Register Today for May 10th Minority Manufacturing Summit

Andra-Rush-RMIAndra Rush is CEO and president of Detroit Manufacturing Systems, chair and CEO of Rush Trucking Corporation, CEO and president of Dakkota Integrated Systems. As founder, chair, CEO and president of Rush Group, which owns and operates Rush Trucking, Dakkota and DMS, she leads the largest woman-owned business in Michigan, and one of the largest Native American-owned enterprises in the U.S. Detroit Manufacturing Systems is a world class Tier 1 vehicle interior component manufacturer.

They use state-of-the-art technology to manufacture and assemble injection molded interior trim components for global brands.

“Connecting With Our Future”

host-logos-RMI2017 Minority Manufacturing Summit

Mid-Atlantic Region Minority Business Development Agency

Advanced Manufacturing Center Baltimore

May 10, 2017 – 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 p.m. Conference Center, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION $75.00  Free Parking

2017 CONNECTING WITH OUR FUTURE SUMMIT SPEAKERS

MAY 10, 2017, HORSESHOE CASINO, BALTIMORE, MD

WELCOME

  • Honorable Boyd K. Rutherford, Maryland Lt. Governor
  • Efrain Gonzalez, Associate Director, U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency
  • Scott Phillips, Project Director, Mid-Atlantic MBDA AMC – Baltimore

FEATURING

  • Andra Rush, CEO and President, Detroit Manufacturing Systems; Chair and CEO, Rush Trucking Corporation; CEO and President, Dakkota Integrated Systems
  • Diverse Manufacturing Supply Chain Alliance | David Burton, Founder and CEO
  • Johnson & Johnson | Josh Ghaim, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer – invited
  • kloudtrack® | Mike Binko, Director
  • Lion Brothers | Suzy Ganz, CEO
  • Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development | Roger Campos, Assistant Secretary
  • Maryland Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs | Jimmy Rhee, Special Secretary
  • Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership | Mike Kelleher, CFO
  • McCormick & Company | Sheila Dews-Johnson, Director of Supplier Diversity & Sourcing Manager
  • Mid-Atlantic Region MBDA AMC – Baltimore | Anthony W. Robinson, Business Consultant
  • Northrop Grumman | Monica M. Graham, Sector Manager, Global Supplier Diversity Program
  • Office of Congressman Steny H. Hoyer | Terrance Taylor, Deputy District Director
  • Pacific Trade International-Chesapeake Bay Candle | Mei Xu, Owner and CEO
  • Regional Manufacturing Institute | Michael Galiazzo, Ph.D., President
  • SMART States | Bob Carullo, Executive Director
  • Stanley Black & Decker | Dharmesh Ved, Director of Digital Manufacturing, Industry 4.0
  • Virginia Manufacturers Association | Brett Vassey, President and CEO

SPEAKERS & AGENDA

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Check -in and Reception

PLENARY 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  Opening & Welcome

  • Honorable Boyd Rutherford, Maryland Lt. Governor
  • Efrain Gonzalez, Associate Director, U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency
  • Scott Philips, Director, Baltimore WMBDA

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon   Connecting to the Future – New Digital Technologies and How They Are Changing Our World of Work 

Panelists will discuss Industry 4.0, the 4th Industrial Revolution and the advanced technologies  shaping our future. You will get a new understanding how technology is shaping our business models and how to connect with key resources to be competitive.

Moderator: Dr. Michael Galiazzo, President, Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland

Panel:

  • Suzy Ganz, CEO, Lion Brothers
  • Jimmy Rhee, Special Secretary, Maryland Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs
  • Dharmesh Ved, Director of Digital Manufacturing, Industry 4.0, Stanley Black & Decker
  • Mike Binko, Director, kloudtrack® and Founder StartUp Maryland
  • Josh Ghaim, Ph.D., Johnson & Johnson Chief Technology Officer

BREAK   Noon – 12:15 p.m.

LUNCHEON SESSION – 12:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

12:15 p.m. – 12:40 p.m. Lunch

12:40 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.   Introduction of Speaker

Roger Campos, Assistant Secretary, Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development

KEYNOTE ADDRESS  

Andra Rush, CEO and President, Detroit Manufacturing Systems; Chair and CEO, Rush Trucking Corporation; CEO and President, Dakkota Integrated Systems

1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Thought Leaders Discussion: Connecting to Industry & Policy Leaders to Grow Minority Manufacturing

OEM and resource organization “thought leaders” will discuss how to grow and sustain minority-owned manufacturing companies. Audience will be included in the discussion on “How to grow minority manufacturing in the Mid-Atlantic Region.”

OEM Thought Leaders:

  • Andra Rush, Detroit Manufacturing Systems LLC & Rush Trucking Corporation -
  • Voltaire C. Walker, Manager, Global Supplier Diversity Programs Northrop Grumman Corporation Mission Systems
  • Sheila Dews-Johnson, Director of Supplier Diversity & Supplier Sustainability, McCormick & Company
  • Stephanie Simmons, Director, Supply Chain Compliance, Commercial Procurement and Operations, Huntington Ingalls – Newport News Shipbuilding
  • Pacific Trade International-Chesapeake Bay Candle – Mei Xu, Owner and CEO – invited

Resource Organization Thought Leaders:

  • Terrance Taylor, Deputy District Director, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer
  • Mike Kelleher, Director, Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership
  • Roger Campos, Assistant Secretary, Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development
  • Bob Carullo, Executive Director, SMART States
  • Brett Vassey, President and CEO, Virginia Manufacturers Association
  • David Burton, Founder & CEO, Diverse Manufacturing Supply Chain Alliance

ADJOURNMENT   2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Scott Phillips, summary and next step closing remarks, thanking attendees, sponsors, and partnering organizations

RECEPTION   2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

REGISTRATION

“The number of minority manufacturers increased 30 percent between 2007 and

2012 to nearly 107,000.  These firms generated $80 billion in annual receipts in 2012.

Twenty-five thousand minority manufacturers employ almost 332,000 workers.”

                                         Source:  U.S. Census Bureau 2012 Survey of Business Owners

 

SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES

 To become a sponsor, contact Mike Galiazzo at 410-771-8111.

PLATINUM SPONSORSHIP – $5,000

Contact us to customize your Platinum Sponsorship in addition to having your logo appear on the summit webpage, conference materials, and onsite signage, as well as receiving full summit registration for 20 attendees.

GOLD SPONSORSHIP – $2,500

Your Gold Sponsorship includes your logo on the summit web page, conference materials, and onsite signage, as well as receiving full summit registration for 15 attendees.

SILVER SPONSORSHIP – $1,000

Your Silver Sponsorship includes your company name listed on the summit web page, conference materials, and onsite signage, as well as receiving full summit registration for 10 attendees.

BENEFITS

  • Connect with minority-owned manufacturing companies, majority OEMs and suppliers, and manufacturing industry service providers as well as other sponsoring organizations.
  • Network with attendees and center partners from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, including Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York.
  • Meet minority original equipment manufacturers and suppliers that are a part of an $80 Billion industry employing 332 workers nationally.
  • Realize value through alignment with an initiative that helps participants implement advanced technology practices and access business development services to:
  • grow and strengthen sustainability
  • increase participation with other manufacturers as partners in the industry
  • strengthen participation as corporate citizens in local communities
  • Target your participation through selection from four standard sponsorship packages, or learn how you can customize your sponsorship to extend beyond the summit.

To become a sponsor, contact Mike Galiazzo at 410-771-8111.

Andra Rush – Her mission from the very beginning has been to create sustainable job opportunities in underserved communities. In 1984, she borrowed $5,000 from her parents and used her credit cards to launch Rush Trucking Corporation with one van and two pickups.
Today, Rush Trucking transports goods for Fortune 100 companies across the U.S. and Canada with 1,100 trucks and 700 drivers.
Rush launched Dakkota Integrated Systems in 2001, providing service to original equipment manufacturers by managing the complete assembly and sequencing of integrated automotive interiors through a joint venture with Magna International Inc.
Dakkota has been recognized for supplier development and diversity by the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council. The auto supplier, which employs 2,200 highly trained team members, was named Supplier of the Year for quality and world-class manufacturing by Chrysler Group in 2013 and Supplier of the Year for three consecutive years, 2013, 2014 and 2015, by General Motors.
President Barack Obama acknowledged Rush during his 2014 State of the Union address for creating manufacturing jobs in Detroit with the June 2012 opening of Detroit Manufacturing Systems – the first such plant opening in the city in decades. In about a year, she and her team of production and supply chain experts launched five production lines and eight injection molding machines with joint venture partner Faurecia, and hired and trained 700 people, most living in Detroit. The plant’s workforce continues to grow, increasing to 1,000 employees in just 36 months, to meet the needs of customer Ford Motor Company.
Rush is a member of the U.S. Manufacturing Council, which regularly advises the U.S. Commerce Secretary on matters related to government policies and programs and their impact on the U.S. manufacturing sector. The advisory panel also seeks to identify and propose solutions for industrywide manufacturing issues. An active member of business and charitable organizations, including Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Business Leaders for Michigan, Detroit Economic Club, Detroit Regional Chamber, Downtown Detroit Authority, United Way and Women Presidents’ Organization, Rush serves on the Ford Supplier Council and previously served on supplier advisory boards for Chrysler and General Motors.
She was honored in 2015 by the Michigan Women’s Foundation with its Women of Achievement and Courage Award and inducted into the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame in 2014 for innovative job creation and manufacturing ingenuity.
Rush holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor and is the proud mother of three sons.

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