Joan Hartley

State Senator

Joan Hartley

Chief Deputy President Pro Tempore

An Independent Voice

February 4, 2022

Commerce Committee Co-Chairs Hartley, Currey Issue Statement Praising Appointment of Paul Lavoie as Connecticut’s Next Chief Manufacturing Officer

State Senator Joan Hartley (D – Waterbury) and State Representative Jeff Currey (D – East Hartford, Manchester, South Windsor), the Senate and House Chairs of both the Connecticut General Assembly’s Commerce Committee and Manufacturing Caucus, issued the following statement commending the appointment of Paul Lavoie as the state’s next Chief Manufacturing Officer:

“As Connecticut continues to revitalize and grow its manufacturing sector, having an experienced leader like Paul at the helm will be an incredible asset. Having played a pivotal role in initiatives to expand operations at several local manufacturers in our state, Paul has the confidence and expertise to advance the work that Colin Cooper started. We are excited to work in collaboration with Paul to move this vital industry forward and strengthen our state’s economy for years to come. We are grateful to Colin’s service over the past few years as our state’s first chief manufacturing officer and wish him well in his retirement.”

Read the governor’s full announcement at