2018 Manufacturing & Logistics Symposium
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Radisson Hotel Harrisburg
1150 Camp Hill Bypass
Camp Hill, PA 17011
On December 12, 2018 the Central Penn Business Journal will host its Manufacturing & Logistics Symposium which provides an opportunity for attendees to learn about the key issues facing the manufacturing industry in Central PA.
7:30 – 8:00am Registration & Networking
8:00 – 8:15am Welcome & Opening Remarks
8:15 – 9:00am: Keynote Address Dr. Charles A. Shearrow, Program Lead & Associate Professor of Advanced Manufacturing, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
9:00 – 9:40am: Panel #1 – Technology
This panel will discuss what manufacturers are looking for when it comes to robotics and automation and how they are using technology to better compete.
Doug Ankney, VP of Resilient Manufacturing, Armstrong Flooring
Seth Bray, Chief Operating Officer, Penn Air
David Skelton, VP & General Manager, Phoenix Contact
Sonya Zook, VP, Enterprise Solutions, Armstrong Flooring
9:40 – 9:55am Break
9:55 – 11:00am: Panel #2 –Workforce
This panel will discuss how manufacturers can compete with employers that have steadily increased starting wages. They will also cover what kinds of benefits it takes to attract workers and how manufacturers can use technology and training to do the same with fewer workers.
John Lloyd, President & CEO, MANTEC
Gordon Laabs, Director, Strategic Connectivity, Elsner Engineering Works Inc.
Brian Hess, Sales Manager, Astro Machine Works
Tom Palisin, Executive Director, The Manufacturers Assoc.
Central Penn Business Journal
1500 Paxton Street
Harrisburg, PA 17104