Hear From Our Members

The Massachusetts High Technology Council is THE organization where innovation economy CEOs and senior executive leaders in Massachusetts connect to advance the common good though collective impact.


“Since its inception in 1977, MHTC has continued to be the advocate in making Massachusetts a global destination for innovation in the life sciences and biotech. As a council member, we recognize that the shared goal of growing an innovation economy benefits us all, and creates tomorrow’s opportunities.”

Udit Batra, CEO, MilliporeSigma

“The Mass High Tech council is extremely effective in connecting business and government to make Massachusetts an affordable and competitive place to grow a business of any kind and size. MKS has been a long-standing member of the council, and has seen tremendous progress, diligence, and effectiveness by the council in creating a business climate that keeps us here and prospering. We are a global enterprise, but make Massachusetts home for our corporate headquarters and multiple manufacturing sites due in large part to the work of the council.”

Jerry Colella, CEO MKS Instruments


“I am proud and honored to be a Director of the Mass High Tech Council. I believe its mission of fostering innovation and economic growth is delivering huge benefits to the Commonwealth. Whether by backing investments in STEM education or vocational training, supporting light-touch regulation and backing pro-growth tax, employment and immigration policies, MHTC helps sustain the whole innovation “ecosystem” that keeps Massachusetts’ tech sector globally competitive. The benefits in terms of jobs, incomes and tax revenues flow to the state and to all our citizens — far beyond the high tech sector. Simply put, MHTC offers the visions – and the voice – of a far brighter future for Massachusetts.”

Bob Reynolds, CEO Putnam Investments and Great-West Financial

“At Boston Scientific we care about the communities our employee’s live and work in, the Mass High Tech council has been working to make sure Massachusetts is a competitive place to do business for the last 40 years and we appreciate that effort. We have our company headquarters in Marlborough Massachusetts and approximately 2000 employees in the state, the affiliation with the Mass High Tech council works with state legislators in an effort to make Massachusetts a desirable place to live while enjoying a challenging career.”

Ed Mackey, Executive Vice President, Global Operations Boston Scientific

“The MHTC’s diverse membership and extensive connections allow KPMG to stay connected to our clients and informed of industry and policy changes affecting KPMG and our client’s businesses. This sense of community has been an invaluable resource for our team.”

Darren Donovan, Boston Office Managing Principal, KPMG LLP


“UMass Lowell has always studied business and industry trends to strategically align our research with the technological needs of the Commonwealth in the development of the professional workforce and committed citizenry necessary in remaining competitive in an increasingly technology-based economy.”

Jacqueline Moloney, Chancellor, University of Massachusetts Lowell

“The MHTC advocates for the critical issues that affect the competitiveness of industry in the Commonwealth. Member companies benefit from the continuous MHTC focus on the cost of doing business and the educational/talent environment.”

Al Bunshaft, SVP Global Affairs, Dassault Systemes

“Oasis is proud to be a member of the Mass High Tech Council. For more than 40 years, they have been the premier business association that works collaboratively with state government to develop policies and programs that engages and promotes a successful businesses climate while also enriching and advancing the State’s common good.”

Thomas J. Colatosti, President & CEO, Oasis Systems

“The Council represents the opportunity to listen and learn from successful technology leaders and help lead Massachusetts and our organizations to achieve exceptional outcomes.”

Aron Ain, Chairman and CEO, Kronos Inc.

Leaders of Massachusetts’ Innovation Economy

Leaders of Massachusetts’ innovation economy have much to accomplish in the next few years.

The Council distinguishes itself by specializing in complex, multi-year public policy strategies in support of conditions that protect and enhance the resiliency and long-term strength of the Massachusetts economy.

Learn more, contact Chris Anderson.