Brian Cyprian

Cyber Threats and Trends Overview:
What Manufacturers Need to Know

Brian Cyprian, Supervisory Special Agent FBI Charlotte’s Cyber Task Force


Bill Sanford

Leadership, Culture and Profits:
Why ‘Soft’ Skills are the Keys to Solving
Your Hardest Problems

Bill Sanford, MS Bell Leadership Institute



Panel: Robot-based Automation – Not Just for Big Companies Anymore

Brandon Frederick
Brandon Edward Frederick
Manufacturing Engineer, Core Technology Molding Corporation
Andy Larson
Andy Larson
Robotics Business Unit Manager, Cross Company
Martin Kegel
Martin Kegel
Fabrications Operations Manager, Caterpillar, Inc.
Jerry Pedley
Jerry Pedley
President, Mertek Solutions





Clark Kinlin

How Corning is succeeding in North Carolina

Clark Kinlin, Executive Vice President, Corning Optical Communications


Governor Roy Cooper

NCMEP Leadership Awards

Governor Roy Cooper


Dr. Michael Walden

The Economic Outlook
and the Future of Manufacturing in North Carolina

Dr. Michael Walden, NC State University