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.


Dana Vogt

Vice President, Manufacturing, Cummins


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.


Mike Pence

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 Lundgren

Chairman and CEO, Stanley Black & Decker

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 Batra

President, Siemens Digital Factory, U.S.

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 Kulaszewicz

Senior Vice President, Architecture and Software, Rockwell Automation

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

General Manager, Microsoft Dynamics

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.


William Brindley

Manager, Advanced Manufacturing and Aftermarket Technology Pratt & Whitney

Dr. William Brindley is manager, Advanced Manufacturing and Aftermarket Technology at Pratt & Whitney, a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines and auxiliary power units. In his current role, he addresses advanced topics in Manufacturing and Repair and Overhaul, which includes Additive Manufacturing. Brindley joined Pratt & Whitney in 2011 in the dual role of fellow of Aftermarket Technology and manager of Advanced Manufacturing and Aftermarket Technology.

Brindley has been involved in multiple aspects of Aerospace research and development for 28 years. At NASA-Lewis (Glenn) Research Center, he studied oxidation and corrosion of aerospace alloys and development of protective coatings, with an emphasis on thermal barrier coatings. At Rolls-Royce Corporation, he served as the manager of the Coatings and Joining groups and later as fellow of Repair Technology; the wide range of projects he managed in this role included development of powder laser deposition (laser cladding) for repair applications.

Brindley has over 55 publications, has been awarded six patents and has six patents pending. He was elected a fellow of ASM, International in 2001.


Victor Smith

Secretary of Commerce, State of Indiana

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.


Joe Henderson

Director, Advisory, People & Change, PwC

Joe is a Director in PwC’s People & Change Practice with specialty in Human Capital Services and Change Management. He has over 20 years’ experience in transforming the HR function on a national and international scale. As a former CHRO, Joe has worked closely with the C-suite to design and deliver critical people-related initiatives, using HR as a strategic lever to support business objectives. Joe specializes in partnering with organizations to build practical, best-in-class HR organizations that are focused on attracting, developing and retaining the right talent as well as optimizing the effectiveness and efficiency of the HR service delivery model.


Bryan Tantzen

Senior Director, Discrete Manufacturing, Internet of Things (IoT) Group, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Bryan leads the Manufacturing Vertical for the Internet of Things TechnologyGroup. In this role, Bryan drives new solution development, lighthouse customer engagements and strategic partnerships to help manufacturers transform their businesses and meet business requirements ranging from factory automation to factory big data analytics. Bryan has been with Cisco for over 10 years and previously led Collaboration Market Development andCustomer Transformation. Bryan holds an MBA from the Wharton School at theUniversity of Pennsylvania, an M.A. in International Affairs from the LauderInstitute at the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S. in Economics from TexasA&M University.


“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 Lundgren, 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 Brandt, Technology Futurist, Autodesk
    Rick Smith, President, The Additive Manufacturing Council
    William Brindley, Manager, Advanced Manufacturing and Aftermarket Technology, Pratt & Whitney
  • 11:10 AM

    Advanced Materials for Advanced Manufacturing

    Anthony Dutton, President and CEO, IBC Advanced Alloys
    William Brindley, Manager, Advanced Manufacturing and Aftermarket Technology, Pratt & Whitney
  • 1:00 PM

    Cummins Plant Tour and Overview of Cummins’ New Initiatives

    Dana Vogt, Vice President, Manufacturing, 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
  • 7:45 PM

    Dinner at Columbia Club

  • April 30th

  • 7:00 AM


  • 8:00 AM

    CEO Solutions Exchange: Topic Options (Can Choose Two)

    Recruiting Technical Talent
    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

    Bryan Tantzen, Senior Director, Discrete Manufacturing, Internet of Things (IoT) Group, Cisco Systems, Inc.
    Frank Kulaszewicz, Senior Vice President, Architecture and Software, Rockwell Automation
    Christian Pedersen, General Manager, Microsoft Dynamics
  • 10:40 AM

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

    Joe Henderson, Director, Advisory, People & Change, PwC
  • 11:30 AM

    Dallara Factory Tour

“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 IndianaMicrosoftMicrosoft DynamicsSiemensRockwell Automation
  • Gold Sponsors

    PWC Cisco Chief Executive InsuranceThe United States Patent Utility
  • Silver Sponsors

    Lincoln Tech

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


Cummins Plant

Tour the Cummins MidRange Engine Plant (CMEP), a green facility where the Cummins Turbo Diesel Engine is assembled. CMEP is unique in that it is mostly underground, which is key to its efficiency and it's minimal environmental impact.

Governor's Mansion

Gov. Mike Pence will brief Summit participants at his personal residence and host an intimate reception. Indiana is helping to lead America’s manufacturing revolution through a variety of business-friendly initiatives.

Columbia Club

The Columbia Club is important in the political and social life of Indianapolis and the state. The origins of the club extend to 1888, when Republicans formed a group to support the candidacy of Benjamin Harrison for president of the United States. The Club subsequently developed into one of the leading men’s social clubs until women were admitted in 1979.

IndyCar Experience

Two seat ride-along IndyCars allow you to sit behind the driver for an experience unlike any other: a lap around the Indianapolis Speedway at high speed with a professional driver. This is your chance to experience g-force racing in a real IndyCar. (Participation subject to health and weight restrictions.)

Dallara Factory

For almost 40 years, Dallara has designed, built, and supported some of the world's most competitive race cars. Their state of the art facilities rival most Formula 1 teams, while the culture of Dallara is one of innovation, team spirit, and pride.

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