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2016 ML Summit Photo Gallery

The below information is from a previous Executive MindXchange

Nearly 300 executives from manufacturing organizations in the U.S. and abroad gathered at the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, FL, in early June to attend the 10th annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit and Awards conference, whose theme was The Next Industrial Revolution: What Will Your Company Look Like in 2030?

Over the two days of the conference, Summit attendees experienced more than 50 individual presentations, panel discussions, think tanks, and technology briefings involving companies and organizations from across the spectrum of the industry.

At the ML Awards celebration, more than 100 companies as well as manufacturing leaders were honored with awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award presented posthumously to Richard E. Dauch of American Axle & Manufacturing.

Here are scenes from the Summit and the ML Awards gala celebration.

  • Foley & Lardner’s John Trentacosta addresses attendees at the Manufacturing Leadership Council opening dinner.

  • ML Council members network at their annual opening dinner.

  • Pradeep Metals’ Pradeep Goyal, VirTex’s Brad Heath, Naiad Dynamics’ Steve Vidakovic, and Global Leadership’s Marie Gervais take in a technology briefing at the Summit’s Marketplace.

  • Summit attendees network at the annual ‘Round the World’ opening reception.

  • GE’s Marco Annunziata kicks off the Summit conference with a talk on the Industrial Internet.

  • PARC’s Stephen Hoover gives his perspective on disruptive technologies.

  • Cisco’s Jeff Gallinat describes how to create a collaborative supply network.

  • PMA’s Allison Grealis moderates a Women in Leadership panel, with (l to r) Rubadue Wire’s Susan Welsh, Haileah Metal’s Karla Aaron, Trinity’s Tammy Gilbert, Oracle’s Cindy Reese, and Lexmark’s Tonya Jackson.

  • GM’s Cathy Clegg details the car maker’s culture of innovation.

  • QuesTek’s Aziz Asphahani describes breakthrough new materials.

  • Francis Bitonti Studio’s namesake charts the future of luxury design using 3D printing.

  • ML’s David Brousell (l) moderates a panel on M2M with AT&T’s Michael Troiano and Emerson InterMetro’s Rob Sobie.

  • ML’s David Brousell (l) talks about the future of manufacturing with Lion Vallen’s Terry Smith, Nicolet’s Bob MacIntosh, VirTex’s Brad Heath, and Eaton’s John Gercak.

  • An outdoor reception for ML Award attendees.

  • Mrs. Richard E. Dauch accepts the ML Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of her late husband, with her sons David (l) and Richard and ML’s Heather Holst-Knudsen and David Brousell.

  • Card Monroe’s Jim Joyner accepts the Product Leadership category High Achiever Award.

  • Winners in the Enterprise Technology Leadership category gather on stage.

  • Lexmark’s John Gagel at the awards ceremony.

  • Lockheed Martin’s Michael Packer accepts the High Achiever Award in the Sustainability category.

  • Nicolet Plastics’ Bob MacIntosh with IQMS’s Heather Preu (l) and Daniele Fresca

  • Dassault Systemes’ Tom and Maria Hennessey

  • AT&T’s Randall Amerine, Lai Lau, Meredith Powers, and Chad Tursi.

  • American Axle’s David Dauch with Cisco Systems’ Dan Kern

  • University of Cincinnati’s Jay Lee

  • Raytheon’s Sharon and Anthony King

  • Proctor & Gamble’s Pietro D’Arpa

  • S&S Hinge’s Kim and Richard Sade

  • Manufacturing Leadership Award winners gather for the 10th annual ceremony.

  • DMDII’s Dean Bartles accepts the Manufacturing Leader of the Year Award (tie).

  • Dow’s Susan Lewis accepts the Manufacturing Leader of the Year Award (tie) from ML’s Heather Holst-Knudsen and David Brousell.

  • Boeing’s Rod Mattison accepts the Manufacturer of the Year Award (Large Enterprise).

  • Plastic Molding’s Charles Sholtis receives the Manufacturer of the Year Award (Small/Medium Enterprise).

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