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Sep 22, 2017

CISA 2017

CISA 2017 Fall Meeting

CISA 2017 Fall Meeting

Westin O’hare
6100 North River Rd
Rosemont, IL 60018


or call
847-698-6000 and mention
CISA (Casting Industry Suppliers Association) 

Tuesday – November 7th

CISA Board of Directors Meeting
3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Wednesday – November 8th

8:00 am – 9:00 am – Registration
8:15 am – Continental Breakfast

CISA Credit Group

9:00 am – Noon – Meeting & Clearances
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm – Lunch
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Credit Clearances

General Session

8:30 am –  8:45 am – Presidents Message, Mike Bartol MTI

8:45 am –10:15 am – Raymond W. Monroe, Executive Vice President, Steel Foundry Society of America Steel Casting and the Future

Raymond is an annual speaker at our fall meeting and typically discusses the most relative factors affecting steel production and casting.  Mr. Steel will give his insight and predictions on what Steel foundries will be doing in 2018. 

10:15 am – 10:30 am – Break 

10:30 am – 11:30 am – Patricio Gil, CEO Blackhawk De Mexico, “Blackhawk Foundry, AFS & Foundry Trends”

We welcome Patricio to Chicago and appreciate his service with AFS as our current president. Patricio will give us a virtual tour of Blackhawk Foundry and tell us about his first six months as AFS President. He will also share the AFS generated foundry trends and predictions.

11:30 am – 12:00 pm – Member Company Profile

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm – CISA Luncheon

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm – Stephanie Salmon, Vice President Governmental Affairs – AFS” “Government Update “. 

Coming off the heels of a very successful Governmental Affairs conference, Stephanie will reflect on some of the most important issues facing our industry.

General Session

2:15 pm – 3:45 pm – Ted Schorn, VP Quality and Technology – ENKEI, Quality, Safety & Automotive Trends”

Many of us know Ted through his involvement with AFS and appreciate his many years of service.   He will share information about ENKEI and the industry. Ted will discuss Quality and Safety statistics/programs and from his perspective, future automotive demands and requirements.

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm – Break

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Phillip K. Heston, Vice President- Alter Metal RecyclingFoundry Supply and Transportation issues

Phillip will inform us of the challenges and demands following the recent Hurricanes in Florida and Texas. He will also discuss significant transportation and scrap issues facing the foundry industry.

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm – Cocktail Reception

6:00 pm – Dinner 

Thursday – November 9th

General Session

8:45 am – 9:15 am – “CISA Statistics Update” 

This will be an expanded session this year.  The membership is considering new categories such as resin coated sand, ceramics and distributors. Let us know what additions are important to you? 

9:15 am – 10:15 am – Betsy Pierson, CFA Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, Alpine Trust and Investment Group “Investing in 2018”  Betsy will discuss current events, including the recent hurricanes, political climate and other significant factors, which may contribute to the overall economy and investments.    

10:15 am – 10:30 am – Break

10:30 am – 11:45 am – Dick Haun, Area Manager Foundry Operations, Accuride/Gunite

Hear from Dick Haun, who runs one of the largest foundries in Illinois.   Get a PowerPoint tour of Accuride/Gunite and learn important facts surrounding truck casting requirements.

11:45 am – 12:00 pm – President Bartol “Closing Remarks”

For more information, please visit CISA.org.


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