CAMX announces 2019 keynote speaker

Vicki Holt, president and CEO of Protolabs, will give the CAMX 2019 keynote address during the Opening General Session on Sept. 24.


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CAMX 2019 keynote speaker Vicki Holt

Vicki Holt, president and CEO of Protolabs, will give the CAMX 2019 keynote presentation on Sept. 24 in the Anaheim Convention Center. Source | CAMX


This year’s CAMX General Session, to be held at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif., U.S., features keynote speaker Vicki Holt, president and CEO of Protolabs (Maple Plain, Minn., U.S.). Holt will share her leadership experience and success with leading change at Protolabs, and challenge the industry to rethink the way manufacturing is done for the future, from robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) to 3D printing and prototyping.

According to CAMX organizers, Protolabs is a manufacturing company that is disrupting manufacturing with a business model aimed at digitizing the traditional manufacturing processes and enabling its clients to design, test and produce parts quickly, with faster market placement and smaller runs of customized products. Protolabs uses this model to successfully keep up with global trends and constantly changing customer expectations, and this success has put Protolabs on the list of Forbes best small companies to work for twice. 

Holt has served as president and CEO or Protolabs since 2014, where she determines Protolabs’ strategy, articulates priorities and manages growth. Prior to Protolabs, Holt was president and CEO at Spartech, a supplier of plastic sheet and packaging solutions, where she was able to increase operating earnings 72% over two years by utilizing lean, continuous improvement strategies, changing the offerings mix, and shifting the perception of the company as a strategic solutions provider. Holt also worked at PPG Industries (Pittsburgh, Pa., U.S.), a leading coatings and specialty products company, serving as senior vice president of glass and fiber glass. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Waste Management Inc. and the National Association of Manufacturers.