THE CISA MISSION IS TO:
Support member companies in order to facilitate growth and prosperity by providing information, education and business opportunities, and by interfacing with other industry associations around the world to benefit the casting industry while fostering rewarding professional and business relationships.
The following is a list of scheduled meeting dates and locations:
2013 CISA Annual Conference
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale, Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch, Arizona
How apple Computers can be used to enhance your business.
Apple announces the iPad, changes the course of history
In 1976, Steve Wozniak works for Hewlett-Packard and Steve Jobs works for Atari. In 1977 Apple moves out of Steve Jobs' garage. The Apple logo is designed. By 1980 there are one million personal computers in the US. Now there are 310.6 Million!
Ruben Mercado, Business Manager at the Biltmore Store in Phoenix Arizona says:
“Let's talk business”. His presentation will focus on how the Apple team can help your business.
The dedicated Business Team at the Apple Store will take the time to learn about you and your business. They will do more than make sure you get the products and services you need — they are looking to build a partnership so that you will always have a trusted source for advice and inspiration.
The Business Team knows technology inside and out. They work with businesses of all types and sizes — everyone from owners looking to expand the use of technology to IT professionals supporting Apple products at their companies. And because they have Apple Store locations all over the world, they are available wherever you need them.
With breakthrough iOS devices and powerful line-up of Mac notebooks and desktops, they have everything you need to run your business.
Ruben will be supported by three of his Apple Business colleagues, so get your questions ready!
Emerging Technologies for Non-Technical Executives
Eva Dondanville has been with Sivyer Steel and its subsidiary, Riverside Products, since 2010. Prior to joining the team at Sivyer she attended St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa earning a bachelors in marketing and publication relations communications and a master of business administration. Sivyer approached Eva about developing a marketing department for the foundry. She has been responsible for developing and maintaining all aspects of Sivyer Steel and Riverside Products branding initiatives, social media and online presence, as well as immersing them in the Quad Cities community. Eva lives in Bettendorf, Iowa and is an active member of the community participating in the local junior achievement program, as community spokesperson for the Mississippi Valley Blood Center, and lastly serving on the board of the Rock Island Human Rights council.
James E. Russell Jr., CFA
As Regional Investment Director and senior member of the investment team, Jim oversees and guides the activities of portfolio managers across a large portion of the United States. In this capacity, Jim serves on both the Investment Management Executive Committee and Asset Management Committee. He also chairs the Equity Investment Committee in his role as Chief Equity Strategist for the organization. In addition, Jim works closely with current and prospective clients in the design of portfolios tailored to meet their individual needs. A frequent public speaker, Jim regularly serves as a senior investment spokesperson at client functions, media events and during national calls. He makes guest appearances on a weekly regional television program and is often quoted in interviews with the national media, including Bloomberg, Reuters, CNN Money, CNBC and The Wall Street Journal.
With more than 20 years of investment experience, Jim joined U.S. Bank in 2007 with prior experience at both Fifth Third Bank and SunTrust Bank. Jim holds an M.B.A. in Finance from Emory University and a B.S. from Centre College of Kentucky. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
JRP Management LLC
Mr. Ponteri has been associated with the Non Ferrous and Ferrous Foundry industry globally throughout his career.
In 2009, he formed JRP Management LLC, a consulting firm that provides consulting and interim management for companies. His firm has provided strategic, operational and due diligence consulting services for a number of private equity firms. . Concurrently he has served as the interim CEO of Grakon, a designer and manufacturer of LED lighting for the global truck market. Today he is the Chairman of the company.
Mr. Ponteri serves as a Board Member of Robert Sinto Corporation.
Partner and on the Board of a group of foundries; Richland Center Foundry, Prospect Foundry and Stainless Foundry.
President & CEO of Global Metal Technologies (GMTI), a company he built through five acquisitions. GMTI was one of the largest aluminum die casting companies in North America in 2000 when it was sold to Heartland Industrial Partners and merged into Metaldyne.
CEO of Metalforming Technologies and Tinnerman Palnut Engineered Products, Tier 1 automotive suppliers.
Mr. Ponteri was President of Lester B. Knight Cast Metals, consultants and engineers serving the foundry industry globally from 1986 through 1992.
Mr. Ponteri spent over 22 years with Wheelabrator where he completed his career as the Vice President of International Operations
He served on the Boards of CISA and the American Foundrymen Society.
He is a graduate of Trine University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering
Casting Industry Suppliers Association
Reservation Deadline is April 16th. Room availability, special rates, and bed types cannot be guaranteed after April 16th. Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. Check-out time is 12:00 p.m.
Book your room:
Reservations Telephone #:480-483-5557 (mention that you are with the CISA Group or mention The Casting Industry Suppliers Association), email the form to: email@example.com or Fax this form to 480-483-5540
Type of Accommodation: Single/Double Occupancy: $209.00
Room rate available 3 days prior and after event dates based on availability.
*RESORT AMENITY FEE INCLUDES:
Access to Stay-Fit Fitness Center at Spa Avania
Unlimited Local & 800 phone Calls
In-Room Laptop-Size Safe & Coffee Maker
Nightly 90 Minute Show in Center Stage Bar (Two Shows Friday & Saturday
Daytime Shopping Shuttle Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall, Old Town Scottsdale & Arts District, Gainey Village & Camelback Mountain
Unlimited Use of Tennis Courts, Resort Bicycle, Golf Bag Storage & In Room Internet
CISA 95th Annual Conference
Hyatt Regency Gainey Ranch, Scottsdale, Arizona. May 19-21st, 2013.
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PAYMENT BY CREDIT CARD IS AVAILABLE FOR MEETING REGISTRATION. CONTACT CISA.
Payment for registration fees must be received before the meeting
Please indicate which activities you will be attending (check the boxes) Note: Inclusive.
Sunday Monday Tuesday
q Welcome Reception q CISA Luncheon q CISA Luncheon
q Reception q Presidents Reception
Please indicate which activities you will be attending (check the boxes)
(Needed for meal headcount) Note: These meals are inclusive.
Sunday Monday Tuesday
q Welcome Reception q Guest Breakfast q Presidents Reception
q Reception & Dinner
Optional Activities Please check appropriate boxes below
q Guest Program – Monday, May 20th $125.00
You must be registered for the General Registration in order to attend the Guest Program
q Golf Tournament – Sunday, May 19th Number of players _____ X $135.00
See separate golf ‘Handicap’ form
q Children. Number attending dinner: Tuesday ____
Will be invoiced after event at ‘cost’ of meal price.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Registration & Cancellation Deadline is Wednesday, May 8th, 2013
Cancellations after this date cannot be refunded. Members will be responsible for full payment when invoiced.