Conference Presenters

2017 Conference Keynote Speakers

Andrea Olson

September 20 Keynote: 
"What's Holding US Manufacturing Back"
Andrea Olson, Founder & CEO Prag'madik

The author of "No Disruptions: The New Future For Mid-Market Manufacturing", Andrea Olson is inspiring and educating industrial business leaders on how to transform their outlook and approach to Marketing, Technology and Communications to operate more efficiently and increase profitability. 

Andrea's 19-year, field-tested background provides unique, applicable approaches to creating leaner, more effective, technology-driven, customer-facing operations. A 4-time ADDY® award-winner, she began her career at a tech startup, and led the strategic marketing efforts at two global industrial manufacturers. Andrea is the CEO of Prag'madik, an Operational Strategy Consultancy, and also the Director of the Midwest Manufacturing Business Coalition, a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of mid-market manufacturing in the US.

Andrea's most recent book, "No Disruptions", provides manufacturing leaders an easy, educational read on how to increase revenue generation through marketing, branding, and effective technology implementation.

In addition to writing, consulting and coaching, Andrea speaks to leaders and industry organizations around the world on operational strategies to discover new sources of revenues and savings. Contact Andrea to access information on her book, workshops, keynote speeches or consulting. More information is also available on and

Donna Bibber; Isometric Micro Molding, Inc.

September 19 Keynote: "Futuristic, State-Of-The-Art Micro Molding"
Donna Bibber, Vice President Sales & Marketing Isometric Micro Molding, Inc. 

Devices that fit on the end of a common pin head sounds as futuristic as it gets, but micro molding technology is enabling new products and intellectual property in intraocular, cardiovascular, neurology, and other specialized market segments.  This presentation focuses on challenges and solutions to creating micro components and assemblies.  Bring your “eye” game as you’ll need magnification to see these micro components that will be available to see in real size (they always look huge on a screen). 


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