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Oct 2018


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Georgia Manufacturing Summit 2018






Event Overview:

Georgia's Manufacturing Event of the Year!

Industry professionals will gather to discuss the issues most important to Georgia manufacturers.

Business leaders will have the unique opportunity to network with their peers and share their insights, leads, and recommendations. The Summit is designed to support Georgia's entire manufacturing community.

Attendee Information:

Over 1,000 manufacturing professionals from across the Southeast are expected to attend GMA's capstone event of the year. Learn best business practices and make face-to-face connections with manufacturers, customers and suppliers. 

Who should attend?
•   Executive Leaders
•   Logistics Employees
•   Plant Managers
•   Purchasers
•   Engineers
•   Economic Development Leaders

What to expect:
•   Networking with peers
•   Learning from industry experts
•   Discovery of innovative products and services

There may be many networking opportunities at the Georgia Manufacturing Summit. Find out more in the event details below.

Keynote Speakers

Debra Shankle

Vice President, Coca-Cola North America

Debra’s responsibilities include the management and leadership of the Coca-Cola North America Supply Chain.  Shankle has held positions of increasing responsibility at Coca-Cola including most recently as the Vice President, Conversion Sparkling West; Vice President, Central Region Manufacturing; Vice President, Southeast and East Region; Vice President, Manufacturing and Senior Vice President, Technical Office.

Prior to Coca-Cola, Shankle was employed with Sara Lee for 15 years and held a number of Supply Chain leadership roles including Chief Supply Chain Officer, Beverages; VP, Foodservice Supply Chain; VP, Supply Chain Strategy; and Group VP Operations. Shankle also worked for Frito-Lay, Inc. where she held positions of increasing responsibility in Operations, Logistics, Fleet Purchasing and Operations Planning functions. 

Rob Dugas

Vice President, Chief Procurement Officer of Chick-fil-A, Inc.

Rob serves Chick-fil-A by overseeing the business functions which are responsible for providing trusted supply for over 2000 restaurants in the United States and Canada. That responsibility includes ensuring product integrity, competitive cost, and a reliable distribution network to maintain continuous supply for the highest volume quick service restaurant concept in the country.

Rob is also responsible for company’s social responsibility strategy and serves on the executive strategy team which establishes the company’s strategic priorities to ensure that the brand is healthy, relevant and a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A.


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