Vice President – Automotive and New Mobility OEM Sales, Materials Joining, and Body Structures Execution Teams
FANUC America Corporation
Neil Dueweke is Vice President of the Automotive Sales Group with special emphasis on the OEM side of FANUC America’s business operations. He is also responsible for the Materials Joining engineering support group, and Body Structures System execution teams. He has over 25 years of experience at FANUC growing automation industry applications for automotive manufacturing operations.
Prior to his current role, Dueweke held the positions of General Manager, Project Manager, Product Manager, and Sales Manager. He has led successful flexible automation initiatives in the pressroom, body shop, paint shop, and now EV and general assembly and propulsion operations utilizing collaborative, machine vision, and force sensing technologies.
Dueweke began his career working on advanced vehicle product design at a major automotive OEM. Over a 10-year period, Dueweke was involved with several venture capital technology startup companies in various roles as a consultant, CEO, and VP of Business Development. Dueweke’s passion is growing new businesses and adapting new value additive technologies to manufacturing processes.
Dueweke received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Oakland University. He is active in the mentoring program at Notre Dame Prep, participating as a frequent guest speaker in the New Technologies curriculum targeting STEM and Entrepreneurial students.
Transportation companies across the globe have made a commitment to the Electric Vehicle (EV) and conversion from the internal combustion engine (ICE) propulsion to EV propulsion. It is likely the broadest transition of the transportation ecosystem since the inception of the industry. Learn how FANUC is helping OEMs and Tier component providers overcome a variety of challenges and take advantage of new opportunities in EV. We’ll review FANUC’s wide range of robots that are helping EV manufacturers tackle the many different application processes to achieve optimum throughput and quality. We’ll also cover the latest technologies for inspection incorporating FANUC’s integrated machine vision and force sensing products that provide easy-to-use solutions to help customers minimize complexity on the plant floor. Also, learn how FANUC America’s unique engineering support structure backed by over 1,500 engineers and support specialists based in North America help EV manufacturers and their tier suppliers easily transition to these new technologies and processes.
Key take away: The growing infrastructure of the EV market will require massive amounts of automation – are you working with the right automation partner?