2017 Executive Leadership Summit speakers

Meet the speakers

Bios below in alphabetical order
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Steve Carey
Executive Director, NTEA

Since 1998, Steve Carey has held a series of leadership roles at NTEA, including senior director of operations and deputy executive director, prior to taking on the role of executive director in 2012. His active involvement in the work truck industry gives him a unique outlook on national and global dynamics. He earned a master’s in business administration from Baldwin-Wallace College (Cleveland, Ohio). Full bio

Responding to Change in a Dynamic Industry

Doug Cartland 
President, Doug Cartland Inc.

Doug Cartland helps companies increase profits by improving their leadership skills. Since 1998, Doug has been an advisor to CEOs. He’s an expert in leadership and management skills and, in addition to his work with CEOs, has successfully trained and coached leaders on all levels. Many companies have drawn a direct correlation between his work with them and their enhanced profitability.

Doug’s weekly Leadership Advisory is widely regarded as the best leadership focused newsletter that exists today. Businesses and organizations in 47 of the 50 United States and 14 countries have come to rely upon his wise advice, counsel, training and coaching.

Cultivate the Truth Tellers: The Value of Candor in the Workplace and How to Make It Thrive
Invigorate Your Best, Don’t Pander to the Rest: How to Make Your Best Performers Flourish

Rich Galen
Columnist and Political Strategist, Mullings.com 

Rich Galen’s expertise is shaped by a variety of high-profile positions with international influence, including his role as press secretary to Dan Quayle and Newt Gingrich. He was sent to Iraq for a tour of duty by the White House and handpicked to help build self-governing infrastructures in select Eastern European countries. Rich is now a columnist, Republican strategist and frequent guest on MSNBC, CNN, the TODAY Show, Good Morning America and ABC World News Tonight.

Exploring the Current State of U.S. Politics and the Possibilities Ahead

Dawn Jinsky
Partner, Wealth Transfer, Plante Moran PLLC

Dawn Jinsky leads the estate and business transition practice for Plante Moran. With more than 19 years in the estate planning and business transition area, she specializes in estate planning, wealth transfer, charitable planning, and assists family business owners with their transition plans.

She is known for her ability to educate and facilitate discussions with her clients and lead them through what can be complex and difficult decisions. She works to ensure they understand their estate plan, the impact to their loved ones, and tax implications and gives them alternatives to consider focused around their goals.

Recently, Dawn has focused on issues related to owning a family business and succession of that business to the next generation. For many businesses, this can include creation of advisory boards, a governance structure and evaluating family philosophies.

She has spoken at various conferences, including the Flint Estate and Financial Planning Council, University of Toledo Center for Family & Privately Held Business, and The Community House of Birmingham Business Symposium.

Succession Planning: Don’t Risk Your Company’s Future, Plan for It

Steve Latin-Kasper

Director of Market Data and Research, NTEA

Steve Latin-Kasper 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 was appointed to the U.S. Government’s Industrial Trade Advisory Committee for capital equipment and is currently a member of the National Association for Business Economics. He has previously been named one of Bloomberg’s top economic forecasters. Steve earned a master’s in economics from the University of Utah. Full bio

Macroeconomic Trends and Projections Shaping the Commercial Vehicle Industry
An Outlook for the Work Truck Industry

Antti Lindstrom
Principal Research Analyst HCV Forecasting US, IHS Markit 
Antti Lindstrom is in charge of medium- and heavy-duty truck forecasts for the NAFTA region at IHS Markit. He has in-depth experience with on- and off-highway applications and powertrains, in addition to defense and marine markets, combined with a period in the retail side of the vehicle industry. Antti’s background gives him a textured perspective of the industry overall. His forecasting and market research career includes managing industrial and marine gas turbine data products and leading a team of industry specialists and surveyors. Based in Colorado, he is currently part of the IHS Markit Global Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicle team.

An Outlook for the Work Truck Industry

Eli Lustgarten
President, ESL Consultants

During his years analyzing industrial markets, Eli Lustgarten received the All-Star Analyst Award from The Wall Street Journal six times. He maintains an industrial market focus in his current role at ESL Consultants.

Commercial Truck Application Market Forecast

Joe Paulsen
President, Pinnacle Business Solutions Inc.

Joe Paulsen is a Professional EOS Implementer who is passionate about helping business owners and their leadership teams get more from their businesses. During his business career, Joe has performed a wide variety of roles from purchasing to sales to operations, with his last eight years culminating as general manager for a $40-million truck equipment manufacturing company (TBEI/Crysteel Mfg.). 

Joe has firsthand knowledge of the power of the Entrepreneur Operating System (EOS) as he used it to develop his senior management team and execute the company’s strategic management plan. This plan successfully transitioned a declining military sales segment of the business into another sales channel segment, growing it by more than 1000% over six short years. 

In 2016, Joe began implementing EOS full-time and has received his Professional EOS Implementer certification from EOS Worldwide (Detroit, Michigan). He is now pursuing his lifelong passion of helping leadership teams become more focused, accountable and healthy. Learn more at pinnaclesolutionspro.com. View the EOS Story video.

Getting a Grip on Your Business 

David Plomin
Partner, Management Consulting Strategy and Operations, Plante Moran PLLC

David Plomin is a partner in Plante Moran’s Management Consulting Strategy and Operations practice. He advises organizations on their most critical issues and is known for his ability to dramatically improve business performance. His clients include underperforming organizations requiring restructuring and intervention as well as high performing organizations seeking to further improve their competitive position in the marketplace, increase profitability, or prepare for increased growth and scale.

Dave has more than 30 years of experience streamlining and transforming operations, driving business change, maximizing profitability and ensuring that technology investments deliver results. He provides solutions and leadership for critical initiatives, such as technology acceptance, operational change, performance improvement, and merger and acquisition integration. 

Over the course of his career, Dave has worked in a wide range of industries including construction supplies, distribution, health care, heavy industry, automotive, public sector and non-profits. He recently led an operations improvement project to reduce the delivery time for a custom machine manufacturer. During this project, all of the client’s departments participated in developing and implementing solutions that removed barriers and obstacles that were affecting delivery times. As a result of the project, the client was able to reduce stated lead-times and customer satisfaction increased significantly.

Succession Planning: Don’t Risk Your Company’s Future, Plan for It

Doyle Sumrall
Managing Director, NTEA

Doyle Sumrall’s insights come from more than 30 years of engineering and business management experience. Prior to his current management role at NTEA, he held several executive positions, including vice president of manufacturing for Stahl/Scott Fetzer Company and director of engineering and operations and general manager of hydraulics for WALTCO Truck Equipment Co. Doyle serves as managing director of Green Truck Association, NTEA’s well-known affiliate division which focuses on green truck products, truck technology developments and alternative fuel initiatives. He is a member of SAE and serves on the Board of Clean Fuels Ohio. Full bio

Responding to Change in a Dynamic Industry 

Jason Young
Author, Speaker and Trainer, Culturetopia

As a former senior-level manager at Southwest Airlines, Jason Young learned the value of a successful workplace culture. During his 10 years with the airline consistently rated number one in customer service and employee satisfaction, he was a key driver in creating and developing the company’s innovative training programs for its successful leadership and customer service culture that have become renowned in the business world today. Read full bio. View interview video.
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