General Information & Schedule


Schedule subject to change. 

Sunday, May 5, 2019

  • 6:30 am - 7:00 am - John Jarvis Golf Outing Registration
  • 7:30 am - 1:00 pm - John Jarvis Golf Outing - Shotgun Start at 8:00 am at Bear's Best
  • 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm - Meeting Registration
  • 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm - First Timer/New Member/Guest Orientation - by invitation only
  • 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Welcome Reception*

Monday, May 6, 2019

  • 7:00 am - 4:00 pm - Registration 
  • 7:30 am - 8:30 am - Breakfast Buffet*
  • 8:30 am - 9:30 am - Spouse Gathering
  • 8:30 am - 11:00 am - Annual Meeting: Business Meeting & Keynote Speaker Ed Wallace
  • 11:00 am - 11:45 am - Annual Meeting: Breakout Session 1
  • 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm - Lunch Buffet*
  • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Supplier Showcase Set-up (Optional)
  • 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm - Annual Meeting: Breakout Session 2
  • 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm - Annual Meeting: Technical Paper Presentations 
  • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm - Past Presidents Meeting

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

  • 7:00 am - 2:00 pm - Supplier Showcase Set-up 
  • 7:45 am - 8:30 am - Breakfast Buffet*
  • 8:00 am - 2:00 pm - Registration 
  • 8:30 am - 11:45 am - Annual Meeting: Failed Parts Competition & Regulatory Information
  • 8:30 am - 9:30 am - Spouse Gathering
  • 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm - Lunch Buffet*
  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Annual Meeting: Featured Speaker Chris Meyer
  • 2:15 pm - 4:15 pm - Supplier Showcase
  • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Closing Reception*
  • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Awards Banquet*

*Registered Guests Invited. Additional registration required.


2019 Keynote Speaker

EdW-057.jpgEd Wallace

Relationships Matter! Transform Your Contacts Into High Performing Relationships

Monday, May 6, 2019 • 9:30 – 11:00 am


Ed Wallace is President and Chief Relationship Officer of The Relational Capital Group. He consults with and speaks for corporations and associations across the globe with a client list that is a Who’s Who of Fortune 500 companies.

He is the author of Fares to Friends, Creating Relational Capital, Business Relationships That Last, and his most recent The Relationship Engine. Ed has become critically acclaimed as the foremost authority on business relationships and their impact on performance.

In addition, Ed is currently on the Executive Education faculty of Drexel’s LeBow College of Business and Villanova University’s Human Resources Master’s program.

Ed resides in the Philadelphia area with his wife Laura and their two sons.

2019 Featured Speaker

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Baylor University
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 • 1:00 – 2:00 pm


Christopher Meyer is an Associate Professor of Management
at Baylor University. He received his Ph.D. degree in Business Administration from Michigan State University. Meyer’s research interests lie at the intersection of organizational interaction and motivation. Specifically, his research focuses on the impact of such motivational forces as perceptions of fairness, emotions and power on negotiated outcomes or the structure of negotiation. Meyer has taught upper level Organizational Behavior classes and Negotiation classes at the Undergrad, MBA, Executive MBA, and Executive Education levels.

Meyer’s research has been published in Journal of Applied Psychology, Academy of Management Journal, Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management, the Handbook of Organizational
 Justice, the Handbook of Negotiation and Culture, and the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Before returning to school, Meyer
worked in a number of management,
sales, and marketing positions in
industry. He has over eight years of business
experience, mostly in high-tech (software) firms in
the start-up phase of business, to complement his teaching and research.

2019 Breakout Sessions

Returning for a second year is breakout sessions. Three topics have been selected representing some of the challenges facing our member companies today. Pick one or two that are most interesting to you, and pull up a chair to seek wisdom and share best practices with your industry peers. Each session is limited to 30 attendees - register early to ensure a spot!

Session 1: Monday, May 6, 11:00 - 11:45 am
Session 2: Monday, May 6, 1:00 - 1:45 pm

  • Waste Management
    • Moderator: Chris Goeloe, PMA EHS-Regulatory Co-Chair
  • Action Planning for Your Most Important Business Relationships
    • Moderator: 2019 Keynote Ed Wallace
  • Isocyanate/Prepolymer Safe Handling
    • BASF
Please be mindful of company information during discussion. Confidential information regarding product, data regarding cycle times, salary, etc should not be disclosed. Discussions will be centered around high level ideas that have succeeded and challenges during implementation.


General Meeting Information

Attendees: PMA member companies, prospective member companies, press, consultants, academics, former members and spouses/companions are welcome to attend.

One-Day Registration: Available to non-members and guests; available to PMA members if at least one person from the member company has registered for the full Annual Meeting. This registration does not include evening receptions and meal functions. One-Day Registration is not applicable to Supplier Members attending or staf ng the Supplier Showcase on Tuesday, May 7, 2019.

Student Registration: Students may attend free with student ID, but must register in advance (does not include evening reception and meal functions).

Refunds/Cancellations: Full meeting refunds may be obtained if PMA is notified of the cancellation in writing before March 31, 2019.

Attire: The meeting attire will be business casual. Suitcoats and ties are appropriate for the Tuesday, May 7 Awards Banquet.

Guest Policy:

  • A non-member company eligible for PMA membership attending its first or second PMA meeting will pay the 1st/2nd time guest registration fee for each representative attending.

  • Representatives from a company eligible for membership who have attended two meetings as a member or guest will pay a fee equal to the member registration fee plus the minimum PMA annual dues, or the non-member fee.

  • Companies who have submitted an application for membership to be acted on at the meeting, or who submit a membership application at the meeting, pay the member registration fee.

    Special Rule: It is the policy of PMA that no one shall schedule any event, function or meeting that in any way conflicts with or detracts from scheduled PMA meetings or events. It is also customary that hospitality suites not be scheduled for the duration of the meeting.