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Next Generation Manufacturing Summit 2021

October 12, 2021

As a proud supporter of local manufacturing Davis|Kuelthau is sponsoring BizTimes Media’s Next Generation Manufacturing Summit on October 12, 2021 from 2:00 PM – 6:30 PM at The Ingleside Hotel.  More than 200 manufacturing leaders are scheduled to attend.

Click here to access the on-demand video.

Managing Complexities – Culture, Costs, Customers and Supply Chain

CEOs from the region’s leading manufacturers will discuss how they are managing today’s complexities and will share best practices that help their businesses succeed. Manufacturers are faced with tremendous challenges including significantly disrupted supply chains, a major workforce shortage, plus automation and productivity issues.

These challenges make it difficult to control costs, manage customer expectations and put tremendous pressure on company culture.

The program will begin with a keynote conversation with Steven P. Richman, Group President of Milwaukee Tool.  Followed by, a CEO panel discussion addressing supply chain realities and how local leaders are dealing with product delays, higher prices and managing customer frustrations. Panelists will also focus on strategies for creating a positive company culture and being more productive and doing more with less.

Keynote conversation:

  • Steven P. Richman, Group President, Milwaukee Tool


  • Bob Gross, President & CEO, Gross Automation
  • Ryan Reigle, President & CEO, Regal Ware
  • Jim Schneberger, President, New Berlin Plastics
  • Mike Steger, President & COO, Waukesha Metal Products


  • Carol Crawford, Senior Consultant, WMEP

Afterward, attendees may participate in issue-specific roundtable discussions covering automationculturesupply chain and more. Stay to network and mingle over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

Davis|Kuelthau will offer the following roundtable discussion:

Click the image below to access the breakout session handout. 

Managing and Minimizing Risk: The importance of having strong terms and conditions and understanding insurance coverage issues. 

Sales are negotiated and consummated between companies every day. However, if you do not have detailed, product-specific, terms and conditions, these generic or “standardized” terms may come back to haunt you should a dispute subsequently arise. If disputes do arise, having an understanding of issues relating to insurance coverage can save your company thousands of dollars. Join D|K for an in-depth discussion on the importance of crafting terms and conditions that are tailored to your business that will help assure your company that, should a dispute arise, you will not be at the mercy of your adversary’s terms and conditions and how to address insurance-related coverage issues if you find yourself in a lawsuit.

Presented by: Aaron E. Hall | Construction and Commercial Litigation Attorney | Davis|Kuelthau, s.c.



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