The days of paper-based decision-making on the operation floor are gone. Automation and digital manufacturing are the backbones of the digital thread and the next manufacturing evolution. Industry experts John Tuohy, National Account Manager at FANUC America Corporation, and Jeff Price, Executive Vice President of Freedom IOTwill provide insights into building for the future with these technologies. April 8 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST
Stephen LaMarca has a background in physics and is passionate about mechanical devices. He oversees and operates AMT’s testbed, including a 5-axis CNC mill and cobot. An enthusiastic IMTS Network correspondent, Stephen injects humor into technical subjects and co-hosts the AMT Tech Trends podcast. He also tracks the industry R&D that goes into the amazing tech you see at IMTS!
A 25 year automation expert with a demonstrated history of problem solving in the robot industry. John graduated from Hillsdale College ‘89 with a degree in International Business, speaking French and Slovak. He started his career with Schunk in 2000, developing the automotive market segment of theirUS basedbusinesses. Since joining FANUC in 2016, he has become knowledgeable in applying the latest FANUC technologies to enhance customer’s profits, QC and throughput. FANUC America, headquartered in Rochester Hills, MI is the leading supplier of robots, CNC equipment and factory automation worldwide.
Jeff Price is the Vice President and General Manager of FreedomIoT. Freedom’s comprehensive Smart Manufacturing Platformbrings productivity improvement to any shop floor byseamlessly connectingto allindustrial assets and providing users real-time analytics.Previously, Jeff held senior positions in general management, operations and technologyat MAG, most recently as the Chief Technical Officer for world-wide control systems. Prior to MAG, Jeff heldroles of increasing responsibility in manufacturing automation, operations, andgeneral management at Allied Signaland Cincinnati Milacron. Jeff is agraduate of Southern IllinoisUniversity and brings 35years of leadership, manufacturing experience, and technical innovation incellular manufacturing, plant automation, software systems and manufacturing operations from themachine tool and truck industries.