AKRON, OHIO (Aug. 11, 10:30 a.m. EDT) — Hewlett-Packard Co. and Trend Technologies Inc. officials will share their views of the ever-changing computer and business-equipment landscape when they address attendees at Executive Forum 2000 near Orlando, Fla., this fall.
Tom Connors, HP's procurement manager for worldwide plastic resins, and Chuck Villa, executive vice president for Trend, both are deeply involved with evolving supply-chain issues.
Connors has spent 25 years in procurement, including 15 years in the defense industry for Westinghouse Electric and four years with HP, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based maker of computers, printers and test and measurement equipment that employs 120,000 and has annual sales exceeding $42 billion.
Villa, who joined San Jose, Calif.-based Trend in October 1997, has spent about half of his 25 years in the injection molding industry with Nypro Inc., and also has served several years as a turnaround specialist. Today Trend, North America's 24th-largest injection molder, is a leading proponent of combining metal-bending and plastics molding operations under one roof to serve customers such as Dell Computer Corp.
Robert E. Schulz, president and chief executive officer of compounder Kawasaki LNP Inc., a materials supplier to those markets, will moderate the 90-minute forum session Oct. 14.
To register, or for more details about Executive Forum 2000, call Nancy Parks in Akron at 330-865-6134 or e-mail her at [email protected].