amerimold 2013 ENGINEER, BUILD, MAINTAIN
 
All sessions, times and presenters are subject to change. 
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
 
ENGINEER 
Sponsored by Society of Plastics Engineers, Mold Making and Mold Design Division

 

8am Moderator: Glenn Starkey, Society of Plastics Engineers, Mold Making and Mold Design Division

 

8:15am-9:20am Engineer Panel 1: Technology and Training for Improving Your Design Process 

  • Mold Design for the Project Engineer - James Michalenko, Thogus
  • Optimize Your Mold Design - Kevin Klotz, MGS Mfg Group
  • Best Practices for In-Mold Pressure/Temperature Sensors - Dan Clark, RJG, Inc.
 
9:20-9:30am BREAK
 
9:30am-10:20am Engineer Panel 2: Mold Technology that Affects Your Customers
  • Advancement of Molding Efficiencies Through Cyclic Process Thermodynamics - Ed Bernard, Crest Mold
  • Additive Manufacturing Helps Build a Niche - Jason Warr, Linear Mold & Engineering, Inc.
  • Opening Up a World of Molding Possibilities - Alan Petrucci, B A Die Mold 
  • The Value of In mold Assembly Tooling - Michael Schmidt, Zahoransky Formenbau GmbH
 
10:30am-11:30am Engineer Panel 3: Innovative Ways OEMs, Molders and Mold Builders Are Working Together
  • Evolving Relationship Between Mold Builder and Mold Buyer - Doreen Lettau, Dickten Masch Plastics 
  • Becoming a Go-To Business Partner to Top Molders - Tim Stewart, Donnelly Custom Manufacturing Company
  • Tooling Vendor Selection Guide - Gary J. Kieffer, Currier Plastics
 
11:30am-Noon Q&A
Noon – 1:00pm LUNCH
 
BUILD
Sponsored by Tooling and Manufacturing Association (TMA)
 
1:00pm Moderator: Pat Osbourne Director of Education 
 
1:15pm- 2:20pm Build Panel 1: Successfully Deploying Technology 
  • The Mega-Cell: Automated Mold Manufacturing System - Len Graham and Jeff Barhoff, Rexam Mold Manufacturing
  • Innovation with Automation - Tim Bartz and Justin McPhee, Mold Craft
  • Investments in Productivity - Jeff Kolbow, MGS Mfg Group
  • Automation Brings Mirco Mold into the Future as a Mold Manufacturer - Philip Katen, Micro Mold
 
2:20pm-2:30pm BREAK 
 
2:30pm-3:20pm Build Panel 2: Making Real Progress in Workforce Development
  • Creating a Solid Menu of Training Options - Andrew Baker, Byrne Tool & Design
  • Advanced Manufacturing Consortium: Addressing the Skilled Labor Shortage - Dave Martin, Accu-Mold, LLS
  • The Direct to Workforce Approach - Mike Zacharias, Extreme Tool & Engineering, Inc.
  • Revamping Your Apprentice Program - Jeff Barhoff, Rexam
  • Support Plastics USA—And What It Means for Your Workforce Development - Robert Schiavone, R&D/Leverage
 
3:30pm-4:30pm Build Panel 3: Evolving from a Mold Shop to a Mold Manufacturer
  • Essential Strategies for Growing Your Team - Steve Kimm, MSI Mold Builders
  • Managing Growth with a Focus on the “Business” - Tim Peterson, Industrial Molds Group
  • Putting Focus on Where Customers Are Creating Demand and Excelling in that Area - Dan Mishek, VistaTek 
  • Empowering your Crew through Employee Delegation and Accountability - Rick Finnie and Brian Geisel, M R Mold & Engineering: 
 
4:30pm-5:00pm Q&A
5:00pm: Leadtime Leader Awards Presentation 
5:30 pm – 8:00pm: Networking Reception 
 
 
THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2013
MAINTAIN
Sponsored by ToolingDocs
 
8:00am Moderator: Steve Johnson Operations Manager 
 
8:15am-9:20am Maintain Panel 1: Leading the Culture Change
Chris Gedwed, Cosmetic Specialties International (CSI)
Glenn Keith, Whirley-DrinkWorks
Maintenance/repair training: how it all pays off; how to address the commitment and culture change; leadership capabilities and struggles.
 
9:20am-9:30am BREAK
 
9:30am-10:20am Maintain Panel 2: Data: The Most Important Tool
Ron Zach, Becton Dickinson
Glenn Keith, Whirley-DrinkWorks
Establishing a good plan and historical information about how your molds run; analyzing the data, and determining what you need and how to use it to optimize shop efficiency and mold performance.
 
10:30am-11:30am Maintain Panel 3: Upgrading Bench Skills: Cultivating Craftsmen
Tom Batinich, Rexam
Glenn Keith, Whirley-DrinkWorks
James Bourne, SRG Global
Keeping up with mold maintenance practices, bench techniques and cleaning technology in the shop; know what to use and how to use it for the best results—and learn how it all adds up to cost savings.
 
11:30am-Noon Q&A
 
 

 

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