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SEPTEMBER 26, 2017

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one powerful day of growth-generating ideas
sept. 26, 2017
7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Cyber security. Global supply chain management. Skills training. The issues facing the manufacturing and distribution industry are moving at lightning speed, and today’s executives need to do more than just keep pace. Gain the insights and ideas to accelerate your business at RKL’s Manufacturing & Distribution Growth & Profitability Forum, the region’s premier event focused on owners and financial executives in these industries. This event is by invitation only. 


Hear from keynote speaker and Roush Yates Engines COO, Mary Ann Mauldwin, who will discuss the strategies she used to shift her company into high-growth mode and pave the way for sustained success. Tap into RKL’s expertise in breakout sessions focused on helping attendees tackle fast-paced challenges like change management, revenue acceleration and information security with speed and precision.


Earn CPE credits for your time, and enjoy networking opportunities with your peers and RKL’s professional team during the continental breakfast and lunch. This free event is by invite only and space is limited, so register today.

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Driving to Success: The Roush Yates Engines Transformation


Featuring Mary Ann Mauldwin, Chief Operations Officer, Roush Yates Engines

NASCAR drivers and pit crews rely on Roush Yates Engines to make it to the winner’s circle. Mary Ann Mauldwin, Chief Operations Officer of this leading-edge engine development company, relies on innovation, education and efficiency to keep Roush Yates at the cutting edge of its industry.


In her keynote, Mauldwin will offer real world examples of the challenges and opportunities facing companies in high-growth mode like Roush Yates. From lean manufacturing, training and education, ERP implementation, customer satisfaction and more, attendees of this session will be able to apply these proven tactics and principles to improve the growth and profitability of their own organizations.

(Qualifies for 1 specialized knowledge CPE credit)



7:00 a.m.
to 8:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m.
to 9:10 a.m.

Welcome from RKL & Keynote Presentation
Driving to Success: The Roush Yates Engines Transformation
Presented by: Mary Ann Mauldwin, CFPIM, CSCP, COO

9:15 a.m.
to 10:05 a.m.

Option 1
Racing for Secure Data
Randy Coneby, RKL Risk Management
Walt Goodfield, RKL eSolutions
Bob Miller, RKL eSolutions

Whether it is protecting customer information, managing inventory or interfacing with third party vendors, data security plays an increasingly important and complex role in the day-to-day operations of manufacturers. This panel discussion features IT and industry experts who will outline key cyber security trends, issues and challenges. Attendees of this session will learn best practices and security considerations that can be applied to their own companies to keep data safe. (Qualifies for 1 specialized knowledge CPE credit)

Option 2
Shifting into High Gear: Strategies for Revenue Enhancement
Bethany Novis, RKL
Kathryn Ross, Kross Strategies


Every owner and financial executive wants to improve their bottom line, but how can manufacturing and distribution companies shift their enterprises into high gear? This session focuses on revenue generation activities that lay the foundation for growth and strategies that effectively drive company value and profit goals. Through case studies and actionable insights, attendees will gain the skills and methods needed to strengthen future revenue expectations and develop a sustainable approach to grow quality revenues organically and via acquisition. (Qualifies for 1 specialized knowledge CPE credit)

10:05 a.m.


10:25 a.m.
to 11:15 a.m.

Option 1
Change Management: A Human Capital Perspective
Danielle Hoffer, RKL

In today’s fast-paced world, adaptability is key as companies undergo changes ranging from human capital to technological advancements. These back-to-back sessions focus on helping manufacturers proactively manage change in order to stay relevant and competitive. Up first, we examine change management from a human resources and organizational development perspective. Audience discussion and questions are encouraged. Attendees of this session will be presented with holistic highlights and tangible takeaways to apply to their own companies. (Qualifies for 1 specialized knowledge CPE credit)

Option 2
Key International Tax Considerations for Manufacturers

Josie Parr, RKL

Today’s global economy means manufacturers can reach more customers in more countries than ever before. Globalized commerce brings its own set of tax challenges and opportunities, so M&D leaders must navigate this landscape carefully to gain a competitive advantage. This session will equip attendees with basic information on U.S. tax treatment of foreign business income, help them identify tax savings and deferral opportunities related to foreign expansion and increase their awareness of key international tax compliance rules that are too costly to overlook. (Qualifies for 1 tax CPE credit)

11:20 a.m.
to 12:10 p.m.

Option 1
Change Management: An Operations Perspective
Bob Pozesky, RKL

How M&D companies tackle change will determine whether they take the lead within the industry or fall behind the pack. The second part of our deep dive into change management focuses on operations management, process improvement and growth. Audience discussion and Q&A is encouraged. Attendees of this session will be presented with holistic highlights and tangible takeaways to apply to their own companies. (Qualifies for 1 specialized knowledge CPE credit)

Option 2
Growth Acceleration Through Business Transformation
Paula Barrett, RKL
Ryan Hurst, RKL
 Chad Byers, Symmetrical Investments
Steven Hobman, NewSpring Capital

Each part of the business lifecycle presents an opportunity for growth, but also comes with its own challenges. Do you have ideas for a new product or service line? Are you considering merging with or acquiring another business? Is a sale of the business or ownership transition on the horizon? Our panel of experts will share some best practices that attendees of this session can apply to their own company’s transformation process. (Qualifies for 1 specialized knowledge CPE credit)

12:15 p.m.



to 2:30 p.m.

Bonus Post-Forum Event: Pit Crew Conversations
Join the experts from RKL to continue the conversation. In these dynamic round table discussions focused on revenue enhancement, change management and business transformation, we’ll turn the theories presented in the morning sessions into practice so that you can apply it to your own companies.  


Experts Navigating a Variety of Tracks within your Industry to Accelerate Growth & Profitability

CPE info

CPE Credit: Earn up to four hours in the fields of specialized knowledge or tax. See course descriptions.

Cancellations: Cancellations outside of unforeseen circumstances are requested by September 19.

Prerequisites: None


Advanced Preparation: None


Program Level: Basic


Delivery Method: Group-Live

For information regarding our complaint policy contact RKL’s HR department at 717.394.5666.

RKL is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE Credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website,

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As the largest and most innovative indoor sports complex in the country, Spooky Nook Sports is the ultimate destination for families, athletes and businesses. With more than 700,000 square feet under one roof and over 50 acres of outdoor facilities, the Nook Sports facility has the unique capacity to simultaneously host various sporting events throughout every season. The indoor facilities include 10 hardwood basketball courts, four field hockey courts, 10 volleyball courts and six soccer fields, as well as a 60-yard indoor track and a full-sized baseball infield. The Nook also encompasses a fitness center, a climbing center, numerous meeting and party spaces, a food court and arcade and more. 

75 Champ Blvd.
Manheim, PA 17545 

Spooky Nook Sports
2913 Spooky Nook Rd.
Manheim, PA 17545

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Check out some of the feedback we've received at our previous Manufacturing & Distribution Growth & Profitability Forums:
"Topics very informative and thought provoking." 
"Good mix of topics, great event - well done!"
"Great topics. Done top shelf as always. Thank you!"
"Great conference and quality speakers."

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