MD MEP’s Learners and Leaders Series will provide a unique environment for manufacturing leaders to get together and see real-world examples of technology, innovation and advanced manufacturing practices. The series is designed to provide participants with real working knowledge and ideas on how to scale these lessons and make them applicable to their own manufacturing environment.
Please join us for the April Learners & Leaders Session focused on Automation and the implementation of Automation on the production floor. During this interactive session a panel of industry leaders will discuss and provide insights, tips and recommendations on how small and mid-sized manufacturers can explore the often daunting task of the adopting technology, and automation in the production environment. Participants will hear from Steve Petrides, of Tenax Corporation, an established Baltimore manufacturer that has recently implemented Automation on their plant floor and already seeing the benefits!
8:00 – 8:30: Networking and Coffee
8:30 – 8:40: Introductions
8:40 – 9:25: Panel Presentations (15 Minutes Each)
9:25 – 9:45: Q&A (Facilitated if no audience questions)
9:45 – 10:15: Tour of Tenax Automated Line
10:15 – 10:30: Wrapup, Follow-on Questions, Networking
The Panel Will consist of:
Steve Petrides – Tenax Corporation (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Steve Petrides serves as the President & CEO of Tenax Corporation. Mr. Petrides has an extensive background in the manufacturing of automotive, construction, and consumer products. Focusing on strategic business development and turnaround efforts, he employs a holistic approach to drive change in organizations. Steve has served mid and large-sized multinational companies with a strong exposure to markets in Europe and throughout the Americas. He holds a Masters in Engineering Management from the University of Colorado-Boulder, and is active with the Maryland Manufacturers Extension Panel.
Joe Joice – USS, an Intelligrated company (Joe.email@example.com)
As VP of Business Development, Joe combines over twenty years of customer-oriented, project-based management experience with a proactive, hands-on approach to solving tough distribution challenges. He employs a collaborative approach to help customers form a complete understanding of the impact of automation on existing workflows, equipment and personnel. Joe holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and an MBA in international business from the University of Baltimore’s Merrick School of Business.
J. Zeman – INOPAK (firstname.lastname@example.org)
J. has spent the last 35 years assisting all types of manufacturing and distribution facilities in decreasing operational costs and increasing productivity to maximize profitability within their secondary packaging processes and material handling operations. He combines his mechanical aptitude, project management skills and many years of application knowledge to solve the many challenges facing his customers, in order to provide the best combinations of equipment, automation techniques, and service support available to satisfy the specific application.
Scott Laich – EFI Group (email@example.com)
In his 25 years of industry experience, Scott has managed the engineering and maintenance departments for a paper converting and printing company, and also held a variety of engineering positions at both large and small companies specializing in the building products, furniture and machine tool industries. He has also led multiple process and equipment improvement projects for firms in the aerospace, primary aluminum and paper industries, all of which required developing a new controls scheme or significantly updating an existing system. Scott earned his Masters of Manufacturing Systems Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, and his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
This event is limited to Manufacturers Only!
Manufacturing Leaders, Innovators and those interested in adopting or applying Automation to increase productivity and enhance the production environment.