21st Annual Manufacturing Executives Conference

August 15, 2017

Unfortunately, we are no longer accepting reservations. Seating is full.

Join DVIRC and 150 industry leaders for this unforgettable event featuring Thomas Kinisky, President and CEO of Saint-Gobain Corporation, who will discuss Saint-Gobain’s business and manufacturing strategies. Engage in a panel discussion with finance experts from Wells Fargo Advisors, who will address economic issues related to the country’s and region’s manufacturing and distribution sectors. Network with industry experts, learn best practices, and become a part of a vibrant community of manufacturers. Enjoy an optional round of golf following the conference on a Gary Player Signature Design course!

August 15, 2017
7:30 am–12:00 pm, followed by golf at the Ace Club

Chubb Hotel & Conference Center
309 Manor Road
Lafayette Hill, PA 19444

Members: Free
Non-members: $200 (includes breakfast and speakers)
Optional round of golf: $275 per person

For more information, contact info@dvirc.org or 215-464-8550


Thomas Kinisky, President & CEO, Saint-Gobain Corporation

“The key to continuing our storied history of innovation will lie in our ability to unlock the innovation potential of our entire workforce and to attract top talent to join that effort.”

Thomas Kinisky
President & CEO
Saint-Gobain Corporation

As President and CEO of Saint-Gobain Corporation, Kinisky oversees the family of companies in the United States and Canada. He spent over a decade working in research and development in various roles before assuming the role as President for two Saint-Gobain businesses: Saint-Gobain Crystals and Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics. He assumes responsibility for over 6,000 employees across 57 manufacturing facilities in 22 countries. Over the course of nearly ten years, he has expanded the business’s offering of innovative materials in markets such as aerospace, transportation, and health care. He holds a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Pace University and a Master of Science in materials science from New York University (Polytechnic University). He has authored many technical publications and holds five U.S. patents. Throughout his career, Kinisky has been active in technology education as an industrial advisor to the engineering programs at several universities.

Saint-Gobain Corporation

Saint-Gobain, the world leader in sustainable environments, has designed and manufactured high-performance building materials that improve the lives of people all over the world. From The Hall of Mirrors at Versailles and the glass pyramid at the Louvre to the Statue of Liberty and the World Trade Center and even components that allow the Mars Rover Curiosity to seek out life on another planet, Saint-Gobain has been a part of the fabric of human history, advancement, and improvement. In North America, the company upholds this rich history of innovation by making a material difference in the spaces where people work, live, play, heal, and learn. Along with its North American headquarters in Malvern, Pennsylvania, Saint-Gobain has approximately 150 locations in North America and more than 14,000 employees. In the United States and Canada, Saint-Gobain reported sales of approximately $5.8 billion in 2016.



Charlie Lawrence
Senior Vice President Regional Advice Officer – Eastern Region, Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina
Advice & Market Strategy Team

Charlie Lawrence has over 30 years of experience in the industry. He started his career as a Financial Advisor at EF Hutton, and spent 27 years at Prudential Securities/Investments as a Branch Manager, Regional Training Officer, and FAIT Training Center Manager. He was also a Divisional Sales Manager, National Sales Manager and Chief Sales Strategist for Prudential Investments, the Asset Management division of Prudential. He represented Prudential Investments at national and regional investment forums, speaking on the market, economy and value-add topics, and hosted Portfolio Manager meetings.  He joined Wells Fargo Advisors in 2010 where he has been a Productivity Consultant for the last 5 years.


Pari M. Hashemi, CFP®, CRPC®
Financial Advisor
Wells Fargo Advisors

Pari works with clients through the process of tailoring an overall wealth plan based on their goals and needs. She has earned both the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM professional and Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorTM certifications consisting of intensive programs, exams, and continuing education focused on current trends in investing and planning. She has written articles for various publications including Forbes and The Philadelphia Business Journal. She sits on the Board of Directors for the Greater Delaware Valley Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. She is the Chair of the Investment Committee, Treasurer and Board member for the Samuel S. Fels Fund, sits on the Board of Saved Me, Inc. Animal Shelter in Northern Liberties, Philadelphia and the Board of POWER, Inc. Pari also founded and is the President of the Women’s Mastermind Cooperative and is active in her alumnae organization for the University of Pennsylvania. She has been selected as a Five Star Wealth Manager for three consecutive years, NABCAP Premier Advisor 2010-2013, among other recognitions.


Robert A. Salon
Managing Director – Investment Officer
Senior PIM Portfolio Manager

Rob has earned the designation of Senior PIM Portfolio Manager and manages client assets with discretionary authority through the Private Investment Management (PIM) program. He has over 20 years of investment experience, and takes an active role in meeting with investment managers and leaders in the financial services industry to identify the most appropriate investments to meet each client’s personal objectives. At Wells Fargo Advisors, Rob is among a select group of advisors who have achieved the “Premier Advisor” designation. This recognition is held by a select group of Financial Advisors within Wells Fargo Advisors as measured by business production, completion of educational components, and professionalism. He has also been selected as a Five Star Wealth Manager for four consecutive years.