Attend The Industry’s Networking Conference, October 12-16, 2007

Are you interested in meeting with your peers and key suppliers to find creative solutions to issues facing your company?


  • Are you interested in meeting with your peers and key suppliers to find creative solutions to issues facing your company?
  • What about the future of healthcare?
  • Are you comfortable with your company’s competitive position in the marketplace?
  • Would you like to learn what others are doing to meet the challenges of global competition?

Answers to these questions will be key ingredients of the Precision Machined Products Association’s 74th Annual Meeting. The meeting will be held at the award-winning Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona, from October 12 to 16.

Ted Fishman, author of “China, Inc.,” will open the conference by presenting “A Global Perspective of Manufacturing.” He will be followed by Tucson native, Warren Rustand, CEO of Summit Capital Consulting and a former member of President Gerald R. Ford’s White House staff. Mr. Rustand will discuss “Pop Culture, Politics and Profits.”

Day Two will feature Marilyn Moats Kennedy, founder and managing partner of Career Strategies, a 31-year-old management consulting firm. The former DePaul University faculty member will present “Understanding the Demographics of the Emerging Healthcare Market.”

The focus on Day Three will shift back to manufacturing as Kim Korth, president and founder of IRN, Inc., discusses “How Suppliers Can Survive and Prosper in an Increasingly Volatile Marketplace.” She will be followed by Christopher Goode, president and managing director of White Drive Products Co., Ltd. Mr. Goode will discuss how his company went “From Nothing to a Profitable, Wholly Owned, Foreign Investment Enterprise in China in 250 Days.”

After the business sessions, there will be numerous opportunities for informal networking during the various group events planned for the afternoon and evening hours. The relaxed atmosphere of the annual meeting provides the perfect setting to brainstorm and share ideas with best-in-class performers from across the industry.

The PMPA’s Education Foundation will also hold its 7th Annual Golf Outing at the La Paloma Country Club on Sunday, October 14. This fund-raising event helps support the foundation’s goals to recruit, train and maintain a skilled workforce for the precision machined products industry.

Additional information concerning the annual meeting can be found at www.pmpa.org or by contacting Rob Kiener, director of marketing and communications. Call (440) 526-0300, ext. 16, or e-mail him at rkiener@pmpa.org.