Industry & Economic Outlook Conference and NFPA Foundation Golf Fundraiser

Speaker Information

General Session Speakers

The IEOC general session speakers address today’s leading economic and technical issues with reviews, advice and outlooks to help assess your business environment.  Slightly broader in nature, these topic area’s will feature opinions and solution scenario’s that you find extremely useful for the future of your business.

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Alan Beaulieu, ITR Economics

With a reputation as an accurate, straightforward economist, Alan Beaulieu has delivered award-winning workshops and economic analysis seminars in countries across the world to tens of thousands of business owners and executives for more than 30 years.

Scott Klososky

Scott Klososky is recognized globally for his unique ability to accurately predict future digital trends and provide the logic behind why they will alter the current status quo. He is known for architecting each presentation specifically for the audience, and with the very latest information available. Topics include content such as the importance of organizational digital maturity, leading through the Digital Transformation, cybersecurity, machine intelligence, data intelligence, trendspotting, digital marketing, and best practices for digital governance.


Adrian Lloyd, Interact Analysis

Adrian is an industry veteran with a long and illustrious pedigree. As a research authority, he has pioneered many data analysis techniques that are used widely by analysts today. As a strategy advisor, he has mentored hundreds of executives on the trends shaping a diverse array of electronic markets. His roster of global clients includes ABB, Siemens, Bosch Rexroth & Rockwell.

Sean Metcalfe, Oxford Economics

Sean is a Lead Economist on the Industry team at Oxford Economics, where he helps shape the team’s outlook for global industrial activity, forecasts the utilities sector and works on climate and energy-related enhancements to the Global Industry Model. He also regularly presents on the global industrial outlook for clients.

Jim Meil, ACT Research Co., LLC

Meil has been recognized as a leading industrial sector economist and planner for over 30 years. At ACT Research he is responsible for analyzing how goods-producing sectors are contributing to freight conditions and vocational activity. Meil will present on the fluid power industry forecast.

Taylor St. Germain, ITR Economics

As an experienced economist, Taylor St. Germain provides consulting services for small businesses, trade associations, and Fortune 500 companies across a spectrum of industries. Taylor specializes in forecasting at both the market and company levels and is a key contributor to maintaining ITR Economics’ forecast accuracy rating of 94.7%. His dynamic personality and extensive knowledge of economic trends and their business relevance are highly valued by clients and colleagues alike.

Breakout Session Speakers

Breakout session speakers include top industry experts exploring industry specific topics related to market analysis, trends and outlooks for mobile-related and industrial-related markets.  Crucial information and data for your strategic planning needs.

Bill Baker, Off Highway Research

Bill Baker servers as the Vice President, North America For Off Highway Research a KHL company. Bill researches and develops data-driven, market intelligence for Equipment Manufacturers, Distributors, and other ancillary markets.  He brings market insights with a “what you can do” approach to leverage your companies position towards a successful outcome. The research services he oversees include market sizing, forecasting, buying practices, preferences, competitive behaviors, and a competitive edge response.

Jonathan Starks, FTR Intelligence

Jon is the CEO and CIO at FTR. He has spent his entire career in the freight transportation section having jointed FTR in 2001. Jon's expertise include freight modeling, modal analysis, fleet characteristics, and equipment demand. He is directly responsible for producing more than 13 million data points and 85,000 forecasted items each and every month.

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Eli Lustgarten, ESL Consultants, Inc.

Having provided a general overview and forecast for the fluid power industry’s key end use markets earlier in the program, Lustgarten will take a deep dive into the drivers and outlook surrounding our industry’s second largest end use market, agricultural machinery, and will include:

  • Crop outlook
  • Farm investment and income
  • U.S. Farm equipment demand
  • Tractor and combine sales and outlook
  • Global crop and equipment demand

Chris Chidzik, Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT)

Chris is currently the Principal Economist at AMT – The Association for Manufacturing Technology where he examines trends in the overall economy that affect the demand for manufacturing technology. For over five years, Chris has managed surveys which compile the data necessary to get a full picture of the U.S. manufacturing landscape. Prior to AMT, Chris held varied roles in data analytics, research, sales and marketing in an array of industries and settings. Chris holds a master’s degree in economics from The American University.