Smart Manufacturing Summit 2015 - April 28 & 30th 2015, Indianapolis, IN

Reinventing American Manufacturing for the
21st Century

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.


“Well run, well timed, informative, good networking opportunities, interesting to hear comments from CEOs about problems they are having and how they resolve them.” -David Becker, Sugino Corp.

“The event was very well organized. Your panel selection was top-notch. The Caterpillar tours were excellent. Overall I felt that it was a good investment of our time.” –Hector Villarreal, Weldcoa


Tom Linebarger

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.


Stan Woszczynski

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.


Maria A. Crowe

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.


Anthony Dutton

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.


“Hit the challenges we face daily – very good event.” –Scott Falb, The Will-burt Company


  • April 28th

  • 6:30 PM

    Welcome reception, dinner and IndyCar Racing Experience at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

  • April 29th

  • 7:00 AM

    Registration and Breakfast

  • 8:00 AM


  • 8:10 AM

    The Cummins Road to Smart Manufacturing

    Tom Linebarger, Chairman & CEO, Cummins
  • 9:00 AM

    Manufacturing Trends and Imperatives 2015

    John Lungren, Chairman & CEO, Stanley Black & Decker
    Maria Crowe, President, Manufacturing Operations, Eli Lilly
  • 10:10 AM

    What’s Next in Additive Printing: Implications of New Technologies, Materials, Processes and Economics

    Jordan Brand, Technology Futurist, Autodesk
    Rick Smith, President, The Additive Manufacturing Council
  • 11:10 AM

    Advanced Materials for Advanced Manufacturing

    Anthony Dutton, President and CEO, IBC Advanced Alloys
  • 1:00 PM

    Cummins Plant Tour and Overview of Cummins’ New Initiatives

    Stan Woszczynski, Chief Manufacturing Officer, Cummins
  • 3:45 PM

    Roundtable Discussions on Critical Issues Facing Manufacturing CEOs

  • 6:15 PM

    Briefing and Reception at Governor’s Mansion

    Governor Michael Pence
  • 8:00 PM


  • April 30th

  • 7:00 AM


  • 8:00 AM

    CEO Solutions Exchange: Topic Options (Can Choose Two)

    Recruiting Technical Talent in Secondary Markets
    Engaging the Millennial Workforce
    Making Innovation Systemic
    Harnessing Technology to Increase Customer Demand
  • 9:30 AM

    Tech Innovations: The Impact of the Internet of Things, Robotics and Automation on Advanced Manufacturing

    Frank Kulaszewicz, Senior Vice President, Rockwell Automation
    Christian Pederson, General Manager, Microsoft Dynamics
  • 10:40 AM

    Closing the Skill Gap: Finding, Training, Aligning and Motivating the Right People

  • 11:30 AM

    Lunch and Additional Optional Facility Tour (to be announced)

“Awesome access to a world-class organization. Very timely topics and lessons from a manufacturing leader.” –Cass Lundgren, Vision Ease Lens


  • Co-Hosts

    Chief ExecutiveCummins
  • Platinum Sponsors

    State of IndianaSiemensRockwell Automation
  • Gold Sponsors

    Ransford TalentChief Executive Insurance

“Excellent manufacturing exchange. Enjoyed the opportunity to hear from & benchmark Caterpillar. Great networking opportunities.” –Michael Reed, The Manitowoc Company


Hyatt Regency Indianapolis

Enjoy the best of “Indy” from the newly transformed Hyatt Regency Indianapolis downtown. The Hyatt boasts the modern amenities of a contemporary hotel blended with classic design elements, creating a modern oasis in the heart of one of the Midwest’s most exciting cities.


Registration for the 2015 Chief Executive Smart Manufacturing Summit is only $2,495 and is limited to 100 mid-market CEOs. Register now to assure your spot.

For personal help with your reservation please contact:

JoEllen Belcher
785-832-0303 ext. 110

For sponsorship inquiries, please contact:

Chris Chalk

“Informative and thought-provoking. Great networking opportunity.” —Kelly Terry, Overhead Door Corporation