New Speakers Added to the 2013 Continuous Improvement Conference

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, January 7, 2013—The 2013 Continuous Improvement Conference has announced the addition of Dan Vermeesch, plant manager, Micron Manufacturing and John Collins, vice president of operations, JTS Direct to its speaker lineup at its annual conference, April 7–10, 2013, in Indianapolis, Indiana. The new sessions feature discussions on strategic planning and achieving operational excellence.

The Continuous Improvement Conference is the only industry event focused on helping companies achieve operational excellence by using the concepts of Lean Manufacturing and other management and quality systems. The added sessions are:

Policy Deployment
John Collins, JTS Direct

Policy Deployment is a method for ensuring that the strategic plan of a company drives progress and action at every level within the company.Learn how policy deployment is used to ensure that day-to-day activities are directly connected to long-term goals.

Operational Excellence Case Study
Dan Vermeesch, Micron Manufacturing Company

Learn how one Shingo Silver Medallion-winning company has created an operational approach that puts it at the forefront of manufacturers around the globe. Among the principles that Micron demonstrates: respect every individual, assure quality at the source, focus on process, and create constancy of purpose.

The conference offers three tracks: leadership and culture, process and tools—advanced, and process and tools—fundamental. It is ideal for executives; operations, production, and quality managers; and others striving for operational excellence.

For more information on the 2013 Continuous Improvement Conference, download the conference brochure, which includs a full speaker lineup and logistical information, or to register, visit


About Printing Industries of America
Printing Industries of America is the world’s largest graphic arts trade association, representing an industry with approximately one million employees. It serves the interests thousands of member companies. Together with its nationwide affiliate network, Printing Industries delivers products and services that enhance the growth, efficiency, and profitability of its members and the graphic communications industry through advocacy, education, research, and technical information.

Program Contact
Jim Workman
+1 412-259-1710

Media Contact
Megan Flynn
+1 412-259-1837

Published on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 (updated 05/31/2014)

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