Manufacturing Advantage Conference

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2014 Manufacturing Advantage Conference

October 1-2

featuring the

NASA TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE

Companies who commercialize technology show results

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Keynote, Joe Shaw, Director, Venture Development and Partnerships, NASA John H. Glenn Research Center

SUCCESSES IN SUPPORTING REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

NASA Glenn Research Center has an aggressive effort to partner with members of the external community to infuse NASA capabilities into critically important sectors of our national economy.   The Center's approach and recent successes will be presented and discussed.

NASA TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE

The NASA Technology Showcase will open on October 1 at 2:00 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Memorial Student Center and be available to conference attendees through the end of the following day.  NASA scientists will be on hand to speak to the technologies that up until recently were used exclusively by the agency.  Companies who commercialize new technology show impressive results in revenue, costs savings, and job creation.  Learn how this might be of benefit to your company.   

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Keynote, Tim Salaba, Division Engineering Manager, 3M, Process Information and Control Solutions

ENERGY COST CONTROL TOOLS AND STRATEGIES

Tim has held several leadership positions throughout his 29-year career at 3M Company.  His work began with mechanical design for 3M experiments that flew aboard the space shuttle in the late 1980’s aimed at fundamental understanding of the effects of gravity on materials and chemical reactions.  He later provided engineering support for the Lithium Polymer Battery and Fuel Cell programs in the early 1990’s by constructing 3M’s first combined dry-room and clean-room facilities and associated processes.  He spent two years as a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt in the automotive division focusing on cost reduction opportunities in the manufacturing environment and in 2007 returned to the Engineering organization as a Division Engineering Manager.  In 2011 Tim accepted a leadership role in 3M’s Process Information and Control Solutions organization (PI&CS) which is accountable for supporting 3M’s capital equipment investments by providing leading edge controls strategies and process integration.  Under Tim’s leadership, PI&CS has purposely evolved to begin proactively addressing far reaching technology needs, including energy understanding in manufacturing operations.

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Keynote, John Torinus, CEO, Serigraph

THE GRASSROOTS HEALTHCARE REVOLUTION

When exploding health care costs threatened Serigraph’s solvency, CEO John Torinus Jr. searched the country for solutions. Using his findings, Torinus applied innovative, cutting-edge strategies and cut his company’s health care expenses well below the national average while improving his employees’ care.

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Keynote, Craig Porter, President, PlastiCert

WORKFORCE ENGAGEMENT: DEVELOPING AND RETAINING YOUR MOST VALUABLE RESOURCE

For all companies, staff will make or break your success.  As a small manufacturer, accomplishing your mission with a small staff makes that a bigger challenge.  With the evolving state of the available workforce, managing your ability to fill out that staff is a more daunting task.  Hear from a Sloan Award winner on how achieving workplace effectiveness and flexibility can help you achieve both. 

 

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Keynote, Mike Weller, President, North America Welding, Miller Electric

STRENGTHENING THE HEART OF YOUR COMPANIES' PERFORMANCE THROUGH EMPOWERMENT AND 80/20

The principle of 80/20 simply states that 80% of organizations key outcomes come from 20% of your resources or customers. While this all makes sense and is proven, how do you act with this key business intelligence and use it to continuously improve your organization, sales, profits and your life?  Through an engaging discussion format, Mike will lead the group through the key principles of the 80/20 paradigm and how to build a process that leverages the resources of your organization while avoiding common pitfalls.


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2014 Conference Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsor

  • Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

Bronze Sponsor

  • UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education

  • Peoples Bank Midwest

In-Kind Sponsor

  • Huebsch Services

  • Manufacturing Works/Gold Collar Careers