OCTOBER 22 - 24 2019



Daniel J. Meckstroth, Ph.D., VP & Chief Economist of the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity & Innovation Named Opening Day Keynote Speaker for The ASSEMBLY Show

asb show logoDr. Meckstroth to Discuss What Lies Ahead for US Manufacturing

Rosemont, IL, March 19, 2013-The ASSEMBLY Show is excited to announce Daniel J. Meckstroth, Ph.D., Vice President and Chief Economist, MAPI - Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity & Innovation as the opening day keynote speaker. Dr. Meckstroth will discuss What Lies Ahead for US Manufacturing on Tuesday, October 29th at 9:00 am. The 2013 Assembly Show will take place on Monday, October 28 through Wednesday, October 30 at the Rosemont Convention Center, Rosemont, IL.

 “We can think of no one better than Dr. Meckstroth to provide our attendees with comments and analysis on a wide variety of economic issues as they relate to the manufacturing sector as he is the primary spokesperson on business conditions and economic matters for MAPI,” stated Tom Esposito, Publisher for Assembly Magazine. “Understanding what the future of the US Manufacturing sector looks like will be so important for the thousands of engineers and senior managers who have already made plans to attend this event.”

Daniel J. Meckstroth, Ph.D., is Vice President and Chief Economist for Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI). He has been with MAPI since 1990 and coordinates the economic forecasting and analysis program involving MAPI’s nine economists. He also serves as a Council Director at MAPI and currently is the Council Director for the Division Finance and Purchasing Councils. Prior to joining MAPI, he spent twelve years at Armco (now AK Steel) in a forecasting and strategy role. Dr. Meckstroth earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Cincinnati and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Eastern Kentucky University.

Dr. Meckstroth joins Michael F. Molnar, Director, Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office, and Chief Manufacturing Officer, National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States Department of Commerce, who will be the keynote speaker on Wednesday, October 30th. Molnar has been at the forefront of the federal government’s efforts to help United States manufactures stay competitive for almost 30 years and we are thrilled he will address our attendees at this inaugural event. During his presentation, Molnar will provide a status on the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership and an update on the various programs that the federal government has launched to help U.S. manufacturers.” Molnar’s mission in working with the AMP is to foster industry-led partnerships and to form a “whole of government” approach to strengthen competitiveness and innovation in U.S. manufacturing.

In addition to these dynamic keynote presentations, The ASSEMBLY Show expo hall will showcase leading industry companies—including Silver Sponsor Ingersoll Rand as well as IAI Quality and Innovation, CIRRIS, EPSON Robots, Sovella Human Workspace, and many others. There will be a Showcase Theater in the expo hall where companies including Panasonic, Dymax and Nordson EFD and others will present educational information for the attendees. For a list of exhibiting companies and exciting show features, visit

Join hundreds of manufacturing companies already committed to sending executives to this premier event which connects manufacturing suppliers, buyers and users of assembly equipment in a forum exclusive to assembly technology, equipments and products. During the event, attendees will experience assembly equipment hands-on; network and make powerful connections; evaluate the latest technologies and products; explore alternative product solutions; and learn from high profile experts. To register, click here.

The Assembly Show is sponsored by ASSEMBLY, a monthly trade magazine read by 56,000 engineers and managers responsible for manufacturing and designing cars, computers, catheters, coffee makers and everything in between. ASSEMBLY covers the processes, technologies and strategies for joining discrete parts into finished products. Visit The event is produced by BNP Media, one of the country's leading business-to-business media companies serving industry professionals across 50+ industries through magazines, custom media, e-newsletters, website conferences, events and market research. Visit BNP Media at

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