MAPP PicOver 400 plastic professionals from around the US are expected to gather at Indianapolis, IN on October 17-18th to attend the Bench Marking and Best Practices Conference themed “Push Play. The conference is being sponsored by Manufacturers Association for Plastics Processors (MAPP), the only organization that works to provide plastics manufacturers impacting programs & services to help their business.

This conference is designed to provide information to improve manufacturing operations, leadership, financial benchmarks, sales & marketing and the impact of employees on the bottom line. 

The conference includes best practice presentations with benchmarking information from the industry’s best known sources of statistical information; the 2013 North America Survey of the Plastics Industry. The MAPP is known for providing stimulating and exciting programs that not only touch on important issues in the world of plastic injection molding but also the plastics and market as a whole. This conference will address the many components that lead a company to excellence by pursuing innovation, technology, employee development, sales management, and operational excellence.

Meet The Scheduled Speakers

Garrison Wynn: an author of the best seller “The Real Truth About Success” and contributed weekly to the Washington Post with is award winning success tools but his greatest strength is the live performance.  Will help with companies to understand their products, services or leadership styles are selected.

CJ McClanahan: founder of Reachmore, an executive coaching firm focused on sales and leadership training for CEO’s and top performers.   He has helped over 250 business owners and corporate management teams achieve records sales and profits.

Tom Easterday: active in local, state and national level service as Director of the SIA Foundation (President), Crossroads of America Council of Boy Scouts of America (President), Indiana Chamber of Commerce (Executive Committee) just to name a few.  He provides numerous conferences on legal, business and environmental matters.

Gene Marks: weekly columnist of the New York Times, Forbes and the Huffington Post.  He talks about how changes in the economy will affect your business and what actions you need to take to prepare.  His non-partisan approach to the political scene helps the audience understand the facts without emotions so they can make the right long term business decisions.

Jon Wolske: culture evangelist for Zappos Insight in Nevada.  Jon currently speaks to companies with a focus on culture and customer experience and why it is an important area of focus for businesses today.

Troy Nix: an inspirational speaker with the goal of impacting each conference attendee, Troy’s years of experience in working with manufacturing company leaders and his knowledge about the current business climate are incorporated to touch the heart and minds of industry professionals. Troy is dynamic and engaging plus he will break down and revisit some the issues from the last conference and they apply to today’s climate.

Jeff Mengel: specializes in working with clients in the plastics and rubber industry, including plastic injection molders, mold builders and related services. Jeff has experience in operational and strategic planning, inventory control, scheduling, forecasting and costing, as well as tax planning and financial statement preparation.

MAPP’s “Push Play” Benchmarking Conference will be a must-attend event for plastic injection molders that will lead you to finding the balance of sales and marketing, workforce and growth, profits and loss is the key to success. Surrounded by manufacturing success and highly motivated sales and management teams from across the globe will provide a highly charged and informative weekend. Crescent Industries will be there striving for excellence alongside the other industry leaders.

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