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    Date(s) - 10/03/19
    7:30 am - 4:00 pm

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    BWI Airport Marriott

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    To commemorate the beginning of Maryland Manufacturing Month, the Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MD MEP) will host the inaugural Maryland Manufacturing Innovation Conference on Thursday, October 3. Taking place from 7:30am-4pm at the BWI Airport Marriott (1743 W Nursery Rd, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090), the conference will feature keynote speakers, workshops, case studies and educational opportunities showcasing the latest technologies, trends and best practices in manufacturing.

    Targeting Maryland manufacturing executives and individuals in leadership roles in operations, sales, human resources, finance and accounting, logistics and supply chain, the Maryland Manufacturing Innovation 2019 agenda will feature four tracks:

    • Growth – a strategic approach to achieve business growth
    • People – tools and methods to develop your workforce
    • Technology – investing in advanced manufacturing and technology
    • Process – how different industries are achieving operational excellence

    The morning keynote speaker will be Bryan Offutt, President of Offutt Outdoors and former Vice President of Global Brand Marketing for Under Armour’s Outdoor and Run categories. Known as an unconventional thinker and bold decision maker with in-depth sales management and marketing expertise, Bryan thrives on building and motivating teams to craft, execute and disrupt the market space, while staying focused on improving consumers’ lives in big and small ways. Bryan specializes in millennial and co-gender brands and turning slumping business categories into successes.

    Other confirmed speakers at Maryland Manufacturing Innovation 2019 include:

    • Randy Altschuler, Chief Executive Officer, Xometry
    • Mick Arnold, President, Arnold Automation
    • Chris Attenborough, Brand Manager, Union Craft Brewing
    • Josh Barnes, COO and Owner, Harbor Designs & Manufacturing
    • Jennifer Bodensiek, President & CEO, Junior Achievement of Central Maryland
    • Nick Ciotti, President, Vanns Spices
    • Gregg Chamberlain, Vice President, HR Global Operations, Tools and Storage Division, Stanley Black & Decker
    • Gene DeJackome, Managing Director, Cherry River Consulting
    • Stephen Ezell, Vice President, Global Innovation Policy, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
    • Douglas Hamilton III, Chief Executive Officer, Hamilton Associates
    • Jeff Hull, President, BJ’s Custom Creations
    • Eric Lemon, Manufacturing Training Manager, Dixon Valve & Coupling Company
    • Steve McManus, Innovation Advisor, RTI International
    • Haresh Raithatha, Chief Operations Officer, The Strouse Corporation
    • Michael Raphael, President, Direct Dimensions
    • April Richardson, President, DC Sweet Potato Cake
    • Toshal Roy, Senior Director, Global Supply Chain Strategic Programs, McCormick & Company
    • Annie Sennet, President & CEO, Saft America
    • Alan Stein, President, Tanglewood Conservatories
    • Mary Steinebrunner, Managing Director, Dunlop Protective Footwear
    • David Tohn, Chief Executive Officer, BTS Software Solutions
    • Phil Tulkoff, President, Tulkoff Food Products
    • Craig Wanner, President and CEO, The Whalen Company
    • Chip Williams, Assistant Vice President of Human Resources, Dixon Valve & Coupling Company

    Tickets to Maryland Manufacturing Innovation 2019 are $250 for manufacturing attendees and $350 for non-manufacturing attendees. They may be purchased online before September 27 at http://mdmfginnovation.mdmep.org.

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