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Manufacturing C-Suite Roundtable

November 10, 2015
7:30 AM to 9:30 AM EST

PPG Place - The Conference Center, Fountain Room
One PPG Place, Suite 1250
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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Lydia Humenycky
(412) 315-2342
  • Summary
  • Agenda
  • Sponsoring Practice Leaders
According to BDO’s recently released RiskFactor Report, concern over the widespread talent shortage in the manufacturing sector is escalating. Ninety-eight percent of manufacturers mentioned risks related to labor, up from 97 percent in 2014 and 75 percent in 2013.  C-suite executives are on the front lines of this struggle as they search to fill vacancies with qualified workers while facing the retirement of their colleagues in leadership positions.
  • How are you preparing for the pending exodus of the baby boomer generation?
  • What strategies are you employing to attract, hire, and retain top talent?
  • How do you transfer /replace lost institutional and technical knowledge?
  • How are you addressing the generational divide?

Join us to discuss these questions and others, compare notes with your colleagues, and gain insight into creative approaches to address the talent shortage.  BDO, Marsh and Mercer will moderate the roundtable and offer advice as you seek to navigate this issue and other challenges to the manufacturing industry. 
7:30 AM to 8:00 AM - Registration & Breakfast

8:00 AM to 9:30 AM - Opening Remarks & Roundtable Discussion
David Carlson, U.S. Manufacturing & Automotive Lead, Marsh

David leads the U.S. Manufacturing and Automotive Practice for Marsh. He is responsible for ensuring consistent delivery of Marsh’s industry-leading products and solutions to manufacturing and automotive clients on a national basis.  David also has experience developing and implementing environmental, health, and safety and risk management programs for reducing the “total cost of risk” for various manufacturing operations domestically and internationally.

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Lawrence P. Barger, CPA, Assurance Senior Director, Manufacturing & Distribution Practice, BDO USA, LLP

Larry has nearly 30 years of public accounting experience. As practice leader of BDO Pittsburgh’s Manufacturing and Distribution Services Group, he focuses his services on private-equity, family-owned and international manufacturing and distribution companies. He provides his clients with both assurance and manufacturing consulting services to assist them in meeting their strategic objectives. Larry is a leader in BDO’s National Manufacturing & Distribution Industry Group.

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Joseph Bianco, Senior Associate & Client Manager, Mercer

Joe is a Senior Associate and Client Manager for the Mercer Pittsburgh and Cleveland offices. Joe serves on the client development teams and has responsibility for growing and strengthening Mercer’s client relationships. His role is to understand the client’s business and human resource needs, assuring that Mercer is providing appropriate solutions.