University of Southern Indiana

Manufacturing seminar to be held at USI

Manufacturing seminar to be held at USI

11/12/2012 | University Communications

The University of Southern Indiana will host a free seminar during which four panelists will discuss what it takes to get a product idea through the manufacturing process and bring it into the marketplace. The seminar will be held from 7:45 to 10 a.m. Thursday, November 15, in room 2217 of University Center East at USI. Sponsors include Harding, Shymanski & Company, P.S.C.; Bamberger, Foreman, Oswald & Hahn, LLP; Berry Plastics Corporation, and USI.

The speakers (listed below) will address topics including resources for innovating new ideas, how to protect your intellectual property, research and development, tax issues, and practical examples of how to apply these factors to the manufacturing world.

Dr. Andrew Moad, the USI-Crane partnership manager, serves as the liaison in establishing and growing the University’s partnership with the Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division (NSWC Crane) in areas including applied research, technology transfer, innovation, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).

Andy Ozete is a partner at Bamberger, Foreman, Oswald & Hahn, LLP with a practice concentrated in business, manufacturing, and intellectual property. Ozete works with management to identify risks and resolve business concerns, advises institutional clients and small business owners in a wide range of matters, and serves in general counsel capacity for various clients.

Mike Vogel, vice president in the tax department at Harding, Shymanski & Company, P.S.C., has been with the firm since 1998. Vogel’s practice is concentrated in the areas of federal, state, and multi-state taxation, and he is the firm’s co-leader for HSC’s tax department.

Cathy Nestrick is deputy general counsel at Berry Plastics Corporation where she helps the product development and commercial teams deal with the legal issues of taking an idea to market. Nestrick was formerly a partner at Bamberger, Foreman, Oswald & Hahn, LLP, is a current member of the Indiana Supreme Court’s Disciplinary Commission, and serves on the boards of the Vanderburgh Community Foundation and Evansville Bar Foundation.

Breakfast will be provided. If you are interested in attending the seminar, call 812/452-3567 or email


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