Top industry leaders to keynote industrial automation summit

Beckhoff and Molex to sponsor two-day IANA conference

07/01/2012


A plant manager with a remarkable turnaround record, an industry-leading analyst and the head of the Association for Manufacturing Technology will deliver keynote addresses at the 2012 Industrial Automation Summit, Sept. 12-13 as part of the 2012 IMTS Show in Chicago. The 2012 IANA Show is presented by CFE Media and Hannover Messe and is sponsored by Beckhoff and Molex.

Billy Taylor, the plant manager of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber plant in Fayetteville, N.C., will open the two day Summit that will be part of the Industrial Automation North America Show presented by CFE Media and Hannover Messe. Taylor’s speech at 8 a.m. on Sept. 12 will focus on how his plant reduced costs, improved production and increased employee engagement in the highly-competitive global tire manufacturing industry.

Karen Kurek, managing director of McGladrey’s national manufacturing and distribution consultancy, will deliver the luncheon keynote on Sept. 12 at 12:30 p.m. Kurek is a partner with McGladrey and is considered the “voice of manufacturing" for McGladrey and its manufacturing professionals across the nation.

Douglas Woods, president and CEO of the Association for Manufacturing Technology, and the host of the 2012 IMTS Show, will deliver the morning keynote at 8 a.m. on Sept. 13.

The six knowledge tracks at the Industrial Automation Summit will include experts from Beckhoff, Molex, Schneider Electric, Siemens, B&R Automation, Lenze, AMT and others to discuss a wide range of automation and manufacturing issues.

The schedule for the two day Industrial Automation Summit is:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012
    08:00 a.m.: Keynote address: Billy Taylor, Goodyear
    09:30 a.m.: Treating energy as a raw material
    11:00 a.m.: Integrating operator knowledge
    12:30 p.m.: Lunch and keynote presentation: Karen Kurek, McGladrey
    02:00 p.m.: Stay ahead of the technology curve
    03:30 p.m.: Gaining, training retaining the next generation of workers

  • Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012
    08:00 a.m.: Keynote address: Douglas Woods, AMT
    09:30 a.m.: Empowering the mobile worker
    11:00 a.m.: Securing your data

 

To register for the 2012 IANA event and the 2012 IMTS Show, go to www.imts.com/education/ianaSummit.html