Roundtable session with George Saiz

September 29, 2017 - Akron, OH

8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

An AME Cleveland Consortium event






Consortia Member Fee: FREE

Non-Consortia, AME Member Fee: FREE

Non-Member Fee: FREE



Join AME's Cleveland Consortium for a special roundtable session with Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) President and CEO, George Saiz on September 29 at Goodyear in Akron, Ohio. Saiz will communicate his vision for AME in the years to come, what changes you can expect in the near future and what Consortia means to AME.

Saiz will also discuss a key lean implementation strategy that involves equipment, empowerment and engagement forces that are key to moving your lean program forward. Saiz’s presentation will be followed by a general roundtable collaboration where you can discuss the topic of your choice.

Please note: Competitors from Firestone are not be permitted to attend.




Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs approximately 68,000 people and manufactures its products in 50 facilities in 22 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. The Goodyear R&D organization received the AME Excellence Award in 2016.


  • Discover new ways to lead people through CI conversions.
  • Learn to engage people at all levels.
  • Collaborate with Cleveland’s top lean practitioners.
  • Bring a lean problem you’re having for discussion with the group!


  • AME members
  • Leadership
  • CI professionals
  • Engineers
  • Supervisors


8:30 a.m.   -   9:00 a.m.     Registration & welcome
9:00 a.m.   -   9:45 a.m.     People-centric leadership presentation by George Saiz
9:45 a.m.   - 10:00 a.m.     Q&A
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.     AME Consortia: A long-term vision
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.     Open collaboration
12:00 p.m.                         Adjourn