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EDC-VC Welcomes 2018 Executive Board Leadership

Economic Development Collaborative - Ventura County has a new board of directors as the nonprofit continues to help small businesses.
    CAMARILLO, CA, March 01, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Chris Meissner, president and CEO, Meissner Filtration Products was installed as 2018 chair of the Economic Development Collaborative-Ventura County's board of directors at the organization's 21st Annual Meeting. He is joined on the executive board by Oxnard Mayor Pro Tem Carmen Ramirez as vice chair and Peter Zierhut of Haas Automation, Inc., who is continuing as secretary/treasurer.

"As an executive leading a well-established local company, Chris brings first-hand experience and in-depth knowledge concerning the challenges and opportunities existing in our local business economy. He has served on our board for 20 years and has worked tirelessly to provide opportunities for business growth and workforce development," said Bruce Stenslie, EDC-VC's president and CEO. "We're excited that Carmen and Peter will share their talent, leadership and experience with our executive board as we continue to develop partnerships, programs and services to support Ventura County's quality of life."

A Southern California native, Meissner founded Meissner Filtration Products, Inc. in 1989. Located in Camarillo, the company develops, manufactures, supplies and services advanced microfiltration products and single-use systems worldwide, and has been a leader in the discovery, development and supply of enabling technologies essential to the drug manufacturing process.

An expert in his field, Meissner has received numerous awards, most recently, the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce's Man of the Year for 2018. Other honors include Camarillo Waste Watch's "Most Innovative Reuse/Recycling Program," Start magazine's 1997 and 2000 "Most Admired Manufacturers" and CSU Channel Islands Business and Technology Partnership selected Meissner as the 2015 recipient of the Community and Business Leader of the Year Award. A long-time resident of Camarillo, Meissner has been a member of the EDC-VC board since 1998, a member of St. John's Seminary board since 2010 and a member of CSU Channel Islands Foundation board since 2015. He attended Santa Clara University in Northern California and graduated with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering.

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