8:30 a.m.
Keynote Address: “Economic Growth – Essential and Achievable”
  • Peter Buca
  • Vice President Innovation
  • Parker Hannifin Corporation: Cleveland, OH
The central work of product development and innovation is to make money. The profits generated by this work benefits our people and firms by putting bread on the table and continuously advancing science and technology for the betterment of mankind. Economic Growth must result from this work. To achieve Economic Growth, innovators, engineers, scientists, technologists, et al., generate and apply critical knowledge.  Peter Buca presents the call for Economic Growth.  He presents a wide scope view of the essential drivers: innovative technology, a culture of high performance people and organizational leadership.