KIA Motors America and Blue Bird Corporation leadership to speak at the Georgia Manufacturing Summit

Randy Jackson – Senior Vice-President of KIA Motors America and Phil Horlock President and CEO of Blue Bird Corporation will be the featured speakers during the 2015 Georgia Manufacturing Summit at the Cobb Galleria on November 18th.

Atlanta, Georgia -- Manufacturing industry leaders from every corner of Georgia will gather on November 18th for the Georgia Manufacturing Summit at the Cobb Galleria to meet with their peers as they learn about issues impacting their businesses. The day will start off with the “People of Manufacturing Awards” breakfast.

In an effort to bring exposure and recognition to Georgia manufacturers and their employees, the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance is honoring the people of manufacturing in Georgia that exhibit excellence on a day-in, day-out basis. In 2015, we’re excited to announce the addition of two new awards that will seek to recognize a team of employees that have gone above and beyond to better their organization’s manufacturing operations.

The 2015 awards categories are:
• Front Line Leadership
• Plant Manager
• Team Safety
• Team Operational Excellence

“People are the heart and soul of our company, at Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia. Since before the start of production in November, 2009, we have aspired to create more than just great jobs – we have created an environment rich in culture and with great potential for success. The Kia brand is winning awards in quality, safety and design. And, as we look to the future, our sights are set on developing a workforce potential that will position us for continued success and growth,” said Randy Jackson, KMMG’s Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Administration.

“This will be the manufacturing event of the year and all who attend will gain valuable insight on the future of manufacturing in Georgia. By taking time to learn and work together we will certainly grow together as a community. Leaders representing a wide variety of industries will be represented from textile to food and beverage. Both consumer goods and industrial manufacturers will connect on common ground,” said Jason Moss, CEO Georgia Manufacturing Alliance.

Panel discussions will include subject matter experts and industry association leaders from various aspects of manufacturing. One panel will focus on line issues: engineering, logistics and operations while the other will address more peripheral ones, such as finance and human resources.

Tables and individual seats are selling fast, so reserve your seat today at – for sponsorship information call 770-338-0051