Industrial Executives Forum – May 18th

May 10, 2017

On Thursday, May 18th you will have the opportunity to hear innovative ideas around the themes of product and workforce from 9 different speakers in a fast-paced setting.  The 2017 Industrial Executives Forum is focused on sharing great ideas that can either be replicated or repurposed in your business.  You’ll hear best practices and ideas worth sharing from diverse speakers from inside and outside of our community.  We’ll start the Forum with networking because we know connections made at these events lead to great things.

Your engagement with the Forum ensures that our community, and our local economy continues to grow stronger, better connected and more secure.  RSVP nowto [email protected], and please extend the invitation to others in your organization that would benefit from attending.

The Forum will take place at Blue Ridge Community College’s Bo Thomas Auditorium starting at 8:00 am and concluding at 10:30am.

8:00 to 9:00 am                Networking Breakfast
9:00 to 9:20 am                Didi Caldwell, Global Location Strategies
9:20 to 9:35 am                 John Delaloye, Diamond Brand Gear, Product Innovation
Margie Bukowski, WeaverCooke-Kirkland, Technology in Construction
Blue Ridge Metals, Hiring Plan
9:35 to 9:55 am                 Brent Graves, Cane Creek Cycling Components
9:55 to 10:10 am               Kelly Hollifield, Dampp-Chaser, Company Culture
Stephanie Emerson, Johnson Price Sprinkle, Corporate Wellness
Chris Hykin, SMARTRAC, Employee Engagement
10:10 to 10:30 am            Tamara Snow, Continental

Our Forum is possible for HCPED Members and Henderson County Manufactures at no cost because of our Patron Sponsors: Asheville Savings Bank, Blue Ridge Community College, Continental, Cooper Construction Co., Duke Energy, Ferncliff Park, First Citizens Bank, Friday Staffing, Lassonde Pappas, Morrow Insurance Agency, Morris Broadband, Pardee Hospital, PSNC Energy, SMARTRAC, & The Van Winkle Law Firm. Additional support provided by AT&T and Carolina Specialties Construction.