Mon February 4, 2019

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The American Brush Manufacturers Association is excited to share the schedule of topics which are to be a part of Meet the Pros roundtable discussions as a part of the 102nd Annual Convention to be held March 20-23, 2019. People enjoy learning from a group with shared experiences and shared issues. Most everyone is curious about sharing and benchmarking among their peers; learning what industry leaders and fellow businesses are doing, or have done concerning certain industry related topics that affect everyone.

Along these lines ABMA is presenting “Meet the Pros Roundtable” at the ABMA 102nd Annual Convention. Envision a room with 8 tables and an opportunity for shared discussion over a two hour window. Discussion lasts 12 minutes followed by a three minute passing period. Completely open format. Bring your best ideas and best practices to share. Visit one table or all eight. Or don’t come at all. Our “pros” come from within our industry.

Our “pros” will come prepared with a short 1-2 minute presentation on their topic to get the discussion started. Topics are not related to specific products or machinery, but rather on issues that are industry-wide and affect everyone.

    • Unique strategies for Employee Retention and Hiring Practices. Moderator: Enrique Mejia of PMM.

    • Succession Planning for the Shop Floor. Moderator: Tina Burnet, FHP

    • New Methods for Improving Shop Floor Safety and Security. Moderator: Mark Scagliarini of Pioneer Packaging Inc.

    • There’s an App for That! Moderator: Carlos Petzold of BorghiUSA and Bodam Int’l.

    • Employee Personality Testing and Screening. Moderator: Jim Benjamin, Precision Brush

    • Thriving as a Small Business Against Large Competitors. Moderator: RJ Lindstrom of Zephyr Mfg.

    • Best practices for reducing your carbon footprint while at the same time delivering a return on your investment. Moderator: Connie McKinney of Sherwin Williams

    • Establishing and Utilizing an Outside Board of Directors for your Closely Held Business. Moderator: Jeff Malish of The Malish Corporation.

Participating in the Meet the Pros Roundtable Discussions may very well yield you a return on your convention attendance investment for years to come.  Registration is now open for the ABMA 102nd Annual Convention.  Please visit for additional details.

See you in March!