GTMI Industry Partners Symposium and Distinguished Lecture

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    • Tuesday November 10, 2015 - Wednesday November 11, 2015
      10:00 am - 3:59 pm
  • Location: Georgia Tech Research Institute Conference Center, Atlanta, GA
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Tina Guldberg
GTMI Director of Strategic Partnerships


Summary Sentence: Walmart Executive Vice President Michelle Gloeckler to Present Distinguished Lecture. Scott Hollister to Deliver Keynote.

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The Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute (GTMI) is hosting the third annual Industry Partners Symposium and Distinguished Lecture to bring together industry leaders, government partners and Georgia Tech researchers. The meeting is an opportunity to hear from experts on current challenges in manufacturing, identify opportunities for collaboration and improvement, and network with peers.

Michelle Gloeckler is the distinguished lecturer for 2015. She is executive vice president of the consumables and health & wellness divisions and U.S. manufacturing lead for Walmart U.S. In addition to driving merchandising strategies in areas such as beauty and personal care, pets, household paper and chemicals, baby, OTC, pharmacy and optical, Michelle leads a strong team who is responsible for Walmart’s investment of $250 billion in products that support American jobs. Michelle was selected to lead the President’s Global Council of Women Leaders in 2015.   

Previously, Michelle was senior vice president of the home division, overseeing buying, branding, product development and collaboration across functions. In January of 2013, Walmart announced its commitment to grow U.S. manufacturing, and Michelle’s responsibilities expanded to lead that effort.

GTMI also announced that Dr. Scott Hollister will provide a keynote during the symposium. Hollister, who is a biomedical and mechanical engineering professor at the University of Michigan, founded the Scaffold Tissue Engineering Group (STEG), a research group that develops biomaterial platform systems (called scaffolds) for tissue reconstruction. He will address his work with STEG and some of the manufacturing issues he has dealt with.

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