D. Mark Douglass, Ph.D. a Sr. Equity Analyst – Industrial Technology at Longbow Research will be our Keynote Speaker for the opening meeting on Wednesday night at the ISA Marketing and Sales Summit.
Dr. Douglass will give us a high-lev
el overview of the macro economy, reviewing the current status and trends in macro indicators of interest to industrial markets. Following the macro view, he will then break down stats and trends in various industrial end markets and, in particular, those which are likely of more interest to automation companies. There will naturally be some references to the stock market (after all, he is a stock analyst!) but these will be kept to a minimum as this is not an investor conference but a sales and marketing summit. The attendees should find this information very useful as they assemble their data in trying to figure out where markets are headed in the next couple years.
About Mark Douglass
Mark Douglass is Vice President, Senior Equity Analyst at Longbow Research, a Cleveland-based independent sell-side research firm serving institutional investors. Mark covers Industrial Technology companies that provide a variety of automation, instrumentation, motion and control products such as Rockwell, Emerson, AMETEK, Roper, and National Instruments.
Prior to joining Longbow, he worked as a senior engineer for both small and large industrial manufacturers, specializing in advanced manufacturing development. Mark is a member of the Laser Institute of America and the American Welding Society and has sat on several industrial standards committees. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois.”
About Longbow Research
Longbow Research was established in 2003 to provide the institutional equity research market with a high quality, independent product, free from the many conflicts of interest that plagued bulge-bracket research at that time.
Initially, the firm consisted only of analysts producing in-depth research on a short list of companies. In 2004, Longbow Research hired its first salespeople and also established an agency-only trading desk to facilitate client payment for the research. While this marked the beginning of their sell-side business model, they have strived to maintain their buy-side stock-picking research culture.
Today, Longbow Research has moved beyond the start-up phase and is growing rapidly. They have recently opened an NYC office and have also expanded their research survey offering to cover a number of important supply channels in Europe, Latin America and Asia.