Growing your Business from the Inside Out

December 11, 2015
8:30am - 11:30am
The Desmond Hotel
One Liberty Boulevard, Malvern PA 19355 (map)
In lieu of a fee for this event we ask that you bring a new, unwrapped toy for a child in need.
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Seize the Day!

Economists are predicting that advanced manufacturers will see strong market opportunities through 2018. Come and learn how proactive leaders find ways to grow even during down markets.

What you will gain:
You will learn how a systems approach to continuous improvement and organizational development transforms your culture and generates a multiple return on investment far beyond envisioned through:

  • Learn how a continuous improvement culture generates a multiple return on investment far beyond envisioned through:
  • Adopting a continuous improvement strategy and organizational plan
  • Growing the capabilities of the organization through distributed, proactive leadership, and high performance teams
  • Creating quantitative and qualitative value through sustainable lean six sigma systems
  • Attract and retain the best qualified talent based on an enviable culture and unique competitive advantage

Who should attend:

  • Manufacturing presidents, owners / CEO, COO, CFO
  • Executive management & department leaders
  • Continuous improvement leaders
  • Quality, engineering practitioners and managers

About the Speakers:



Keith Rolfe, Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Aerzen
Keith Rolfe is the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Aerzen USA, a company that was named one of the Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania in 2013 and 2015.  He has more than a decade of experience in Finance, Accounting, and Administration. He has led and participated in organizational change initiatives in Fortune 500 and middle market companies as well as in the non-profit sector.  He is passionate about education and believes that developing people is a path to sustainable corporate growth.


Anthony-WilkesAnthony Wilkes, Continuous Improvement Manager, Black Belt, DSM Biomedical
Tony Wilkes is a Manager of Device Manufacturing Engineering at DSM Biomedical – Regenerative Materials Exton. Tony was hired at Kensey Nash Corporation in 2011 as part of Kensey Nash’s acquisition of the Norian Corporation from Synthes. His roles within Manufacturing Engineering focus on the management of engineering resources, ongoing support of manufacturing operations from a process and materials standpoint, and project management of contract manufacturing opportunities. He brings over 19 years of experience in the FDA-regulated industries of medical device, foods and consumer pharmaceuticals. Tony received a Black Belt certification in Lean and Six Sigma from the AIT Group (Chandler, AZ) in 2009.

image001Jevon Nyemscek, Commercialization Engineering Manager, DSM Biomedical
Jevon is the Commercialization Engineering Manager with DSM Biomedical. DSM offers the broadest portfolio of biomaterials and process manufacturing in the industry, working with medical device companies for over 25 years. Prior to this he had Product / Process Development responsibilities with Globus Medical. In all, Jevon has 11 years of medical device experience in biomaterials and bone grafts. Jevon has received Level 1 Lean and Green Belt Certifications, and he is currently completing his Black Belt Certification. He graduated from Drexel University with a BS/MS in Biomedical Engineering.

Read more about DSM Biomedical


Jeff-KopenitzJeff Kopenitz, Director, Advanced Manufacturing & Training & Education, Lean Master Shingijutsu Japan, DVIRC
Jeff  joined the DVIRC in 2002 to lead the Center’s Operational Excellence Lean Enterprise Practice. In this capacity, Jeff has been responsible for developing and delivering a broad range of Lean and Continuous Improvement programs for clients. With deep industry experience, and expertise in consulting, instructing, mentoring and coaching,  Read more.


Manny-VelosoManny Veloso, Advanced Manufacturing Specialist & Master Black Belt, DVIRC
Manny is a highly successful change manager who helps companies begin and progress through their journey as they work towards a better model for manufacturing excellence. Serving as both a teacher and a mentor, Manny provides instruction and training through DVIRC’s Training & Education, and works on-site to assist manufacturers with Lean and Six Sigma implementation. Read more.


In lieu of a fee for this event we ask that you bring a new, unwrapped toy for a child in need. DVIRC will be delivering them to a local charity.