May 8-10, 2017
Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH USA

Sessions

The IndustryWeek Manufacturing & Technology Conference & Expo offers a variety of sessions in thematic tracks that allows you to meet your team’s learning objectives and schedules. Choose the sessions that best meet your business challenges. Our content is presented by our 2016 Best Plants Winners, local manufacturing facilities, experts in their fields, and practitioners just like you.
 

Tuesday, May 09
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Continuous Improvement Fundamentals Track
In many companies, the tools to reduce variation have been deployed as part of a Six Sigma framework with the traditional certification for "Belt" levels and accompanying multiweek project to drive improvement.  As an alternative, this presentation focuses on using the lean structure of a kaizen to deploy the foundational...
Speaker
Eric Lussier

VP
Steel Business Partners/Handy & Harman
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Tuesday, May 09
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Manufacturing Practices Track
Come and learn how 3D printing has been driving true change across industries by improving product innovation and time to market, streamlining traditional manufacturing processes and reducing costs. And while the technology plays a strategic role in many of the world’s leading manufacturers, customers are now taking the next step...

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IoT Track
In this session participants will learn how to design the system that wirelessly powers an IOT sensor using a photovoltaic device. Topics covered will include energy storage, energy harvesting electronics, photovoltaic (solar) technologies, determining the power requirements for your sensor system. The session will involve a hands-on demonstration where 10-20 development...
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Dan Stieler

Power Film
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Tuesday, May 09
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Manufacturing Technology Strategies Track
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is projected to be a $150B business by 2020. Like previous technological advances, adoption of IIoT into currently operating facilities is fraught with risk. In this talk we will discuss how to successfully and smoothly integrate IIoT technologies into your facility with minimal disruption...
Speakers
Dr.  John F. Carrier

Senior Lecturer
MIT Sloan School
Co-Speaker

Karl Wadensten

President and Owner
Vibco Vibrators
Co-Speaker

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Workforce Track
Interested in starting an apprenticeship program at your company but don’t know where to start? In this panel, two manufacturers share how they’ve done it successfully. Tom Lucas, CIO of Sherwin-Williams, talks about how he transformed a small summer internship program into a widely respected on-the-job training program for IT...
Speakers
Peter Feil

Vice President/General Manager
STOBER Drives Inc
Panelist

Thomas Lucas

Chief Information Officer
The Sherwin-Williams Company
Panelist

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Continuous Improvement Fundamentals Track
Choosing the right KPIs for the Johnson Control Manufacturing system has been key to its success.  This presentation summarizes how to choose the appropriate KPIs (which ones and how many) to visualize process performance, to identify actions that reinforce key success factors, and to minimize reactiveness, thus enabling course correction. It...
Speakers
Ricardo Estok

Enterprise Principle Leader, Manufacturing Excellence
Johnson Controls, Inc.
Co-Speaker

Jose Miguel Lopez-Ascaso

VP Manufacturing Excellence
Johnson Controls
Co-Speaker

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Leadership Track
Very few companies can successfully change their business model. Even fewer still can move from a model of low margin commodities to high margin electronics. In this session you'll hear how a Midwestern rustbelt manufacturer successfully transformed itself from low margin commodities to high margin technology systems. You'll learn about...
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Steve Blue

President and CEO
Miller Ingenuity
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Smart Manufacturing Track
What does it take to go from a manually operated to a fully automated factory?  Learn from the automation manager of Gentex Optics as he shares with you the highlights of the five years of his journey. The highlights include: understanding what automation can bring to a plant, understanding current...
Speaker
Amit Agarwal

Sr. Manager, Automation Engineering & MIS
Genetix Optics
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Tuesday, May 09
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Continuous Improvement Fundamentals Track

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Smart Manufacturing Track
Cloud computing is causing a transformational shift in the way we do business and protect sensitive data assets and mission critical software applications in an increasingly complex regulatory environment. Organizations are taking a cautious attitude to cloud computing because of concerns about security and compliance with their security policies and...
Speaker
Goran Novkovic


Toronto Water
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Advanced Continuous Improvement Track
Speakers
Heath Ewing

Training & Development Manager
Kenworth Trucking Company
Co-Speaker

Esteban Tristan

Director of Safety Solutions
Select International
Co-Speaker

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Leadership Track
Speakers
Frank Hacker

General Manager - Wisconsin Operations
Rockline Industries
Co-Speaker

Shane Yount

Principal
Competitive Solutions Inc
Co-Speaker

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Manufacturing Technology Strategies Track
There’s no doubt that advanced analytics can help fine-tune factories and make them more competitive, but what’s not always obvious are the steps that should be taken in order to identify, outline and execute an analytics project or how to circumnavigate potential pitfalls and challenges that can delay a project...
Speakers
Dennis Hodges

CIO
Inteva Products LLC
Co-Speaker

Jon Sobel

Co Founder & CEO
Sight Machine
Co-Speaker

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Tuesday, May 09
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Manufacturing Practices Track
Metal 3D printing is now a cost-effective prototyping alternative for many design geometries. In this deep dive presentation, Cullen Hilkene will present the technologies, the materials, and the economics of metal printing with a goal of helping attendees become versed in the technology and know which technologies to choose for...
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Cullen Hilkene


3Diligent
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IoT Track
Magnetic resonance technology allows wireless charging over distance, multiple device charging, charging through materials and high efficiency power transfer, and these benefits create a next-generation, seamless “drop and go” charging experience for end users. Enabled by magnetic resonance, the use cases for wireless charging that we can expect in the...
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Sanjay Gupta


WiTricity
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Tuesday, May 09
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Smart Manufacturing Track
Speakers
Paresh Kalwani

Global Manufacturing ITS Solutions & Strategy Lead
Mondelez International
Co-Speaker

Erik Nistad

Director ITS, Global Mfg./ RDQ COE Lead
Mondelez International
Co-Speaker

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Manufacturing Technology Strategies Track
Speaker
Jay Kim

Chief Strategy Officer
APX Labs
Moderator

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Leadership Track
Executed properly, Hoshin Planning is one of the most powerful tools you can implement to ensure a data-driven and systematic approach to developing executive level Strategic Vision.  It provides a robust, deployment process that ensures constant visibility on which initiatives will result in the greatest impact to the overall vision...
Speakers
Ryan King

Director of Operational Excellence, Commercial Trailer Products
Wabash National Corporation
Co-Speaker

Dustin Smith

Senior Vice President & General Manager, Commercial Trailer Products
Wabash National Corporation
Co-Speaker

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Workforce Track
When the Ohio-based Great Lakes Cheese built a state-of-the-art packaging and distribution facility in Manchester, Tenn., they needed to get their new employees up to speed quickly to ensure a smooth startup of their production lines and meet high quality standards. Hear about Great Lakes' best practices for recruiting, hiring...
Speakers
Laury Ferguson

Training Manager
Great Lakes Cheese Co. Inc
Co-Speaker

Jennifer Yaros

VP of Operations
Radcom Services
Co-Speaker

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Wednesday, May 10
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Workforce Track
The job of equipment service tech/industrial maintenance technician is changing and evolving, and the changes are happening quickly. Scot McElmore and Lindsay Rippingale, experts in talent acquisition for Honda North America, will talk about the needs around this position and the particular challenges of filling it. They will also discuss...
Speakers
Mike Hannah

IIoT Market Development Manager
Rockwell Automation
Co-Speaker

Scot McLemore

Manager of Talent Acquisition and Deployment
Honda Manufacturing
Co-Speaker

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Smart Manufacturing Track
Arconic Global Rolled Products IT and OT leaders share an overview of real-world implementation beyond the technology, based upon their experience over the past four years. Hear how they operationalize automation strategy beyond the hype, based upon three main themes: •    Connect Everything: Laying the foundation for Industrial Internet of Things  •  ...
Speakers
Linda Golinghorst

Director Information Solutions - Global Rolled Products
Arconic
Co-Speaker

Fred Schultheis

Director Authomation - Global Rolled Products
Arconic
Co-Speaker

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Advanced Continuous Improvement Track
The Raymond Corporation began implementation of Total Process Reliability (TPR) at its Greene, New York, manufacturing facility in 2014.  Raymond has accomplished a significant amount of improvement and rolled out TPR at facilities in Muscatine, Iowa, and Syracuse, New York.  This seminar will explore the challenges involved with managing equipment...
Speakers
Tony Topencik

Director of Manufacturing Operations
The Raymond Corporation
Co-Speaker

George L. Westcott

Fabrication Manager
The Raymond Corporation
Co-Speaker

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Leadership Track
Operational excellence is less about innovative management practices and more about process discipline and alignment of functions and tiers. The tools Goodyear uses, as well as demonstrations of how they use them will be featured on this track. The “intersections” is where strategic elements and tactical execution overlap to override...
Speakers
Ellis Jones

General Manager Race
Goodyear Tire
Co-Speaker

Billy Taylor

Director of Manufacturing
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
Co-Speaker

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Wednesday, May 10
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Assisted Engineering Track
Collaborative robotic applications are fundamentally changing the way people and machines interact on the plant floor. People and robots are working in closer proximity and more collaboratively than ever before. This is reducing physical burdens on workers, freeing floor space, saving money, improving production efficiency and increasing flexibility in the...
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George Schuster


Rockwell Automation
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Wednesday, May 10
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Assisted Engineering Track
Additive manufacturing (AM), also popularly known as 3D printing, is a manufacturing technology that has been evolving since the late 1980s—but can finally be said to be proving its worth in many fields. Hardly a day goes by when you do not see an article in the news about a...

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Wednesday, May 10
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Advanced Continuous Improvement Track
Discover how Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) partners with its supply base in a series of continuous improvement engagements, designed to methodically improve understanding, operations and relationships.  A variety of assessment and development tools serve as the backbone of the NNS Supplier Development and Continuous Improvement Program.  The approach is grounded...
Speaker
Brian Tapajna

Program Manager - Supplier Development and Continuous Improvement
Huntington Ingalls Industries - Newport News Shipbuilding
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Workforce Track
Five years ago, Willington Nameplate, a Connecticut manufacturer of product labels and plates, did next to nothing to recommend itself to younger workers. The 50-year-old company’s workforce was on a slow march to retirement, with the average employee tenure at 17 years. But as the family-owned company took on bigger...
Speakers
Brett Greene

President
Willington Nameplate
Co-Speaker

Brent Robertson

Partner
Fathom
Co-Speaker

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