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Peak Performance Symposium

A symposium for manufacturers, by manufacturers.

October 21, 2021 | 10:00am - 3:00pm (ET)

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2020 Peak Performance Symposium

September 25, 2020 //  A Virtual Event

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About the Event

The Peak Performance Symposium is a yearly event that is held for manufacturers, by manufacturers where leading industry professionals speak on a variety of topics relevant in today’s advanced manufacturing environment.

This year has been a year of transition for all manufacturing companies as we navigate through rebuilding businesses during a pandemic that spurred economic hardships for millions. We've seen an unprecedented supply chain disruption to world trade, millions of people across the globe are using new technology leading to an increase in cybersecurity threats and workers are now doing jobs that require new skill sets. This year's symposium will give insight as to how manufactures are learning to operate while facing these difficult business challenges.

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Who Should Attend

Each year, we have a variety of roles from the manufacturing industry that attend the Peak Performance Symposium including Operations Executives, Plant Managers, Human Resources Managers, Continuous Improvement Managers, Engineering Managers and Safety Managers.

2020 Keynote Speakers

Dirk Bayliss

Plant Manager, Mann + Hummel


Andre Nelson

Operations Manager, Mann + Hummel

Dirk Bayliss and Andre Nelson have over 50 combined  years of experience in leadership, coaching and mentoring through military training, the manufacturing environment, and public speaking events. Currently, Dirk serves as the Plant Manager and Andre, the Operations Manager, for MANN + HUMMEL's production facility in Dunlap, TN.

MANN+HUMMEL, a Germany-based global leader in filtration solutions for automobiles, industrial applications, clean air interior spaces and sustainable use of water, is investing $15 million and creating up to 50 jobs at its facility in Dunlap, Tennessee.  The company develops, produces and distributes a number of filtration products, and is heavily involved in research and development for future filtration needs.   MANN+HUMMEL currently employs nearly 300 Tennesseans at its Dunlap facility which opened in 2011 and produces air intake manifolds and filtration systems for automotive OEMs.  The capital investment will allow MANN+HUMMEL to meet growing demand from automotive OEMs as well as manufacturers of commercial and industrial vehicles. The company anticipates the majority of the new jobs will be in production.

Headquartered in Ludwigsburg, Germany, MANN+HUMMEL and its subsidiaries employ more than 21,000 people at more than 80 locations worldwide. Within the USA, MANN+HUMMEL has operations in California, Illinois, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

We are excited to have both Dirk and Andre as this year’s keynote speakers as they have dedicated their professional years to helping businesses and community professionals develop leaders within their organizations with the essential skills needed to LEAD, INFLUENCE and MOTIVATE.

2020 Session Sponsors

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2020 Outreach Sponsors