Central RED – Vermeer Strong
Friday, Nov. 9, 11:30 a.m.
Graham Conference Center, Vermeer Banquet Room
11:30 a.m. Lunch with the presentation starting at noon
July 19 began as an impressive day in the history of Vermeer. With more than 400 customers and dealers visiting from around the world, Vermeer celebrated 70 years of business by sharing new products and a vision for an exciting future. But the day will be remembered for much more. Shortly after 4 p.m., an EF3 tornado ripped through the mile-long campus. Hear Jason recount the minutes, hours and days following an event that has changed Vermeer forever. However, what’s more important than the moments that followed the tornado is the foundation of and commitment to continuous improvement that is helping Vermeer to handle this crisis. Learn about who Vermeer is and how this catastrophe is turning into an opportunity.
Jason Andringa is President & CEO at Vermeer Corporation. Jason serves on the Vermeer Board of Directors and also on the Board of Directors of Raven Industries and the Board of Advisors for Camcraft, Inc. Jason serves on the Board of Directors of the following associations: National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), and Cultivation Corridor. He serves on the Board of Trustees for The Nature Conservancy of Iowa and Central College. Before joining Vermeer in 2005, Jason was an engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Jason graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Calvin College and later completed advanced degrees including a Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern California (USC Marshall School of Business). Jason and his wife Carrie live in Pella, Iowa with their three children.
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