past conferences

MBC thanks all past speakers, panelists, moderators, attendees, and sponsors for participating in prior conferences. We are grateful for the part you've played in building this long-standing annual event! We look forward to meeting again at the next conference to exchange the latest ideas in manufacturing.

Below is a sampling of previous conference themes and speakers.






Sustainability: Creating Long-Term Success
Peter C. Hawthorne | VP, Strategy & Business Development | Cargill Incorporated
Philip W. Knisely | Executive Vice President | Danaher Corporation
Conrad Winkler | Vice President | Booz & Company

Differentiation by Design
Jim McNerney | Chairman, President, and CEO | The Boeing Company
Sam Lucente | Vice President, Design | Hewlett-Packard Company
Ian Roberts | Co-Leader, Consumer Experience Design Practice | IDEO

Ideas to Action
Angel Mendez | Senior Vice President, Worldwide Manufacturing | Cisco Systems, Inc.
Peter Swartz | Director of IT Global Manufacturing, Finance, Supply Chain | Dell, Inc.

New Frontiers
David B. Speer | President and CEO | Illinois Tool Works

Capturing Value in Converging Markets and Diverse Practices
James G. Berges | President | Emerson
Anne Stevens | Group Vice President | Ford Motor Company

Innovation: Gaining and Sustaining Competitive Advantage

Managing During Economic Uncertainty: Threats and Opportunities
H. Lawrence Culp, Jr. | President and CEO | Danaher Corporation
Yoshimi Inaba | President | Toyota Motor Sales

Concept to Consumer
A.M. (Sandy) Cutler | CEO | Eaton Corporation
Ronald M. DeFeo | Terex Corporation

Manufacturing in the Next Millennium
Karl Krapek | President | Pratt & Whitney

Dynamic Organizations: Aligning Strategy and Operations
Larry Bossidi | Chairman and CEO | Allied Signal
Daniel Heidt | Executive Vice President | Boeing

The Agility Advantage: Competing through Manufacturing
John Lawson | Senior VP of Engineering, Innovation, and Technology | Deere & Company