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Cindy Kangas replaces Virg Bernero as Capital Area Manufacturing Council executive director

Cindy Kangas
Posted at 3:55 PM, Apr 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-11 09:40:08-04

LANSING, Mich. — Cindy Kangas has been appointed to executive director of the Capital Area Manufacturing Council, replacing of Virg Bernero.

“I’m a very people oriented person and I am looking forward to having meetings and meeting our constituents and touring all of the manufacturing organizations that we work with and just talking with people about how they’re utilizing our services and how we can grow them," Kangas said. "I just can’t wait.”

Kangas is a life-long Lansing resident with a background in nonprofit work with her most recent position being director of development at Ele's Place.

Cindy Kangas replaces Virg Bernero as Capital Area Manufacturing Council executive director

"I just have this love for community service, I also sit on the board of several non-profits," Kangas said. "It was just kind of a natural fit for me. Just serving the community, serving these amazing organizations. One thing lead to another."

"Her leadership, passion, and commitment to bring real value to our membership and to our community is infectious. As a board, we look forward to partnering with Cindy to implement consistent programming that enhances member engagement and brings new technology, ideas, and innovation to the capital region’s manufacturing sector," said Andy Storm, chairman of the manufacturing council and president and CEO of Eckhart.

Bernero left the manufacturing council on March 1, not long after announcing he will be seeking a fourth term as Lansing's mayor.

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