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Michael Lamb

CEO
Semforex

Michael Lamb, who has served as CEO of the Beltsville-based company for the past nine years, said the pandemic forced Semforex’s employees to work remotely and shut down trade shows, a major source for business in the industry.

“Our strategic plans for 2020 were scrapped but shifting our full attention to infrastructure has made us a stronger company than we were,” Lamb wrote.

Lamb said he is proud of the company’s efforts distributing personal protection equipment to small medical offices, local transportation, food banks, citizens and churches from Maryland to Houston, Mississippi, Chicago, Philadelphia and both ends of California.

Lamb said that challenges facing Maryland manufacturers lie mainly in finding stability in its workforce.

“Right now most employers will tell you they are looking for reliable, trustworthy, enthusiastic people to fill the meaningful jobs they have in manufacturing,” Lamb wrote. “For small minority businesses like Semforex, the constant primary challenge is having/finding sufficient funding to keep moving forward with the business opportunities ahead.”