Executive Leadership Summit speakers

Meet the speakers


Scott Curtis brought 25 years of manufacturing experience and leadership and a deep working knowledge of Training Within Industry (TWI) programs when he joined TWI Institute in 2012. Since then, he has been working on growing the Institute into a global leader in TWI, with partner locations throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas.

Cyndi Gave is president of The Metiss Group, a talent management consulting firm providing selection and development solutions since 1996. She has demonstrated her passion for aligning talent management strategies to business objectives for more than 30 years. A business leader at heart, she found her niche to influence business results best through advising leaders in their quest for an effective employee selection process, the means to accelerate employee performance, and strengthening organizational health.

Steve Latin-Kasper, NTEA’s director of market data and research, started his career as a statistician with the Department of Commerce. Since 1999, he has focused his efforts on research and analysis of market data and economic indicators for the work truck industry. He has 38 years of experience as an economist and is currently on forecast panels for Bloomberg and National Association for Business Economics. View full bio.

Mark Vitner, managing director and senior economist for Wells Fargo Securities LLC, is well-known for tracking U.S. and regional economic trends and is recognized nationally for his insights on housing markets, commercial real estate, regional economies and inflation. His commentary has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg.


Matthew Wallace is president and CEO of VRSim, creator of virtual reality and interactive simulations to teach manufacturing and construction trade skills. He is a recognized expert in virtual reality for practical, cost-effective business use. Previously, he was a consultant, director and advisor for a broad range of early-stage technology companies. Learn more about VRSim.
Matthew Wallace 

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