Utah Manufacturing Summit 2021

Utah Manufacturers Association is excited to announce the 2021 Utah Manufacturing Summit! Join us for three different days of enlightening manufacturing networking. Day one, October 1st, will be UMA’s annual Virtual Conference. Day two, October 12th, will be a Tour Day where you can tour two different outstanding manufacturing companies. Day three, October 13th, is Matchmaking, where you can connect with new suppliers and possible employees here in Utah! You won’t want to miss out on this great opportunity to get connected with Utah manufacturing companies.


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People, Process, Performance

October 1st, 2021, learn best practices in continuous improvement, sales and marketing, and developing high-performing teams from industry experts. Learn how you can grow your business and increase profits! With keynote speaker Martin Frey, the world record holder for climbing the 7 peaks and sailing the 7 seas! Along with BIG companies like GRIP 6 talking about leveraging online marketing to grow your business rapidly, Hydro discussing how lean six sigma projects can increase sales and customer demand, R&R speaking on how to grow quickly without ruining your business, and more! Can’t make it October 1st? No worries… Still purchase a ticket! Each session will be recorded for your convenience. You will be able to go back and watch any session at your leisure. Invest in your team, company, and future! Join us on Zoom live or recorded. See you there!

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Martin Frey – The Adventure Driven Mindset

On April 17, 2016, Martin Frey became the first person in the world to climb the Seven Summits – the highest peaks on each continent – and sail the Seven Seas.

Ever since Martin was a boy, he had a deep love for the outdoors, especially the ocean; his father often took him fishing and at age 10 he purchased a sailboat with money he had made recycling newspapers.  As an adult, Martin continued to push himself through endurance sports, competing in numerous adventure races as well as completing several Iron Man challenges. His business career has also allowed him to remain close to both the mountains and ocean – just not at the same time.  After working on the East Coast, Martin spent 13 years working in Silicon Valley as a senior director for Cisco and then moved to Utah in 2004 to serve as managing director for the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development. There he helped Governor Jon Huntsman create a blueprint and establish a precedent for exponential business growth and innovation in the state. With his success in the private sector, Martin has had numerous opportunities to serve, coach and advise entrepreneurs individuals, college students universities, boards and business leaders.

Learn more about Martin Frey

Choose Your Track For Success

The Virtual Conference will have four tracks for you to join from. Jump back and forth between any of them or stay on one track!


All Attendees – Track A- Zoom: Watch Recorded Videos Now
9:00 a.m. Keynote Speaker, Martin Frey, “The Adventure Driven Mindset”
12:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker, Scott Henry, “Becoming a Servant Leader”
3:00 p.m. Panel Discussion, David McFeeters-Krone, Steve Campbell, Mark Miller, Dave Winter, and Spencer Loveless

Track A – People: Zoom: Watch Recorded Videos Now 
9:00 a.m. Keynote Speaker, Martin Frey, “The Adventure Driven Mindset”
10:00 a.m. “Utah Workforce Panel Discussion,” Chanel Flores from UAMMI
11:00 a.m. “Exo Skeletons in the Workplace,” Rob Llane from Ottobock
12:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker, Scott Henry, “Becoming a Servant Leader”
1:00 p.m. “Emotional Intelligence for Business Professionals,” Diana Guetschow from Salt Lake Community College
2:00 p.m. “Utilizing Individuals with Disabilities as a Workforce Advantage,” Leah Lobato from Director, Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities

Track B – Process: Zoom: Watch Recorded Videos Now
10:00 a.m. “Transform to Improve On-Time Delivery,” Jason Glade and James Peterson from Taffy Town
11:00 a.m. “Machine Shop Changeover,” Cameron Searle from DynaPac Rotating
11:30 a.m. “Reduce Warranty Delivery Times,” Brian Walker from Liberty Safe
1:00 p.m. “Knitting together lean manufacturing, six sigma, and continuous improvement projects for the sustainability of manufacturing in a competitive marketplace,” Richard Stonely from BD Medical
2:00 p.m. “Building a Team of Leaders from the Frontlines,” Wyatt Hart from Casper’s Ice Cream

Track C – Performance: Zoom: Watch Recorded Videos Now
10:00 a.m. “Factory Tour – Implementing the EOS,” Blake Christensen from Valley View Granite
11:00 a.m. “How to leverage online marketing to rapidly grow your business,” David Burton and BJ Minson from Grip 6
1:00 p.m. “Essential Tools to Grow Sales,” Win Jeanfreau from iMpact Utah Client
2:00 p.m. “Go International!,” Jim Porter from World Trade Center

Track D – General Business: Watch Recorded Videos Now
10:00 a.m. “How the soup is made – Health Insurance options for 2022,” Todd Valentine from Beehive Insurance
10:30 a.m. “The Property/Casualty Insurance Market Storm: Why is this happening and how do you navigate through it?” Craig Nelson from Lockton Insurance
11:00 a.m. “Investigating Amputations: Lessons Learned,” Katie Whited MS, CIH, CSP from WCF Insurance
11:30 a.m. “Manufacturer’s Guide to Construction, Expanding, or Improving Your Buildings,” Devon Hyatt from ARCO Design Build
1:00 p.m. Dan Hemmert from Go Utah – Governor’s
1:30 p.m. “Large Scale Effects from Google’s algorithm update. – How you can take advantage of those opportunities,” Toby Eborn from Firetoss
2:00 p.m. “Improving Near Miss, Hazard, and Incident Reporting,” Spencer Hohman from WCF Insurance

UMA Awards

The following awards will be presented at the 2021 UMA Virtual Conference.

Best Safety Project – 1st, 2nd, and 3rd

Best Company Culture

Best CI Project

Best 5S Project

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Tour Day

October 12th, 2021, Join us for Day 2 of the Utah Manufacturing Summit 2021 where you will have the opportunity to tour one of four of the largest and most well-known manufacturers in Utah.

Take factory tours to see, first-hand, best practices in manufacturing. Choose one morning tour and one afternoon tour.

One day, Two tours. Boeing. Stadler. O.C. Tanner. Bullfrog Spas. Recognize these companies?  Want to look under the hood to learn how they do it? Here’s your opportunity.

During these 3-hour tours, you will learn from industry leaders on how they have implemented systems and processes to optimize efficiencies and reduce costs in their manufacturing processes. You will be on the floor seeing first-hand what they have implemented, why they chose their solution, and how it has worked for them. iMpact Utah will supply notebooks and pens. You’ll want to take a lot of notes and capture your best ideas during these tours.

Who should attend? Manufacturing CEOs, COOs, Executives, and Leaders

  • Have you always wanted to know how other manufacturers improve performance?
  • Do you want to implement better processes but don’t know where to start?
  • Are you struggling with how to improve productivity while improving quality?

Morning Tours Agenda: Pick 1, Boeing or O.C. Tanner

  • 8:30 AM: Continental Breakfast provided
  • 9:00 AM: Board bus for the tour
  • Noon: Arrive at SLCC
  • Meeting at SLCC Westpointe Building Room 215/217 on Oct 12th.
  • SLCC Westpointe campus
  • 1060 N. Flyer Way
  • Salt Lake City, UT 84116

Afternoon Tours Agenda: Pick 1, Bullfrog Spas or Stadler Rail 

  • 12:30PM: Lunch provided
  • 1:00PM: Board bus for second round of tours
  • 4:00PM: Arrive at SLCC
  • Meeting at SLCC Westpointe Building Room 215/217 on Oct 12th.
  • SLCC Westpointe campus
  • 1060 N. Flyer Way
  • Salt Lake City, UT 84116
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October 13th, 2021, By invitation only. We are connecting Utah manufacturers with DoD contract holders. If you are interested please contact Brian Anderson, banderson@impactutah.org.

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Virtual Conference Sponsorships

  • Platinum Event Sponsor – $3,200

  • Event Sponsor – $2,000

  • Track Sponsor – $1,200

  • Speaker Slot – $1,000

Tour Day Sponsorships

  • Bus Sponsor – $1,000

  • Breakfast Sponsor – $1,000

  • Lunch Sponsor – $1,000

  • Tour Sponsor – $500

Contact Brian Anderson banderson@impactutah.org for more information on Tour Day Sponsorships.


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