The opening keynote was from Super Bowl winning coach and NASCAR team owner Joe Gibbs, who shared his wisdom in a speech titled Game Plan for Life. Other general session speakers included Brad Hams, with Ownership Thinking: End Entitlement and Create a Culture of Accountability and Purpose, and Darren Hardy, who spoke on Productivity Strategies of Superachievers. There was also an Industry & Economic Update from Alan Beaulieu of The Institute for Trend Research and Adrian Cooper of Oxford Economics, which was moderated by Brian Norris of Sandvik Coromant.
There were also a number of executive roundtables covering a variety of topics, from succession planning to management practices to recruiting the best talent.
On March 8 AMT and AMTDA announced the merger of the two associations that will integrate their products and services to better serve the members of both associations. This merger marks the beginning of a more powerful voice for the industry and an unparalleled scope of benefits for AMT’s members.
Next year’s The MFG Meeting will take place at the Hilton Waikoloa Village in Waikoloa, Hawaii, from March 6-10. Mark your calendars! Learn more at www.TheMFGMeeting.com.
AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology
Timothy B. Dining, President & CEO, Greenerd Press & Machine Co., Nashua, N.H.
Ronald J. Mager, President & CEO, Machinery Systems, Inc., Schaumburg, Ill.
First Vice Chairman and Treasurer:
R. Stephen Flynn, President, Optical Gaging Products, Inc., Rochester, N.Y.
Second Vice Chairman:
Kevin J. Kilgallen, President, Mid Atlantic Machinery, Inc., Harrisburg, Penn.
Brian J. Papke, President, Mazak Corporation, Florence, Ky.
David J. Burns, President & COO, The ExOne Company, LLC, Irwin, Penn.
Ronald S. Karaisz, President, KAR Enterprises, Inc., Brighton, Mich.
Lee B. Morris, CEO & Chairman, The Morris Group, Windsor, Conn.
Michael Powell, President, Master WorkHolding, Inc., Morganton, N.C.
Carl Reed, President & CEO, Abbott Workholding Products, Manhattan, Kan.
Jerry Rex, President, Morris South, LLC, A Morris Group Company, Charlotte, N.C.
Larry G. Schwartz, Chief Strategies Officer, Okuma America Corporation, Charlotte, N.C.
Richard L. Simons, President & CEO, Hardinge Inc., Elmira, N.Y.
Steven R. Stokey, Executive Vice President/Owner, Allied Machine & Engineering Corp., Dover, Ohio
Eugene R. Haffely, Jr., ATW Automation, A Division of ATS Automation Tooling Systems, Dayton, Ohio
Daniel D. Janka, President, MAG Global, Erlanger, Ky.