Next Generation Manufacturing

Dr. Ben Wang, executive director of the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute, will kick off the Next Generation Manufacturing event on Sept. 17 with an update on Georgia Tech’s research institutes. In addition, leading Georgia manufacturers will discuss how they are positioning their firms for future success at the upcoming Next Generation Manufacturing annual event. The program, to be held at the Georgia Tech Research Institute, will include presentations from Bluebird’s Dave Whalen, Caterpillar’s Todd Henry, E Z Go’s Kevin Holleran, and YKK’s Alex Gregory.  

The program will look at how embracing innovation and technology are keys to success in next generation manufacturing. Successful manufacturers of the future must master innovative produce design, sustainable practices, continuous improvement, and workforce development to distinguish themselves in the global market.

“Events like Next Generation Manufacturing are a cornerstone to advancing manufacturing competitiveness in the United States,” said Dr. Wang. “They provide manufacturers an opportunity to learn from others; they promote discussion on challenges and possible solutions; and through such discussions, we learn what we need to do to move forward and to improve our manufacturing sector here in the U.S.”

The event is open to manufacturing executives and senior directors or managers of manufacturing companies. To learn more or to register, please visit

Event Details


  • Tuesday, September 17, 2013
    7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Location: GTRI Conference Center, 14th Street
Phone: (404) 407-6017

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