Imperial Capital is pleased to announce the 3rd annual  Advanced Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference (AMSCC) on February 8 – 9, 2023 at the The Ritz Carlton, Marina del Rey, CA. The event will connect leading companies in the Advanced Manufacturing Ecosystem with an audience of key investors and business leaders. Attendees of the AMSCC are by invitation and will consist of approximately 200 senior industry executives, as well as leading Institutional and private equity firms driving the sector. The conference will highlight a diverse collection of cutting edge and established companies across the sector to discuss timely topics with ample opportunities for networking and interaction.


Conference Highlights

Company Presentations

40+ public and private companies will present to an audience of 200+

Panel Discussions and Lunch

Featured speakers providing the latest information in the AMSC industry

Networking Opportunities

AMSCC is a perfect place to build a professional network

One-on-One Meetings

Upon request from investors, we can arrange private meetings between management teams and investors

Benefits of Attending

Access the companies creating state-of-the-art products and services tailored to the markets most changing needs

Learn first-hand which companies immediately impact your business now and in the future

Hear how leading providers are responding to the current political and financial environment

Interact with public and private institutional investors and hear what sophisticated capital providers are focused on today


Additive Manufacturing

Aerospace, Space & Defense


Electronic Manufacturing Services

Finishing Services

Industrial Distribution


Internet of Things

Laser Manufacturing


Manufacturing Software

Material Handling



Optics and Photonics


Specialty Metals

Subtractive Manufacturing

Specialty Chemicals


Value Added Reseller


Wednesday, February 8

Opening Cocktail Reception

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Thursday, February 9



Advanced Manufacturing & Supply Chain
Market Update

Head of Industrial Group,
Investment Banking
Imperial Capital, LLC

Macro Trends in Advanced Manufacturing
Influencing Most Sectors

Managing Director,
Institutional Research
Imperial Capital, LLC


Senior Manager Transaction Services
Moss Adams


Closing Panel

The Future Of Advanced Manufacturing: A Tsunami is Coming

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ALMMII)

Space – Trends and Opportunities in the Final Frontier

Moss Adams



The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey

The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey, basks in the warm Southern California sunshine along this waterfront location. The surrounding area is accented by swaying palm trees and the masts of docked sailboats. The interior design reflects the relaxed SoCal lifestyle. Using the coastal location as the backdrop, the hotel finds the perfect balance between business needs and personal pleasures with thoughtful amenities complemented by the legendary service of The Ritz-Carlton.

4375 Admiralty Way
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 823-1700

A block of rooms have been secured for our conference attendees at the The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey  for $389/night (plus taxes and fees). Please note that rooms are limited and will be reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please use the button below to book your room.

2022 Conference Book


Please contact us if you need any additional information.

Tigist Gessesse 
Corporate Finance Manager

Nigel Francis

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
Imperial Capital, LLIFT

American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ALMMII)

Nigel Francis is the CEO and Executive Director at Detroit-based LIFT.
Prior to joining LIFT, Nigel served as Vice President and Officer, Advanced Engineering & Technology Development at American Axle (NYSE:AXL), after working as Senior Automotive Adviser to the State of Michigan and Senior Vice President, Automotive Industry Office, Michigan Economic Development Corporation where he was charged with developing, implementing and executing a comprehensive strategic plan and road map to promote, retain and grow the automotive industry in Michigan.
Francis has over 35 years of experience in the global automotive sector having held executive level positions at OEM and Tier 1 companies in North America and Europe, including Tata Technologies, Executive Vice President, Bright Automotive; and Vice President, Vehicle Engineering at Mercedes-Benz Technology. He has spent the majority of his career in advanced design and engineering product development and in recent years has been closely involved with clean technology through hybrid and electric vehicle development and vehicle light-weighting initiatives.
Francis holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree with honors from Brunel University in London, England. Professional affiliations include fellow, Institute of Mechanical Engineers of Great Britain; chartered engineer, Great Britain; Member SAE and Member SME. He sits on the advisory boards of several technology companies and universities.

Corey Preugschat

Moss Adams

Corey has practiced public accounting since 2009. He provides assurance and business advisory services in the manufacturing and consumer products industry, with a focus on clients in the commercial aerospace, defense, and space sectors.

Corey has experience with SEC filings, technical accounting matters, and M&A engagements. He works closely with his clients throughout the engagement and is proficient in all phases of an audit.

Brock Hasen

Senior Manager Transaction Services
Moss Adams

Brock specializes in helping founder led and family-owned businesses navigate transitions and execute transactions. He has experience working in financial diligence and private equity. His unique experiences have provided him perspective and insight into the full life cycle of M&A transactions. Prior to joining Moss Adams Transaction Services group, Brock spent time working for his own family business where he gained his passion for working with similar companies.

Larry Schultz

Partner, CPA
Moss Adams

Larry Schultz has practiced public accounting since 1992. He has experience directing all phases of audits—including control testing, fieldwork, and report preparation—for a variety of clients. Mr. Schultz’s focus is privately held, middle-market clients, and he’s involved in all phases of audits, reviews, compilations, accounting, financial statement reporting, and operations consulting, as well as the related internal controls, cash flow, and business planning.
Mr. Schultz leads the firm’s Manufacturing and Consumer Products Practice in Southern California and Phoenix. He works primarily with aerospace and defense companies and is actively involved with his clients. In addition, Mr. Schultz supports private equity groups and their portfolio companies with key financial reporting, internal controls, and governance matters. Mr. Schultz earned a BS in Finance from Ferris State University and an MS in Professional Accounting from Walsh College.

Brian Ruttenbur

Managing Director,
Institutional Research
Imperial Capital, LLC

Brian Ruttenbur is Managing Director in Equity Research covering the Security Industry. Mr. Ruttenbur is HQ out of NYC for Imperial Capital and has over 25 years of experience in equity research. He was most recently spent over two years as a senior investment banker in the security sector closing several transaction including a corporate divesture and an endpoint cybersecurity sale. As a research analyst, Mr. Ruttenbur is 2x ranked as a top analyst by the Wall Street Journal and 5x by Thomas Reuters for stock picking and earnings accuracy. Prior to Imperial Capital Mr. Ruttenbur’s experience includes Drexel Hamilton (research and banking), BB&T Capital Market, CRT Sterne Agee Capital Group, Morgan Keegan and SunTrust. Mr. Ruttenbur earned a BA from University of Tennessee and MAS from University of Montana and served as a commissioned officer in the USAF guarding and securing nuclear weapons.

Kevin Frisch

Managing Director
Head of Industrial Group, Investment Banking
Imperial Capital, LLC

Kevin Frisch is a Managing Director and Head of Imperial Capital’s Industrial Group with a focus on Advanced Manufacturing & Supply Chain.  Mr. Frisch has approximately 25 years of investment banking experience. Prior to Imperial Capital, he held similar roles at FBR Capital Markets and Lehman Brothers and also worked at Chase Securities and Oppenheimer & Co. Mr. Frisch received a B.A. in Economics and Public Policy from Duke University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

Tim Shinbara Jr

Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
The Association For Manufacturing Technology

Tim Shinbara is Vice President & Chief Technology Officer for AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology where he is responsible for activities related to research and development, standards, and technology discovery. Mr. Shinbara has served as an ASME Congressional Fellow for Advanced Manufacturing in the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship and in the personal office of U.S. Senator Marco Rubio focused on manufacturing and industrial policy. He currently serves as an Advisory Commissioner for Northern Virginia’s Loudoun County Department of Economic Development and has also served in several technology standards committee roles regarding additive manufacturing, data standards, and information models. Prior to AMT, Mr. Shinbara led a portfolio of applied R&D projects for Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems and co-founded, SkyRFID LLC, developing technology and sensors for supply chain and asset management solutions.


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