Created by MAGNET and the University of Akron, [M]anufacturing Matters is a new event series focused on major topics and trends that influence manufacturers and manufacturing markets in Northeast Ohio. These workshops cover a wide range of topics essential to your business and the manufacturing landscape, including the state of the economy, how foreign events shape the sector, and what trends to expect in future years.
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Robert Schmidt (Senior Growth & Innovation Advisor, MAGNET) Schmidt has more than 40 years experience in the manufacturing and consulting industries. Since joining MAGNET, he has worked with a variety of Northeast Ohio manufacturers to help them succeed through innovation.
Andrew R. Thomas (Associate Professor of Marketing and International Business, University of Akron) In addition to teaching, Thomas is a bestselling business author, founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Transportation Security, and a regularly featured analyst on outlets like BBC, CNBC, and ABC