Often referred to as the leader of The New American Manufacturing Renaissance, Andrew Crowe is one of the most influential people in manufacturing today. Andrew, or Drew as he prefers, strives to ignite and energize American manufacturing by exposing youth, community, political leaders, and underserved communities to this industry. His mission is to ensure that we put our best innovators, creators, and thinkers in spaces where they can thrive and grow.
From teenage father and two-time felon to college graduate, Drew realized the potential of a career path in the manufacturing industry. To support this vital work has taken a multi-faceted approach. In 2022, he embarked on the American Manufacturing Renaissance Tour across the country. He is the former lead professor at Ranken Technical College in St. Louis, Missouri, where he taught Advanced Manufacturing Technology, and is now developing a digital curriculum to spread these skills to a global audience.
He is also the co-host of TV’s “Project MFG” an exciting program for students and schools across the United States to advance skilled trades through world-class competitions.
Drew’s impressive resume includes addressing the White House and Pentagon on industrial policy, a feature in Forbes Magazine in April 2022, and was voted Aerospace & Aviation Man of the Year twice. Above all, he is well-positioned to lead minds and movers on the front lines in the critical battle to close the workforce and skills gap in manufacturing, making him a highly sought-after speaker and consultant in the field by teaching industry leaders how to reach, hire, and retain the next generation of the manufacturing!