2015 Greater Philadelphia Manufacturing Summit
8:00am - 2:30pm
6825-31 Norwitch Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19153 (map)
Online Registration Will Close Friday At 3:00 pm!
Walk-In’s Are Welcome!
Join hundreds of attendees representing over 150 regional manufacturers, 30 exhibitors, special guests, and sponsors for a day of valuable networking, inspiring presentations and sessions, and demonstrations from advanced manufacturers. Celebrating our fourth Manufacturing Summit at the Simeone Automotive Museum – “One of the world’s greatest collections of racing sports cars!”
Keynote and Special Guest:
Sony Corporation Career Development Professor, Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, and Research Group Director at the MIT Media Lab
Neri Oxman combines breakthroughs in materials science (such as 3D printing) with design principles found in nature. Imagine a skyscraper made with concrete that can breathe and grow and “think,” or a chair that moves with your body. Buoyed by boundless enthusiasm, Oxman’s talks are obstensibly about what is possible when you mix art and science; but really they’re about possibility itself. Read more.
Registration / Breakfast / Networking / Exhibits – 8:00-8:50
Welcome – Barry Miller, President/COO, DVIRC- 9:00-9:10
Keynote: Neri Oxman – 9:10-10:10
Breakout Sessions I – 10:20-11:20
1. Business Growth
In this session, panelists will present their thoughts on what is most important to ensure the future success of their business. They will also share what they view as opportunities and challenges to achieve their goals.
Robert Shumoski, General Manager, Infiana, North America
Glenn Bostock, President, SnapCab
Greg Selke, CEO, ONExia
Moderator: Harold Floyd, Business Solutions Advisor
2. Continuous Improvement
In this session, speakers will discuss how their personnel are critical to creating and sustaining customer value, and how engaging and empowering personnel improves morale and helps define their culture. They will explore the impact of continuous improvement on their business relative to product quality, profitability, on-time delivery, customer satisfaction, etc.
Jeff Kopenitz, Director, Advanced Manufacturing, DVIRC
Dale Roberts, Operations Director, USA, Johnson Matthey ECT
Thomas M. Weber, Continuous Improvement Leader, Turkey Hill Dairy
Moderator: Jeff Gossner, Director, Business Development, DVIRC
3. Organizational Learning & Development
In this breakout session, panelists will offer their view of how the workforce will be changing in the future, and how they are engaging, and developing their people today. The panel will discuss what types of learning and development has had the most impact, and how leadership development is essential to creating the “new” workforce.
Matthew Vaneman, Site Director, Charles River Laboratories
John Kochie, General Manager, Acme Corrugated Box
Moderator: Donna Butchko, President, Leadership Systems
Break – 11:20-11:30
Breakout Sessions II – 11:30-12:30
1. Innovation / Technology
In this panel session, speakers will share their strategies related to innovation and technology, how they seize opportunities and address challenges their organizations face. They will also share “best practices” and the impact these have had on the business today, and in the future.
Mike Osbourne, Innovation Advisor, Research Triangle Institute
Jack Crane, Director, Growth & Innovation Services, Connstep
Al Frattarola, Director, Global Innovation, Southco
Moderator: Jack Pfunder, President/CEO, MRC
2. Market Growth
Panelists in this session will share their market growth strategies, and how they shape initiatives to achieve their objectives. Sample topics covered include customer / market expansion, top line growth, new product development, innovation, and customer / product profitability.
Maureen O’Connor, President, LEM Products
Chris Scafario, Director, Marketing Services, DVIRC
Nick Hackett, President & CEO, New Way Air Bearings
Moderator: Marc Sinkow, Principal, Synch-O LLC
3. Digital Technology
In this panel session, speakers will share the developments and usage of digital technology and the integration of these technologies with their products, processes, and systems to advance their organization’s goals. They will offer their insights as to where they see opportunities and how they are designing the future.
Chris Scholl, Vice President, Product Management, FARO
Tim Klingensmith, First Line Manager, Naval Ship Systems Engineering Station (NAVSSES), Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division
Danny Cabrera, CEO, BioBots
Moderator: Jim Visnic, Vice President, Ametek
Lunch – 12:30-1:20
Special Technology Demonstration – 1:30-2:30
Students from the following universities will present and demonstrate their work on innovative design and engineering projects, undertaken in various departments and disciplines:
- Temple University: Unmanned Aerial Transport Vehicle
- Villanova University: Villanova Formula SAE
- Drexel University: Exo-Skin Soft Haptic Exoskeletal Interface
- University of Pennsylvania: Nanotechnology Demonstration
Partial List of Exhibitors:
Partial list of last year’s attendees included:
Boeing, AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corporation, K’nex, Greene Tweed, Johnson Matthey, Onexia, FARO, ASI Technologies, 3D Systems, LEM, MK Precision, Prism Engineering, Drexel Metals, Container Research, Acero, AMETEK, Airline Hydraulics, ONExia, PTR Baler, Germantown Tool, IMET, Triumph Engineering, Temple University, Widener University.