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February 11, 2014 MWCC Quarterly Meeting

  • February 11, 2014
  • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Loyola University, Columbia Campus, 8890 McGaw Road, Room 210
  • 24


  • Not a member of MWCC member company, no lunch
  • Not a member of MWCC member company, optional lunch included
  • Member of MWCC member company, no lunch
  • Member of MWCC member company, optional lunch included

The Maryland World Class Consortia holds regular meetings each quarter for members, potential members, supporters, and guests.  Each meeting is a half-day "mini-conference" that provide new developments among Consortia members, examples of World Class tools in action, and networking with active practitioners.  

Speakers for this meeting:

Eddie Conklin of Peninsula Regional Medical Center will describe the great lean strides being made at this regional hospital on Maryland's Eastern Shore.  PRMC has gotten some very positive press recently in healthcare trade publications.  Eddie has a deep manufacturing background.  Bringing lean practices to hospital operations presented many challenges, some new, and some familiar.  Eddie's lessons-learned and advice can help accelerate any lean journey in any industry.

Mike Galiazzo of RMI of Maryland will describe new programs and plans that will be of keen interest to Maryland manufacturers and others interested in seeing a stronger Maryland economy and American Middle Class.

Mike DeBergalis, formerly of Dentsply Caulk, now with Kraft Foods, and Justin Cressler of Kraft Foods will speak about their companies' lean journeys.  Mike recently described aspects of Dentsply's transformation at the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Lean Conference. He and Justin will compare and contrast features of the two companies' lean efforts.  This presentation will offer a unique comparative study of two lean strategies, what works, and why.


08:00 a.m. - Registration and continental breakfast

08:30 a.m. - Welcome and announcements

08:45 a.m. - Eddie Conklin, Peninsula Regional Medical Ctr

09:45 a.m. - Networking Break

10:00 a.m. - Mike Galiazzo, RMI of Maryland

10:30 a.m. - Networking Break

10:45 a.m. - Mike DeBergalis, Dentsply/Kraft Foods and Justin Cressler, Kraft Foods

11:45 a.m. - Closing remarks

12:00 p.m. - Optional networking lunch

Lunch - Garden Salad with red wine vinaigrette, grilled chicken and sliced London Broil with roasted red and sweet potatoes, fresh veggie medley.  Fresh fruit and assorted home made sweets.

If you have special dietary requirements, please contact us to arrange alternative dining selections.


Loyola University, Columbia Campus

8890 McGaw Road, Room 210, Columbia, Maryland 21045


Please visit Loyola University, Columbia Campus website for directions. Refunds for cancellations will not be granted after February 4, 2014.

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