Forum Focuses on Manufacturing's Most Important Issues
The annual CEO & Executive Forum featured a keynote presentation, information on the issues most pressing to Michigan manufacturers, the presentation of the John G. Thodis Michigan Manufacturer of the Year award and plenty of time for attendees to network and connect with their peers.
Keynote: Innovating for a Stronger Michigan
Rich Wells, Vice President of Michigan Operations, Dow Chemical Company
Rich Wells spoke on how The Dow Chemical Company is helping shape the future and what MMA is doing to ensure Michigan has competitive tax structures and smarter regulatory frameworks to retain powerful employers and global innovators.
John G. Thodis Michigan Manufacturer of the Year Award Presentation
PPT Policy & Politics, What it Means for You
Attendees learned how Personal Property Tax (PPT) reform will impact manufacturers and local communities and hear first-hand from a diverse panel of stakeholders how the August ballot proposal will help improve Michigan’s competitiveness and establish stable, reliable funding for local services.
- Bill Rustem, Director of Strategy for Governor Snyder
- Kurt Dykstra, Mayor of Holland
- Patrick H. Curry, President, Fullerton Tool
- Howard Edelson, Campaign Manager, Michigan Citizens For Strong And Safe Communities