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The State Of

Manufacturing 2022

Resilience In Uncertain Times

We surveyed over 300 leaders in manufacturing.

Learn how they are adapting to:

  • Hire And Retain Workers In An Unyielding Labor Market
  • Navigate inflation to protect their margins
  • Manage shifts in demand while planning for the future
  • Invest wisely in sustainability and digitalization 

Insight From Industry Leaders On Adapting To The Current Trends In Manufacturing

Change is rippling through the industrial sector faster than ever. Creating a competitive advantage requires keeping pace with a constantly shifting ecosystem.

With most manufacturers reporting significant changes in demand, minimizing costs and building agile operations have become top of mind.


Preview of Leaders We Interviewed


Elad Shmulevich

Vice President of Global Operations, Dura-Line

Elad Shmulevich is Vice President, Operations at Dura-Line, leading the company’s Safety, Production, Purchasing, Planning, Logistics, Engineering, IT and Quality to drive improvements in Operations efficiency. Prior to his current role, Elad served for five years as the Global Quality and Operational Excellence Director at Netafim. Elad also worked for GE Healthcare and Honeywell in various operations leadership roles. 

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Willem Sundblad

CEO & Co-Founder, Oden Technologies

Willem Sundblad is the co-founder and CEO of Oden Technologies. He is a Forbes.com contributing writer and a recognized leading voice in Industrial IoT. He is pioneering the use of real-time and predictive analytic tools that uncover untapped value. 


Brian Shepherd

Senior Vice President, Software and Control, Rockwell Automation

Brian Shepherd is senior vice president, Software & Control. In this role, Brian leads strategy, product management, and product development for our portfolio of control and visualization software and hardware, information software, and network and security infrastructure.


Parth Joshi

CPO & CTO, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence
Parth Joshi joined Hexagon in September 2021 as Chief Product and Technology Officer. He is responsible for Manufacturing Intelligence’s product and technology organizations and leads the Design and Engineering, Metrology and Production Software, and Metrology Devices business units, as well as Volume Graphics.