Andy Sciarabba

Treasurer/Secretary TCAD

“We are very fortunate to live in a community where innovation and entrepreneurship are abundant. In TCAD we have access to many of the resources needed to successfully commercialize innovation and create good paying jobs.”

Stephen Nunley

Managing Director, Kitchen Theatre Company

“I moved to Ithaca to work at the Kitchen Theatre Company, always certain that working with Rachel Lampert, the Artistic Director, would be challenging, exciting and fun! I treasure living in a community that is so supportive of the arts, and working with such an enthusiastic and dedicated staff. ”

Lynn Thirion

Senior Process Technician, Primet Percision Materials, Inc.

“I’m a Finger Lakes Native and the area holds a lot of meaning for me. Having the opportunity to start with a business from the ground up has been extremely rewarding.”

Jason Salfi

Comet Action Sports

“Comet is positioned as a leading innovator in action sports... Comet has always been ahead of the curve. This coupled with local expertise in material science, art, design, finance and TCAD’s loan program has poised Comet to grow significantly...”

Mary Kane

President & CEO, Concept Systems

“Concept Systems thrives on using its unique and innovative approaches to help others innovate. we feel that TCAD does the very same thing, by supporting the County’s innovators through strong and responsive programs that accelerate value to our County.”

Greg Galvin

TCAD Board of Directors
President & CEO, Kionix, Inc.

“We can not exist without continuos innovation in our products and how we manufacture them. New features, smaller sizes, lower costs drive our markets.”

Moo Lehr Paw

Assistant Greenhouse Manager, Finger Lakes Fresh (A Program of Challenge Industries)

“I like the work I do at Finger Lakes Fresh very much, and I like the way we all work well together. Coming to work here has really saved my life.”


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