Tracks = Leadership

Wednesday, May 09
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Leadership
    • Room:  
    • 303
American manufacturing alone is the world’s 10th largest economy– but the nation’s largest manufacturing companies have an aging workforce and will be facing increased turnover through the next decade as baby boomers retire. Whirlpool Corporation is dedicated to making manufacturing jobs a destination not a last-ditch option.  Byron Green is...
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Dale Laws

VP Manufacturing Operations - Laundry & Dishwashers
Whirlpool
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Wednesday, May 09
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Leadership
    • Room:  
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Sometimes having a tough conversation is not only necessary, but unavoidable. Every tough conversation is an opportunity to strengthen a relationship or a pitfall to create tension, hurt feelings, and possibly a ruined relationship.  Drawing on 17 years of officiating high school and college basketball, Kaehr shares three key strategies...
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Dustin Kaehr

Director of Leadership Development
Lippert Components
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Wednesday, May 09
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Leadership
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    • 303
Hoshin Kanri: This hands-on session helps participants learn how to effectively develop an aligned quality & lean management systems (QLMS) plan by transforming business strategies into agile, tactical actions. This method is used successfully by multiple types of organizations. Participants will create and take home a working sample relevant to...
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Jim Hanson

Quality Manager
Accuride Corp
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Wednesday, May 09
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Leadership
    • Room:  
    • 303
Employees rarely have access to the information they need to make the best decisions.  The data is available, but the time, energy, and expertise required to transform it into actionable information is often too much.  It does not have to be this way.   Leverage the MIT and CIA ways of thinking...
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John Frehse

Senior Managing Director
Ankura
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Thursday, May 10
7:45 AM - 8:45 AM

Leadership
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President Marc Braun shares how Cambridge Engineering follows a People Centric Continuous Improvement model to build a culture where employees thrive and the company enjoys sustained growth.  Braun will discuss how this leadership approach can be employed to restore dignity and respect to U.S. manufacturing.
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Marc Braun

President
Cambridge Engineering Inc
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Thursday, May 10
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Leadership
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    • 303
Intel’s manufacturing automation system has been on a growth journey for 30+ years.  This session will explain lessons we’ve learned along the way regarding what has worked and what has not.  Also, this session will provide an understanding of Intel’s automation reference architecture and the importance of standardization.  This is...
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Steven Meyer

Sr Principal Engineer
Intel Corp
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Thursday, May 10
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Leadership
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    • 303
Web Industries,a $160MM manufacturer, recently rebranded itself as a values-based company, focusing on engaging both customers and the culture of the business. The goal is to create deep relationships, compared to tactical events, and to leverage its focus on values both internally and externally. Building a values-based company requires that...
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Joseph Morgan , Jr.

Founder & CEO
siY, LLC
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Kevin Young

Vice President Corporate Development
Web Industries, Inc
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