Kansas City Manufacturing Network (KCMN) is the premier manufacturing association in the greater Kansas City Metropolitan area.  Since 1993, KCMN has been the driving force for Kansas City manufacturers to grow and improve themselves and their organizations. By sharing best practices and innovative ideas, they can adapt and compete in the ever-changing global business environment.

KCMN is an organization for manufacturers led by manufacturers.  As a result, we focus on manufacturers learning and leading other manufacturers through networking and sharing expertise. Sharing knowledge between manufacturers can expand your business opportunities and strengthen your resources.


To achieve these goals, KMCN Members, Sponsors and Partners participate in

  • Events - Monthly Meetings or Plant Tours

  • Emerging Leaders Program (Manufacturing member employees, Master & Champion Sponsors and Master Partners only)

  • Subgroups/Working Groups

  • Annual Networking Event

  • Manufacturers' Summit 

Kansas City Manufacturing Network is a subsidiary of Kansas Manufacturing Solutions and partner of Missouri Enterprise, NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership affiliates.  We welcome regional manufacturers to join us to learn from others, share best practices, and get involved with the manufacturing community in the region.


Dana Gonnerman

Executive Director

Kathy Erickson

Event Coordinator

Meet The Team


Our Advisory Board is critical to the success of KCMN. They lead KCMN using their extensive experience to direct programming, recommend meeting topics and subgroup ideas and ensure KCMN remains relevant and connected to the greater manufacturing community. 



Bert Benton, SOR Controls

Dusty Cruise, Missouri Enterprise

John Kusek, DIT-MCO

Brady Poskin, PRIER Products

Kevin Mudge, Holland Nameplate

R. Curtis Mullen, Missouri Enterprise

Donna Porch, Mid-America TAAC

Danica Rome, Kansas Manufacturing Solutions

Tiffany Stovall, Kansas Manufacturing Solutions

Ben Troja, Rehrig Pacific

Chris Vering, Knit-Rite

Matt Wrye, Hallmark