All sessions, times and presenters are subject to change. 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
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
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 
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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