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Program Details

Thursday, February 21

5:00 pm–6:00 pm

Keynote Presentation
Zero Fail Mission

Colonel Mark Tillman

Col. Tillman keeps attendees on the edge of their seat as he shares his first-hand account of piloting President George W. Bush on September 11, 2001 and later transporting the Commander in Chief into the war zone of Baghdad, Iraq for Thanksgiving dinner with the troops. Col emphasizes the concept of a Zero Fail Mission, which can be applied in both business and everyday life. Detailed planning, measurable expectations and personal responsibility are several of the key elements.

6:00 pm–7:00 pm Networking Reception

Friday, February 22

7:30 am–8:00 am Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:00 am–8:15 am Welcome and Introduction
8:15 am–9:30 am

The Power of Influence: Increase Your Influence & Your Impact
Ty Bennett

Regardless of the type of company, or the role you play in it, you are in the business of people. Because of that, great leadership is the driving force behind growing your business. Based on his highly rated book, The Power of Influence, Ty shares his philosophies and tools for increasing your influence and impact as a leader. How do you become a good leader? Through influence. How do you become a great leader? By using influence and integrity to engage and inspire others.

9:30 am–9:45 am Refeshment Break
9:45 am–12:00 pm

Are You Running Your Business or is IT Running You (panel)
The Six Keys to Getting What You Want from Your Business
Clark Neuhoff, Certified EOS Implementer, Traction Process Associates

This session will teach the six key components of the EOS process that will strengthen any business. You will learn simple, practical and proven tools that you can begin applying tomorrow. The panel discussion will also allow time for AWT members, (Water Treatment Company Perspective, Bob Lee, CWT, R2J Chemical Services, Inc., and Tom Hutchison, HOH Water Technology, Inc.) to share their experience with EOS.

12:00 pm–1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm–2:00 pm Forecasting — What's on the Horizon to Impact Us
Smaller Breakout Groups
  • Technology
  • Climate/Environmental
  • Regulatory
  • Business Structure
  • Professional Development/Career Paths
  • Demographics
2:00 pm–3:00 pm

Running Your Business: Using Financials To Make Business Decisions and Tax Strategies for Small Businesses
Scott Hackworth, Industry Insights
Rob Wollfarth and Adam Green, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

This session will provide you with insights into how to use financial reporting and benchmarking data to make informed business decisions. There will also be time to provide information on important tax strategies for small businesses

3:00 pm–4:00 pm

Fundamentals of Operation
Daniel Stumper, MEPOL

This session will review lean manufacturing and six sigma processes to help your business run more efficiently. The continuous improvement philosophy is focused on putting processes and procedures in place that make measured improvements to operations over time. Programs such as Lean and ISO Quality Management go beyond 'cutting costs' to eliminating all non-value-added activities (otherwise known as waste) to enhance productivity, quality and customer satisfaction.

4:00 pm–4:15 pm Refreshment Break
4:15 pm–5:30 pm

Hiring and Recruiting Panel
Rob Wollfarth and Adam Green, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

This session will review the legal aspects of hiring and recruiting

6:00 pm Closing Reception




AWT Business Owners Meeting

The meeting exclusively for water treatment company owners.

Association of Water Technologies
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Rockvile, MD 20850
Phone: (301) 740-1421
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