2018 Next Generation Manufacturing Summit

Dusty Weis, Nicole Hallada, Dennis Slater and Larry Buzecky, all of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.

BizTimes Media held its annual Next Generation Manufacturing Summit on Oct. 4 at Generac Power Systems’ corporate headquarters in Waukesha.

The event featured a panel discussion with Aaron Jagdfeld, Generac president and CEO; Keith Coursin, president of Germantown-based Desert Aire; Paul Woelbing and Rich Simonson of Franklin-based Carma Laboratories; and Frank Carroll, president and CEO of Hartford-based Broan-NuTone.

The morning concluded with a series of roundtable discussions in which participants can learn strategies for improving their business. Topics included improving productivity, veterans in the workplace, staying ahead of technology disruption, product development and the Foxconn supply chain.

Photos by Maredithe Meyer