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31 March 2015

AIM Conference Speakers

Aligning Automation with Manufacturing Strategy - AIM Conference Automation in Manufacturing
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Topics being presented include improved reliability in sensing technology, higher fidelity video cameras to increase the speed of communication and improvements in safety from robots co-habitating more reliably with humans are just a few of the recent trends that will impact the future of automation in manufacturing.

AIM will include speakers and panels for a deep dive into automation workforce issues, using the Internet of Things (IoT) to make smarter decisions about the intelligence of things (controls, machines, peripherals) and building our future in manufacturing through the increased use of automation.


JOHN DULCHINOS
Vice President, Global Automation, Jabil, Inc.

John Dulchinos is Vice President, Global Automation for Jabil, Inc., the world’s third largest contract manufacturer, where he is responsible for directing their global automation business. Prior to Jabil, he served as President & Chief Executive Officer at Adept Technology, Inc., where he also served as President and Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Robotics. He began his career as an automation engineer at Automated Assemblies Corporation.   Read more.


PAUL EVANS
Exec. Director, Robotic Systems, Southwest Research Institute (SWRI)

Paul Evans is the Director of the Production and Simulation Technologies Department of Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®). Mr. Evans serves on the Executive Council for the Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center, and is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas. Areas of specialization within his department include advanced manufacturing, robotics, automation, machine perception, process improvement, simulation, and training systems.   Read more.


BEHROKH (BEROK) KHOSHNEVIS
Director of the Center for Rapid Automated Fabrication Technologies, USC 

Behrokh Khoshnevis is a Dean’s Professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering, Astronautics Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Civil & Environmental Engineering and is the Director of the Center for Rapid Automated Fabrication Technologies (CRAFT). An inductee of the National Academy of Inventors, he is active in robotics, and mechatronics related research and development projects.   Read more.


  JOSEPH O'BRIEN
Business Development Manager, Variation Reduction Solutions, Inc. 

Joseph O’Brien has over 30 years of experience in the development and implementation of manufacturing processes. He worked for industrial systems provider Comau, Inc. for 22 years as a special project design manager, exclusively in defense and aerospace since 2004. In his tenure at Comau, he was responsible for the successful production deployment of numerous manufacturing innovations in the automotive, recreational vehicle, and defense industries. He has been an employee of VRSI since December of 2010 and has been instrumental in the process development for a number of Air Force ManTech Critical SBIR’s including IDRD, Automated Fastener Insertion System (AFIS), Slurry Dip Automation (SDA) and MARS.   Read more.


TED ROZIER
Engineering Development Manager, Festo Didactic Solution Center

Ted Rozier is the Engineering Development Manager for Festo Didactic Solution Center, headquartered in Eatontown, N.J. Before joining Festo Didactic, he had 18 years of experience in passionately leading the Automation Engineering department for Doosan Infracore. He specialized in the design and development of Robotics and Machine tool turnkey systems for the automotive, aerospace and pharmaceutical industries. He has been acknowledged in several manufacturing engineering magazines for his innovative user-friendly software development. As a member of the AMT Global Service Committee, Ted has great passion for assisting in the workforce development of tomorrow.   Read more.


HAROLD L. (HAL) SIRKIN
Senior Partner and Expert on Globalization and Operations, BCG Chicago

Hal Sirkin is a senior partner in the Chicago office of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and an expert on the subjects of globalization, operations, innovation and change management. He is also lead author of BCG's ongoing study of the "re-shoring." He and his coauthors have predicted a U.S. "manufacturing renaissance" starting by around 2015 due to the shifting global economics of production and U.S. low-cost energy.     Read more.


Contact(s):
Malcolm Mason
phone: 703-827-5216
Kathleen Milks
phone: 703-827-5295


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