Manufacturing summit set for Oct. 10
“Making It In New Hampshire,” the fourth annual Governor's Manufacturing Summit, will be held Oct. 10 at the Wayfarer Inn in Bedford. The summit, which will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., is intended for manufacturing CEOs, CFOs, plant managers, line managers, production managers and other positions directly involved in the manufacturing process. Sponsored by the Business & Industry Association of New Hampshire, the New Hampshire Business Resource Center and the New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership. Cost of attendance is $75 and includes conference materials, continental breakfast and lunch. “With increased competition at home and abroad, today's manufacturers are constantly looking for ways to improve processes, cut costs without sacrificing quality and achieve greater economies of scale,” said BIA President Jim Roche. “This conference will provide attendees practical tools and information to help them succeed in a competitive global environment.” Opening the conference will be New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development Commissioner George Bald and Gov. John Lynch. The morning general session will feature a manufacturing roundtable discussion, “Cultural Change for Organizational Improvement,” including Stan Brown, director of operations, Jet Boil Inc.; Tom Green, director of operations, New Hampshire Industries; David Metzemaekers, director of operations, Scott Electronics; Mike Shipulski, director of engineering, Hypertherm; and Frank Tarantino, president, APC Paper Co. Participants can then choose two of three breakout sessions to round out the morning program. The workshops will address topics such as leader effectiveness training, standardizing changeover procedures and the single minute exchange of dies (SMED) process, and lean accounting to support lean manufacturing efforts. Lunch will follow with a keynote presentation from Steve Reno, chancellor of the University System of New Hampshire. Cost of attendance is $75 and includes conference materials, continental breakfast and lunch. To register for the manufacturing summit, visit acteva.com/go/nhbia or call 224-5388, ext. 116.