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This month's professional development event

We’re looking forward to another year of helping our peers, both those starting out in their careers and those more experienced professionals looking to share their insights and knowledge.

To kick off our program year, we’re excited to have Bob Kill, President & CEO of Enterprise Minnesota, join us to share the findings of the 11th annual State of Manufacturing® survey. The survey is conducted in March with over 500 Minnesota manufacturing executives.

This is a great opportunity to get a read on the current state, trends, and issues facing our state’s manufacturing company. Bob brings a great deal of insight and this is a great opportunity to engage in a conversation about the perceptions on the economy and many other issues impacting the companies many of us work for or interact with

Date: Monday, Sept 9, 2019

When: Registration & Networking at 5:00 pm, dinner 5:30pm with speaker to follow

Where: Torey’s Restaurant (208 N. Cedar St, Owatonna, MN 55060)

Cost: $20/ea (Students $10/ea)

About our speaker:

As president and CEO of Enterprise Minnesota, Bob Kill leads the organization’s efforts to achieve its strategic, growth, and operational goals. A long-time manufacturing executive, Bob is passionate about helping manufacturers grow and bringing attention to manufacturing as a driver of Minnesota’s economy. Bob is committed to connecting public and private stakeholders of manufacturers together in order to foster the collaboration needed to produce a thriving manufacturing industry.

Bob is recognized as a spokesperson for Minnesota's manufacturing industry and is regularly quoted in national and regional media on manufacturing trends and industry outlook. He has appeared before the Minnesota State Legislature and the U.S. Congress emphasizing the high value of manufacturing to our economy. Bob received national recognition in 2010 by the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST/MEP) , as Group Innovator, for the State of Manufacturing® strategy. In 2011 he was recognized by Twin Cities Business Magazine as “one of 200 Minnesotans you should know” noting he is helping all understand that “making something” is cool again.

Prior to leading Enterprise Minnesota, Bob served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Ciprico Inc., a manufacturer of high performance data and networking systems. Before joining Ciprico, he served in senior management positions with Northern Telecom Inc. His career in manufacturing began with the Burroughs Corporation.

Bob serves on the Minnesota Agriculture and Economic Development Board, University of MinnesotaMorris Chancellor’s Advisory Board, Minnesota Center for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence Advisory Council, and formerly served on the Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Board. Additionally, he has served on numerous industry boards, including software, technology, manufacturing, and startup companies. An avid bicyclist and golfer, both of which Kill has little time for because he is so dedicated to helping manufacturing enterprises grow profitably.

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A few words from the Board of Directors

Thank you to those who have attended our events so far this program year and for those of you who continue to support our chapter through your participation and membership in ASCM.

We’re excited to be offering our first online format certification review course for CPIM Part 1. Being able to offer courses in this format will up us meet the educational needs of today’s learners and certification interest in our geographic area. If you’ve thought about pursuing certification or are looking to get a solid understanding of end to end supply chain management activities, then now is the time to register.

- Fred G.

2018-19 Board of Directors

President: Fred Gruber

Treasurer: Barb Sorochak

Secretary: Becky Wolfe

VP of Education: Steve Gordon

VP of Students: Shaheen Ahmed

VP of Programs: June Stoehr