Yvette Pagano is an expert in advanced manufacturing, precision machining, and global supply chain. Her previous business was highly international with her largest customers having primary operations in Dominican Republic and Mexico. In her 12 years as President/CEO of CAR Engineering and Manufacturing, a contract manufacturer in Rochester, NY she attended trade missions representing US manufacturers in both Canada and Mexico. She served on numerous technology, manufacturing, and business incubator boards as well as lobbied elected officials on manufacturing issues.
After selling her business in 2019 she pivoted to the cannabis industry. Her passion is understanding the emerging global cannabis market as it relates to manufacturing and supply chain. She on the global advisory board of CannaGlobal whose executive chairman is YPOer Lorne Gertner. She has also made several angel investments in cannabis personally.
Yvette is a graduate of Penn State University where she double majored in Marketing and International Business. Yvette received her MBA from Pepperdine University. She has been a member of YPO Empire State Chapter since 2012.