Webinar Replay: Cybersecurity and Technology Refresh for Manufacturers

Part of First American's Future of Manufacturing Webinar Series

Manufacturers have an abundance of information needing protection. Whether it is intellectual property, product and production design, assembly line procedures, trade secrets, or customer data, it needs to be protected from unauthorized disclosure. External forces want your data for monetary gain. Internal employees can present just as much risk, and can unintentionally aid external attackers in gaining access to your data. 

Threats to your data are constantly present, and constantly changing - so making yourself aware of industry standard privacy and technology refresh best practices is a critical step to take towards security. 

What You Will Learn:

  • The current state of cybersecurity and privacy specific to the manufacturing industry;
  • Why the bad guys want your data, including methods for gaining access;
  • How vendors and well-intentioned employees may be putting your organization at risk;
  • Why a gap analysis is important; 
  • What you need to know about a disciplined technology refresh; and
  • How to create savings and efficiencies while protecting your organization.



Timothy M. Grace
Director of Technology Risk Advisory Services 

Mueller Prost CPAs + Business Advisors


Tony Culiano 
Vice President
First American Manufacturing Finance

Webinar Replay: The Impact of Tax Reform and Financing Tools for Manufacturers

Part of First American's Future of Manufacturing Webinar Series

The Tax cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) overhauled the U.S. tax code, changing numerous tax code provisions important to the manufacturing sector. In this webinar, Mueller Prost and First American will cover the provisions having the most impact on manufacturers. 

What You Will Learn:

  • The increased value of the R&D Tax Credit
  • New methods of accounting available to manufacturers 
  • The elimination of the corporate Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) 
  • 100% bonus depreciation on capital expenditures and increased Section 179 value
  • New limitations on deducting interest expense and entertainment 
  • Financing tools available to combine with bonus depreciation and Section 179


Michael J. Devereux II, CPA, CMP
Partner and Director of Manufacturing
Distribution and Plastics Industry Services

Mueller Prost CPAs + Business Advisors

Tony Culiano
Vice President
First American Manufacturing Finance


​Webinar Replay: Factory of the Future

Part of First American's Future of Manufacturing Webinar Series


Manufacturers who have investigated the principles behind a smart factory realize this is an opportunity to significantly increase their revenues while at the same time slashing their operational costs. Whether you are simply trying to better understand the “Digital Transformation” and how it might improve your operations, or you are on the forefront of Industry 4.0, it’s important that you understand what factors to consider when evaluating the path forward.

In this webinar, EOS North America and First American Manufacturing Finance will share their insights on where the Additive Manufacturing (AM) industry is headed and how manufacturers can acquire new technologies to get there faster.

What You Will Learn About:

  • Digital manufacturing processes that are shaping the AM industry
  • Challenges and best practices for acquiring the equipment and software of the Factory of the Future
  • Actionable lessons from companies already leveraging elements of Industry 4.                                                         

Dr. Greg Hayes
Director, Additive Minds
EOS North America

Dave Neighbour, CLFP
Senior Vice President
First American Manufacturing Finance