WIRE-Net's Annual Meeting

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NETWORK  Take advantage of this great opportunity to connect with entrepreneurial individuals who understand the importance of manufacturing to our region.

HONOR  Join WIRE-Net in honoring manufacturing companies that have had positive impacts in the Greater Cleveland community.

CELEBRATE  WIRE-Net's 30 years supporting, strengthening, and promoting the manufacturing community.

LISTEN  Our speakers will discuss ways to grow, learn, change, and adapt to new ways of doing business and how to ignite future innovation.

Join WIRE-Net to celebrate manufacturing innovation and growth in Greater Cleveland. This year's must-attend event will feature the father-son team of John Nottingham and Bill Nottingham two principals at Cleveland-based design and business innovation firm Nottingham Spirk. The firm has played a significant role in developing over 1,000 commercialized patents for their clients and partners and tens of billions in sales.

John and Bill Nottingham
About Our Speakers

The father-son team of John Nottingham and Bill Nottingham are two of the principals of Nottingham Spirk, a leading business innovation firm with over 1,000 commercialized patents. The Nottingham Spirk "Vertical Innovation" process has helped client / partner companies earn over $50 billion in combined sales. Their NS innovation team has co-created such award winning innovations as SpinBrush, the largest selling powered toothbrush line; Swiffer SweeperVac; Scott's Snap Spreader System; Dirt Devil / Hoover products; Sherwin-Williams Twist & Pour, named one of the Top 10 Package Innovations of the Decade; MTD Troy-Bilt FLEX, the first modular outdoor power equipment system; ViewRay, the first MRI guided radiation therapy device; and CardioInsight EC Vue, the first non-invasive electrocardiographic mapping system recently acquired by Medtronic.

John Nottingham serves on the Cleveland Clinic Board of Trustees, CWRU Technology Commercialization Visiting Committee, boards of Global Center for Health Innovation, Great Lakes Biomimicry, Cleveland Institute of Art and University Circle Inc., as well as several private equity company boards of directors.

Bill Nottingham serves on the Board of Directors for the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Advisory Committee for CWRU think[box]. He is also the Innovation Advisor to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a member of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) which runs the Consumer Electronics Show, CTA Council for Health & Fitness, and the CTA Disruptive Innovation Council.

John and Bill have been featured on the Today Show, CNN, NBC Nightly News, Bloomberg Radio, Sirium XM, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Forbes, Japan Forbes, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, New York Times, Wired, and Fast Company.

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