Lutz, Florida — Peter Buczynsky, president of Pharmaworks, Inc. and a Pasco Economic Development Council Board Member, received the Industry Distinguished Service Award from the Manufacturers Association of Florida (MAF) at the Manufacturers Summit in December. The award recognizes outstanding educators and industry professionals who have made significant strides in training the next generation of high-skilled workers in Florida.
Over the past few years, Buczynsky has coached a FIRST robotics team and has hosted several industry tours for students to increase technical interest and awareness. Buczynsky is a board member of the Career and Technical Education Foundation and the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute Workforce and Education Board, and has served as an advisory council member for the Banner Center for Advanced Manufacturing.
Rob Aguis, director for community, career and technical education in Pasco County, said, “Buczynsky has been very influential in establishing and ensuring progress of career academies, STEM education and robotics throughout Pasco County.”
Currently Buczynsky serves as a Pasco EDC board member, and is the former chair of the Pasco EDC Economic Growth Task Force. He is also a member of River Ridge High School’s Engineering Academy Advisory Board, Career Academies Steering Committee, and is part of the Pasco-Hernando Community College Trade Grant Steering Committee.
“We want more business leaders to be as excited as Peter Buczynsky is about education,” said John Hagen, President and CEO of Pasco EDC.
He added that Career Academies offer companies a chance to teach students what they really need to know to get a job when they graduate, and give companies a chance to select and mold potential future employees. “Peter has been on the forefront of hands-on education in Pasco County, not to mention economic development,” Hagen said, “He really deserves this award.”
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Pasco EDC is a non-profit organization that promotes economic development in Pasco County, Florida. Pasco EDC continues to be a strong partnership funded by corporate and public investors focused on the economic vitality of Pasco County.