Manufacturing Summit at Expo will include high-profile Wisconsin execs

Execs from Briggs & Stratton, Magnetek, Orion, Signicast will share insights, best practices on April 29

BizTimes Media’s annual Manufacturing Summit, a component of its annual BizTech Conference & Expo, will be held Thursday, April 29, and will feature executives from four prominent Wisconsin manufacturing companies. This year’s panel will include:

  • Todd Teske, president and CEO, Briggs & Stratton, Milwaukee.
  • Peter McCormick, CEO, Magnetek Inc., Menomonee Falls.
  • Neal Verfuerth, CEO, Orion Energy Systems Inc., Manitowoc.
  • Todd McDonald, vice president, Signicast, Hartford.

The panel discussion, to be moderated by BizTimes reporter Eric Decker, will cover several topics, including global competition, lean manufacturing, commodity pricing and sourcing, how these companies are implementing “green” initiatives, attracting and retaining new employees, and more.

This year’s BizTech Expo will be held April 28-29 in the Wisconsin Exposition Center at State Fair Park. For more information on the Expo, visit


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