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Tuesday, April 9 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Innovation in Manufacturing Panel: Automation, Digitalization and Culture

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Join a panel of innovation practitioners and leaders from a wide variety of manufacturers as they discuss how innovation is reshaping their operations. This session will explore how to identify unmet operations needs, approach to use to ideate and deploy innovative solutions, and how to establish a culture that embraces innovation.

Whether you are a manufacturer just beginning or looking to accelerate innovation in your organization, an investor desiring to learn about innovation and processes ripest for automation and investment, or a students or workforce participant interested in learning about how innovation is being deployed by our regional manufacturers, this session is for you.

Speakers
avatar for Philip Wiltshire

Philip Wiltshire

Technical Director, Lippert Components
Philip Wiltshire is Technical Director in Lippert Components for their Chassis Division. We are a leading supplier of components to the recreational vehicle and residential housing industries, as well as adjacent industries including bus, cargo and equestrian trailer, marine and heavy... Read More →
avatar for Dennis McRae

Dennis McRae

Consumer and Industrial Products Practice Leader, West Monroe Partners
Dennis McRae is a director in West Monroe Partners’ and leader of the firm’s Consumer & Industrial Products industry team. He has more than 25 years of experience working with diverse organizations in improve top-line growth, market share, and earnings.Dennis McRae is an accomplished... Read More →
avatar for Earl Miller

Earl Miller

Director of Innovation and Engineering, Hiler Industries
Earl Miller is the director of innovation and engineering at Hiler Industries.When we are open to looking at the world thru a different lens, we might suddenly notice a matter more clearly, literally changing our view of a situation in a way that helps us solve a problem. Earl leans... Read More →
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Dominick Saratore

President, C&S Machine
Dominick Saratore is the president of C&S Machine, a leading contract manufacturer of ultra-precision complex components. Dominick is responsible for driving the company’s strategic growth by leading passionate, innovative teams and implementing cutting-edge processes and technologies.C&S... Read More →
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Matt Tyler

President/CEO, Vickers Engineering & Red Rabbit
While assuming the role of President/CEO of Red Rabbit Automation, Matt also serves as the CEO of Vickers Engineering. A contract Machining supplier to mature industries such as Automotive and Oil & Gas, Vickers Engineering has leveraged Red Rabbit’s automation expertise to become... Read More →
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Tyler Sherman

Owner, Sherman Industries
Tyler Sherman is owner of Sherman Industries LLC.  Sherman Industries helps our customers automate their manufacturing processes with industrial robots and Programmable Logic Controllers. In addiction, we provide full-service industrial automation repair, field service and tech-support... Read More →
avatar for Steven Paladino

Steven Paladino

Global Director, Innovation and Continuous Improvement for Baltimore Aircoil
Steve Paladino is the Global Director of Innovation and Continuous Improvement for Baltimore Aircoil Company, the global leader of factory assembled evaporative heat rejection and thermal storage equipment.In this role, he is leading the company’s global effort to harness the collective... Read More →


Tuesday April 9, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Century Center 120 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., South Bend, IN 46601