Thanks for Attending Fall Meeting 2013 in Nashville
Thanks for Attending Fall Meeting 2013
Thursday, November 7, 2013
by: Leigha Schatzman

Section: Press Releases

Thanks for Attending Fall Meeting 2013 – Nashville

"Being a first timer, I felt the AHTD conference was one of the best industry events I have attended. Aside from being well organized, both the general and workshop sessions were very informative and the peer networking was invaluable.” David Schaefer, ACP Automation, LLC

Thanks to the 350+ meeting and guest attendees who joined us in Tennessee last month. We’ll always remember that Karl Rove kicked off the meeting that was Neil Montgomery’s last conference as AHTD’s president while bringing in John Pirner as our next president. Gaylord Opryland offered a lot of options (and hallways to walk) for our group. Attendees enjoyed varied optional tours in clay target shooting, Nissan plant tour, Nashville city tour and golf. The Spouse/Guest group got to find the bit of country that’s in all of our hearts as they toured the Grand Ole Opry and Barbara Mandrel’s former mansion, The Fontanel. Those that rose early on Saturday morning were treated to a special performance down memory lane by Richard Leigh. What a spellbinding way to wrap up our time in Music City.

The cornerstone of any AHTD get-together is time to network. Our record number attendance could be seen at the Welcome Reception and Product Showcase. We were shoulder-to-shoulder as we learned about the latest products in our industry. We were able to stretch our legs Friday night at the Wild Horse Saloon. Lines were danced, ribs were eaten and business cards were exchanged over cold bottles of beer.

Since we didn’t have formal announcements at our Friday Night party at the iconic Wild Horse Saloon, we’re excited to share the golf event results:

Winning Team (64): Doug Adams, Jim Brys, Cody Miller, and Mark Proud

Most Honest Team (74): Bill Shaw, Dan Swenton, Tom Swenton, and Ken Ferguson

Straightest Drive: Rick Wood

Longest Drive: Mark Proud

Closest to the Hole: Brian Gardner

Longest Putt: Todd Lucich

Click here to access the speaker slide decks, attendee rosters, and pictures with Karl Rove. Note: You must be logged in to view. Click here to view the meeting photos.

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Thank you to the 2013 Fall Meeting Sponsors:
Apex Dynamics USA, Delta Products Corporation, eWON, Haewa, Jacob, Lutze, Mitsubishi
Electric Automation, Molex, Murrelektronik, Inc, Murrplastik Systems, NOSHOK, Owner Resource Group, Schneider Electric, Seltis, and Vacon.

We’re already planning for our visit with you in Louisville in April!

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