Return of manufacturing forum

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Sheraton Harrisburg/Hershey Hotel
4650 Lindle Road
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Tax, trade and policy insights to proactively position your business to capitalize on growth opportunities

Wondering how socio-political changes will affect your business?

Join us for an informative presentation and lively panel discussion to examine how the trends in the U.S. economy are likely to impact businesses in our geography.

Jeff Jorge, Baker Tilly Principal and Leader of the Center for Return of Manufacturing and International Services, will discuss U.S. trade policies, strategies for growth and how manufacturers can thrive in these uncertain times. A panel discussion to follow will focus on strategies to help businesses grow and thrive in the global marketplace.

Learning objectives

  • Discuss possible strategies and tactics to respond to the fluctuating market
  • Understand the possible implications of proposed tax reform on entities doing business in Pennsylvania
  • Get updated insight on expected changes to U.S. trade policy
  • Learn more about strategies to expand manufacturing operations in Pennsylvania

Who should attend

CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, controllers, financial and other professionals serving Pennsylvania manufacturing companies

Presenters and panelists

Jeff Jorge
Principal and International Growth Services Practice Leader, Baker Tilly
Jeff helps clients solve their most complex operations and international growth challenges in an increasingly demanding global marketplace. In this capacity he is in direct dialogue with administration officials in Congress and the White House on matters of trade, policy and foreign affairs. He played an integral role in the launch of Baker Tilly’s Center for the Return of Manufacturing (CFRM) – a resource established to help U.S.-based and foreign owned manufacturing companies execute their strategies by initiating or returning operations to the United States and unlocking export and revenue growth opportunities abroad.

Andrea J. Funk
CEO, Cambridge-Lee Industries LLC, Reading, PA
Since 2013, Andi has been the CEO of Cambridge-Lee Industries, a leader in the manufacture and distribution of copper tubing for water supply, air conditioning, refrigeration and a variety of commercial applications. The company successfully relocated certain of their manufacturing operations from Mexico to Central Pennsylvania. The company is celebrating its 75th year of manufacturing copper tubing in the USA with pride. Andi joined Cambridge-Lee in 2010 as CFO. She previously worked in various global finance, business development, and audit capacities at several companies.  She also sits on the Board of Directors for Crown Holdings and Touchpoint, Inc., as well as being a Trustee for Caron Treatment Centers.

Jacob L. Kutz, CPA
Partner, Baker Tilly
Jake Kutz is a partner and leads the manufacturing and distribution team for our Central and Northern Pennsylvania business units. He also is the Assurance practice leader for those regions. Jake provides audit services to public and private companies and regularly provides them with guidance on policies and procedures to improve the operation of their accounting function and strengthen internal controls. Jake advises his clients on operational matters that provide solutions to allow his clients to achieve their goals.

Paul W. Maulfair, III, CPA
Tax Partner, Baker Tilly
Paul is a seasoned tax advisor with more than 10 years of public accounting and seven years of private industry experience. Paul joined Baker Tilly four years ago and primarily serves clients in the York, Lancaster, Reading and Lehigh Valley markets. He services clients in the manufacturing, distribution, financial services, and construction industries. His responsibilities include tax planning, accounting for income taxes, and tax compliance. 

David Taylor
President, Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association (PMA)
David leads the PMA, a statewide trade organization representing the interests of manufacturers in the state’s public policy process since 1909. He serves on the boards of directors of the PMA, the Lincoln Institute for Public Opinion Research, the Pennsylvania Leadership Council, the Foundation for Free Enterprise Education, the Pennsylvania eCommerce Association, and the Pennsylvania Business Council Education Foundation.

Jeffrey J. Vrabel, CPA
Partner, Baker Tilly
Jeff Vrabel has been a partner within the manufacturing and distribution group since January 2005. With more than 36 years of experience in public accounting, Jeff specializes in working with private and public, middle market, entrepreneurial and high growth companies ranging in size from early stage development to multinational organizations. Jeff identifies and coordinates utilization of firm resources in assisting clients with creating and accomplishing strategic goals and planning objectives.

Information about CPE eligibility

There are no prerequisites for this webinar, and advance preparation is not required. There is no cost to attend this webinar.

CPE credit: Two (2) hour total credit per event
Field of study: Economics and Taxes
CPE host: Kate Antolick

A certificate of completion will be e-mailed to you four to six weeks after the event.

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