2014 Smart Manufacturing Summit
Presented by Chief Executive

This extraordinary event brings together the thinkers and doers who are writing American manufacturing’s comeback story. Intimate discussions, exclusive behind-the-scenes tours and interactive exchanges with American manufacturing leaders will bring fresh thinking to the opportunities and threats facing your business.


The 2014 Summit, co-hosted by the Caterpillar team and CEO Doug Oberhelman, provides a unique opportunity to examine the best practices of a manufacturing legend.


While all CEOs broadly face similar issues, manufacturing CEOs share particular challenges: Global competition is fierce, technical labor is in short supply and innovation develops inconsistently (and too slowly).


Great CEOs learn to avoid problems from the painful experiences of their peers while adopting best practices and outside-the-box thinking from those who have taken great risks to blaze new paths. Consider this opportunity to learn from the best in manufacturing and raise the bar for your company. Space is limited, so register today to ensure your participation.





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Doug Oberhelman
Chairman & CEO, Caterpillar Inc.
Doug Oberhelman is Chairman and CEO of Caterpillar Inc. in Peoria, Ill. Oberhelman joined Caterpillar in 1975 and has held a variety of positions including senior finance representative based in South America for Caterpillar Americas Co; region ...
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Victor Smith

Victor Smith
Secretary of Commerce, 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.
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Keith Nosbusch
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Rockwell Automation

Keith Nosbusch
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Rockwell Automation
Keith Nosbusch was appointed chief executive officer of Rockwell Automation in February 2004. He is also the chairman of the company’s board of directors.
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Bob Nardelli
Founder & CEO, XLR-8
Bob Nardelli is widely recognized as one of the best operating executives in the United States, having grown sales and profits of several businesses for nearly 30 years.
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Jay Timmons, President & CEO, National Association of Manufacturers

Jay Timmons
President & CEO, National Association of Manufacturers
Jay Timmons is president and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the largest manufacturing association in the United States representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector. He became NAM president in ...
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