Engaging Corridor Manufacturers in their biggest challenges and opportunities: Workforce, Sustainability and Manufacturing 4.0.
The Corridor Business Journal’s annual Manufacturing Conference invites industry leaders to network, learn about best practices, and build a stronger talent pipeline. Attendees are encouraged to participate in a trade show featuring new manufacturing technology and services.
2021 Speakers & Topics
2021 Morning Keynote: To Be the Employer of Choice, Be the Leader of Choice
John Russett, retired VP of manufacturing at General Mills Inc.
After retiring in 2014, he founded Sixth Man Enterprises, a group committed to leadership and organizational development in emerging businesses.
2021 Luncheon Keynote: 25 years of Manufacturing Evolution in Genomics
Trey Martin, senior vice president, new business at Danaher Corporation
Trey Martin started at Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) in 1994 as a manufacturing technician. Since then IDT has scaled from 30 oligonucleotides per day to over 100,000, and from $300,000 annual revenue to over $550 million. Trey was appointed SVP/COO of IDT in 2006, and president in April 2018 following the acquisition of IDT by Danaher Corporation. In August 2021 he was named senior vice president, new business – genomic medicine for Danaher Corporation.
Additional Speakers Include:
Rue Patel(Retired) General Mills
How to Invoke Change at Your Level
Tony BedardFrontier Co-Op
Sustainability: Good for the Bottom Line
Navigating the Freight Capacity Crunch
Steve ShriverEco Lips
Evolution of a Manufacturing Entrepreneur
Ronald CoxIowa State University CIRAS
Iowa's Workforce Skirmishes: The Problem and the 27 Solutions
Kristine BullockKirkwood Community College
Workforce Resources: Workplace Learning Connection
Hank NoremRamco Innovations
Iowa's Manufacturing 4.0 Investment
Carla AndorfKirkwood Community College
Workforce Resources: Skills to Employment & IowaWORKS
Douglas BarnesWhirlpool Corporation
Whirlpool's Digital Transformation
Sara ZejnicCatherine McAuley Center
Finding & Keeping Talent -- Panelist
Theresa LewisThe Arc of East Central Iowa
Finding & Keeping Talent - Panelist