San Antonio 2019 Summit

May 9, 2019 | 7:00 am to May 10, 2019 | 12:00 pm
Contact AME: 224-232-5980 |
Non-Member Fee: $795
Member Fee: $695
Student Member Fee: $495
Champions Club Members: $300


Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk
123 Losoya St.
San Antonio, Texas

Come hear industry and educational leaders share their best practices on how to deploy the building blocks and people-centric leadership principles needed to grow our nation of makers.

By 2028, an estimated 2.4 million manufacturing jobs will be left unfilled due to the skills shortage in the U.S. manufacturing industry, according to 2018 joint study by Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute. This shortage has a potential economic impact of $2.5 trillion.

To address these challenges, communities like San Antonio are rethinking and retooling their current and future workforce. On May 9-10, 2019, hear from continuous improvement practitioners at organizations working to equip the next generation of knowledge workers, including Goodyear Innovation Center Manufacturing (ICM), Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Texas, and Newport News Shipbuilding. You'll also tour the world-class training facilities at Alamo Academies and St. Philip’s College, where students are trained to pursue high-demand careers.

Learn more about the skills gap, apprenticeships and other manufacturing workforce issues in this complimentary webiner, Closing the growing skills gap.


Goodyear Innovation Center Manufacturing (ICM)

At this event, you'll hear from Rogerio Barbosa, Goodyear's regional director of operational excellence and plant optimization, about Goodyear's Plant Optimization Boot Camp, a training program designed by Goodyear to engage, empower and enable new associates by leveraging standard best-in-class approaches to deliver continuous and sustainable results. The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 64,000 people and manufactures its products in 48 facilities in 22 countries. Goodyear's Akron, Ohio plant is a 2018 AME Excellence Award recipient.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Texas

The New Associate T-TEN Training Program is a partnership between Toyota, community colleges, vocational schools and Toyota and Lexus dealerships. T-TEN is an industry-leading program helping to develop and place thousands of factory certified technicians in challenging rewarding and well-paid positions. Presenting will be Toyota workforce development consultant Toby Gustavus. Gustavus joined Toyota as a service training specialist, providing new technology and specialized factory training to Toyota technicians. Today, he is creating a pipeline of technicians heading into the auto industry.

Newport News Shipbuilding

Newport News Shipbuilding Apprentice School is the preeminent apprenticeship program in the nation. The Apprentice School offers apprentices the opportunity to learn a trade, earn college credit, receive competitive pay and benefits, all the while developing their craftsmanship, scholarship and leadership. Presenting will be Latitia McCane, director of education for the Apprentice School at Newport News Shipbuilding.

Alamo Acadamies

Alamo Academies is a non-profit organization with an innovative, national award-winning STEM-based dual credit model. Through community collaboration with industry partners, Alamo Colleges District, high schools and municipalities; we provide high school students with solid foundations to pursue high-demand careers related to aerospace, advanced manufacturing, information technology, diesel technology and health care. At this event, you'll hear from Katherine Sanchez-Rocha, executive director of Alamo Academies.


St. Philip’s College

St. Philip’s College, founded in 1898, is a comprehensive public community college whose mission is to empower their diverse student population through educational achievement and career readiness. You'll hear from John Haral, associate professor and chair of the transportation & manufacturing technologies department for St. Philip's College. Haral oversees six college programs and three high school academies; college programs include aircraft, diesel, collision refinishing, automated industrial process, advanced manufacturing technician (TXFAME) and machine manufacturing; high school academies include aerospace, diesel and manufacturing.


Jeannine Kunz

Jeannine Kunz is the vice president of Tooling U-SME, where she leads a team dedicated to the ongoing enhancement of manufacturing personnel. A recognized expert in the field of professional development and training, her vision and dedication have put Kunz at the forefront of workforce management issues as she provides forward-thinking educational innovations and solutions for companies, academia and individuals. Kunz focuses on workforce training and development to directly address new industry dynamics related to people’s knowledge and skills in manufacturing.


Dr. Richard C. Hinckley

Dr. Richard C. Hinckley is past president and CEO of the Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD). CORD is a nonprofit organization that has served school districts, community college systems, community and technical colleges, state and local economic and workforce development agencies, the U.S. Department of Education, and more, providing innovative programs that prepare individuals for greater success in careers and higher education. Hinckley will share how to remain competitive in an international marketplace and best practices being deployed by employers and educators to seek ways to plan and work together to educate and train workers for today and the future. He will share CORD’s current work with employers, educators, and other stakeholders to identify the skills required of employers, for today and in the future, and how educators can prepare to meet the needs of their students to enter rewarding careers. 

Charlotte Cahill

Charlotte Cahill is director of Pathways to Prosperity at JFF. In this role, she collaborates with states and regions to develop college and career pathway systems that expand opportunities for young people and support economic growth. Cahill conducts research on topics that include work-based learning, labor market information, economic development and pathways-related federal and state policies to support the development of career pathways systems. Cahill also works with JFF’s Center for Apprenticeship and Work-Based Learning on projects focused on developing work-based learning tools and resources and on scaling youth apprenticeship.

Previously, she worked at the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), where she did policy research and facilitated a peer-learning network of colleges and universities focused on strengthening postsecondary programs and career pathways for student veterans. Cahill has taught at Northwestern University, DePaul University, and the College of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois. She holds a bachelor's degree in history from Boston College and a master's degree and PhD in the history of U.S. public policy from Northwestern University.


Each session will provide time to ask questions on how these initiatives can help your business, school and community learn how to link education to economic prosperity of students, associates and businesses in your community.

Thursday, May 9, 2019 Full Day

8:00 a.m.   -   8:20 a.m.   Welcome from Larry Anderson, AME Southwest region president, and Rey Chavez, San Antonio Manufacturing Association president and CEO
8:20 a.m.   -   9:20 a.m.   Dr. Richard C. Hinckley, director of the Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD), Career Pathways Program
9:20 a.m.   - 10:20 a.m.   Lititia McCane, director of training, Newport News Shipbuilding Apprentice School Program
10:20 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.   Break and networking
10:40 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.   Jeannine Kuntz, vice president of Tooling U-SME
11:40 a.m.  -  1:00 p.m.   Lunch speaker, Douglas Carlberg, SME, AME, Shingo Lean Certification Program
1:00 p.m.   -   2:00 p.m.   Tobey Gustavus, service training specialist, Gulf Sates Toyota T-Ten Technician Training Program
2:00 p.m.   -   3:00 p.m.   Charlotte Cahill, director, Pathways to Prosperity
3:00 p.m.   -   3:20 p.m.   Break and networking
3:20 p.m.   -   4:20 p.m.   Rogerio Barbosa, regional director, operational excellence/plant optimization, Goodyear Racing Tire Plant Optimization Boot Camp 
4:20 p.m.   -   4:45 p.m.   Q&A, wrap-up
4:45 p.m.                           Adjourn

Friday, May10, 2018 Half Day

7:10 a.m.   -   7:30 a.m.   Bus departs for St. Phillip's College and Alamo Academies
7:30 a.m.   -   8:15 a.m.   Breakfast at St. Phillip’s College
8:15 a.m.   –   9:00 a.m.   Alamo Academies and St Philip’s College programs: Katherine Sanchez-Rocha, executive director
9:00 a.m.   - 10:45 a.m.   Alamo Academies and St Philip’s College tour: John Haral, associate professor
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.   Break and networking
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   Best practice panel and wrap-up 
12:00 p.m. - 12:20 p.m.   Return to Hyatt


Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk

Experience the best of downtown San Antonio at this contemporary hotel. The only hotel located directly on the world-famous River Walk, and overlooking the Alamo, Hyatt Regency San Antonio offers easy access to the city’s most popular attractions. Enjoy an authentic San Antonio atmosphere and hospitality, from the moment you step into its soaring atrium lobby. Click here to discover more about San Antonio!

  • Network with continuous improvement practitioners that are working to overcome the skills gap and grow their community of knowledge workers.
  • Discover tools and best practices to help your organization overcome the impacts of the skills gap.
  • Explore key leadership behaviors necessary to build a people-centric culture, including honest and persistent self-reflection, reflective listening and effective communication, building relationships, supporting the growth and development of people and celebration and recognition.
  • Operations executives
  • Lean executives
  • HR executive
  • Supply chain executives
  • Training managers
  • Quality system managers
  • Employee development managers
  • Benchmark managers
  • Educators

You can become an AME member during the registration process for $150 per year and obtain the discounted AME member rate for this event. Your membership will also entitle you to a registration discount for all future AME conferences, seminars, workshops and webinars for one year. Additionally, you will receive a subscription to the award-winning Target magazine and much more.

Payment or purchase order must be received by the AME office five days prior to the event start date. If no payment or PO number is received, you will be asked to pay with a credit card or check at the event before entry.

Cancellation Policy: Enrollment fee less a $100 non-refundable registration charge will be refunded up to one week before the event. Substitutions may be made up to three days prior to the start of the workshop.

Notes: This event may be cancelled by AME for any reason. AME is not responsible for incidental costs incurred by registrants. By registering for this meeting, I hereby acknowledge and agree that AME or its agents may take photographs of me during events and may use those photographs for AME’s purposes, including but not limited to news and promotional purposes, without further compensation to me.