Kelly Kasner, a director of business development for Michiana Global Mold, is one of MMT’s new Editorial Advisory Board members. Kelly brings a marketing and advertising background to the board. She grew up in a family-owned injection moldmaking business working across all aspects of the business, including financial, operations, human resources, marketing and sales. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with minors in marketing and advertising from Western Michigan University.
Upon the retirement of her parent’s company in 2015, she was director of sales and marketing. After a few years in the non-profit world advocating for the skilled trades industries, Kelly came on board with her ‘second family’ at Michiana Global Mold (MGM), where many team members have a history of working at her family’s shop. Kelly is currently MGM’s director of sales & marketing. She manages overall strategic and operational marketing and customer relationship activities and fosters customer relationships into partnerships that provide manufacturing solutions.
When it comes to working outside of MGM facilities, Kelly serves as the active director of the board and chapter executive for the local Michiana Chapter National Tooling and Machining Association (MCNTMA), engaging and participating in workforce development and training, manufacturing workplace culture, advocacy, business development and local economic development. She also is the development and support coordinator of the Manufacturing Advancement Program — MCNTMA’s partnership with Goodwill Industries to address the skills gap and workforce development challenges of the community — an active support coordinator for the community’s annual MFG Day and a member of Women in Manufacturing (WiM).
Kelly lives in the South Bend metro area, where she enjoys gardening, reading and bird watching. Having Canadian family roots, she also enjoys being the biggest fan of her teenage son playing hockey and lacrosse.
- Women Make Manufacturing Move: A Conversation with Kelly Kasner, Michiana Global Mold
- Thursday, January 21 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Central
- MoldMaking Technology: Coffee Chat on Marketing, Social Media and Moldmaking
- Monday, March 8 • 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Central