Our Future Manufacturing and Supply Chain Summit connect Solution Providers at the forefront of Supply Chain, Operational Efficiency, Power, Building Automation, Continuous Improvement and Lean Manufacturing Strategies, with Corporate Leaders of Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Continuous Improvement, Operations and Engineering from Food & Beverage, Automotive, Aerospace and defense, Medical Device and High Tech fortune 500 & 1000 Corporations. It is designed to help you accelerate decision-making, prioritize initiatives and link Supply Chains and Manufacturing Strategies to the goals of your corporation. You’ll discover how to plan for—and capitalize on—emerging technologies and receive exclusive access to some of the world’s leading technology and solution providers—in one convenient location.

Keynote Speakers

  • John P. Reynolds, IT Director, Supply Chain

    Our history has several examples where challenging times has propelled advancements in our society at an accelerated pace as a response to times. At our company, we saw a similar phenomenon as a result of the 2018 challenges experienced in the transportation space. The capacity, service and cost pressures necessitated a response that drove advancements in areas such as load forecasting, end-to-end visibility, digital and AI supply chain enablers, etc.

  • Guillermo Juvera, Vice President Supply Chain

    Guilermo’s presentation will explore the road map for supply chain renovation: unparalleled customer service (effectiveness) while driving cost down (efficiency). Markets are dynamic; we must accelerate our rate of improvement if we want to be ahead of competition in the future. 

  • Peter Kampf, Enterprise Lean MFG Six Sigma Director

    Peter is the Operations Director of Enterprise Lean Manufacturing for Raytheon’s Engineering, Technology and Mission Assurance function. Peter assumed this role in 2014 and is responsible for applying waste elimination processes throughout Raytheon’s value stream. A main focus area is Operational Excellence, or the Mindset and Practice of Continuous improvement.  This mindset is based on the 90% people; 10% tools approach which stresses comprehensive employee engagement as a driving force behind continuous improvement.

  • Will Hinkston, Vice President Global Operations Development

    Will has been a Corporate Officer of Lord Corporation since 2003. During his 26 year tenure, he has held positions of Vice President of Global Operations, Supply Chain, and Operations Development. He serves on the Board of the National Association of Manufacturers and is a senior member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. He received a B.S. degree in Finance from St. John Fisher College and an MBA in Operations Management from Rochester Institute of Technology.

  • Dennis Johnson, Global Director of Continuous Improvement

    Dennis is the Global Director of Continuous Improvement and has been in the automotive and non-automotive business for over twenty years. He is a bottom line focused executive with a consistent established record of increased productivity and total corporate performance, profit, revenue growth and shareholder value with an extensive background in lean manufacturing.

  • Elie Ghazal, Vice President North America Operations

    Elie has over 27 years of operational experience in a fortune 500 company, holding progressive roles from Operations to Quality to Program management, Global Continuous improvement for 117 plants worldwide and most recently VP of Operations for North America. He has lived and worked across the Globe in Canada, Sweden, Germany, France, China and now the USA. 

  • Don Adams , Vice President-Global Sustainability and Technology Development

    Don will be discussing the company’s journey on the path to sustainability and the issues and challenges and successes in building an award-winning program that has become a pillar of Keystone’s global strategy.

  • John Hoog , VP Continuous Improvement and Manufacturing Strategy

    John is a results oriented leader with 20 years of operations/manufacturing experience and 3 years product management experience. He has extensive training in lean manufacturing and is skilled in lean implementation and strategy development. he has strong analytical capability versed in structured problem solving and is certified as Shainin Problem Solving Rolling Top 5 Manager. John is an articulate communicator that builds sustainable business relationships and serves as a collaborative leader.

  • Joe Yakopich, Procurement Director

    Joe has a specialized background in manufacturing automation systems. Joe’s background in optimizing manufacturing systems made him a perfect fit to lead BASF’s Lean Six Sigma program at the Elyria, OH Catalyst Site as Quality and Continuous Improvement Manager in 2013.  Joe is actively leading the Catalyst’s division Lean Six Sigma Program using it as an enabler in 2020 Strategy towards business and operational excellence.


Smart Manufacturing

  • HMI and Data Integration
  • Ethernet Base Process Automation
  • Smart Machines & Robotics
  • Industrial Information Management
  • Manufacturing Operation Management
  • Assets Management
  • Simulation & Augmented Reality
  • Machines & Process of the Future

Iot For Manufacturers

  • Iot-Enabled Architecture & Platform
  • Create Smart Buildings That Leverage IOT To Unlock Value
  • The Extended Enterprise In Today's Digital Economy
  • Powering Into The Digital Future.... Today

Supply Chain 4.0

  • Data Capturing & Management
  • Integrated Process Optimization
  • Physical Process Execution Of Humans And Machines
  • Increasing Operational Efficiency
  • Performance Management
  • Order Management

Smart Supply Chain

  • Developing Your Supply Chain Over The Next Five To 10 Years
  • Assessing Your Supply Chain’s Operational Maturity Level
  • Cloud, The Internet Of Things , Advanced Analytics
  • New Digital Logistics Models And Technologies
  • Supply Chain With Customer Inputs And Demands At Its Very Core
  • Blend Innovation With Scale To Counter Disruption

Edge Computing In Automotive

  • Improved IT Infrastructure Granularity
  • Pre-Engineered And Factory Assembled
  • Simple And Fast Deployment
  • Reduced Time To Deploy IT Infrastructure
  • Enclosure Designed For Harsh Environments

Industry 4.0

  • Machine Automation
  • Equipment Monitoring & Optimization
  • Machine Monitoring & Predictive Maintenance
  • MES Integration & Production Traceability
  • Factory Energy Management System
  • Factory Environment Monitoring
  • Integrated Automation And Cloud Innovation

Machine Control Solutions

  • Building High Performance Packaging Systems
  • Converting Waste to Energy with Remote Monitoring
  • Flourishing with Augmented Reality
  • Improuving Efficiency of Robots

Cyber Resilient Facilities

  • Achieving Data-Centric Security
  • Data Security Fundamentals
  • Mindset Shift to Data-Centric Security
  • Strategies to Stay Cybersecure & Resilient
  • Effective Security Strategies

Distributed Energy & Microgrids

  • Off-grid & Grid-Connected Microgrids
  • Conventional & Renewable Power Generation
  • Automation
  • Grid Stabilization & Connection
  • Energy storage
  • Intelligent Control Technology,
  • Advanced Lighting & Controls
  • Air Quality Management
  • Smart Metering Solutions
  • Moving into the Cloud
  • Financing for Onsite Power

Factory Automation

  • Collaborative robotics (cobots) in small and midsize plantsy
  • Robotss & reshoring
  • Robots & lean
  • The great robot takeover: fact or fiction
  • Robots & the future of American manufacturing


  • Stryker
  • A.J. Canfield Company
  • Abbott Labs
  • Allison Transmission
  • Amazon
  • American Automotive Equipment
  • American Axle
  • Archer Daniel Midland
  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • Armour and Company
  • Autolite
  • Baxter International
  • BorgWarner
  • Cardinal Health
  • Chris-Craft Industries
  • Cloverhill Bakery
  • Competition Cams
  • ConAgra
  • Cracker Jack
  • Cummins
  • Curtiss Candy Company
  • Dayton Wire Wheels
  • DePuy Synthes
  • Detroit Diesel
  • Dolby Laboratories, Inc.
  • Dura Automotive Systems
  • Dynamic Manufacturing
  • Eaton Corporation
  • Eli's Cheesecake
  • EMC
  • Federal-Mogul
  • Ferrara Pan Candy Company
  • Ford
  • Fortune Brands
  • Fresenius
  • GE Healthcare
  • General Motors
  • GM Service and Parts Operations
  • Gonnella Baking Company
  • Harrison Radiator Corporation
  • Henniges Automotive
  • Hewlett-Packard Company
  • Honda America
  • Intel
  • Jabil Circuit
  • Keebler Company
  • KEMET Corporation
  • Koval Distillery
  • Kraco Enterprises
  • Lawson Products
  • Lear Corporation
  • M&M/Mars
  • Mark Levinson Audio Systems
  • Medtronic
  • Mondelez International
  • Morton Salt
  • Nabisco
  • Napco Four Wheel Drive Vehicles
  • Nexteer Automotive
  • Now Foods
  • Oscar Mayer
  • Philips Healthcare
  • Purolator Filters
  • Quaker Oats Company
  • Qualcomm
  • Rochester Products Division
  • Rogers Corporation
  • Sara Lee Corporation
  • Siemens Healthineers
  • Spartan Motors
  • SunOpta
  • Tenneco
  • Texas Instruments
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Tropicana
  • TRW Automotive
  • Tyson Foods
  • Upton's Naturals
  • US Foods
  • Valent Bioscience
  • Vicor Corporation
  • Vienna Beef
  • Western Digital
  • Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company
  • World's Finest Chocolate
  • Xerox

Schedule & Venue

Hotel Info

Venue: Tampa Airport Marriott


Time Monday
October 21st, 2019
October 22nd, 2019
October 23rd, 2019
7:00am Round-Table Networking Breakfast Round-Table Networking Breakfast
8:00am - 10:00am Presentation Presentation
10:00am Networking Coffee Break Networking Coffee Break
11:00am Presentations Presentations
12:00pm Round-Table Networking Lunch Round-Table Networking Lunch
1:00pm Presentations Presentations
2:00pm Exhibitor Setup/Registration Presentations Closing Presentation
3:00pm Exhibitor Setup/Registration Networking Coffee Break
3:30pm Exhibitor Setup/Registration Presentations
5:00pm - 7:00pm Networking Reception & Dinner

Delegate Video Testimonial

    • Al Hildreth
    • Energy Manager
    • General Motors
    • Brendan Sullivan
    • VP Global Facilities
    • Estee Lauder
    • Steven Driver
    • Global Energy Program Manager
    • Sanofi