Organizers have assembled a panel of manufacturing industry experts to give their opinions during next month’s Fabtech conference.

Metcam Inc. Vice President Jerry Ward; Rick Taylor, president and CEO of Jay Industries; Gregg Simpson, president of Ohio Laser; Shivie Dhillon, president of SunDial Powder Coatings; and Patrick Thompson, president of Trans-Matic Manufacturing will take part in “State of the Industry: Manufacturers’ Executive Outlook” at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 12.

Fabtech takes place Nov. 12-14 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“The CEO roundtable will have something for everyone — whether you’re in the metal forming, fabricating, welding or finishing industries, or involved in some other sector of manufacturing,” said John Catalano, the show’s co-manager.  “These CEOs are all distinguished leaders and bring varied perspectives on manufacturing.  This makes the roundtable a ‘can’t miss’ event at Fabtech.”

Chris Kuehl, Ph.D., economic analyst for the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International, one of Fabtech’s sponsors, will moderate the free roundtable session.