2017 M&D Forum Recap | RKL LLP
Posted on: September 28th, 2017

RKL Forum Helps M&D Leaders Drive Performance

For the third year in a row, leaders from the manufacturing and distribution sectors tapped into RKL’s diverse expertise and business acumen at the firm’s exclusive industry-focused educational event. Centered around the theme “Drive Your Performance,” RKL’s 2017 Manufacturing & Distribution Growth & Profitability Forum, held on September 26 at Spooky Nook Sports in Manheim, equipped the record-setting crowd of more than 130 owners and executives with valuable insights and practical ideas to tackle the fast-paced challenges confronting the industry.

Keynote speaker Mary Ann Mauldwin, Chief Operations Officer of Roush Yates Engines, kicked off the event in high gear, sharing how she relies on innovation, education and efficiency to keep this leading-edge engine development company at the forefront of the racing industry. Mauldwin offered real world examples of the challenges and opportunities facing companies in high-growth mode like Roush Yates and discussed the strategies and tactics that help her pave the way for continued success.

RKL experts then helmed a series of breakout sessions centered around essential topics like change management, process improvement, human capital, international tax considerations, business transformation, revenue acceleration and information security.

This year’s event featured a new component to deepen attendees’ understanding of the day’s ideas and insights. Entitled Pit Crew Conversations, these roundtable discussions allowed presenters to turn the theories presented in the breakout sessions into practical applications attendees could take back to their companies.

Real-world perspectives from an industry leader, specialized expertise and takeaways from the RKL team and valuable networking time with peers and service providers all added up to a successful and engaging day of business-accelerating ideas for the region’s M&D leaders.

Learn more about RKL’s focus on the manufacturing and distribution industry.

Attendees and RKL team members network before the day’s agenda gets underway.

 

A scene from the continental networking breakfast before the keynote address. 

 

RKL’s M&D Industry Group leader Bob Pozesky kicks off the agenda with welcome remarks.

 

Roush Yates Engines COO and keynote speaker Mary Ann Mauldwin discusses the opportunities and challenges facing companies in high-growth mode.

 

Tax Manager Josie Parr addresses key international tax considerations for manufacturers.

 

Business Consulting Services Leader Bethany Novis teamed up with Kathryn Ross of Kross Strategies to offer attendees strategies for revenue enhancement.

 

RKL eSolutions’ Walt Goodfield and Bob Miller and Randy Coneby of RKL Risk Management speak during a panel on data security.

 

HR Consulting Practice Leader Danielle Hoffer discusses change management from the human capital perspective.

 

Business Consulting Manager Bob Pozesky addresses the operations, process improvement and growth aspects of change management.

 

Business Consulting Partner Paula Barrett leads a panel discussion centered around growth acceleration through business transformation.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

css.php