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4th Ceramic Leadership Summit

Register for CLS 2014


Where Business and Manufacturing Meet Strategy


Confirmed Speakers  

CLS 2014 focuses on business and technology leadership by connecting attendees with other leaders who can help grow your organization. Download the advance program to learn more. Register now to hear from these industry leaders.

Jim Meil Katharine Frase Andy Zynga Frank O’Brien-Bernini
Jim Meil, vice president, chief economist, Eaton Katharine Frase, vice president, CTO, Global Public Sector, IBM Corporation Andy Zynga, CEO, NineSigma Frank O’Brien-Bernini, vice president, chief sustainability officer, Owens Corning
Al Lubrano Eric Urruti Wayne G. Butscher R. Allen Kimel
Al Lubrano, chairman, NAM’s Small to Medium Manufacturers; president, Materion Technical Materials Eric Urruti, vice president, research & technology development, SCHOTT NA Wayne G. Butscher, director, BioSTART and Lab Associates Program, BioTechnical Institute of Maryland, Inc. R. Allen Kimel, assistant professor, associate head for undergraduate studies, MSE, Pennsylvania State University
Lora Cooper Rothen Steve Rengers  Martin J. Curran Steve Ritchey
Lora Cooper Rothen, CEO, Du-Co Ceramics Company Steve Rengers, R&D manager, Additive Development Center, GE Aviation Martin J. Curran, executive vice president, innovation officer, Corning Incorporated Steven M. Ritchey, partner, Thompson Coburn LLP
Anthony Nickens Michael Silver Daniel Tipsord Bud Cass
Anthony Nickens, vice president, energy and new business, Ceramatec, Inc. Michael N. Silver, CEO, American Elements Daniel E. Tipsord, director of engineering, Trans-Tech, Inc; a subsidiary of Skyworks Solutions, Inc Bud Cass, managing member, Bud Cass Consulting LLC; former president and chairman, Advanced Cerametrics (ACI)
Petra Mitchell Rick Norment Dick Brow  
Petra Mitchell, president, CEO, Catalyst Connection Richard Norment, executive director, National Council for Public-Private Partnerships Richard K. Brow, Curators’ Professor of Ceramic Engineering, Missouri University of Science & Technology  


Other Speakers & Panelists  
  • Christine Heckle, Corning Incorporated
  • Richard Weber, Materials Development, Inc.
  • David W. Johnson Jr, Journal of the American Ceramic Society


Meeting Description  

If your work relies on the business-end of ceramics, you cannot afford to miss the 4th Annual Ceramic Leadership Summit. This unique and powerful meeting focuses on the most important strategic issues confronting the ceramics and glass community. Invited speakers include some of the most respected leaders in the ceramic and glass community, and the highly interactive format maximizes the expertise in the audience.



Select your membership type below to register online. Nonmembers will be prompted to create a New Visitor Registration. Download the registration form to sign up by phone, fax or mail.


On or Before

March 7, 2014


March 7, 2014

Member $525 $675
Member plus membership renewal $645 $795
Nonmember $645 $795
Future Leaders Program Attendee (Invitation Only)* $425 $575
Emeritus/ACerS Senior Member $425 $575
Material Advantage Student Member $195 $270
Student: Not in Material Advantage $235 $310
Spouse/Companion** $75 $75


Registration, except Spouse/Companion, includes welcome reception, conference dinner, 2 lunches and breaks.

 * ACerS member who is under 40 years old and in the first 10 years of professional career.

** Includes only welcome reception and conference dinner.


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