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New Board President Elected for Manufacturers’ Council of the Inland Empire

Wallace Brithinee to Return to the Helm of Industrial Professional Organization for Inland Southern California 

Inland Empire, CA – March 22, 2023: The Manufacturers’ Council of the Inland Empire is pleased to announce the election of Wallace Brithinee Ph.D. as President of the non-profit’s Board of Directors.  

“The last several years have been a challenge for the industry and the country, but the future is bright for the manufacturers of our region, and the future is bright for the Manufacturers’ Council of the Inland Empire,” Brithinee said. 

Brithinee is an industry leader in the manufacturing space of the US Southwest, having formerly served as President of Brithinee Electric, a company which he founded with his brother and parents in the Inland Empire. He is a published author in multiple industry journals, and a former Chairman of the Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA), an international trade association comprised of over 2,600 member firms globally. Brithinee earned his Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral degrees from the University of California, Riverside and is presently on the Dean’s Council of Advisors for the Bourns School of Engineering at UCR. 

“I am so pleased to welcome Wallace back as the President of our Board of Directors,” said Molly Burgess, Executive Director of the Manufacturers’ Council of the Inland Empire. “As we continue to connect the stakeholders of this region’s vibrant industrial community, Wallace’s broad experience, enthusiasm and commitment to the organization and our goals provides us with excellent leadership.” 

The Manufacturers’ Council of the Inland Empire (MCIE) is the voice of regional manufacturers, supporting education and career training, offering programming and expertise for a variety of topics of interest to manufacturers. The council works to change the image of the industry, with students, their parents, and the community at large, to let them know there are excellent careers available in advanced manufacturing. The council’s membership is comprised of professionals, students, community members, and corporate leadership with interests in manufacturing in Inland Southern California, and thereby the State and Country.  Visit for more information on careers, events, and membership. 


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