Georgia Manufacturing Summit Speakers

The Georgia Manufacturing Alliance is pleased that these industry leaders are taking the time to share their insights and best practices.

Keynote Speaker

Rob Dugas
Vice President, Chief Procurement Officer of Chick-fil-A, Inc.

Rob serves Chick-fil-A by overseeing the business functions which are responsible for providing trusted supply for over 2000 restaurants in the United States and Canada. That responsibility includes ensuring product integrity, competitive cost, and a reliable distribution network to maintain continuous supply for the highest volume quick service restaurant concept in the country.

Rob is also responsible for company’s social responsibility strategy and serves on the executive strategy team which establishes the company’s strategic priorities to ensure that the brand is healthy, relevant and a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A.

Manufacturing A Better Bottom Line

This panel will be comprised of Georgia business leaders who understand the challenges of leading a successful organization.

Who should attend: CEO / CFO / Human Resources

Topics covered:

- Sales and Use Tax for Georgia Manufacturers
- Wage and Hour Regulations - New Overtime Laws

Richard Warner will moderate the panel discussion.

Trends to Track in Your Supply Chain

This panel will be comprised of Georgia business leaders who understand the challenges of maintaining a successful supply chain.

Who should attend: Purchasing / Engineering/ Operations / Logistics

Topics covered:

- Transportation
- Procurement
- Logistics
- Manufacturing

This session is sponsored by Global Electronic Services
- This panel discussion will be moderated by Scott Luton, Managing Partner at Talent Stream Staffing.


7 Secrets To More Successful Selling

This panel will be comprised of Georgia business leaders who understand the challenges of maintaining a successful sales and marketing program.

Who should attend: Sales Representatives / Sales Managers / Marketing

Topics covered:

- Sales Strategies
- Team Accountability (that works for everyone)
- Marketing Game Plans
- Social Media Marketing For Manufacturing

Developing A Winning Workforce

This panel will be comprised of Georgia business leaders who understand the challenges of maintaining a successful workforce.

Who should attend: CEO / Human Resources

Topics covered:

- What programs are available and what is working
- Generational Gaps
- Leadership Training Game Plans