amerimold 2014 Technical Conference Program

All sessions, times and presenters are subject to change.

ENGINEER | BUILD | MAINTAIN | KNOWLEDGE CENTER | SPECIAL EVENTS | THERMOPLASTIC

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 2014
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | SESSION: Driving the Next Generation Skilled Workforce
 Driving the Next Generation Skilled Workforce What value are we putting on manufacturing instruction? How has manufacturing education changed recently? How are companies successfully attracting new employees? Once recruited, how do we train them to be the next drivers of success for our companies? Panelists will share strategies for recruiting, training and advancing skills, as well as demonstrate the return you can experience by investing in your workforce. 
Craig Cegielski - Cardinal Manufacturing/Eleva-Strum Central High
Instructor
Robert Novak - Waukesha County Technical College
Associate Dean, School of Applied Technologies
Ray Coombs - Westminster Tool , Inc
President
Ryan Pohl - Expert Technical Training
President
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm | SESSION: Implementing Technology: The Pain and the Gain
Before taking that giant new technology leap, it’s wise to first do an ROI on capital equipment expenditures. Shop panelists will provide a best practices roadmap for gauging a company’s financial and operational readiness for implementing automation and other machining, inspection, and design technologies, and show attendees how to avoid common pitfalls.
Brian Bendig - Cavalier Tool
President
Andrew Samrick - Paragon D&E
Managing Director, Advanced Mfg. Division
Charles Kingler - Janler Corporation
Vice President
Jeff Kolbow - MGS MFG Group
President
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm | SESSION: Advancing Your Company: Where Trade Associations Fit In
Chances are you belong to at least one trade association, but are you taking advantage of programs offered that could benefit your company beyond networking dinners and golf outings? Hear from active members how trade associations can help companies build better workforces; develop a marketing plan, prepare for the coming storms and help fight to change the storms’ direction; and even how to build profits via association programs and events.  Attendees will learn how to access and use the programs and resources that associations offer to help build a stronger company.  Q&A session follows from 4pm-4:30pm with Leadtime Leader Awards Ceremony at 5pm.
Roger Klouda - MSI Mold Builders
President
Mike Walter - MET Plastics
President
Tim Peterson - Industrial Molds Group
Vice President

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