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VIBCO President to Speak at Reinvesting in American Manufacturing Conference

  • Dates: 05 – 05 Dec, 2013
  • Location: Houston, TX, USA
  • Address: Omni Galleria

VIBCO President, Karl Wadensten,will speak at the Reinvesting in American Manufacturing conference, December 4-5 at the Omni Galleria in Houston, TX.

Wadensten will be a panelist for Innovation and the New Manufacturing Workplace: Competing on innovation and getting out in the market fast and first - trends, technologies and ideas that every manufacturer needs to consider in order to remain competitive.

Karl will be joined on the panel by Dr. Helmuth Ludwig, CEO of Siemens Industry Sector ( ; Mike Cicco, General Manager of Distribution Sales for FANUC America Corporation (; and Mark Fernandes, Chief Leadership Officer for Luck Companies ( The panel will be moderated by Tony Vengrove, Founder and CEO of Miles Finch Innovation (

About the Conference

For decades, manufacturers have been growing their capital investments outside the U.S.. Now, a confluence of macro factors is causing many firms to invest in the U.S. once again. Rising labor costs in Asia, threats to the security of intellectual property, abundant U.S. shale oil and gas, and optimistic forecasts for U.S. GDP growth are compelling manufacturers all over the world to rebalance their production portfolios and increase capital investment in North America.

The Institute for International Research, the world’s largest business-to-business conference organizer, is producing “Reinvesting in American Manufacturing,” a two-day, executive-level event, December 4-5, 2013 in Houston, TX.

About Karl Wadensten

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