RIC-RIT World Remanufacturing Conference
DoubleTree Hotel | Springfield, Missouri
November 7 – 9, 2023
About the RIC-RIT World Remanufacturing Conference
A collaboration of the Remanufacturing Industry Council (RIC) and Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), the conference is a platform for both seasoned and new remanufacturing professionals to make informed business decisions by sharing best practices, exploring new trends, and understanding the critical issues facing remanufacturers globally.
About the Remanufacturing Industries Council (RIC)
RIC is a strategic alliance of businesses and academic institutions that support the remanufacturing industry through collaboration, education, advocacy, and research.
About Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
GIS is an applied research organization that enables key industrial economy stakeholders to leverage sustainability and new technology to solve complex challenges.
Conference to put spotlight on remanufacturing’s carbon-cutting potential
The RIC-RIT World Remanufacturing Conference (WRC) returns November 7–9, 2023, in Springfield, Missouri, to show remanufacturing’s potential as a driver of a zero-carbon economy.
The push to find real, profitable strategies for decarbonizing manufacturing is at full throttle—but is the remanufacturing industry ready? WRC 2023 will provide business leaders, innovators, policymakers, and other decision-makers the opportunity to discover how “reman” can support cleaner, more sustainable production. They will learn from thought leaders working at the intersection of remanufacturing, carbon accounting, and climate policy.
Now in its sixth year, WRC remains the only industry event to focus entirely on remanufacturing, an industrial process for returning used or worn parts and products to a like-new condition.
2023 Keynote Speakers
Deere & Company, Director, Sustainability
Jill Sanchez is Director, Sustainability for Deere & Company, a position she has held since March 2022. She is responsible for leading the company’s sustainability strategy and execution, communicating the company’s ESG strategy and outcomes, and overseeing Deere’s sustainability reporting. Sanchez joined Deere & Company in 2011 as Senior Tax Attorney in the Tax Department. Starting in 2016 she served as Senior Tax Counsel, International Tax Planning, where she was responsible for delivering tax optimization through global restructuring and supply chain initiatives. Her most recent previous role was as Manager, Sustainability & Investor Relations, where she was responsible for developing …
Cummins, Executive Director - Technical & Environmental Systems
Brian leads the Technical & Environmental Systems organization in Cummins Inc. The group’s role is to integrate technology, planning and sustainability globally across Cummins functions and businesses in order to ensure emerging and long-term technical and environmental challenges and opportunities are addressed. Collaborating broadly with many stakeholders, Brian’s team works to identify and respond to changing trends and policies, ensure the Company adopts a long-term enterprise perspective to plan for an uncertain future and establish environmental goals and actions to preserve the sustainability of the company and planet. Among other leadership roles, Brian served on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s …
Wild Idea, CEO
Phil Graves is CEO of Wild Idea, a regenerative buffalo meat and leather company. Prior to joining Wild Idea, Phil was a VP at Patagonia, where he ran global corporate development and founded and managed the corporate venture capital fund called Tin Shed Ventures and Patagonia’s resale business unit called Worn Wear. He also served as Chief Sustainability Officer for Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s and as board member for Bureo Inc., Mango Materials Inc., UC Berkeley Haas’s Center for Responsible Business, and the Regenerative Organic Certified food label. Phil spent the first 10 years of his career in financial …
SRC Holdings Corp., President and Chief Executive Officer
Jack Stack is president and CEO of SRC Holdings Corporation. Stack, a graduate of Elmhurst College, came to SRC in 1979 as the plant manager of International Harvester. In 1983, Stack and SRC employees bought the company from Harvester and have turned it into, what Inc. magazine has proclaimed, “one of America’s most competitive small companies.” Today, SRC has sales of over $600 million and over 1800 employee-owners. He is the author of the Books The Great Game of Business, A Stake in the Outcome, and his latest, Change the Game: Saving the American Dream by Closing the Gap Between …