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Meet Marjie Cota, MD MEP’s new Director of Business Development and Marketing

We are excited to introduce you to the newest member of the MD MEP team! Marjie Cota joined us on April 12 as our new director of Business Development and Marketing. In addition to helping oversee our marketing initiatives, Marjie will help expand our ongoing efforts to strengthen manufacturing in Maryland by identifying motivated small- to medium-sized manufacturers across the state and connecting them with MD MEP services to help meet their growth goals.

An accomplished executive leader in all aspects of operations, marketing and sales, Marjie is an expert in helping businesses optimize their people and organizational processes to maximize results. She was most recently the vice president of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships at Harbor Designs and Manufacturing, where she worked with local entrepreneurs and helped develop market strategies to bring new products to market in the healthcare, transportation, and consumer spaces. Her experience extends beyond North America, as she has also consulted with startup firms and manufacturers to lead projects in Africa, South America, Central America, and Europe.

When asked about her new opportunity with MD MEP, Marjie says, “Small- to medium-sized businesses have many challenges and issues with supply chains, IT capabilities, and job/skill training that impact manufacturing. I’m excited to contribute to the work MD MEP is already doing to solve these challenges and make a positive impact with Maryland manufacturers.”

While she has resided in Maryland for 21 years now, Marjie was born in San Diego to a military family and has lived in many places across the country. When she’s not working, she enjoys offshore sailing and racing, camping, and cooking.

Please join us in welcoming Marjie to MD MEP! We know many Maryland manufacturers will benefit from her experience and expertise.