Peer Group

Learn from other leaders in a SAMA Manufacturing Peer Group

When you’re leading a manufacturing company, every day brings new developments, decisions and sometimes, dilemmas. But you don’t have to do it alone.

With SAMA’s Peer Group program, company leaders like you come together to collaborate and learn from each other. You’ll meet regularly in a confidential small group setting with other member CEOs and senior executives to discuss issues and share solutions to the everyday challenges of being in business.

Manufacturing Peer Groups

Grow your business and your leadership skills by connecting one-on-one with other leaders. Benefits include:

  • Learning from other C-suite executives
  • Sharing ideas and best practices
  • Deeper knowledge of the local industry
  • Building stronger relationships with other industry leaders
  • A professional facilitator guides the group
  • Confidential small group setting

Leadership Peer Group

Led by Bob Buckley, SAMA Peer Group Leader

When you’re leading a manufacturing company, every day brings new developments, decisions and sometimes, dilemmas. But you don’t have to do it alone. With SAMA’s Peer Group program, company leaders like you come together to collaborate and learn from each other. You’ll meet regularly in a confidential small group setting with other member CEOs and senior executives to discuss issues and share solutions to the everyday challenges of being in business.

  • Grow your business and your leadership skills by connecting one-on-one with other leaders. Benefits include:
  • Learning from other C-suite executives
  • Sharing ideas and best practices
  • Deeper knowledge of the local industry
  • Building stronger relationships with other industry leaders
  • A professional facilitator guides the group
  • Confidential small group setting

Operations Peer Group

Led by Bob Buckley, SAMA Peer Group Leader

When you’re leading a manufacturing production operation, every day brings new developments, decisions and sometimes, dilemmas. But you don’t have to do it alone. With SAMA’s Peer Group program, manufacturing leaders like you come together to collaborate and learn from each other. You’ll meet regularly in a confidential small group setting with other SAMA member Operational Leaders to discuss issues and share solutions to the everyday challenges of conducting your day-to-day businesses.

Grow your business and your leadership skills by connecting one-on-one with other leaders and peers in your industry. Benefits include:

  • Immediate expansion of your strategic and tactical business Network
  • Confidential team outlet for both personal and operation’s challenges
  • Group brainstorming and sharing of best practices and solutions
  • Real time problem solving with an emphasis on follow-up and results
  • Building stronger, long lasting relationships with your industry Peers
  • Opportunity to link outcomes and results to your participating Owners/CEO’s
  • SAMA sponsored, professional facilitation

IT Peer Group

Led by Wes Bunch, CEO, Bridgehead IT

SAMA’s IT Peer Group gives IT leaders in our industry the ability to collaborate and grow as leaders and innovators. The IT Peer Group meets regularly in a confidential small group setting to discuss issues and share solutions to the everyday challenges of managing IT in the manufacturing sector. Navigate the ever-shifting technology landscape and IT management skills by connecting one-on-one with other leaders and peers at the intersection of IT and the manufacturing industry:

  • Peer-to-peer problem solving of complex IT technology and IT management challenges
  • Confidential team outlet for both personal and operational challenges
  • Group brainstorming and sharing of best practices and solutions
  • Real-time problem solving with an emphasis on follow-up and results
  • Building stronger, long-lasting relationships with your industry Peers

HR Peer Group

Led by Wes Bunch, CEO, Bridgehead IT

SAMA’s HR Peer Group gives HR leaders in our industry the ability to collaborate and grow as leaders and innovators. The HR Peer Group meets regularly in a confidential small group setting to discuss issues and share solutions to the everyday challenges of managing HR in the manufacturing sector. Navigate the ever-shifting Human Resources landscape and HR management skills by connecting one-on-one with other leaders and peers at the intersection of HR and the manufacturing industry:

  • Peer-to-peer problem solving of complex Human Resources subject matter and HR management challenges
  • Confidential team outlet for both personal and operational challenges
  • Group brainstorming and sharing of best practices and solutions
  • Real-time problem solving with an emphasis on follow-up and results
  • Real-time problem solving with an emphasis on follow-up and results

Here’s how SAMA Peer Groups have helped our members grow:

The reason I joined a SAMA peer group was that it offered an opportunity to interface with other C-suite executives in a confidential way that brings a wide range of business experience. The group success is made possible by the use of an experienced facilitator that allows the group to provide advice and council on business challenges that we all share in common.

—Douglas F. Carlberg – President – M2 Global

Peer groups are the most powerful and cost effective tool I use to improve the performance of my business. The insights and perspectives gained from the peers in my group always surprise and inspire me. I’ve been participating in peer groups for over 15 years and wholeheartedly encourage business leaders of all stripes to do the same!

—Jeff Garvens – President – Acme Holdings

We are living in challenging times and it is not going to get easier. Being in a SAMA Peer Group is the best way to navigate these challenges with manufacturing friends who can help each other in a confidential setting.

—Bill Cox – President & CEO – Cox Manufacturing

The SAMA executive peer group program has provided an excellent venue to problem solve and bounce ideas off fellow business owners in a confidential setting. As the group meetings have rotated among our different business locations, it has helped me gain insight into manufacturing processes and management practices that have improved my company’s business performance and my leadership skills. Having a professional facilitator keeps the group on track and focused. The bonding of the group has carried over outside of group meetings enabling us to be comfortable in contacting each other with questions about best practices.

—Mikal Harn – President – Comet Signs

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The manufacturing industry is one of the largest sectors of the San Antonio economy.


This fast-growing sector includes aerospace and motor vehicle manufacturing.
San Antonio companies manufacture machinery, computer components, electrical equipment and more.
From furniture to food and beverage manufacturing, this sector is a major employer in the area.
If it can be made from petroleum, plastic, paper, or just about anything else, there’s a local manufacturer that does it.
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