Milwaukee Tool Section Meeting - October 2016

When:  Oct 5, 2016 from 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM (CT)
Associated with  Milwaukee

About the Event

Since the company began in 1924, Milwaukee Tool has led the industry in both durability and performance by providing the best in professional, heavy-duty tools and accessories. With an unwavering commitment to the trades, Milwaukee continues to lead with a focus on providing innovative, trade-specific solutions. Whether it is through their leadership in LITHIUM-ION technology, as seen in the M12TM, M18TM & M28TM Systems, time-saving accessories or innovative hand tool products, Milwaukee is dedicated to delivering a steady stream of advanced solutions for the trades that offer increased productivity and unmatched durability. Milwaukee Tool is a Brookfield, Wisconsin-based subsidiary of Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. (TTI)

Milwaukee is excited to host the SAE Milwaukee Section and share our unique approach to NPD that is both extremely fast and highly differentiated.

About the Presenter

Corey Dickert joined Milwaukee Tool as a Home Center Sales Analyst in 2007. Corey was promoted to Demand Planner in 2008 and was critical in building the foundation for our Supply Chain organization. He then transitioned into the Power Tools Product Management team in 2009, working as an Associate Product Manager - Corded Drilling & Fastening. In 2011, he was promoted to Product Manager and began to focus his new product development efforts on further penetrating Milwaukee’s core trades by working cross-functionally to develop more innovative trade-specific solutions for the Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) Trades. Corey passionately embraced delivering these innovative, user-driven solutions, and drove the commercial strategy within the plumbing and electrical channels. Corey has been instrumental in devising the vertical integration strategy with electrohydraulic technology and worked hand-in-hand with the technical and operational leadership to develop the strategic line of Force LogicTM tool solutions. In addition, Corey has taken the lead in leveraging strategic partnerships with industry leaders such as Uponor to further strengthen Milwaukee with their core trades. Corey proceeded to excel in various roles throughout the Power Tools Product Management team, making significant contributions in new product development and commercialization. In 2014, Corey was promoted to Director - Product Management, Plumbing and Electrical, and took on additional responsibility as they transitioned the Test & Measurement business into our Brookfield headquarters.

Corey continues excelling in executing the MEP commercial and new product development strategy.

Corey is now the VP of Product Management for Milwaukee Tool's Trade Tools. In his time at Milwaukee, he has worked on over 25 new product introductions with an emphasis on driving the voice of the customer into the designs. He has worked on multiple product types from AC and DC power tools, to instruments and more recently, adding electro-hydraulics to the Milwaukee portfolio. He is well poised to continue leading his strong team as Milwaukee strives to exceed the expectations of their core users and invest in exciting X2i initiatives within the core user verticals.

About the Presentation

Corey will be presenting on product development based on the integration of end-customer needs. Milwaukee Tool is known in the industry for unprecedented speed and volume of new products. Traditionally, companies with that approach limit their differentiation to attain the schedules. Corey will walk through the Milwaukee product development philosophy and culture that enables both - their high level of product innovation and their impressive speed to market.


Milwaukee Tool
13135 W. Lisbon Rd.
Brookfield, WI