Webinar – Gearing Up 2021 Rethink-Reboot-Rebuild

January 22, 2021
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Join, Aron Ralston, author, outdoor adventurer and the subject of the movie, 127 Hours, as he shares his story of being trapped by a boulder and having to cut off his own arm. Aron weaves his own experience into the challenges we all face – navigating our own boulders while rethinking, rebooting and rebuilding moving forward.


Engage in our interactive panel discussions focused on Promoting, Preserving and Advancing Manufacturing with expert panelists.

​Participate in a virtual plant tour of a Missouri manufacturer highlighting their innovation and unique processes.

Autographed Book Giveaway

Register by January 22 to be entered into a drawing for one of five autographed copies of Aron Ralston’s book.


8:45 – 9:15 AM – Welcome, Introduction and Announcements.

9:15 – 10 AM – Keynote Address – Aron Ralston, Author – Outdoor Adventurer – subject of the movie, 127 Hours

10 – 10:15 AM – Q & A with Aron – Aron will answer questions posted through our chat feature

10:15 – 10:30 AM – Autographed Book Drawing and Personal Break

10:30 – 11:30 AM – Panel Discussion –

Promoting, Preserving and Advancing Manufacturing – Join panelists from Red Crow Marketing, Boeing, and KPMG as they discuss moving forward in 2021

11:30 – 11:45 AM – Morning Wrap Up and Announcements

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM – Lunch Break

12:45 – 1:30 PM – Manufacturing Virtual Plant Tour – Cambridge Air Solutions, Chesterfield, MO

1:30 – 2:25 PM – Panel Discussion –

State by State: The Voice of Manufacturing Panel Discussion – Hear industry leaders from Alabama, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota and Kentucky discuss the challenges they face, issues from manufacturers in their state and how they are ‘gearing up’ for a better 2021.

2:25 – 2:30 PM – Closing Comments


Morning Panel Discussion: Panelists

Ron Marshall, Red Crow Marketing – experts in the manufacturing marketing industry

Dan Stroot, Boeing -Senior Manager of Boeing Defense, Space and Security (BDS), and Boeing Global Services and Safety Learning Solutions

Gary Silberg, KPMG – National Automotive Industry Leader, as well as the Global Lead Partner for Ford Motor Company.

Afternoon Panel Discussion: Panelists

George Clark, Manufacture Alabama Association

John Walsh, Michigan Manufacturing Association

Michael Eaton, Missouri Association of Manufacturers

Lee Lingo, Kentucky Association of Manufacturers

Roy Smith, Minnesota’s Director of Workforce Development

Panelist Bios at www.mamstrong.org/gearingup2021

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