BizTimes names panelists for Manufacturing Summit

BizTimes Milwaukee has announced the featured panelists for its annual Manufacturing Summit at the BizTech Conference and Expo.

The panelists will be: Mark Rhyan, executive vice president of Sargento Foods Inc., Plymouth; Steve Dyer, chief executive officer of Dickten Masch Plastics LLC in Nashota; Mary Isbister, president of General MetalWorks Corp. in Mequon; and David Rolston, president and CEO of Hatco Corp. in Milwaukee.

The panelists will discuss a wide variety of issues facing Wisconsin manufacturers, including the recession, competing in a global economy, sourcing, branding, workforce development and commodities. They will share their best practices for overcoming common obstacles.

BizTimes Milwaukee invites executives from manufacturing companies and vendors throughout the state to attend the Manufacturing Summit breakfast program, which will take place Thursday, April 30, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., at Wisconsin State Fair Park.

Online registration for the event will be available soon.

The BizTech Conference & Expo, the state’s largest business-to-business trade show, will take place April 29-30 at State Fair Park. Last year, more than 4,500 business people attended the two-day event.

The conference will be kicked off with a keynote speech on Wednesday, April 29, by Marilyn Carlson Nelson, described by Forbes magazine as one of "The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women." Marilyn is the chairman and former chief executive officer of Carlson, one of the largest privately held companies in the United States. Carlson is the parent corporation of Radisson, Country Inns & Suites, Regent, Carlson Wagonlit Travel and TGI Friday’s. With headquarters in Minneapolis, Carlson-owned and franchised operations employ about 160,000 people in more than 150 countries.

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