John Engler, President of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) to Keynote at the Progressive Manufacturing Summit 2010

Conference to Focus on Manufacturing Growth, May 3-5, The Breakers, Palm Beach, FL

Jan 19, 2010, 10:36 ET from Managing Automation Media

NEW YORK, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Managing Automation Media today announced that John Engler, President of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), will keynote at the Progressive Manufacturing Summit 2010. The Progressive Manufacturing Summit 2010 is a three-day, invitation-only event for senior-level manufacturing executives that will cover leadership strategies for the recovery and beyond.  (

Engler, a former three-term governor of Michigan, will present manufacturing's agenda for economic growth and job creation during his keynote on Tuesday, May 4. Engler will also address how decisions by the federal government on issues such as taxes, international trade, energy and infrastructure will directly affect U.S. manufacturing competitiveness and the economic outlook.

"U.S. manufacturers are the spark plug for job creation and helping America recover from the deep economic recession," said Engler. "Managing Automation's Progressive Manufacturing Summit provides a forum for business leaders in today's challenging economy to learn best practices, communicate key challenges and network with fellow executives. We're excited to participate in this important event."

"I am honored to welcome Governor Engler and to have the support of the NAM for this year's Summit, whose theme is Seizing the Future: Leadership Strategies for the Recovery and Beyond," said David R. Brousell, Editor-in-Chief of Managing Automation Media. "Governor Engler's perspective on improving manufacturing's competitiveness, particularly at this critical time, is something manufacturers large and small and from every sector need to hear."

The Progressive Manufacturing Summit also includes important speakers such as Adriana Karaboutis, Process Information, Officer, Global Manufacturing and Labor, General Motors; Paul Martin, Global CIO, Rexam PLC; Kevyn Renner, Chief Technologist, Control and Information Systems, Chevron; Dwayne H. Spradlin, President and CEO, InnoCentive Inc.; and Timothy Fleming, VP and CIO, Industrial Technologies Sector, Ingersoll Rand Company.

The Progressive Manufacturing Summit is sponsored by a broad spectrum of innovative companies serving manufacturing. They include: Acsis, Apriso, ATT, Cisco Systems, Inc, EIS Analytics, ILS Technology, Microsoft Dynamics, Oracle, OSIsoft, Inc, Qlikview, Sprint and Deloitte Services LP.

Progressive Manufacturing Summit 2010 registration information is available at  For sponsorship information, contact Felicia Aronov at

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About The National Association of Manufacturers

The National Association of Manufacturers is the nation's largest industrial trade association, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states.  Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the NAM has 11 additional offices across the country.  Visit for more information about manufacturing and the economy.

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