DAVE CHENEVERT: Executive Director, Rhode Island Manufacturers Association

Dave Chenevert is the xecutive Director of hode Island Manufacturers Association. Upon taking the helm, Dave created a bold strategic plan and set aggressive goals for the organization. Under his leadership, RIMA has experienced explosive growth and statewide recognition.

Dave successfully led key initiatives throughout his tenure including expanding the Board of Directors to include the first woman and launching the state’s first ever Manufacturing Advisory Council. RIMA’s Advisory Council includes leadership from some of the largest companies in Rhode Island who serve in an advisory capacity providing support to smaller manufacturers.

“As the Executive Director, Dave has been the face of manufacturing in the state of Rhode Island. With a lifetime of experience in manufacturing, he consistently speaks with manufacturers throughout the state to find out what he can do on the state level to make business run more efficiently. He is a champion for and big supporter of small businesses.” — Tarah Warner, nominator

Dave also launched the popular RIMA Summit – a series of events and seminars that bring congressional, state and business leaders to the table to work in partnership with the manufacturing community.