amerimold 2014 Technical Conference Program

All sessions, times and presenters are subject to change.

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

THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 2014
8:15 am - 9:15 am | SESSION: Why does Firefighting Trump Systemized Maintenance?
Panelists will address what keeps firefighting alive in the shop environment and what it costs in time and money. Strategies will be shared for how to move away from firefighting by identifying the level of one’s firefighting culture first, and then using metrics to set real, measurable targets for improvement. Reports on part and mold defects and related corrective actions will also be examined. Attendees will be provided a calculator to estimate their own metrics and discover the costs of their unscheduled downtime.
Dan Knapik - Scholle Packaging
Tooling Manager
Eugene Hassam - Senninger
Mold Maintenance Supervisor
Randy Winton - ToolingDocs
Global Assesment & Training Mgr.
Steve Johnson - ToolingDocs
Operations Manager
9:30 am - 10:30 am | SESSION: Building a Well-Designed, Efficient Toolroom
How shop design influences the level of craftsmanship, efficiency, technical skill levels and safety, not to mention the morale that is exhibited in one’s facility. Panelists will discuss what one needs to build a well-designed toolroom and share their stories of how moving to an organized, cleaner, better equipped and thought out shop environment has influenced the operations and profitability of their teams. It’s not always about spending a lot of money. It's about forethought, good planning, understanding your toolroom’s needs and goals for the short and long term. Also discussed is how a shop environment can influence the motivation level for a craftsman or aspiring repair technician.  
Steve Johnson - ToolingDocs
Operations Manager
Jerome Smith - Automation Plastics
Engineering Manager
10:30 am - 11:30 am | SESSION: Cultivating Craftsmen
Seventy percent of the typical workforce is not reaching its potential, and of that 70 percent, 52 percent are disengaged and 18 percent are actively disruptive. We will discuss a Gallup report providing insight to help analyze that data. Panelists will examine what it takes to motivate repair technicians to achieve a higher skill level; factors that influence a technician’s desire to succeed in a hands-on trade;  the responsibility for and measurement of benchwork accomplishments; and, methods for setting targets and goals in a competitive toolroom maintenance environment.  Mold repair panelists will also share what works and what doesn’t.  Q&A session follows from 11:30am-Noon.
Randy Winton - ToolingDocs
Global Assesment & Training Mgr.
Dave Howard - Akro-Mills
Injection Mold Technician
Eugene Hassam - Senninger
Mold Maintenance Supervisor

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