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Metalcasting Leaders Exchange Ideas at Foundry Executive


Conference Leaders of the North American metalcasting indus-


try convened Sept. 11-13 in Park City, Utah, to hear and exchange fresh ideas and perspectives for business planning and strategy as part of the Foundry Executive Conference held by AFS. Several well-regarded business speakers and authors


filled out the agenda, including featured speaker and author Peter Zeihan. Zeihan discussed the future of global manufacturing and how metalcasting will be im- pacted in the current global landscape. Other speakers included: • Stephen Shapiro–”Rethinking How You Do What You.” Shapiro gave attendees tools to take back to their busi- nesses for reinvigorating daily processes to stay ahead of the competition.


• Terry Brock–”Relationship Marketing and Technology.” Brock brought his expertise in technology and social media to give conference attendees a better understand- ing of how to use relevant technology in the real world to build business relationships.


• Vicki Hitzges–”Old Dogs, New Tricks.” Professional speaker Vicki Hitzges presented on how employees can survive the “bombardment” of change in the workplace. Her high-energy presentation showed attendees how to thrive in a constantly changing market and work environment.


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Webinars With


• Thomas Landstreet–”Today’s Political Landscape and What is Ahead in the 2016 Race for the White House?” Forbes.com contributor Thomas Landstreet’s unique presentation drew upon his experience analyz- ing government economic policies and their impact on manufacturing markets. Landstreet currently contributes to Forbes.com


• Stephanie Salmon, AFS Washington Office–”Key Issues Impacting the Metalcasting Industry.” Salmon’s presentation detailed specific bills and policies on Capitol Hill and how they impact the metalcasting industry. A reception and awards banquet was held Sept. 13 to


honor the recipient of the Keating Founders’ Freedom Award. Janis Herschkowitz, PRL Industries, Cornwall, Pennsylvania, was presented the Keating Founders’ Freedom Award for “significant contributions to the metalcasting industry and active participation in the fields of government affairs, human resource manage- ment, safety and health, or education. The conference also included roundtable discussions


To view the Eck Industries webinar, visit www.metalcastingdesign.com/eckwebinar.


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and a State of AFS Address from Doug Kurkul, AFS CEO. For 2016, the conference saw a 25% increase in attendance. The next Foundry Executive Conference will be held


at Stowe Mountain Lodge, (Stowe, Vermont) Sept. 17- 19, 2017.


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