March 31, 2011- YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Turning Technologies, the $40 million company launched in the Youngstown Business Incubator and touted worldwide by economic development officials as a Mahoning Valley success story, and its CEO, Michael Broderick, have resigned from the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber, the company announced minutes ago.
Broderick resigned as a member of the chamber's board of directors; his company as contributing member.
In a letter to chairman of the board, Bonnie Burdman, and chamber CEO Tom Humphries, Broderick said he could no longer serve as a director. His resignation follows yesterday's (READ STORY) three-hour meeting of the chamber board, where Broderick urged directors to rescind the board's endorsement of Senate Bill 5, the (READ STORY) highly contentious legislation that would sharply curtail collective bargaining rights for public employees. Gov. Kasich's office says he will sign S.B. 5 into law later today.