MCAA Industry Forum Recap - Excerpt from the Market Barometer Report provided by Flow Research

Record attendance, quality presentations, and networking characterize MCAA 2018 Industry Forum. Read more. 

Please note: This is an excerpt from the Market Barometer quarterly report published by Flow Research.  A complete table of contents and information form can be found at the end of the document.

DECIDE! Work Smarter, Execute Faster and Lead By Example - Steve McClatchy, Founder, Alleer Training & Consulting

Steve McClatchy can tell you a lot about how your brain will respond to stimuli. In his presentation he talked specifically about how you can prioritize decisions to achieve greater results. Read more.

View of the Industry - Member Panel Discussion

An industry panel composed of Philip Hunt (Adaptive Wireless Solutions), Don Maness (Honeywell Process Solutions) and Peter Martin (Schneider Electric) and moderated by Mike Waters (SOR Inc.) addressed key issues as suggested in advance by MCAA members. Read more.

Process Industry Challenges: Process Automation Opportunities - Paul Rasmusson, Managing Partner, Global Automation Research

Global Automation Research principal Paul Rasmusson discussed two industrial challenges which present opportunities for process instrumentation and automation providers: water scarcity and bio-refining. Read more.

Oil and Gas in 2018: New Competition - Bob Tippee, Chief Editor, Oil and Gas Journal

Oil & Gas Journal’s Chief Editor Bob Tippee brought a myriad of information about the near term oil and gas outlook. Read more.

A Legislative Perspective of the Manufacturing Sector - Rick Lazio, Sr. Vice President, alliantgroup and Former Congressman (R-NY)

alliantgroup Senior Vice President and Former Congressman Rick Lazio (R-NY) offered his insight into the factors within our economy that are in transition. Some are affected by actions or legislation coming out of Washington. Read more.

The Sales Machine - Justin Roff-Marsh, Founder, Ballistix

Mr. Roff-Marsh attacked some “sacred cows” in his presentation. He looked at behaviors of outside salespeople. Read more.

Manufacturer/Distributor Discussion - Member Panel

A panel of manufacturers (Matt Carrera of Schneider Electric and Bharat Naik from Reotemp Instruments) and distributors (Robin Slater from Valin Corporation and Matt Smith of Relevant Solutions) and moderated by Scott Saunders (Moore Industries International), offered their ideas about a variety of topics, suggested by members of the Association. Read more.

Winds of Change Economic Update - Alex Chausovsky, Senior Analyst, ITR Economics

ITR’s Senior Economic Advisor, Alex Chausovsky, sees a change in the business pattern approaching. In fact, the firm predicts that there will be a shift in the business cycle at the end of 2018. Read more.