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Dave Stieren
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Missouri Rail Forum Details

May 7, 2014
Kansas City Convention Center
Kansas City, MO

Attendees: 200 (Attendee List)
Partners: NIST-MEP, Missouri Enterprise, American Public Transit Association (APTA) andFTA


About the Event

The Buy America Transit Supply Chain Connectivity Forum was held at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, MO with 80 attendees. More than 53 were manufacturers who participated in speed networking with transit equipment manufacturers such as Alstom Transport, BYD Motors, Kawasaki Motor Manufacturing Corp., Motor Coach Industries, New Flyer, NovaBus, Proterrea, and Vossloh Kiepe. The event featured remarks and rousing support for manufacturers in America from APTA President Michael Melaniphy and information from FTA Buy America General Engineer Corey Walker as well as Missouri Enterprise and Mid-America Manufacturing and Technology Center. 

Forum Recording
To watch the entire live recording, click here. Please tune up your speaker volume to hear the recording.

Participating OEM's and Panelist
Alstom Transport –Mandeep Kumar ( or Ian Brodie (

BYD Motors –Patrick Duan ( or Mary Zoric (

GILLIG –Benjamin Grunat (

Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp. – Cary Petersen ( or Geoff Webb (

Motor Coach Industries –Terry Loewen (

New Flyer – David White (

Nova Bus –Robert Mowat (

Proterra - Dale Hill (

Vapor Bus - Bob Gallant (


This Forum represents an opportunity for manufacturers with capabilities that are potentially relevant to next generation rail to grow and diversify into this exciting emerging market