Fireside Chat: The New USMCA
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Sponsored by M. Holland Company
August 19, 2020 at 2:00pm (est), 1:00pm (cst)
USMCA Replaced NAFTA on July 1. What Does It Mean for the Economy, the Plastics Industry and Your Business?
The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) officially took effect on July 1. It will have a significant impact on the plastics industry, bottom lines and compliance requirements. Join our panelists as they discuss the details of the USMCA, its impact thus far, the future of the agreement, and what it means for business, industry and economic entities.
Lou Longo: Partner, International Consulting Practice Leader at Plante Moran
As the leader of the firm’s international consulting team, I help clients increase their operational efficiency and grow their businesses across borders through strategic expansions. For nearly three decades, I’ve enjoyed the global relationships I’ve built and formed trusted partnerships with my clients. Instrumental in helping Plante Moran open offices in Shanghai, China; Mumbai, India; and Monterrey, Mexico. I’m proud that the teams in these offices create a better service experience for our clients.
Alejandro Rodriguez: Principal, Country Manager Mexico at Plante Moran
I'm the Mexico country manager, and I specialize in helping clients explore, establish, startup, and operate business ventures in Mexico and Latin America. I mainly advise manufacturing & distribution companies that range in size from privately held middle-market businesses looking to complete their first international venture to multinational corporations with global operations.
Eugenio Calderón: VP, International at M. Holland Company
Calderón is responsible for overseeing M. Holland’s international businesses in Mexico and Latin America while coordinating the international expansion of its Distribution and Resale business units. A native of Mexico, Calderón has held several management and executive roles, both in the U.S. and Latin America. Most recently, he worked at Illinois Tool Works (ITW), where he spent five of his eight years managing the welding segment for Mexico and Latin America. Prior to ITW, he worked as Sales and Business Development Manager at Hilti, a global leader in the construction tool industry, located in Mexico City, Mexico.
Dwight Morgan: EVP, Corprate Development at M.Holland Company
Dwight is responsible for strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, corporate development, and marketing processes. He also oversees M. Holland’s international operations. He joined M. Holland in February 2015 and is a member of the Executive Leadership Team. Dwight began his career in plastics with M.A. Hanna Co., a predecessor to PolyOne Corp., where he held a succession of corporate development and general management roles.