Manufacturing Growth Symposium

 @  11:00 AM - 03:30 PM

You'll learn ...
Best Practices for developing new products
How to grow and support your dealer/distributor network
How to apply modern marketing tools - websites, search engines & social media - effectively across your entire product distribution network.

Register online or call 260.420.2222
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
(Lunch Provided)

Northeast Indiana Innovation Center's Cole Auditorium
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Collaboration and the Regional Economy
JOHN SAMPSON, President / CEO NE Indiana Regional Partnership
John provides the strategic direction that helps the Partnership fulfill its mission to generate business investment in the region. His primary role is to support collaborative relations with stakeholders, encourage regional communications, and expand all channels of business development.
Prior to joining the Partnership, John served as Vice President for External Affairs and President of AEP-Indiana. He also served previously as site vice president and plant manager of the Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant in Bridgman, Michigan, and as maintenance production manager at the Washington Nuclear Project No. 2. John holds a B.S. degree in aerospace engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy.
 Managing Your Innovation Pipeline for Manufacturing Growth
Steve Franks
Director of Programs
Northeast Indiana Innovation Center (NIIC)
Steve is an expert on product innovation and works with successful startups, corporate spinoffs, and new product launches on a daily basis. Recent successes include clients such as Schwartz Biomedical and TrustBearer Labs – both of which achieved sizeable angel investment and developed significant technology products and platforms.
  Growing and Supporting Your Dealer/Distributor Network
Mark Burke
Cirrus ABS Corporation
Mark is an expert in online marketing technology and helps Cirrus ABS clients use it more effectively to achieve their business goals. Formerly, he was the Chief Infrastructure Architect for Sony/Time Warner-owned Columbia House at the height of its success in the music and entertainment industry.
Program Information
Karl LaPan
President and CEO
Northeast Indiana Innovation Center
Case Studies & Panel Discussion
Tim Litton
Director of Marketing
Waterfurnace International
Case Studies & Panel Discussion
Nick Bond
Russ Moore Transmission

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