Manufacturers' Alliance: Q1 Event - Lead with an Impact

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Name: Manufacturers' Alliance: Q1 Event - Lead with an Impact
Date: March 7, 2018
Time: 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM CST
Registration: Register Now
Joe Kuhn
Event Description:
There has been no better time to develop as a leader. An aspirational person can easily find thousands of books, articles, blogs, TED talks and YouTube videos on the topic. Still, companies are desperate for strong leaders, and many who consider themselves as such are, at best, only managers. A new type of leader is needed who can inspire, define and execute excellence in manufacturing.  
In our Q1 event, we will hear from Alcoa’s Warrick Operations Manufacturing Director and his leadership team on their business challenges, and their successes and missteps in creating new leaders. Over the past few years, Alcoa has been challenged by an aluminum price drop of over 50 percent, closure of the smelter, separation of Alcoa Inc., restart of the smelter, massive hiring and job movement, a volume increase of 20 percent, and a transition of leadership from one generation to the next. In this session, you will not hear high-level, feel-good leadership sound bites. You will instead be exposed to practical leadership development actions that can be implemented at your company the next day, and get a glimpse of Alcoa University where the Warrick Operations is taking aggressive action to create new leaders. During a breakout session, participants will discuss and solve obstacles for leadership development, adding to the learning experience.    
The program will conclude with a challenge to develop together as TSMA members.  Imagine if Anchor opened their improvement Kaizens for participation by Sabic and Toyota; or Jasper Engines provided training for an introduction to lean manufacturing. What if Alcoa trained TSMA maintenance departments on the use of ultrasonics to lubricate motors to eliminate failures? We will also examine the many local training programs (such as Purdue TAP) proven to help companies excel.

Watch as Joe Kuhn explains why he is so excited to share his leadership insights:
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About the speaker:
Joseph F. Kuhn

Joe Kuhn is Manufacturing Director at Alcoa Corporation’s Warrick Operations, one of the largest aluminum fabricating facilities in the world. He is responsible for all aspects of Warrick’s operations, including production, safety, quality and planning.
Joe has worked for Alcoa for 31 years as an engineer, supervisor, section manager, lean consultant, and plant manager.  He began his career in Warrick’s Rolling Department after graduating from the University of Evansville with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Joe is considered an expert in manufacturing management, leadership and people development, lean concept execution, and equipment reliability and maintenance. He has consulted at 31 different Alcoa locations on the creation, deployment and execution of reliability and maintenance best practices.
He also is a graduate of numerous external and Alcoa-sponsored technical and leadership programs.



Please note: if your employer is not a Tri-State Manufacturers' Alliance participant, you will be sent an invoice for this event. There is no cost to attend this event for Southwest Indiana Chamber Tri-State Manufacturers' Alliance participants.

Event Media:
University of Southern Indiana - Carter Hall
8600 University Blvd

Silver Sponsor:
Old National Bank
Date/Time Information:
7:00 am to 7:30 am Registration and Breakfast
7:30 am Start
11:00 am End of Program
Contact Information:
Ellen Knapp
Free to TSMA members. 
$125 for non-members
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