Keynote Speaker
Mary Andringa

A people-first lean culture

Thursday, Oct. 27 Location Code
8:00am-9:00am Lone Star Ballroom, 2nd floor

Mary Vermeer Andringa is chair of the board at Vermeer Corporation, a global industrial and agricultural equipment company, headquartered in Pella, Iowa. Prior to assuming her current role in November 2015, she was CEO and chair of the board for one year and president and CEO for five years. Her earlier roles at Vermeer have included Co-CEO and COO, focusing on her passion for continuous improvement and innovation.

Andringa recently concluded her two-year term as chair of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the nation’s largest manufacturing association, leading efforts to promote a stronger manufacturing industry. She is one of 18 private sector members of President Obama’s Export Council, where she represents manufacturing on important trade matters. She is a member of the B20, the private sector’s channel into the G20, providing leadership on small business and entrepreneurship with the intent to use her voice to remove obstacles and create a better business environment for small businesses to thrive. In 2013, Andringa was inducted into IndustryWeek’s Manufacturing Hall of Fame in large part to her leadership position for lean methodology.