President and Founder of the Reshoring Initiative
Harry founded the Reshoring Initiative to bring five million manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. after working for high end machine tool supplier GF AgieCharmilles as President from 1985-2010.
After retiring from GF AgieCharmilles in 2010 as as Chairman Emeritus, largely due to the success of the Reshoring Initiative, Harry was inducted into the Industry Week Manufacturing Hall of Fame 2010 and was named Quality Magazine’s 2012 Quality Professional of the year and FAB Shop Magazine’s Manufacturing Person of the year. Harry participated actively in President Obama’s 1/11/12 Insourcing Forum at the White House, won The Economist debate on outsourcing and offshoring, received the Manufacturing Leadership Council’s Industry Advocacy Award in 2014 and the Made in America 2019 Reshoring Award. He was recognized by Sue Helper, then Commerce Department Chief Economist, as the driving force in founding the reshoring trend and named to the Commerce Department Investment Advisory Council in August 2019.
Harry is frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal, NYT, Forbes, Financial Times, New Yorker, Washington Post and USA Today and seen on Fox Business, MarketWatch, PRI, NPR, Manufacturing Talk Radio and other national TV and radio programs. He received a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MS in Engineering at MIT in 1967 and an MBA from U. of Chicago in 1981.
Awards include: Industry Week’s Manufacturing Hall of Fame, SPE’s Mold Designer of the Year, and Fab Shop Direct’s Manufacturer of the Year. Participated actively in President Obama’s 2012 Insourcing Forum at the White House. Member of the Department of Commerce Investment Advisory Council. Frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, NYT, and seen on national TV and radio programs. BS and MS in Engineering from MIT and MBA from U. of Chicago.