Join DVIRC and 150 industry leaders for this unforgettable annual event featuring Thomas Kinisky, President and CEO of Saint-Gobain Corporation, who will discuss Saint-Gobain’s business and manufacturing strategies, followed by an optional round of golf on a Gary Player Signature Design course! Additionally, engage in a lively discussion with an economist who will discuss the current and future state of the economy related to the country and region’s manufacturing and distribution sectors. Network with industry experts, learn best practices, and become a part of a vibrant community of manufacturers.
21st Annual Manufacturing Executives Conference
August 15, 2017
August 15, 2017
7:30 am–1:00 pm, followed by golf at the Ace Club
Chubb Hotel & Conference Center
309 Manor Road
Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
“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.”
President & CEO
As President and CEO of Saint-Gobain Corporation, Kinisky is Saint-Gobain’s North American representative who oversees the family of companies in the United States and Canada, which are key geographies within Saint-Gobain’s global portfolio. He joined Norton Company (acquired by Saint-Gobain in 1990) in 1989 and spent over a decade working in research and development in various roles, including Vice President of Technology and New Business Development for the company’s Abrasives Division, before assuming the role as President for two Saint-Gobain businesses: Saint-Gobain Crystals (2002) and Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics (2008).
In his current role, 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 adviser to the engineering programs at several universities.
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.