MAPPThe Manufacturers Associate for Plastics Processors (MAPP) is managed by plastic industry leaders. The organization has had a long history of helping plastic processors stay competitive. The marketplace has needed those able to help keep the competitive-edge in an ever-changing economy from within plastics marketplaces. 

MAPP remains the biggest grassroots organization in the US plastics industry. They are serving well over 280 member-companies that represent more than 125,000 employees.  This national non-profit Trade Association was primarily founded for plastics manufacturers.

MAPP delivers access to powerful networking industries for its members. With over 2,000 industry professionals who are intimately involved with the organization - they provide many different channels for expediting solutions and building the much-needed momentum for continued growth. It also furthers development in areas with a big positive impact on the plastics industry. 

MAPP’s Benchmarking and Best Practices Conference 

This benchmark event begins in October going from the 16th to 17th, 2014 in Indianapolis, IN.

The theme for the year is “Leadership Unleashed.” This event is designed not only to inspire - but to educate and motivate processors on how to improve the positive influence they can have on the many people working around them. 

Becoming a better leader is not something that just happens. The best leaders continuously work to improve themselves.  The 2014 Benchmarking and Best Practices Conference will help everyone who attends - to do just that!

Kick Off Presenters Deliver Motivation and Inspiration

Jack Daly is a highly popular public speaker who delivers on topics of sales, management, customer loyalty and personal motivation. Daly addresses crowds of professionals and will be the keynote presenter at the 2014 MAPP Benchmarking and Best Practices Conference.

Daly is the only returning keynote speaker from our 14-year history of benchmarking conference events, and Daly will deliver his newest material on how organizations can improve their sales penetration substantially.

Participants will become motivated to action as Daly has such an incredible way of positively influencing the open-minded. He is always ready to implement new concepts or innovative methods.

Daily inspires audiences all over the world. He draws on 20 plus years of business experience. Former CEO of fast-growing companies, Jack Daly ranks highest as a speaker since the inception of the Benchmarking and Best Practices Conference in 2000.

Business Entrepreneurs Deliver Education

Troy Hazard, a serial entrepreneur, has created, grown and nurtured eleven businesses over two decades. He consults with successful companies and has for over 25 years. Due to his business career, he has grown a variety of businesses ranging from a recording studio and real estate brokerage to a leading franchise-consulting business, and a production studio.

Hazard’s "lessons-from-the-edge" provide attendees with powerfully refined tools to apply to their own businesses.

Troy hosts his own television show “Gettin’ Down 2 Business”, which airs into 35 million homes each week. He also co-hosts “The Big Biz Show” on CBS Talk Radio Network. His book, Future-Proofing Your Business – real life strategies to prepare your business for tomorrow, today - says it all.

David Nelson is a master trainer. He presents Vital Smarts in Crucial Conversations, Crucial Accountability, Influencer Training and Change Anything Trainings.  Nelson delivers unique skills to help teams implement crucial skills. Some of these skills include increased communication, production efficiency and collaboration. 

Nelson trains clients in wide arrays of industries including non-profits, manufacturing, software, hi-tech and government. Nelson’s energetic training delivery style keeps participants active and motivated. Nelson's style gives teams and organizations new potential through their increased collaborative effectiveness.

Dr. Kuehl is co-founder and managing director of Armada Corporate Intelligence.  He serves as an economic analyst for the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association. He is the chief economist for the National Association for Credit Management.

The author of NACM’s monthly Credit Managers Index, Dr. Kuehl is known for his unique ability to remain closely in tune with the economic indicators that drive business behaviors.

Kuehl delivers information-packed and data-driven presentations. He blends witty humor with detailed forecasts of economic trends. Dr. Kuehl always commands attention, entertains and educates his audience on how political, economic, and social forces impact manufacturing businesses. 

Jeff Mengel is a specialist when it comes to working with clients in the plastics industry. Injection molders, mold builders and related services are his niche areas. Mengel brings more than 30 years experience in operational and strategic planning. He educates about inventory control, scheduling, costing and forecasting, 

Mengel also leads the Plante & Moran Plastics Industry Team’s North American Survey of the Plastics Industry. This benchmarking survey is a statistical analysis of the plastics industry. The NAPIS Report is to be presented during the conference.  

Company Leadership Delivers Results

Laurie Harbour is president and CEO of Harbour Results Inc. With over 25 years of experience - she leads the way in benchmarking, performing operational assessments and leading strategic planning sessions. She does this for companies across the globe. Harbour nurtures small and medium-sized  manufacturing companies, automotive suppliers,  polymer processors as well as their supply chains. 

Harbour and her team of manufacturing and business professionals - lead the assessments of hundreds of operations around the world. They deliver both strategic and tactical information on trends in the production and best-in-class practices.  She does this in order to develop strategies leading to long-term sustainability.  

Troy Nix is executive director of the MAPP organization. As Master of Ceremonies - his spirit, enthusiasm and belief in American manufacturing will deliver. His opening address will focus on lessons in leadership and human perseverance. 

This year's message focuses on aggressive pursuit for endeavors that deliver better leaders, better managers and superior organizational contributions.   

Crescent Industries, a plastic injection molder, is a MAPP member and representatives from the company attend the Benchmarking Conference every year.

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