Executives to share strategies at Manufacturing Summit

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A panel of top executives from some of southeastern Wisconsin’s leading manufacturers will share insights and strategies at the 2015 BizTimes Manufacturing Summit.

The executives on the panel will be:

  • Aaron Jagdfeld, president and chief executive officer of Generac Power Systems Inc., Waukesha.
  • Dan Cahalane, president of American Roller Co., Union Grove.
  • Bob Porsche, president of General Plastics Inc., Milwaukee.
  • Jeff Giffin, president and CEO of Masters Gallery Foods Inc., Plymouth.


The panel discussion will be led by Joseph Weitzer, dean of the Center for Business Performance Solutions at Waukesha County Technical College. The theme for the discussion will be: “Riding the Ups and Downs of the ‘New Normal.’” The panel discussion will include strategies to manage the ebb and flow of business given shortened lead times, increased customer expectations, staff shortages and the balance of having to “do more with less.”

The Summit will be part of the Wisconsin Manufacturing & Technology Show, held from Oct. 6 to 8 at the Exposition Center at Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis.

The BizTimes Manufacturing Summit will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7. The moderated panel will take place from 8 to 9 a.m. After the panel discussion, there will be a roundtable forum comprised of three 25-minute session discussions held at more than 15 tables, with a variety of discussion topics.

For more information or to register for the Manufacturing Summit breakfast, visit www.biztimes.com/mfg.

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Andrew is the editor of BizTimes Milwaukee. He joined BizTimes in 2003, serving as managing editor and real estate reporter for 11 years. A University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate, he is a lifelong resident of the state. He lives in Muskego with his wife, Seng, their son, Zach, and their dog, Hokey. He is an avid sports fan and is a member of the Muskego Athletic Association board of directors.

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