Our Insightful & Visionary Speakers

For information on becoming and/or nominating a speaker, please contact Thomas Jay Taber at 212-402-1816, or email him at Thomas.Taber@frost.com

Past Keynote Speakers

Maciej Kranz

Maciej Kranz

Vice President, Corporate Strategic Innovation Group, Cisco Systems

Maciej Kranz brings 30 years of networking industry experience to his position as Vice President, Corporate Strategic Innovation Group at Cisco. He leads the group focused on incubating new businesses, accelerating internal innovation, and driving co-innovation with customers and startups through a global network of Cisco Innovation Centers.

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Bart Talloen

Bart Talloen

Vice President, Product Supply Strategy & Deployment, Johnson & Johnson

Bart has a lot of drive, energy and passion for excellence in all he does. He thrives on big challenges and stretch targets.

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Past Speakers

Ron Castro

Ron Castro

Vice President, Operations & Supply Chain Execution, IBM Systems

Ron Castro was appointed Vice President, Operations and Supply Chain Execution August 2015.  In this role Castro expanded his manufacturing scope to include brand operations and overall supply chain execution for IBM hardware and appliances.

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Alicia Boler Davis

Alicia Boler Davis

Executive Vice President, Global Manufacturing, General Motors Company

Alicia Boler Davis was named executive vice president, General Motors Global Manufacturing in June, 2016. Her responsibilities include manufacturing engineering and labor relations. She is a member of the GM Executive Leadership Team, the Opel Supervisory Board and the GM Korea Board of Directors. She reports to GM CEO and Chairman Mary Barra.

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Todd Boppell

Todd Boppell

Chief Operating Officer, National Association of Manufacturers

Bio is forthcoming.

Michele D'Alessandro

Michele D'Alessandro

Vice President and CIO, Manufacturing IT, Merck & Co., Inc.

Michele is currently Vice President and CIO for the ManufacturingDivision with Merck.  In this role, she provides strategic leadership, oversight and delivery of information technology and digital solutions for the Merck Manufacturing Division.

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Amy Elliott

Amy Elliott

Associate Research Staff, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Amy Elliott graduated with a PhD from the Virginia Tech DREAMS Lab (Design, Research, and Education for Additive Manufacturing) in March of 2014, where her studies focused on inkjet-based 3D printing (Additive Manufacturing).

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Jill George

Jill George

Global Manufacturing Practice Leader, Development Dimensions International

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Peggy Gulick

Peggy Gulick

Director, Business Process Improvement, AGCO Corporation

Bio is forthcoming.

Maciej Kranz

Maciej Kranz

Vice President, Corporate Strategic Innovation Group, Cisco Systems

Maciej Kranz brings 30 years of networking industry experience to his position as Vice President, Corporate Strategic Innovation Group at Cisco.

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Kendall Loomis

Kendall Loomis

Center Manager, Immersive Design Center, Raytheon Missle Systems

Kendall Loomis is the Center Manager of the Immersive Design Center (IDC) at Raytheon Missile Systems (RMS), where she is responsible for advanced visualization solutions and technologies.

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David Mongrue

David Mongrue

Vice President Operations, Dow Chemical

David Mongrue is Vice President of Global Operations for Dow’s Consumer & Infrastructure and Industrial Solutions divisions.  He is also a member of the company’s Operations Leadership Team and has served in this capacity since 2012.

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Marc O'Brien

Marc O'Brien

Virtual Prototyping Group Manager, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

Marc O’Brien has over 18 years of experience working within Lockheed Martin Skunk Works.  Marc manages the Virtual Prototyping group which is an engineering visualization provider of Modeling and Simulation (M&S) services and solutions to Lockheed Martin Corporation and its customers worldwide.

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Mike Packer

Mike Packer

Director of Manufacturing, Advanced Production Programs, Lockheed Martin Skunk Works, Member of the Manufacturing Leadership Council Board of Governors

Mr. Packer is executive leader of manufacturing for Advanced Production Programs at Lockheed Martin Skunk Works®.  He has over 35 years of production engineering and operations experience in line management and staff roles at department, plant, division and corporate levels.

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Richard Sade

Richard Sade

Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, S&S Hinge

Bio is forthcoming.

Bart Talloen

Bart Talloen

Vice President, Product Supply Strategy & Deployment, Johnson & Johnson

Bart has a lot of drive, energy and passion for excellence in all he does. He thrives on big challenges and stretch targets.

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Yu Zhao

Yu Zhao

Secretary General, International Manufacturing Alliance

Bio is forthcoming.

Manufacturing Leadership Council Executive Team

David R. Brousell

David R. Brousell

Global Vice President & Editorial Director, Manufacturing Leadership

David R. Brousell is Global Vice President, General Manager, and Editorial Director of the Manufacturing Leadership Council (MLC), a unit of Frost & Sullivan, which he co-founded in 2008.

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Jeff Moad

Jeff Moad

Research Director and Executive Editor, Manufacturing Leadership

Jeff Moad is the research director and executive editor at Frost & Sullivan Manufacturing Leadership and the Manufacturing Leadership Council. He is also a Frost & Sullivan Associate Fellow, and he is director of the Manufacturing Leadership Awards Program. He helped to launch and now helps to coordinate the Manufacturing Leadership Summit and the Manufacturing Leadership Journal.

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Paul Tate

Paul Tate

Research Director and Executive Editor, Manufacturing Leadership

Paul Tate is Research Director and Executive Editor for the Manufacturing Leadership Council at Frost & Sullivan. He has over 30 years of high-level experience as a ground-breaking senior international business and technology editor and communications executive focusing on the impact of advanced new technologies on global business and society.

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