Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Speakers, sessions, and sponsor opportunities announced for MESA's 2013 NA Conference

MESA's 2013 North American Conference is a call to action:
Show the world what MESA knows!

MESA knows modern Information Technologies CHANGE THE GAME for manufacturers of all sizes in all industries. And this year, industry is taking notice in a big way.

That's why we're coming to Greenville on April 22-24 to share the MESA know-how and help companies build a winning hand.

Join us in proving to industry the power of knowing what MESA knows.

Conference includes:
  • Manufacturing Technologies Strategies Track: Four MESA moderated sessions during IndustryWeek's Best Plants Conference
    • Session 1: Toyota. I.S. collaboration with the Plants is key to driving Toyota's vision for Manufacturing Visbility & Productivity
    • Session 2: RJ Reynolds. How Reynolds American Transformed its Business - An End-to-End Transformation Journey Linking People, Processes and Technology
    • Session 3: Uponor. Driving Continuous Improvement through Workflow Automation
    • Session 4: Mondelēz (formally Kraft Foods). Manufacturing Technology Evolution at Mondelēz International
  • MESA International Business Forum: Open-to-the-public meeting which will include announcements of new board structures, the future of MESA and GEP, and an International Board meeting. Limited seating available!
  • MESA unConference: Open-to-the-public forum on Making Your Plants Operate Best. Bring friends, colleagues, and clients to these famous roll-up-your-sleeves sessions. Limited seating available!
    • Session 1: The Value of Manufacturing Technologies in Continuous Improvement 1:00 pm - 2:30pm
    • Session 2: ROI & Justification for Manufacturing IT Solutions 1:00 pm - 2:30pm
    • Session 3: Improving Manufacturing Performance so Executives Notice 3:00 pm - 4:30pm
    • Session 4: Your Voice: What tools, technologies, education and capabilities you and your business need to thrive 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
PLUS! This year we're offering the perks of IndustryWeek Best Plants.
  • World-class Networking: Over 600 manufacturers, producers, press, and industry experts to network with at meals, receptions, and Tuesday evening's BMW Performance Driving High Speed Test Track event.
  • VALUE: All of this for only $995 for MESA members and friends of MESA! Register here and use code: MESA.ORG
Show the world what MESA knows!
Become a sponsor: Get your company's name seen before, during, and after the show! See sponsorship opportunities here.
  • 6 sponsorships available that INCLUDE 1 or 2 registration passes for MESA's conference and IWBP's
  • Literature drop opportunity in MESA's conference bags
  • Promotional items available for branding
Help spread the word!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

MESA International 2013 North American Conference April 22-24 in Greenville, SC

MESA International’s 2013 North American Conference is scheduled for April 22-24 in Greenville, SC.  With the theme Show the world what MESA knows, this event, which will be held in conjunction with the IndustryWeek Best Plants Conference, is a meeting of manufacturers, producers, industry leaders and solution providers and is intended to help companies understand and leverage modern information technologies to change the game for their operations and their business.

“Far too few companies can align today’s Information Technologies with their business strategies when it comes to their manufacturing and production operations,” said Michael Yost, president, MESA International.  “The MESA community knows how to do that and how to capitalize on the significant financial and operational gains that can follow.  We are excited for the opportunity to show the world what MESA knows.”

The conference kicks off on Monday, April 22 with the MESA International Business Forum, an open-to-the-public meeting that will include discussion about MESA accomplishments and future objectives, the IACET-accredited Global Education Program, and an International Board meeting.  This open forum is followed by the MESA unConference, 4 sessions moderated by experienced MESA professionals designed to help attendees address their most pressing challenges through peer discussion and idea sharing.
  • Session 1: The Value of Manufacturing Technologies in Continuous Improvement
  • Session 2: ROI & Justification for Manufacturing IT Solutions
  • Session 3: Improving Manufacturing Performance So Executives Notice
  • Session 4: Your Voice: What tools, technologies, education and capabilities you and your business need to thrive
The unConference sessions will also be open to the public; limited seating is available. In light of the conference theme, MESA encourages members and friends of MESA to show the world what MESA knows by sharing the conference website on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

MESA named titled sponsor of IWBP Conference
As the title sponsor of the IndustryWeek Best Plants Conference, MESA will moderate four Manufacturing Technologies Strategies sessions on Tuesday, April 23 and Wednesday, April 24, with speakers from Toyota, RJ Reynolds, Uponon, and Mondelēz (formerly Kraft Foods). 

MESA is also able to offer a discounted rate of $995 for all three days of the IWBP conference for MESA members and friends. Visit the MESA conference website at for more information.

Sponsorship opportunities now available
Sponsorship opportunities for the MESA North American Conference are now available, for those interested in reaching corporate decision makers, industry experts and manufacturing professionals. Visit the MESA NA Conference website at to learn more about the sponsorship opportunities available and to download a sponsorship package.

View the rest of the press release here.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

MESA International Announces Newly Formed Americas Board of Directors

Creation of Regional Board shapes organization’s global outlook
and perspective for the future

MESA International announced today the creation of an Americas Board of Directors. This new structure is intended to provide greater insight into the needs of the Americas region and to give MESA the ability to focus on to the specific regional requirements and issues of its members. Dennis Brandl, founder and chief consultant for BR&L Consulting, has been named Chairman, Americas Board of Directors, MESA International.

Commenting on this change, Mike Yost, president, MESA International said, “As MESA continues to grow and expand globally, we need to ensure we are serving both the global and regional needs of our members and partners. This new structure is intended to allow the International Board to provide strategic vision and direction globally while gaining greater insight into the specific regional requirements and issues of our members.”

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead the Americas Board of Directors for MESA,” said Brandl. “With this change, we are creating a stronger voice for the Americas and are strengthening our ability to serve the specific needs of our growing and dynamic manufacturing marketplace. I look forward to partnering with the EMEA and International Boards of Directors, and to advancing MESA’s position as a global thought leader in the Operations Management community.”

“Dennis brings tremendous credibility in the marketplace and vast knowledge of our industry to this newly created leadership position within MESA,” said Yost. “We are thrilled to have him in this strong leadership role for our organization.”

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