About us

Next Generation Manufacturing (NGM) connects manufacturers with the resources they need to share best practices and innovation while providing industry leaders with valuable networking opportunities. The Georgia-based organization encompasses more than 2,000 manufacturing participants throughout the U.S. that represent a complete range of sizes and verticals. Of the many forms of manufacturer engagement offered, direction from the NGM Advisory Board is included as well as manufacturer outreach via the Annual Signature Event, Women’s Leadership Event, C-level Roundtables, Young Professionals Group, strategic meetings, and plant tours.

Next Generation Manufacturing is advised by a select group of Georgia-based manufacturers. The Next Generation Manufacturing Advisory Board is comprised of the following members:

Next Generation Manufacturing Inaugural Signature Event, October 18, 2011.

Pictured (L-R) Richard Kopelman – Chairman, Next Generation Manufacturing and Partner, Habif, Arogeti & Wynne, Keynote Speakers: Randy Jackson – Vice President, Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Michael Joyce – Senior VP Operations and Programs Management, Lockheed Martin, Vance Bell – CEO, Shaw Industries, Bill Strang – Vice President Operations, TOTO, U.S.A.