End User Insights: Presentations & Panels

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Actions and initiatives implemented by OEMs have a significant impact on supplier operations. ITPS/IFCS will feature OEM presentations and panel discussions in both the general session and breakouts to give participants a glimpse into the OEM perspective on manufacturing today and tomorrow.

General Session: OEM Manufacturing Perspective

Susanne Lauda, AGCO

Brian Westfall, Trane

Susanne Lauda, AGCO, and Brian Westfall, Trane

As one of the drivers behind AGCO’s global initiatives for Manufacturing 4.0, Susanne will discuss the agricultural equipment market and the organization’s “Design Anywhere Build Anywhere” strategy.

With more than three decades in product engineering and management, production operations, and leading four plant start-ups, Brian is well positioned to share insights relating to manufacturing and market trends in the commercial HVAC industry.

ThermProcess Breakout: OEM Perspective on the ThermProcess Industry

Chad Spore, John Deere

Chad Spore, John Deere

With over 20 years of experience, Chad has developed extensive knowledge of material and thermal processes used in agricultural and construction equipment applications. He has provided manufacturing and materials engineering support for various thermal processes, including heat treatment, sintering, coating, laser, and welding processes and will speak to thermprocess trends from John Deere’s perspective.



Finishing & Coatings Breakout: OEM Perspective on the Finishing Industry

Anteneh Kebbede, GE Global Research; Chris Misorski, Mercury Marine; Mark Prehar, AGCO

Experts from the aerospace, marine and agriculture industries will share insights on the finishing industry from their perspective including trends, quality/performance requirements, manufacturing technologies, purchasing processes, and more. A moderated discussion will conclude this informative session.


Hotel Discount Rate Deadline

ITPS/IFCS will be held at the InterContinental Hotel Buckhead. A discount rate of $189 is available for attendees. The deadline to take advantage of our group rate is July 11. Click here to book your room today. For complete Summit information, including hotel reservations and to register, visit www.itps-ifcs.com. Call 941-373-1830 with questions.


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