’s School of Engineering, in addition to serving on Senator Chris Murphy’s Aerospace and Advance Manufacturing Advisory Council. Paul is also Chairman of the Manufacturing Innovation Fund Advisory Board, established to support the continued advancement of Connecticut’s manufacturing sector. In 2022, Paul was named one of Greater Hartford’s Top 50 Power Players by Hartford Business Journal.

“Most manufacturers don’t have time for advocacy That’s my role—I serve as a concierge to Connecticut’s manufacturers, and as their voice to the governor and legislature.”

Chief Manufacturing Officer
Office: 860-500-2313.  Mobile: 860-899-5836
Email: Paul.Lavoie@ct.gov

Carmen Molina-Rios

Carmen Molina-Rios
Community Development Specialist
Contact : Office: 860-500-2314, Mobile: 860-416-9331
Email: Carmen.Molinarios@ct.gov

Andrew Lavigne

Andrew Lavigne
Clean Economy Program Manager
Contact : Office: 860-500-2410
Email: Andrew.Lavigne@ct.gov 

Cindy Hetu

Cindy Hetu
Administrative Assistant
Contact : Office: 860-500-5980
Email: cindylee.hetu@ct.gov 

Department of Economic Community Development (ct.gov)

The Office of Manufacturing unites state resources to support Connecticut’s manufacturing sector. We are dedicated to the progress, expansion, and development of this community.

“This sector has a critical role when it comes to jobs, exports, innovation, and productivity. Over the last couple of years, thousands of manufacturing jobs have been added in Connecticut, and I am determined to keep this momentum going.”

- Governor Ned Lamont.  

Contact Information