12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (EST)
26th Annual SCMEP Salute to Manufacturing Awards Luncheon, keynote and lieutenant governor address
The 26th annual awards luncheon will honor South Carolina manufacturers in a variety of categories. The judging process is coordinated by the South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership. Lunch will be provided, and pre-registration is required.
KEYNOTE: Rodger D. Fuller, chief operating officer, Sonoco Products Co.
Rodger D. Fuller leads global manufacturing for Sonoco Products Co., a publicly traded global provider of packaging products based in Hartsville, S.C. With net sales of approximately $7.3 billion in 2022, the company, founded in 1899, has approximately 22,000 employees working in more than 300 operations around the world, serving the world’s best-known brands. Before becoming COO, Fuller was executive vice president of Sonoco, overseeing all industrial and consumer operations globally which served customers across 36 countries as well as Sonoco’s Supply Management and Logistics organization.
Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette address:
Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette will deliver remarks following the keynote.