MEET DON BUCKNER / Founder & CEO
Entrepreneur Don Buckner’s patriotic plan began in 1996, when he attempted to find several American-made products online, but was unable to do so. Frustrated, he took matters into his own hands, purchasing MadeintheUSA.com. The website served as a directory resource connecting patriotic consumers to more than 300,000 American-made manufacturers for several years. In 2013, he decided to expand his vision and evolve the business into an e-commerce site dedicated to American-made products and educating American Consumers.
Buckner is no stranger to success in business as he has been in the manufacturing industry for over 30 years. In 1997, he launched VAC-TRON Equipment. He was awarded The 2000 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award/Construction for Florida.
After the acquisition of Vac-Tron Equipment in 2018 by Vermeer Corporation, Don decided it was time to go all-in on his #AmericanMade plan and Made in America 2019 will be that jumping off point.
MadeinAmerica.com has a build & buy American philosophy.
Growing the U.S. economy depends on a strong and flexible manufacturing community. We have one common goal: to raise awareness for the economic, environmental and community impact of American-made products and manufacturing.
- Make American Manufacturing #1 Again
- Inspire American-made innovation, drive and passion
- Showcase American manufacturers and products
Brad Winnings | Chief Operations Officer
Brad helped build AMAC, Association of Mature American Citizens, to over a million members. Today, he is the main point of contact for the Made In America 2019 show and event operations.
Jason Blount | Chief Technology Officer
Jason is a digital advisor to manufacturing executives and was involved in helping build Don Buckner’s former company, Vac-Tron Equipment, to where it is today.