DeWITT — MACNY is set to honor Patrick Morocco of Bartell Machinery Systems, LLC in Rome and Rick Harrington, who recently retired from the Raymond Corp. in Greene, as the 2019 inductees on its Manufacturers Wall of Fame.
Their induction will be part of MACNY’s 106th annual dinner on May 23.
The Manufacturers Wall of Fame celebrates people who have “demonstrated long-term dedication to manufacturing in Central and Upstate New York,” MACNY — the Manufacturers Association of Central New York — said in a news release.
The organization will commemorate the induction of both Morocco and Harrington with a plaque on the Manufacturers Wall of Fame at MACNY headquarters, the association said.
Morocco and Harrington will represent the 19th class of members inducted into the Manufacturers Wall of Fame, joining a group of manufacturing leaders who have been honored since the Wall of Fame’s inception in 2001.
“The Wall of Fame selection committee is pleased to announce Pat and Rick as our 2019 Inductees into the Manufacturers Wall of Fame,” Randy Wolken, president & CEO of MACNY, said in the release. “Bartell Machinery and the Raymond Corporation are two outstanding manufacturers, and it is no coincidence that Pat and Rick have been integral to their success. Their ability to lead through the many changes and challenges of manufacturing is a testament to their leadership skills. On behalf of the Wall of Fame selection committee and the entire manufacturing community, I would like to congratulate Pat and Rick on this well-deserved induction into the Manufacturers Wall of Fame. We look forward to honoring their dedication to manufacturing and their achievements at MACNY’s 106th annual dinner.”
Besides their work accomplishments, both men are also part of the MACNY board of directors. Morocco serves as vice chairman of the MACNY board, while Harrington is a board member.
MACNY expects more than 600 business and community leaders to attend its annual dinner and Wall of Fame induction ceremony, which is set for May 23 at the SRC Arena and Events Center on the campus of Onondaga Community College.
Since graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy, Morocco has spent more than three decades in executive leadership for both private and publicly held domestic and international companies.
Morocco has served as president of Bartell Machinery Systems since 2013. The company specializes in the engineering, design, and manufacturing of industrial-machinery systems.
As president, Morocco “places a priority” on safety, employee engagement, and “fostering a positive work environment to promote innovation, leadership development, and career advancement opportunities,” MACNY said.
During his tenure, Bartell has produced year-over-year “record” results and expanded its market presence in China, India, Brazil, and the Middle East.
Jeffrey DiOrio, VP of finance at Bartell Machinery, nominated Morocco for the honor.
“Pat is an inspirational leader who truly cares for his fellow Bartell employees. He sees us all not only for who we are, but for the potential each of us has to become greater. Pat has a sincere and deep concern for our well-being and safety, and works tirelessly to make sure that Bartell is both a safe and fun place to work,” DiOrio said.
Harrington joined the Raymond Corporation in 1983 and served the company for more than 30 years.
Harrington in February retired from his position as senior VP of operations — a role he took on in 2015. He previously served as VP of U.S. manufacturing, and prior to that, as VP and general manager for the Raymond Corp.’s Greene operations group.
Harrington is also credited with helping to form Raymond’s “vision for the future of manufacturing,” per the MACNY release.
Under the mentoring of Toyota’s Sadao Nomura, Harrington has led the Toyota production system (T.P.S.) and lean-manufacturing initiatives at the Raymond Corporation. The Greene facility has been recognized as a three-time winner of the Frost and Sullivan award for Manufacturing Leadership; the IndustryWeek award for Best Plants; and the Toyota Presidents Award.
In addition, Harrington is also a guest lecturer for the operations and strategy classes held at Binghamton University.
Lou Callea, VP and general counsel for Raymond, nominated Harrington.
“With a passion and drive for manufacturing excellence, Rick looks to inspire the future manufacturing workforce and has been a game-changer in our industry, which makes him an outstanding candidate for MACNY’s Manufacturers Wall of Fame,” Callea said in his nomination letter, per the MACNY release.