<strong> - Don Lane, CEO of Makino</strong><br />Today, the outlook for North American manufacturing is mixed. Regulatory pressures, reluctance to make capital investments, changes in the energy and currency markets, the current political climate and other global pressures can create a confusing picture for business leaders. But these or other challenges to our businesses always exist. But as industry leaders, we have the ability to create and form our own future. Don Lane, CEO of Makino, will discuss effective business strategies that drive growth, new opportunities and success. Don will highlight the volatility of markets and current circumstances and discuss some guiding principles that have allowed companies to prosper over the long term.