2019 Agenda

1:00 - 1:35 PM

Getting Started on the Road to Industry 4.0
Rodney Rusk, Industry 4.0 Business Leader, Bosch Rexroth Corp.

Automating Your Assembly Process
Greg Earle, Head of Customer Support & Controls Engineering, HAHN Automation Inc.

1:35 - 2:10 PM

Data Analytics, Machine Learning and Predictive Operations
Sachin Andhare, Global Marketing Director, Falkonry Inc.

You Can Get a Robot to do That
Scott Flood, Vice President of Sales, USA, KUKA Robotics Corp.

2:10 - 2:45 PM

Designing the Future with Generative Design Software
Matt Lemay, Generative Design Adoption, Autodesk Inc.

Lean Manufacturing and Assembly Automation
Quarterman Lee, President, Strategos Inc.

2:45 - 2:55 PM



2:55 - 3:30 PM

The Reality of Augmented Reality
Chris Delvizis, VP of Product Management, Upskill

Scalable Automation a Path to Turnkey Success
Stephen Maund, President & CEO, Demco Automation

3:30 - 4:00 PM

Q&A with Workshop Panelists
John Sprovieri, Editor in Chief, Assembly Magazine

Q&A with Workshop Panelists
Austin Weber, Senior Editor, Assembly Magazine

4:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Opens


4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Taste of Rosemont
Welcome Reception

Sponsored By: schunk

7:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Closes

9:00 – 9:05 AM

Opening Remarks

9:05 – 9:10 AM

ASSEMBLY Plant of The Year Award Presentation

9:10 – 10:00 AM

Ford Motor Company Manufacturing: Journey to a Completely Connected and Intelligent Manufacturing System

Michael Mikula, Chief Engineer, Advanced Manufacturing, Ford Motor Company

Sponsored By: Promess

10:00 AM

Exhibit Hall Opens

Learning Theater Presentations

Learning Theater Presentations

11:00 - 11:40 AM

Traceability in Production and Assembly
Wolfgang Kratzenberg, Technical Sales Specialist: Traceability, Balluff Inc.

Sponsored By: balluff

Evolving Torque Application Strategies
John Nigro, National Sales Manager, Sturtevant Richmont

Sponsored By: sturtevant

12:00 - 12:40 PM

Designing for Automation
Zack Ruffing, Regional Sales Director, Weber Screwdriving Systems

Sponsored By: weber

Parts Feeding 101 for Robot Automation: Flexible Feeding and More
Rick Brookshire, Director of Product Development, Epson Robots

Sponsored By: epson

1:00 - 1:40 PM

Understand Process Control Data
Nicolas Bocquet, Marketing Manager of North America, Desoutter Industrial Tools
Jamarrius Jeffries, Product Marketing Specialist, Desoutter Industrial Tools

Sponsored By: desoutter

Optimizing Helium Usage and Alternative Test Methods in Production Leak Testing
Paul Chamberlain, President & CEO, LACO Technologies

Sponsored By: laco

1:30 – 2:30 PM

Tour Guide: John Sprovieri, Editor in Chief, Assembly Magazine

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2:00 - 2:40 PM

The Road to the Connected Factory
Rodney Rusk, Industry 4.0 Leader, Bosch Rexroth Corp.

Sponsored By: bosch

Leap Forward... Without Fear
Floyd Dickson, Vice President, Tutelar Technologies

Sponsored By: tutelar

3:00 - 3:40 PM

Eliminate Particulate From Your Welding Process
Paul Cathcart, Tooling Engineering Manager, Dukane

Sponsored By: Dukane 

Manufacturing Integrated Platform — The “Operating System” for Industry 4.0
Randy Blaylock, VP Sales, eFlex Systems
Dan McKiernan, President, eFlex Systems

Sponsored By: eFlex 

3:30 – 4:30 PM

GUIDED EXHIBIT HALL TOUR #2: Lean Manufacturing
Tour Guide: Austin Weber, Senior Editor, Assembly Magazine

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4:00 - 4:40 PM

Resolving the Labor Crisis in Manufacturing
Joe Campbell, Head of Americas Marketing and Applications Development, Universal Robots USA

Sponsored By: Universal Robots

The Art of Automation Technology: How New Mechatronics Build the Next Generation of Feeding and Handling Solutions
Sean McBride, National Sales Manager, Afag Automation

Sponsored By: afag

5:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Closes

5:00 – 7:00 PM

TAS Pub Night Logo
'Pub Night' Networking Reception

Sponsored By: Ingersoll Rand

9:00 AM

Exhibit Hall Opens

9:00 - 10:00AM

TAS Morning Mingle & Breakfast
Morning Mingle & Breakfast

9:30 - 9:45AM

Announcement of Product of the Year Award Winners
View All 20 Nominees

Learning Theater Presentations

Guided Exhibit Hall Tours

10:00 – 10:40 AM

Automating Assembly Lines with AGV's
Bruce Buscher, Vice President - Smart Handling Group, Daifuku North America

Sponsored By: daifuku

10:00 – 11:00 AM

GUIDED EXHIBIT HALL TOUR #3: Fastening & Joining
Tour Guide: John Sprovieri, Editor in Chief, Assembly Magazine

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11:00 – 11:40 AM

How IoT Can Lead Us To Look For Solutions In All The Wrong Places
Adrian Jennings, Chief Product Advocate, Ubisense

Sponsored By: ubisense

11:15 – 12:15 PM

GUIDED EXHIBIT HALL TOUR #4: Automated Assembly
Tour Guide: Jim Camillo, Senior Editor, Assembly Magazine

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12:00 – 12:40 PM

Innovations in Screw Assembly Technology
Boris Baeumler, Sr. Applications Engineer, DEPRAG Inc.

Sponsored By: deprag

12:30 – 1:30 PM

GUIDED EXHIBIT HALL TOUR #5: Factory of the Future
Tour Guide: Austin Weber, Senior Editor, Assembly Magazine

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2:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Closes

August 21, 2019 | 2:00 PM EST

How to Attract the Next-Generation of Skilled Manufacturing Workers
Dennis McRae, Vice President, West Monroe Partners

September 11, 2019 | 2:00 PM EST

Rate Lean: Fast
Gene Goodson, Ph.D., Executive-in-Residence Emeritus, Tauber Institute for Global Operations, University of Michigan

October 3, 2019 | 2:00 PM EST

Lean Six Sigma in the Age of Artificial Intelligence: Harnessing the Power of the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Michael George Sr., CEO and Founder, AI Technologies