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Saturday, September 26, 2020

Next Generation Manufacturing Summit

The annual Next Generation Manufacturing Summit, presented by BizTimes Media, features an exciting interactive discussion with chief executive officers of southeastern Wisconsin companies. The CEOs will share their companies’ best operational strategies and discuss their solutions for competing in a global marketplace.

Preparing for 2021 - Turning Disruptions and Challenges into Opportunities

While manufacturing has not been hit in the same way as restaurants or the retail industry, 2020 has still been filled with disruptions and challenges for the industry. However, with challenges comes opportunity. Opportunities to ask why we do things a certain way, go after new markets, reimagine processes, and consider what the future will look like.

What will the talent landscape look like in the next few years? Will COVID-19 bring manufacturing back to the US? What supply chain vulnerabilities need to be addressed? Will the adoption of automation and Industry 4.0 technologies accelerate because of COVID? What does the rise of remote work mean for manufacturers?

Join us for the 15th annual Next Generation Manufacturing Summit on October 15th. CEOs from the region’s leading manufacturing companies will discuss the trends and issues shaping the direction of their companies. They will also discuss how those macro trends influence their strategy and operations.


  • Keith Everson, CEO, Sussex IM (1)
  • Aaron Jagdfeld, President & CEO, Generac Power Systems (2)
  • Mike Kryshak, Owner, Rebel Converting (3)
  • Rick Ruzga, President, Power Test, Inc (4)
  • Jeff Schwager, CEO, Sartori Company (5)
  • Keith Smith, President, Vonco Products (6)

The event will conclude with breakout sessions that focus in on specific topics such as:

  • Improving Cash Flow
  • Monetizing Your Facility
  • Plant Layout
  • Protecting your Intellectual Property
  • The Office of the Future
  • Transition Planning in Turbulent Times – Parts 1 and 2

Event Details

Free Virtual Event

October 15, 2020

7:00 – 10:30 AM


Presented By

Platinum Sponsor


Supporting Sponsor

Interested in sponsoring an event? To reap the benefits of the ultimate in-person marketing opportunity contact Linda Crawford, Director of Sales, to discuss opportunities. Event sponsorships are limited.