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Monday, April 01
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Monday, April 01, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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Monday, April 01
7:15 AM - 8:30 AM
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Monday, April 01
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Monday, April 01, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Monday, April 01
8:45 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Room:   327
  • Monday, April 01, 8:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Originally opened in April 2016, the Customer Experience Center in Pittsburgh focuses on the industrialization of additive manufacturing. What Attendees Will See: Tour the GE Additive Customer Experience Center focusing on the industrialization of additive manufacturing Walk through a full additive manufacturing facility to see the operations from powder to final part and...

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  • Room:   328
  • Monday, April 01, 8:45 AM - 11:00 AM
The RIST facility is part of the Sleep & Respiratory Care business group within Philips’ Personal Health Segment. RIST’s primary product is a product known as a “CPAP” (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) device, which is used to treat patients with sleep apnea. RIST is also beginning to produce portable oxygen...

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  • Room:   329
  • Monday, April 01, 8:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Seegrid is the market leader in self-driving industrial vehicles in manufacturing and distribution. Our vision guided vehicles (VGVs) automate materials handling processes, transporting goods autonomously for companies like Amazon, Whirlpool, General Motors, Jaguar Land Rover, DHL and the U.S. Postal Service. Read more about Seegrid and view dress code What Attendees...

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Monday, April 01
8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Room:   326
  • Monday, April 01, 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Established in 1914, MSA Safety Incorporated is the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures. Many MSA products integrate a combination of electronics, mechanical systems and advanced materials to protect users against hazardous or life-threatening situations. Read more about MSA...

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Monday, April 01
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Room:   301/302
  • Monday, April 01, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Digital transformation is more than just a buzzword. In fact, according to Apiumhub, “85% of enterprise decision makers feel they have a timeframe of two years to make significant inroads on their digital transformation before suffering financially or falling behind their competitors.”  But without defined goals matched to organizational strategy, transformation...
Speakers
Nick Castellina

Director, Industry & Solution Strategy
Infor
Workshop Speaker

Rodney Tarzwell

Sr. Business Solution Consultant
Infor
Workshop Speaker

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  • Room:   310/311
  • Monday, April 01, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This workshop is designed to help you understand and implement continuous improvement/ lean methodologies at all company levels. We will review best lean practices, measurement tools, share gaming activities for you and your teams to develop a lean environment on a factory and company level. We will also share insights...
Speakers
Jabril Bensedrine

Associate Partner
SESA SYSTEMS Inc.
Workshop Speaker

Jean-Paul Lerailler

CEO
SESA SYSTEMS Inc
Workshop Speaker

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  • Room:   304/305
  • Monday, April 01, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Many more manufacturers are now underway in their Digital Transformation / Industry 4.0 journeys and are seeing the business benefits promised by these latest technologies, whether IIoT, smart sensors, machine learning, wearables, collaborative / mobile robots, advanced analytics, and several others. Yet, others are struggling to get past the pilot...
Speaker
Robert Jones

Project Manager
Polytron
Workshop Speaker

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Monday, April 01
12:00 PM - 1:45 PM
  • Room:   327
  • Monday, April 01, 12:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Benshaw’s Pittsburgh headquarters and operations center provides customer service, research and development, sales and marketing, support, engineering, logistics, and administrative services. This center houses manufacturing, testing, and warehousing for low and medium voltage motor control solutions.  What Attendees Will See: Benshaw’s unique “build-to-order” capability is supported by a pre-engineered real-time engineering database,...

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Monday, April 01
12:30 PM - 3:15 PM
  • Room:   328
  • Monday, April 01, 12:30 PM - 3:15 PM
The RIST facility is part of the Sleep & Respiratory Care business group within Philips’ Personal Health Segment. RIST’s primary product is a product known as a “CPAP” (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) device, which is used to treat patients with sleep apnea. RIST is also beginning to produce portable oxygen...

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Monday, April 01
12:45 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Room:   327
  • Monday, April 01, 12:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Originally opened in April 2016, the Customer Experience Center in Pittsburgh focuses on the industrialization of additive manufacturing. What Attendees Will See: Tour the GE Additive Customer Experience Center focusing on the industrialization of additive manufacturing Walk through a full additive manufacturing facility to see the operations from powder to final part and...

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  • Room:   329
  • Monday, April 01, 12:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Seegrid is the market leader in self-driving industrial vehicles in manufacturing and distribution. Our vision guided vehicles (VGVs) automate materials handling processes, transporting goods autonomously for companies like Amazon, Whirlpool, General Motors, Jaguar Land Rover, DHL and the U.S. Postal Service. Read more about Seegrid and view dress code What Attendees...

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Monday, April 01
12:45 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Room:   326
  • Monday, April 01, 12:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Established in 1914, MSA Safety Incorporated is the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures. Many MSA products integrate a combination of electronics, mechanical systems and advanced materials to protect users against hazardous or life-threatening situations. Read more about MSA - The Safety Company...

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Monday, April 01
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Room:   306/307
  • Monday, April 01, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
How do you know which metrics truly matter? Based on the Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals' (SMRP) Body of Knowledge and Best Practices, 5th Edition, this workshop provides insights into the latest thinking on maintenance and reliability (M&R) metrics.  The workshop is for operation, maintenance and leadership personnel who want...
Speaker
Paul R. Casto

Intelligent Asset Practice Leader
GrayMatter
Workshop Speaker

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  • Room:   315/316
  • Monday, April 01, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
We are seeking to understand the state of Smart Manufacturing. So far, MESA has been examining where there is agreement and disagreement on terminology, what initiatives are linked, what is challenging, and how companies are working through those.   Find out what not-for-profit association Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association International (MESA) has learned...
Speakers
Conrad Leiva

Chairman of Smart Manufacturing Working Group
MESA International
Workshop Speaker

Julie Fraser

Principal
Iyno Advisors Inc
Workshop Speaker

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  • Room:   304/305
  • Monday, April 01, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The digital transformation / Industry 4.0  connectivity journey begins at the plant floor.  We will share our insights into lessons learned and best practices that have allowed us to develop a proven road map for optimal industrial network designs and security strategies that enable  you to appropriately leverage current and...
Speaker
Robin Cobb

Senior Project Manager
Polytron
Workshop Speaker

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Monday, April 01
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Room:   Hall A
  • Monday, April 01, 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
M&T 2019's re-imagined expo floor allows attendees to experience some of today’s most innovative solutions first-hand.  M&T Exhibitors offer a wide offering of products and services including automation, software, robotics, 3D, wearables, operations, workforce, material handling, supply chain, safety, and machine tools. We’ve quadrupled our FREE continuous live action, hands-on, immersive education on...

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  • Monday, April 01, 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
3 Locations - Continuous FREE Education! View Complete Schedule of FREE Expo Education Sponsored by:  ➤Master Class Theater Stage                                                                       ...

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Monday, April 01
4:05 PM - 4:35 PM
  • Room:   Master Class Theater, Expo Hall
  • Monday, April 01, 4:05 PM - 4:35 PM
Kickoff M&T 2019 with a welcome from Mayor William Peduto. Byron Clayton, CEO of the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute, will discuss the city's current tech climate, while local businessman and historian Bill Flanagan recounts the Steel City's industrial past. #Pittsburgh #Manufacturing (Master Class Theater) Open to all Attendees! JOIN US...
Speakers
Bill Flanagan Expo Education Presenter

Executive Vice President, Corporate Relations
Allegheny Conference
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Dr.  Byron C. Clayton

Chief Executive Officer
Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing
Speaker

Mayor  William Peduto Expo Education Presenter

Mayor
City of Pittsburgh
Speaker

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Monday, April 01
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Monday, April 01, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Pittsburgh, known for its recent resurgence of manufacturing, is also widely known as a mecca for foodies. Like most cities, the food speaks to the history of the city and it's melting pot of nationalities multicultural heritage, especially that of the European immigrants of the early 20th century. Join us...

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Tuesday, April 02
7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday, April 02, 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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Tuesday, April 02
7:15 AM - 8:00 AM
  • Tuesday, April 02, 7:15 AM - 8:00 AM

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Tuesday, April 02
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
  • Room:   Exhibit Hall GS Stage
  • Tuesday, April 02, 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Automated vehicles, mobility-as-a service and electrification are all disrupting the auto industry and its suppliers. To lead innovation, manufacturers must compete in a race for talent with tech companies who lure the best and brightest. Liebert, who has deep roots in manufacturing and her own story of personal transformation from...
Speaker
Rebecca Liebert

Sr. Vice President, Automotive OEM Coatings
PPG Industries Inc
Keynote

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Tuesday, April 02
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Room:   Hall A
  • Tuesday, April 02, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
M&T 2019's re-imagined expo floor allows attendees to experience some of today’s most innovative solutions first-hand.  M&T Exhibitors offer a wide offering of products and services including automation, software, robotics, 3D, wearables, operations, workforce, material handling, supply chain, safety, and machine tools. We’ve quadrupled our FREE continuous live action, hands-on, immersive education on...

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Tuesday, April 02
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
The “now economy” and rising consumer expectations of two-day deliveries across all industries continue to disrupt supply chains. To combat this disruption, the foundation for the warehouse of the future is being put in place. Powered by the digital supply chain, tomorrow’s warehouse relies on a strategic mix of innovative...
Speakers
Gary Allen

CTO and Vice President, Product Development
Ryder System, Inc.
Speaker

Melonee Wise

CEO
Fetch Robotics
Speaker

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As manufacturers struggle to retain talent while also preparing for the upcoming wave of Baby Boomer retirements, a digital-first people strategy is a must to remain competitive in the global economy.    Leading manufacturing firms are utilizing video to create a continuous onboarding experience that gets new hires up to speed more...
Speakers
Barry Canty

VP of Marketing
SpeachMe
Speaker

Robert Shiels

Sr. Account Executive
SpeachMe
Speaker

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  • Room:   303
  • Tuesday, April 02, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Track: 
Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are constant on the lookout for suppliers who offer superior value add. Similarly, suppliers are constantly looking for ways to promote their specialized knowledge and capabilities with potential OEM customers. At the root of both desired outcomes is how each side structures their side of the...
Speakers
Paul Ericksen

Supply Chain Advisor
IndustryWeek
Moderator

Ryan Kelly

Product Leader
Xometry
Panelist

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The lean journey can be exciting, rewarding, and it certainly will face detours along the way. In this session you will learn a simple way to construct a lean roadmap to guide the journey, whether in a department, a manufacturing plant or an entire company. Speakers Susan Pleasant and Tim...
Speakers
Susan Pleasant

President
SPleasant Consulting
Speaker

Tim Fralin

Continuous Improvement Manager
NEAPCO Components
Speaker

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Innovation in the manufacturing industry has become a veritable race to the next "Big Idea" that will disrupt the industry and change our ways of working. While there is value in being the first to reach a milestone or bring an innovative product to market, when a company is investing...
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Dr.  Srinivas Veeramasuneni

Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer
USG Corporation
Speaker

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  • Room:   310/311
  • Tuesday, April 02, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
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So many tech vendors promise business transformation. But what if your own business processes, leadership, and culture were just as important as your technology investments?    From his start as a programmer at a forging factory to CTO of a manufacturing software company, Jerry has worked with hundreds of manufacturers of all...
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Jerry Foster

Chief Technology Officer
Plex Systems
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For a lean deployment to be successful, initially it must be led and supported from the top down. However, to sustain lean it must build a culture from the bottom up. But how do you build the culture beyond training in lean tools, monitoring metrics that are aligned and conducting...
Speaker
Eric Lussier

Senior Vice President - Steel Business System
Steel Partners Holdings
Speaker

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Tuesday, April 02
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Industrial Automation and Control Systems represent a key building block of industrial internet-of-things. Plant operators and managers are increasingly looking to leverage cloud computing to analyze the valuable data and information generated by IACS in the plant to improve operational efficiencies and track key performance indicators (KPIs). This requires bridging...
Speakers
Anna-Maria Preta

SCADA Business Developer (Factory Automation)
Siemens Industry, Inc.
Speaker

Dr.  Samudra Vijay

CEO
Sam Analytic Solutions
Speaker

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Digitalization has made a profound impact on the way we live and how manufacturers rapidly deliver goods and services to consumers. Although lean principles still hold true, new tools and techniques offer vast opportunities to reduce waste across the enterprise. In this session, we will share how forward-looking companies are...
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Corey Vodvarka

Director - Manufacturing Solutions
Parsec Automation Corp
Speaker

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Learn from the best! Attend this session to hear directly from the 2018 IndustryWeek Best Plants Award winners. These winning facilities have taken different paths to excellence, employed different continuous improvement tools, and certainly have struggled in different ways when challenges were thrown in their paths. Nevertheless, they share a...
Speakers
Christopher Dubbs

Production Manager
Applied Technical Services
Panelist

Michael G Field

Chief Executive Officer
The Raymond Corp
Panelist

Tracy D Breeding

Plant Manager
Adient - West Point
Panelist

Tyron Javis

Operations Manager
Intertape Polymer Group
Panelist

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For small and medium-sized factories, leading-edge technology implementations can be daunting. But with the right strategy, they can be much easier—and more cost-effective—than they initially seem. In this presentation, we take you on a tour of a brewery in transition between old and new to highlight pathways to impactful technology...
Speakers
Janell Rothenberg

Business Anthropologist
Humanity Innovation Labs
Speaker

Jason Adams

Renaissance Engineer
Avery Brewing Company
Speaker

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  • Room:   310/311
  • Tuesday, April 02, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Track: 
Overcoming a challenging culture can seem an arduous task, but with the correct leadership approach, you can achieve world-class results. As a leader, you must understand the critical link between employee behavior and the workplace culture.
Speaker
Mark Whitten

Director of Operations, USA
Martinrea International
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The U.S. manufacturing industry continues to expand, with job openings growing at double-digit rates. That expansion, coupled with the retirement of baby boomers, could exacerbate an already widening skills gap with a potential shortage of 2.4 million workers in the next decade. Even more challenging is the task of understanding...
Speakers
Chad Moutray

Chief Economist
Manufacturing Institute, National Association of Manufacturers
Speaker

Drew Campbell

Talent Acquisition and Engagement Manager
Covestro LLC
Speaker

Heather Manolian

Research Leader, Manufacturing
Deloitte Services LP
Speaker

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  • Room:   303
  • Tuesday, April 02, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Track: 
Changes to global tariffs and the resulting trade war between the U.S. and China have created unprecedented chaos and disruption to the global supply chain. This dynamic has played an outsized role in business conditions over the past year and will likely impact manufacturers for years to come. This three-part...
Speaker
Jeffrey Watson

CEO
Sourcing Systems Intl
Speaker

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Tuesday, April 02
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Room:   319
  • Tuesday, April 02, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
M&T will host an inaugural Women In STEM Luncheon during the Manufacturing & Technology 2019 event in Pittsburgh, PA on April 2. The Women in STEM Luncheon will provide an opportunity for some of the industry's most successful women and companies to discuss the challenges and opportunities they see in STEM...
Speakers
Cindy Bolt

SVP and GM Manufacturing, Automotive, and Energy
Salesforce
Keynote

Karen Field

Executive Director - Content
Informa
Moderator

Buckley Brinkman

Executive Director/CEO
Wisconsin Center for Manufacturing and Productivity
Panelist

Petra Mitchell

President and CEO
Catalyst Connection
Panelist

Suzy Teele

Head of Marketing & Communications
ARM Institute
Panelist

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Tuesday, April 02
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
  • Room:   Exhibit Hall GS Stage
  • Tuesday, April 02, 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
The IndustryWeek Best Plants Awards program annually recognizes plants, located in North America, that are on the leading edge of efforts to increase competitiveness, enhance customer satisfaction and create stimulating and rewarding work environments. 2018 IndustryWeek Best Plants Award winners will be announced in early 2019. We will update this...

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Tuesday, April 02
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Room:   Exhibit Hall GS Stage
  • Tuesday, April 02, 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
Lou Rassey began his manufacturing career sweeping up at his family’s Detroit machine shop. Today, he runs the industrial-scale additive factory Fast Radius, the premier nexus connecting physical and digital manufacturing, the old and the new. The World Economic Forum named the Chicago site as the best smart factory in...
Speaker
Lou Rassey

Chief Executive Officer
Fast Radius
Speaker

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Tuesday, April 02
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Tuesday, April 02, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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Tuesday, April 02
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Instituting continuous improvement practices in your business can be daunting. Knowing where to focus your team’s time and resources is even more challenging. In this session, Sage Software’s panel of industry experts will share the best practices they have discovered working with hundreds of manufacturing customers and partners on their...
Speakers
Darin Steward

Strategic Manufacturing Solutions Expert
Sage
Speaker

Kelly Gezo

Strategic Manufacturing Solutions Expert
Sage
Speaker

Mark Pinard

Field Solutions Engineer
Sage
Speaker

Timothy Harfield

Product Marketing Manager
Sage
Speaker

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In this session, attendees will learn three areas of focus essential to a value-driven digital transformation. Attendees will also learn about the need to take a holistic view of their digital transformation in order to drive value all the way from the top floor to the shop floor. Finally, Andrew...
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Andrew Barker

Director, Manufacturing Digital Transformation C.O.E.
PTC
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Johnson Controls launched the Johnson Controls Manufacturing System (JCMS) to achieve and sustain manufacturing excellence. Plants within the company that have made the greatest progress adopting JCMS have demonstrated significant improvements in safety, quality, productivity, retention, delivery and other targets. Key to these plants' success is engaged and empowered people...
Speaker
Vicki Davis

Plant Manager
Johnson Controls; Norman, Oklahoma
Speaker

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With one foot in knowledge building and the other in hands-on training, apprenticeship programs are ideal talent incubators. This session will walk through a case study in developing and implementing a successful apprenticeship program designed to connect with the talent so desperately needed in manufacturing. Brose North America’s experiences will...
Speakers
Arnd Herwig

Vice President Engineering & Product Development
Brose North America
Speaker

Roxanne Bazinski

Product Design Apprentice
Brose North America
Speaker

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Traditionally, manufacturers have deployed automation in production lines to optimize an area of the manufacturing operations and its supply chain to increase throughput, quality and delivery. Automation helps boost productivity, but when production issues arise, it just produces bad parts at a faster rate. Manufacturers should be able to observe...
Speakers
Surya Kommareddy

Director Product Marketing
Oracle
Speaker

Swapan Ghosh

Global Industry Marketing Director
Oracle
Speaker

Timothy Lomax

Sr. Strategic Alliance Manager
Mitsubishi Electric Automation Inc.
Speaker

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  • Room:   310/311
  • Tuesday, April 02, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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As digital transformation gains momentum in the manufacturing industry, many executives are at a loss on where and how to start. In this session, we’ll focus on why Mexichem, a $6 billion plastics pipe corporation that employs over 18,000 people globally, wanted to transform digitally and how they approached it,...
Speakers
Willem Sundblad

CEO & Founder
Oden Technologies
Moderator

Rick Jacobs

VP of Global Operations
Mexichem
Speaker

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  • Room:   303
  • Tuesday, April 02, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Track: 
As manufacturers face growing complexity in their operations—from multi-site production, to shorter customer SLAs, to increasingly diverse or customized product mixes—it’s more important than ever to find innovative ways of boosting efficiency. Leading manufacturers are now leveraging intelligent planning technology to meet these growing demands and improve their production flow.   In...
Speaker
Walt Bednarz

Solution Consultant
Dassault Systemes - DELMIA Quintiq
Speaker

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Tuesday, April 02
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Manufacturers need to inspire a new generation of skilled workers to fill high-tech and high-paying jobs. The solution: FULL CONTACT INNOVATION. Students get hands-on STEM training by designing, building, test and repairing gladiator-style Bots. Educators teach students technical and critical thinking in a creative, competitive and rewarding format. Local manufacturers...
Speakers
Bill Padnos

Workforce Development Manager
NTMA
Moderator

Katie Hager

Workforce Development Manager
DMI Companies
Panelist

Paul Anselmo

President & CEO
New Century Careers
Panelist

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Gaining value from your production and Industrial IoT data takes time and requires specialized industry expertise. How can industrial analytics help you to solve issues and adapt to changes better by providing a digital representation of your assets combined with big data capabilities?  In this session, attendees will learn how technologies...
Speaker
Christian Radillo

Technical Consultant
Rockwell Automation
Speaker

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  • Room:   310/311
  • Tuesday, April 02, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
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The rules of the manufacturing game are changing. New companies are entering the Industrial IOT market every day. But navigating the best way to marry internal capabilities with the digital ecosystem can be tough. Case in point: The recent wave of AI-fueled automation is poised to dramatically improve business results....
Speaker
Dr.  Irene Petrick

Senior Director of Industrial Innovation
Intel Corporation
Speaker

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This presentation will introduce attendees to several tools to help drive their operational excellence program. The first tool is Routing-By-Walking-Around (RBWA), which can best be described as taking value stream mapping to the gemba. This tool helps users gather a large amount of operational data by walking and mapping the...
Speaker
Raymond Kelly

Director Operational Excellence
Welbilt Frymaster
Speaker

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To remain competitive, today's manufacturers need to identify and remove key sources of waste along the machining value chain. Exploring the concept of “the digital thread,” this presentation will explain how the application of digital technology will fundamentally transform the machine shop of the future. Learn how a shop’s value...
Speaker
Bijal Patel

Sr. Digital Machining Specialist
Sandvik Coromant
Speaker

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Learn from the best! Attend this session to hear directly from one of the 2018 IndustryWeek Best Plants Award winners. We'll feature one of the winning facilities, each of whom  have taken different paths to excellence, employed different continuous improvement tools, and certainly have struggled in different ways when challenges...
Speakers
Frank Hoskins

Senior Manufacturing Engineer
T&S Brass and Bronze Works
Panelist

Gary Cole

Operations Manager
T&S Brass and Bronze Works
Panelist

Jo Stanton

Management Systems Coordinator
T&S Brass and Bronze Works
Panelist

Sarah Eigner

Operational Administrative Analyst
T&S Brass and Bronze Works
Panelist

Wesley Gilbert

Senior Manufacturing Engineer
T&S Brass and Bronze Works
Panelist

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  • Room:   303
  • Tuesday, April 02, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Track: 
Find out what happens when a Supply Chain Director transfers into the Finance Department and starts asking too many questions.   Ignorance is expensive. What seems intuitive through the lens of customer service may prove backwards through the lens of finance. Join this talk to hear how a mix of process innovation...
Speakers
Roger Thomas

Industry Principal for Manufacturing
SAS Institute
Moderator

David Goddard

Principal
Oliver Wight
Speaker

Ian Poulton

Senior Finance Manager
PPG Aerospace
Speaker

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Tuesday, April 02
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Room:   Heinz Field
  • Tuesday, April 02, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Always a feature that attendees look forward to - our Special Night Out event in Pittsburgh is something you won't want to miss. A unique opportunity to party at the best-looking stadium in the world — Heinz Field, not only is it the home of the Pittsburgh Steelers but also...

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Wednesday, April 03
7:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Wednesday, April 03, 7:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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Wednesday, April 03
7:15 AM - 8:00 AM
  • Wednesday, April 03, 7:15 AM - 8:00 AM

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Wednesday, April 03
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Room:   Exhibit Hall GS Stage
  • Wednesday, April 03, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
One of manufacturing's most dedicated fighters, Titan Gilroy, overcame a dark past to gain a sterling reputation in the machining community. He realized during the Great Recession how important a vital manufacturing base is to stay in business, and has dedicated his life since to reshaping the industrial workforce through...
Speaker
Titan Gilroy

Owner & CEO
Titans of CNC
Speaker

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Wednesday, April 03
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Room:   Hall A
  • Wednesday, April 03, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
M&T 2019's re-imagined expo floor allows attendees to experience some of today’s most innovative solutions first-hand.  M&T Exhibitors offer a wide offering of products and services including automation, software, robotics, 3D, wearables, operations, workforce, material handling, supply chain, safety, and machine tools. We’ve quadrupled our FREE continuous live action, hands-on, immersive education on...

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Wednesday, April 03
9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
The manufacturing industry is at a pivotal point in its history. Now, more than ever, there is a lack of awareness and training for the trades beginning as early as High School. There is a lack of excitement! However, there is a revolutionary solution now available through TITANS of CNC:...
Speaker
Katie Fetch

Engineer
Kennametal
Speaker

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  • Room:   310/311
  • Wednesday, April 03, 9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Track: 
Lean implementations don’t have to fail! Unfortunately, 90% of them do.  Sustaining improvements efforts must begin with the leadership, at every level, from CEO to FLL. Building leadership skills among supervisors and managers results in higher employee morale and productivity and lower employee turnover. Successful companies realize this simple fact and...
Speaker
Dave Rea

Organizational Development Consultant
Catalyst Connection
Speaker

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Media reports of robotics and automation taking jobs can generate concern within a workforce when news of exploration or implementation is shared. But is it a valid concern? While it's true that some jobs can be impacted, those jobs are frequently undesirable repetitive, dirty, or dangerous jobs that suffer from high...
Speakers
Dr.  Byron C. Clayton

Chief Executive Officer
Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing
Speaker

Dr.  Stephen Catt

Workforce Development
Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing
Speaker

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  • Room:   303
  • Wednesday, April 03, 9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Track: 
In this interactive panel discussion you will learn:  Key trends in the Supply Chain procurement world – Big Data, AI, Predictive Analytics, Block Chain, Automation, etc. How to be Strategic in your digital procurement activities – Bidding, vendor selection, organization, metrics, etc. How to leverage advanced Supply Chain analytics to optimize your digital...
Speakers
Francois Gau

CEO
Levy Industrial
Moderator

Mike Evans

Owner
Mfg360° Consulting
Speaker

Tomas Wiemer

Founder & Managing Director
Orbit2
Speaker

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By the end of last century, we thought we had lost manufacturing. It was old, smelly, and looked like a dinosaur just waiting to die. But Smart Manufacturing holds the potential to transform manufacturing back into an economic powerhouse. Unlike earlier technology, Smart Manufacturing is fundamentally transforming how manufacturing companies compete....
Speakers
Brad Rowen

Plant Systems-Controls
Cargill, Inc
Speaker

John Clemons

Director, Manufacturing IT
Maverick Tecnologies
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Toyota Kata helps develop creative, scientific-thinking skills by breaking through our knowledge threshold. In this management approach, a primary job of leaders and managers is to develop people so that desired results can be achieved. They do this by having the organization members (leaders and managers included) deliberately practice a...
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Jeff Kopenitz

Director of Business Excellence
Innovative Manufacturers' Center
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The 5S System is a series of five simple, low-cost activities ("sort," "set in order," "shine," "standardize," and "sustain") designed to help you improve workplace organization and standardization. This simulation-based training program introduces the five steps and shows you how to apply them, one by one, to transform a cluttered,...
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John Ciora

Plant Manager
Schroeder Industries
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Todd Tommaney

Consultant - Operational Excellence
Catalyst Connection
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Wednesday, April 03
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Wednesday, April 03, 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

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Wednesday, April 03
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Nationwide, manufacturers are constantly on the lookout for solutions to help them identify, recruit, hire, train, and retain high quality talent. Often overlooked, apprenticeship and earn-and-learn models are a key strategy for employers looking to fill their pipeline with quality talent. This session will dig deep into successful advanced manufacturing apprenticeship models...
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Bob Dopico

Strategic Business Advisor
Catalyst Connection
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James Foti

Regional Director
US Department of Labor – Office of Apprenticeship
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Stephanie Veck

Project Director API
Maher & Maher
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  • Room:   303
  • Wednesday, April 03, 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
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Traditional lean tends to focus on reducing waste associated the direct costs-of-goods-sold. In other words, piece-price. Lean’s true impact, though, can only be realized when its focus is expanded to include the waste involved in order fulfillment, from supplier to the customer.  Under this concept, a time-based metric is needed to...
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Paul Ericksen

Supply Chain Advisor
IndustryWeek
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  • Room:   310/311
  • Wednesday, April 03, 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
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The Hierarchy of High Performance is a model for looking analytically at organizational performance and identifying areas (and ways) to improve. The Hierarchy includes five elements: Clear on Strategy Clear on Values Management Team Development Meeting Rhythms and Feedback & Evaluation Answering a handful of key questions regarding each gives organizational executives strong indicators about their...
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Bryan Fischer

Principal
One Step Beyond
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Your organization needs to adopt new practices and capabilities to respond to the market disruptors that are part of Industry 4.0. These disruptors may include the 4As (artificial intelligence, autonomy, automation and additive manufacturing) and other dynamics that more directly impact your business. Invest in your organizational preparedness as a...
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Janet L. Hammill

Director
J L Hammill Consulting
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Lean manufacturing training continues to be a key component for companies seeking a culture of continuous improvement. This introductory course provides participants with the foundational knowledge of lean manufacturing tools and concepts they need to succeed.  Our deep-dive session combines both a classroom setting with hands-on simulation, which provides the participants...
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Todd Tommaney

Consultant - Operational Excellence
Catalyst Connection
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Collaborative robotics present a unique opportunity for small manufacturers to leverage robotics to improve their operations. But, like any tool, they have their limitations. This session will cover the wide range of robotic applications in manufacturing, types of robots and their typical uses, considerations in deciding between a cobot and traditional...
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Benjamin Mintz

Key Account Manager
NEFF Automation
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Matthew Minner

Senior Technical Consultant
Catalyst Connection
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Hackers and other cybercriminals are developing increasingly sophisticated methods to breach organizations’ computer networks in order to steal data, halt operations, hold data to ransom, or all of the above. Unfortunately, while the manufacturing sector has traditionally not been a target, that’s no longer the case. With the rise of...
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Matt LaVigna

President & CEO
National Cyber-Forensics & Training Alliance
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