Latest Champions of Manufacturing

CMTA has partnered with CompanyWeek (CW) California to share information on the state's premier small to mid size manufacturers. CW's featured companies are part of CMTA's Champions recognition program, intended to boost the image of California manufacturing and convince policymakers that manufacturing is the single best way to grow California’s economy and create high quality jobs.

These companies are committed to California and exemplify the high principles of economic growth, innovation, entrepreneurship, and commitment to their employees. Together the CMTA Champions program and CW's profiles displayed below demonstrate how California manufacturers make a positive impact on their industry sector, their employees and their communities.

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Journey Foods

Founder and CEO Riana Lynn is bringing data-driven product development to food manufacturers.


CEO Aaron Anderson and CPO Brenden Monahan are leveraging 3D modeling in product design to foster collaboration and improve manufacturability.


Knitting innovator and co-founder Connie Huffa works with manufacturers in footwear, aerospace, and defense.

Greenbar Distillery

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Co-founder and Chairman Hemant Bheda aims to revolutionize additive manufacturing via innovation in software and materials.

Pacific Star Labs

Co-founder and CEO David Winternheimer, PhD, is stepping beyond cannabis testing to help companies rise from fledgling startups to mature businesses.

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