Presentation Materials from Inaugural Manufacturing Growth Symposium

Aug 18
Dozens of manufacturing leaders from around northeast Indiana attended the inaugural Manufacturing Growth Symposium, an event designed to inspire manufacturers and empower them with tools to bring their new innovations to market.
The Northeast Indiana Innovation Center's CEO Karl LaPan kicked off the event with a great introduction followed by a presentation on managing innovation by the Innovation Center's Director of Programs Steve Franks. John Sampson, president of the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, shared how elements of the community are collaborating to grow a talented workforce and adjust to a highly competitive marketplace.
Mark Burke with Cirrus ABS presented material about how to use technology to effectively market new innovations. Following his presentation were case studies by Tim Litton from WaterFurnace International and Nick Bond from Russ Moore Transmissions on how they've used these technological innovations to effectively market their products.
If you would like more information about the topics discussed at the symposium, please contact Derek Pillie via email or by phone at (260) 627-9402.
The slides and presentations can be viewed below:
Karl LaPan, Northeast Indiana Innovation Center
Karl LaPan, President and CEO
Northeast Indiana Innovation Center
Symposium Introduction
Steve Franks, Northeast Indiana Innovation Center
Steve Franks, Director of Programs
Northeast Indiana Innovation Center
Managing Your Innovation Pipeline for Manufacturing Growth
John Sampson, Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership 
John Sampson, President and CEO
Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership
Keynote Address: Collaboration and the Regional Economy
 Mark Burke, Cirrus ABS
Mark Burke, COO
Cirrus ABS
Growing and Supporting Your Dealer/Distributor Network
 Tim Litton, WaterFurnace Interenational, Inc.
Tim Litton, Director of Marketing
WaterFurnace International, Inc.
Online Marketing Case Study
 Nick Bond, Russ Moore Transmission
Nick Bond, CEO
Russ Moore Transmissions
Online Marketing Case Study