February 3, 2021

Event Schedule (event details subject to change)


8:45 - 9:15 AM

9:15 - 10 AM

10 - 10:15 AM

10:15 - 10:30 AM

10:30 - 11:30 AM

11:30 - 11:45 AM

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

12:45 - 1:30 PM

1:30 - 2:25 PM

2:25 - 2:30 PM


Welcome - David Moore, President & CEO Paul Mueller and Chairman of the MAM Board of Directors

Introduction and Commitment - Michael Eaton, Missouri Association of Manufacturers Executive Director

Perspective - Terri Tucker, Tucker Resources  - Exceptional Cultures of Engagement and Responsibility

Keynote Address - Aron Ralston, Author - Outdoor Adventurer - subject of the

   movie, 127 Hours

Q & A with Aron  - Aron will answer questions posted through our chat feature

Autographed Book Drawings and Personal Break - Recognition of Sponsors

Promoting, Preserving and Advancing Manufacturing Panel Discussion

  Join panelists from Red Crow Marketing, Boeing, and KPMG as they discuss

   moving forward in 2021

Morning Wrap Up and Announcements

Lunch Break

Manufacturing Virtual Plant Tour - Cambridge Air Solutions, Chesterfield, MO

Missouri Governor, Mike Parson will join us to welcome attendees and our panelists

State by State: The Voice of Manufacturing Panel Discussion - Hear industry

leaders from Alabama, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota and Kentucky discuss

the challenges they face, issues from manufacturers in their state and how

they are 'gearing up' for a better 2021.

Closing Comments


Promoting, Preserving and Advancing Manufacturing - Panelists


RON MARSHALL - President & CEO, Red Crow Marketing

Since 1984, Ron Marshall has worked in marketing and advertising in both the media and as a marketing director for several companies. In 2004, Ron opened Red Crow Marketing Inc. His strategic planning and imaginative marketing have earned the trust of clients who have depended on him for two decades.

    With an increase in technology, there is no question that marketing has changed, especially in the manufacturing industry. Relying solely on trade shows and one-on-one networking is not enough anymore. While industrial manufacturing marketing is often unique, new, and younger-generation buyers and engineers rely on the internet for advice and purchasing solutions.

    Bringing a strong manufacturing focus, Ron has constructed a well-defined process to develop strategic marketing plans tailored specifically to individual manufacturers' needs.

Ron has received several awards from a long list of national organizations including Gannett, National Association of Home Builders, Healthcare Advertising, Aster Awards, and others.


DAN STROOT - Senior Manager, Boeing

Leadership, Learning, and Organization Capability Production Systems Training (PST) – Americas

    Dan Stroot is the LLOC PST Senior Manager of Boeing Defense, Space and Security (BDS), and Boeing Global Services and Safety Learning Solutions.  Dan has over 36 years of experience in Manufacturing, Education and Training, and Workforce Development.

    He has led a team that is responsible for deploying manufacturing, quality, and safety learning solutions for The Boeing Defense, Space and Security business, and the Boeing Global Services business. The scope of his responsibilities includes geographic support for 18 Boeing sites, 22 Military sites, located in 24 states and internationally. Dan’s portfolio covers Fabrication, Assembly, Flight Line, Flight Test, Modification, Depot, and Space.

    With the Boeing Company for 36 years of service, Dan has held various positions within the Company in Manufacturing as a Sheet Metal Assembler & Riveter, Machinist, Bonding Mechanic, and Workforce Development as a Technical Training Instructor, Technical Training Team Leader, and Technical Training Manager.

    Dan’s formal education includes an Airframe & Powerplant License, Associate of Applied Science in Aviation Maintenance Technology, and Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics with a major in Aviation Maintenance Management from Parks College of St. Louis University. Dan also holds a Master of Science in Aviation Safety from the University of Central Missouri.

    Dan serves as the First Chair on the Missouri Association of Manufacturers (MAM) Board of Directors representing Boeing St. Louis Manufacturing and serves on the Missouri Career Technical Education (CTE) Advisory Council.


Gary Silberg - Partner, Global Automotive Sector Leader, KPMG

Gary is the Firm’s National Automotive Industry Leader, as well as the Global Lead Partner for Ford Motor Company. Gary has 25+ years of business experience, including over 17 years in the automotive industry.

Professional and industry experience

  • Gary has advised numerous domestic and multinational companies in areas of strategy, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and joint ventures. His specific focus includes helping clients identify and evaluate new investment and growth strategies from technology start-up companies to large-scale multibillion-dollar investments.

  • For the past eight years, he has focused on the intersection of technology and the automotive industry with groundbreaking research on Self-Driving Cars, connectivity, and mobility demand services.

  • He has also worked on some of the most iconic, complex, and strategic transactions in the industry. In particular, Gary has worked as an advisor to Ford Motor Company on its three most recent divestitures: Aston Martin, Jaguar/Land Rover, and Volvo and its recent multibillion AV Joint Venture with Volkswagen. Mr. Silberg has also advised Chrysler Corporation as part of its transaction with Fiat and now is working on the Peugeot/Fiat Chrysler transaction. He also has extensive knowledge and experience working with tier 1 automotive suppliers.

  • He has assisted several start-up automotive companies in developing their long-term strategies and business plans.

  • Gary is fluent in French and speaks basic level Chinese (Mandarin).

Thought leadership in the Automotive Industry

  • Gary is the chair of the annual Executive Automotive Share Forum Series, conducted in parallel with the North American International Auto Show in Detroit and Los Angeles.

  • He has written extensively about the industry. A selection of Gary’s recent publications include:

    • Autonomy delivers: An oncoming revolution in the movement of goods

    • Islands of Autonomy

    • I see. I think. I drive. (I learn).

    • The Clockspeed Dilemma – what it means for automotive innovation

    • Me, My Car, My Life … in the ultra-connected age

    • Self-driving cars: Are We Ready?

    • Self Driving Cars: The Next Revolution

    • Automotive semiconductors: The new ICE age

    • The future of automotive retailing

  • Gary also often provides media commentary on global trends in the automotive industry, including many guest appearances on CNBC, Squawk Box, Bloomberg TV – Other news media interviews include The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Reuters, Fortune, Forbes, Bloomberg, Wired, The Silicon Valley Business Journal, CNN Money, Industry Week, Outlook Business of India, China Auto and Yomiuri Shimbun of Japan and Automotive News.