The Conexus Indiana Board of Directors announced today the appointment of J. Mark Howell, former chief operating officer of Angie’s List and president of Brightpoint Americas, as its new president and CEO. Howell joins Conexus Indiana as the organization marks its 10th anniversary and accelerates its work to build the advanced manufacturing and logistics talent pipeline and optimize these business sectors in Indiana.
Indiana ranks second in the nation in automotive-related Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and has more than 500 automotive companies doing business in Indiana. With more than 100,000 Hoosier workers in the automotive manufacturing industry, 459 percent above the national average, Indiana has a vested interest in continuing to develop the skilled talent for industry growth.
This week, the Indiana Automotive Council brought together 56 Indiana students for the first-ever statewide Indiana Automotive Case Competition. The team from IPFW won the event and was awarded a $5,000 case prize.