Edge Factor welcomes Partnership Architect Toni Neary

  Larissa Hofman   |     January 23, 2016 |   2 minute read
Edge Factor welcomes Partnership Architect Toni Neary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 20, 2015

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Edge Factor, the producers of eduFACTOR media and resources, is proud to present Toni Neary as Edge Factor’s Partnership Architect. With 10+ years of experience working with Tooling U-SME, Toni’s passion for inspiring the next generation has been the driving force behind her success and makes her the perfect for fit for this new position.

Edge Factor’s storytelling approach equips leaders in industry, education, government and media with powerful resources to tackle the image of CTE and advanced manufacturing, to teach students and parents about careers and technology. Collaborative partnerships in communities with a state/ province-wide approach opens the door to reach people across multiple platforms to view manufacturing in a new light.

As the Producer and President of Edge Factor, Jeremy Bout said this: “Timing is everything. Edge Factor and our eduFACTOR platform has advanced tremendously, especially in the last two years. The message is resonating with our audience… in October we had over 730 schools and businesses used Edge Factor’s Rock MFG Day Kit to host events. We have thousands of educators using eduFACTOR and our customer base has grown by leaps and bounds. We could not be more thrilled to have Toni join the team as the Partnership Architect. She is a brilliant, creative, highly capable woman who navigates partnerships with the goal to establish major win-wins. The timing is perfect with her coming on board and she is hitting the ground running.”

Letter from Toni:

“I first became aware of Edge Factor several years ago. The moment I watched the Edge Factor film “Chilean Mine Rescue” and the impact that the manufacturing team had on literally saving lives…I was hooked. Over the last 4 years, I have been a huge advocate and supporter of Edge Factor because I believe in their mission. I believe inspiring students starts with a good story and I believe Edge Factor’s approach is right on the mark. Together, our mission driven team will partner closely with educators, employers and advocates to fill the manufacturing and CTE skills gap. As Edge Factor’s Partnership Architect, I am following my passion for manufacturing education. I believe in manufacturing, I believe in CTE, and I have made this move to tackle our workforce problems from another angle. I believe the possibilities with eduFACTOR are endless.”

As a critical part of the growth, Edge Factor is also expanding support of the eduFACTOR platform as we welcome Andrew Schroeder and Cindy May to the team. Their role will be to work closely with Edge Factor’s growing customer base as they build relationships with educators, identify key challenges that educators are facing and identify how eduFACTOR resources can help..

Edge Factor is excited to see Toni, Andrew and Cindy expand the Edge Factor vision with partners to impact North America as we equip educators and business leaders with eduFACTOR resources and most importantly, inspire and engage students.

About Edge Factor

Edge Factor is a new-media company that produces high impact films and TV shows. Based on Edge Factor’s cinematic media productions, eduFACTOR is a membership­ based, online suite of multimedia resources, available via eduFACTOR offers media from Edge Factor’s TV series The Edge Factor Show and LaunchPoint, technology and career pathway videos, hands-on CNC and 3D printing projects, leadership and soft skills videos, event resources, virtual field trip experiences, interactive classroom and STEM activities, tools to reach parents, CTE training success videos and much more. For more information, visit or email us at

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Larissa Hofman

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