Manufacturing Leaders Share Lean Operations, Tax Reforms, Currency Exchange, and Cyber Security Options at the Georgia Manufacturing Summit

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Manufacturing a Better Bottom Line educational panel shares best practices at the Georgia Manufacturing Summit on October 10th at the Cobb Galleria

Manufacturing a Better Bottom Line Panel

Top industry leaders in the financial, lean operations, and cyber security industries will lead a panel discussion on Manufacturing a Better Bottom Line at the Georgia Manufacturing Summit. Held October 10th at the Cobb Galleria, this event will attract over 800 manufacturing professionals across the Southeast. This panel will be comprised of Georgia business leaders who understand the challenges of leading a successful organization and will provide valuable tips for manufacturers to have a more profitable 2019.

This Educational Session will address How to Power Profitability at Every Level of Your Business and will be an interactive conversation with questions and answers from the audience. Topics and speakers will include:

Continuous Improvement Through KAIZEN Activities
Chris Barrett, Manufacturing Manager for Nisshinbo
Chris started his career with Nisshinbo when they opened their Covington facility in 1999. He oversees their manufacturing processes and daily control procedures to produce integrally molded brake disc pads at their 300,000 sq. ft. plant

The Lean Journey -- How Do We Get Started?
John Barrett, President of RRD - Atlanta
John has been in the print industry for over 25 years and is the president of RRD Atlanta, a $60 million full service digital, sheetfed and web offset commercial print facility specializing in in-line finished product.

How Your Manufacturing Business Can Make the Most of Tax Reform
Debbie Torrance, Partner at Smith & Howard
Debbie is a partner, tax practice leader, and the manufacturing group leader at Smith & Howard, an Atlanta accounting and advisory firm serving manufacturers with operations throughout the U.S.

International Purchasing: Unlocking Hidden Value via Dual Currency Invoicing and Foreign Exchange
Tom Loffredio, Managing Director, PNC Capital Markets Group
Tom has nearly 20 years of financial markets experience in capital markets and international banking across the globe, and currently works with companies throughout the Southeast regarding foreign currency risk management strategies.

Equipping Your Organization to Avoid Cyber Scams
Richard Warner, Panel Moderator and CEO of Aware Force
Richard is the CEO of Aware Force. They use an innovative approach to reduce cyber risk by engaging employees in cyber security. Aware Force clients include public companies, governments and non-profits nationwide.

The 2018 Georgia Manufacturing Summit, held October 10th at the Cobb Galleria, is expected to attract over 800 attendees from across the Southeast. The theme will be on the Aerospace Industry, the number one export for the state of Georgia. Mark Burns, President of Gulfstream, and Eric Rojek, V.P. of Sales & Marketing for Thrush Aircraft will be this year’s keynote speakers. This event is for all sectors of the manufacturing industry and allows attendees to make face-to-face connections with other manufacturers, see innovative products and learn the latest trends in manufacturing.

In addition to the keynote presentations, this event will have over 30 of the top industry leaders from Chart Industries, Cloud & Wire, Decartes, KIA, Kumho Tire, Nisshinbo, Pratt & Whitney, Siemens, Southwire, and more. They will provide educational workshops that focus on Manufacturing Success in Georgia in the key sectors of Disruptive Technologies, Financial Perspectives, International Manufacturing, Sales & Marketing, Supply Chain, and Workforce Development. To learn more, watch this video about the Summit:


Media contacts that that are interested in covering this event may call Marjorie Dykes at 770-338-0051 or email to request a complimentary PRESS PASS.

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