Manufacturing is making a comeback in the U.S. New technologies such as additive printing, the industrial internet, and Machine to Machine (M2M) remote monitoring mean new opportunities for manufacturing companies in the near future. But to take advantage of these opportunities, CEOs face significant challenges as well with a large and growing technological skills gap, supply chain issues and reshoring, among others. Join us to discuss how your company can overcome these challenges and thrive.REGISTER NOW!
Chairman & CEO,Cummins
Tom became Chairman and CEO of Cummins Inc. in January 2012. Prior to accepting his present position, he served Cummins in a wide range of roles, including President and COO, Executive Vice President and President, Power Generation Business, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and Vice President, Supply Chain Management. Before joining Cummins, Tom was an investment analyst and investment manager at Prudential Investment Corporation, in both Singapore and Hong Kong. While at Stanford, Tom worked at Cummins as an intern working on the manufacturing line at the Cummins Midrange Engine plant in Walesboro, Indiana. Tom has been on the board of directors of Harley Davidson since 2008. He is also a board member of Energy Systems Network and a principal of the American Energy Innovation Council.
VP-Chief Manufacturing Officer, Cummins
Stan assumed the role of Cummins’ Vice President–Chief Manufacturing Officer of Cummins Inc. in January 2014. He is responsible for leading several areas, including manufacturing strategy, manufacturing operational and functional excellence, health and safety, environmental, advanced manufacturing, and manufacturing engineering and manufacturing systems. Stan is also a founding member of the Manufacturing Leadership Board of the Association's Corporate Executive Board consortium and is a director for the Komatsu Cummins Engine Company (KCEC) board, Indiana Automotive Council, and Rose-Hulman’s Varsity “R” Club. He earned a master’s degree in materials engineering from Case Western Reserve University and an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University.
President Global Manufacturing Operations, Eli Lilly and Company
Maria Crowe is the president of global manufacturing operations for Eli Lilly and Company. Maria joined Lilly in 1982 and since 2012 has led the company’s global manufacturing network of more than 20 sites on five continents. She also has responsibility for Lilly’s contract-manufacturing organization. Previously, Maria was senior vice president for global drug product manufacturing, which included emerging markets manufacturing, external drug-product operations, and U.S. distribution. She also served as vice president for drug product manufacturing in the U.S. and Latin America; general manager of Lilly’s plant in Kinsale, Ireland; general manager of Lilly del Caribe in Puerto Rico; and plant manager of the company’s Elanco plant in Tippecanoe. Maria’s roles have also included working in dry products, parenteral products, and API manufacturing, as well as in sourcing and procurement. Maria holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial management from Purdue University. Maria is a board member of The Timken Company and also serves on Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management Dean’s Advisory Council.
President & CEO, IBC Advanced Alloys
Anthony is a seasoned business executive and entrepreneur with a successful track record as an early-stage investor and business founder. His areas of expertise are corporate finance, business development and strategic management. He is regularly engaged in developing strategic and financial plans for early-stage and high-growth companies. Anthony holds a BA in Economics from the University of British Columbia, a M.Arch from Dalhousie University and a MBA from the Cranfield School of Management in the United Kingdom. Anthony is a principal at Delu Corp., a strategic and financial advisory company and serves as a director of several Canadian public and private resource- and energy-focused companies.
Governor, State of Indiana
Since his inauguration in Jan. 2013, Gov. Mike Pence has achieved the largest state tax cut in Indiana history while also lowering the business, personal property tax and corporate income tax to strengthen the state’s competitive edge in attracting new investment and good-paying jobs for Hoosiers. Prior to being elected governor, Pence served 10 years in the U.S. Congress, where he was elected unanimously by his colleagues to serve as House Republican Conference Chairman and Chairman of the House Republican Study Committee.
John is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Stanley Black & Decker. Under his leadership, shares in the Fortune 500 company have nearly doubled since he oversaw the merger between The Stanley Works and Black and Decker in 2010. The company has paid a dividend for 138 years consecutively, and increased it in each of the last 47 years. The company’s leading brands include DeWalt, Stanley, Black+Decker, Porter Cable, Bostich and more.
Raj is president of the Digital Factory (DF) Division of Siemens USA. In this role, Batra oversees all development, marketing, sales, R&D, vertical industry and manufacturing aspects for DF in the United States. Prior to Siemens, Batra worked as a sales engineer and product manager developing automation solutions for discrete manufacturing and process industries. Batra earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from Lawrence Technological University and an MBA from the University of Michigan
Frank is responsible for strategy development, driving global growth, and the worldwide performance of the Architecture and Software reporting segment. Rockwell Automation’s Architecture and Software unit is a $2.8 billion business with more than 2,000 employees. It is the leading supplier of automation control and software products in North America and is making significant inroads in the global market.
Christian Pedersen is an accomplished business and marketing executive with a solid track record in technology management and marketing. A multiple award winner in executive briefings and presentations, Christian has a proven ability to stimulate business innovation through the use of technologies, and communicates that in clear and simple terms.
Lynn leads the Manufacturing Engineering and Global Services Engineering organizations, with a particular focus on identifying opportunities to increase technical and manufacturing cross-functional collaboration, leverage common processes and skills, and provide cost effective capabilities. Lynn has more than 33 years of leadership experience with Pratt & Whitney. Prior to her current role, Lynn was director of operational Military Engines Engineering, where she was chief engineering responsible for the design, development and field support of the F119, F100, J52 and TF33 programs. Lynn has held the position of director, Global Services Engineering (GSE), where she led the development of GSE-Asia in partnership with the Singapore Economic Development Board, to create a low cost team to design and develop commercial part repairs. She is a recipient of the YWCA Academy of Women’s Achievers Award, ASME Engineer of the Year Award and USAF Wright Stuff Award. Lynn holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of South Florida.
Victor Smith is the Secretary of Commerce for the state of Indiana. In this role, Smith is a member of Governor Mike Pence’s cabinet and leads the state’s domestic and international economic development agenda.
His January 2013 appointment as Secretary of Commerce follows a 17-year career of operations, sales and executive positions, including chief executive officer of CDS Engineering, a precision manufacturing company with locations in the United States, United Kingdom and Asia. With approximately 500 employees, the firm primarily serves the semiconductor capital equipment industry.
A native of Muncie, Ind., Smith currently resides in Indianapolis with his wife, Kathleen, and their three children. He is a graduate of Colgate University and earned his law degree from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.