Manufacturing Summit will focus on best practices

The annual BizTimes Manufacturing Summit, to be held on Thursday, April 29, at the BizTech Conference & Expo, will give attendees an opportunity to hear the perspectives and learn best practices from executives of four high-profile Milwaukee area manufacturing companies.

The panel discussion will include:

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

The discussion will be moderated by BizTimes reporter Eric Decker. Opening remarks at the Manufacturing Summit will be provided by Tim Sheehy, president of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce.

The panel will discuss global competition, lean manufacturing, commodity pricing and sourcing, how these companies are implementing “green” initiatives, attracting and retaining new employees, and more.

For more on this year’s Manufacturing Summit, click on the video below.

Visit the Manufacturing Summit website for more information.


The Manufacturing Summit is part of the annual BizTech Conference & Expo, which 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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