MAKE MORE Manufacturing Summit

The MAKE MORE Manufacturing Summit is a leadership-focused meeting designed around connecting ecosystem stakeholders with the needs and realities of industry leaders from the manufacturing sector.

It intends to serves as an annual platform to exchange ideas around how our state resources are addressing the impact of market dynamics, economic trends and policies, and new technologies in this sector. Join in-depth discussions as we build a road-map to strengthen and advance Florida’s economy through innovation, talent development, and leveraging our resources to accelerate the productivity and technological performance of its manufacturing sector.

KEY THEMES

  • Technology acceleration
  • Talent development
  • Business growth
  • Business environment

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2018 PROGRAM

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WELCOME COMMENTS

  • Tony Carvajal, Executive Vice President, Florida Chamber Foundation
  • Kevin Carr, CEO, FloridaMakes
  • Carroll Thomas, Director, Manufacturing Extension Partnership, National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Keynote Address: State of Florida’s Manufacturing

  • Dr. Jerry Parrish, Chief Economist and Director of Research, Florida Chamber Foundation

STATE PERSPECTIVES ON MANUFACTURING

  •  Cissy Proctor, Executive Director, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

ADVANCING MANUFACTURING TALENT

Moderator:  Andra Cornelius, Senior Vice President, Business & Workforce Development, CareerSource Florida

  • Manufacturing Skills Gap: Adrienne Johnston, Chief, Bureau of Labor Market Statistics, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
  • Workforce Sector Strategies: Tina Berger, Executive Director, Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Leadership Council, FloridaMakes​
  • Manufacturing Apprenticeships: Richard "Ted" Norman, Florida Director of Apprenticeship, Florida Department of Education
  • 21st Century Workforce Challenges: Denise Ball, Workforce Development Specialist, Tooling U-SME
  • Florida Advanced Technological Education Center: Phil Centonze, Director, Client Engagement Services, FloridaMakes, presenting on behalf of FLATE 2.0
  • National Best Practices: Mary Ann Pacelli, Manager, Workforce Development, National Institute of Standards and Technology

INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVES

  • Roy Sweatman, President, Southern Manufacturing Technologies
  • Joe Regan, Director of Manufacturing, Interventional Solutions, Cardinal Health Company
  • Dale Ketcham, Vice President, Government & External Relations, Space Florida
  • Art Hoelke, Vice President & General Manager, Knight’s Armament Company

Keynote Address: Industry 5.0

Introduction: Bob Provitola, DVP Global Collaboration, Manufacturing & Repair, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc.

  • Dr. Edward (Ned) Hill, Professor of Public Administration and City & Regional Planning, John Glenn College of Public Affairs, Ohio State University

MANUFACTURING GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES

Moderator: Tim Vanderhoof, Senior Vice President, Business Development Enterprise Florida, Inc.

  • Nancy K. Bryan, President & CEO, BioFlorida, Inc.
  • Frank DiBello, President & CEO, Space Florida
  • Chester Kennedy, CEO, BRIDG
  • Marc Hoenstine, Director, Economic Development, Duke Energy Corporation
  • Joel Gunter, Senior Director of Business Development, Enterprise Florida

FLORIDA’S MANUFACTURING BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

Moderator: Robert Weissert, Executive Vice President & Special Counsel to CEO, Florida TaxWatch

  • Mike Grissom, Executive Vice President, Enterprise Florida, Inc.
  • Lake Ray, President & Executive Director First Coast Manufacturers Association
  • Tom Feeney, President & CEO, Associated Industries of Florida
  • Ned Hill, Professor of Public Administration and City & Regional Planning, John Glenn College of Public Affairs, Ohio State University 

OPEN DISCUSSION: RECOMMENDATIONS FOR NEXT STEPS

Co-Moderator: Tony Carvajal, Executive Vice President, Florida Chamber Foundation

Co-Moderator: Kevin Carr, CEO, FloridaMakes


Summit Speakers

Denise Ball
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Denise Ball
ToolingU-SME
Tina Berger
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Tina Berger
FloridaMakes
Nancy Bryan
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Nancy Bryan
BioFlorida
Kevin Carr
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Kevin Carr
FloridaMakes
Tony Carvajal
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Tony Carvajal
Florida Chamber Foundation
Phil Centonze
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Phil Centonze
Florida Advanced Technical Education Center (FLATE) / FloridaMakes
Andra Cornelius
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Andra Cornelius
CareerSource Florida
Frank DiBello
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Frank DiBello
Space Florida
Tom Feeney
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Tom Feeney
Associated Industries of Florida
Mike Grissom
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Mike Grissom
Enterprise Florida, Inc.
Joel Gunther
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Joel Gunter
Enterprise Florida, Inc.
Art Hoelke
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Art Hoelke
Knight's Armament Company
Marc Hoenstine
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Marc Hoenstine
Duke Energy
Adrienne Johnston
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Adrienne Johnston
Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
Chester Kennedy
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Chester Kennedy
BRIDG
Dale Ketcham
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Dale Ketcham
Space Florida
Robert Weissert
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Richard "Ted" Norman
Florida Department of Education
Mary Ann Pacelli
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Mary Ann Pacelli
National Institute of Standard and Technology - Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Jerry Parrish
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Jerry Parrish, PhD
Florida Chamber Foundation
Cissy Proctor
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Cissy Proctor
Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
Bob Provitola
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Bob Provitola
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems America
Ray Lake
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Lake Ray
First Coast Manufacturers Association
Joe Regan
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Joe Regan
Cardinal Health Company
Roy Sweatman
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Roy Sweatman
Southern Manufacturing Technologies
 Carroll Thomas
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Carroll Thomas
Hollings Manufacturing Extention Partnership
Tim Vanderhoof
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Tim Vanderhoof
Enterprise Florida, Inc.
Robert Weissert
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Robert Weissert
Florida TaxWatch

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