[M]POWER 2015 draws over 450 attendees, outlines successes in local manufacturing

On September 30th, 2015, MAGNET and Crain’s Cleveland Business hosted [M]Power 2015, a celebration of the best and brightest of Northeast Ohio’s manufacturing community. Kicking off October’s Manufacturing Month, [M]Power saw over 450 attendees at the John S. Knight Center in Akron coming together to attend informative, in-depth breakout sessions and to network over breakfast and lunch.

“This year’s [M]Power has been a complete success,” said MAGNET President and CEO Ethan Karp. “We measure that by the feedback we’ve received from attendees, which has been overwhelmingly positive. And, with over a hundred additional attendees from last year’s event, it’s very clear that Northeast Ohio manufacturers are optimistic about the region and its potential.”

Attendees also listened as Sean Stack, CEO of Aleris, provided the morning keynote speech. A CEO panel discussion took place over lunch, with Ramzi Hermiz (President & CEO of Shiloh Industries), Dr. Mike Heil (President of Ohio Aerospace Institute) and Steve Peplin (CEO of Talan Products) discussing “what keeps Ohio manufacturers awake at night.” Crain’s reporter Rachel McCafferty moderated this informative and fascinating discussion.
The morning breakout sessions included topics such as digital marketing, ideation, cash flow, and workforce development strategies. Breakout panelists and speakers included Lincoln Electric’s Craig Coffey, Royal Plastics’ Kenton Woodard, Clark Neft of Barth Industries, as well as a variety of experts from MAGNET.

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