Connected Manufacturing Forum 2020

July 27 - 28, 2020

JW Marriott, Austin, TX

Past Speakers (2018)

Bart Talloen
Vice President, Product Supply Strategy & Deployment
Johnson & Johnson

Bart Talloen is an executive supply chain leader with over twenty five years broad and diverse experiences across several supply chain functions, eg. planning, engineering, project management and continuous improvement, manufacturing and end-to-end supply chain management – in 3 geographical regions (Asia, Europe, and North America) and in different businesses (pharma Rx, OTC, consumer goods, material handling). He is a dynamic leader with vision and aspiration who has led major organizational transformations and can guide others though a fast-paced, changing environment.

In his current role as Vice President, Product Supply Strategy & Deployment, Bart is responsible for developing and deploying advanced processes & capabilities, agile OT systems and disruptive technologies to improve the end-to-end Supply Chain performance & value creation for the J&J customers. Bart is also responsible for the J&J Supply Chain Academy to provide enterprise-wide subject matter learning & development programs and build future leadership capabilities for J&J’s end-to-end Supply Chain organization.

Bart will be sharing practical recommendations on putting smart manufacturing and IIoT at the heart of your business transformation

Mike Meagher
Head of Group Supply Americas
Mike Meagher has over 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, holding executive positions in operations, sales and finance. Mike is currently Vice President, Supply & Logistics for Ericsson North America, where he has end-to-end supply and logistics responsibility from planning and forecasting through the order management process. Prior to joining Ericsson through acquisition, Mike led the Americas region at Nortel Networks in a similar capacity. Prior to that he held increasing areas of responsibility in both sales and finance, where he started his career at Nortel. He received his MBA with a Finance concentration from Southern Methodist University and his BBA with a Finance concentration from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Lloyd Colegrove
Data Services Director, Fundamental Problem Solving Director
The Dow Chemical

Lloyd F. Colegrove is the Director of Data Services and the Director of Fundamental Problem Solving for The Dow Chemical Company. His desire for novel approaches to data interpretation(contextualization), and integration of these capabilities into assessing the health and capability of manufacturing assets has coalesced into the piloting, then implementation, of an enterprise data analysis and collaboration space that would tie multiple plants together with the Technology Center and R&D resources to trouble shoot in real time, or preemptively detect and alert plant trouble well before crisis.  This work has been reviewed in numerous industry publications including Automation World, Processing, ARC web and CEP (AIChE). The enterprise manufacturing intelligence platform has been recognized with a 2014 Kinetics process award, a 2015 Golden Mousetrap Award, and the 2015 and 2016 Frost and Sullivan Manufacturing Leadership awards in Big Data and Analytics and the “High Achiever Award” in Big Data and Analytics for 2016 from Frost and Sullivan in Analytics.  EMI also received the 2014 and 2015 Kinetics Process Award for innovation.

Lloyd’s background is in Chemical Physics where he obtained a B.S. and Ph.D. from Texas A&M University.  He spent 7 years in Polymer Research in Dow (R&D and TS&D) before moving into Manufacturing in an Analytical Improvement role and then a Quality Leader for first one, then up to five Dow businesses before moving to establish a new capability called Fundamental Problem Solving, where top chemists and engineers work on complex, often multi-effect, plant problems.  With this established, he refocused his efforts working to establish the data initiatives that support this work.   Lloyd is married with two daughters and is an avid cyclist, hiker and landscaper.

Steve Chadwick
Senior Principal Engineer
Intel Corporation
Steve is an accomplished engineer with over 20 years of semiconductor experience. He has worked in Process and Yield engineering as well as in the Information Technology divisions within Intel. The ability to work across these different divisions is supported by having a Masters in Chemical Engineering and a Doctorate in Computer Science. This educational background allows for a unique perspective on solving complex problems. Additionally, over the years, Steve has worked with Intel Manufacturing around the world and brings with him a global mindset as well as an understanding of other cultures. Steve's current focus is on leveraging large datasets and advanced data analytics and visualization to drive innovative solutions throughout Intel Manufacturing.
Derrick Register
Vice President, Supply Chain
The Coca-Cola Company
As Vice President of Supply Chain at Coca-Cola Refreshments, Derrick leads business unit P&L of $500mm with 16 manufacturing locations, planning, procurement, transportation, human resources, engineering, SES (Security, Environmental and Safety), and OE (operational excellence) with a variety of beverage platforms including sparkling and water – 220 million equivalent cases. Derrick facilitated development of business plans for the US Region that consisted of 5 Directors – Planning, HR, Quality, OE, and SES and 2500 indirect associates
Jesper Toubøl
Vice President, Elements & Moulds
LEGO Group

Jesper is heading up Elements and Moulds – Engineering. He has delivered organizational footprint and technology strategies within Element design and Mould Manufacturing - establishing Engineering centers in LEGO manufacturing sites in Mexico and Denmark. Responsibilities include delivering innovation to support product development and leading engineering on manufacturing sites. During his work Jesper has profound focus on how IoT can support his visions and enable the future – a true IOT-technology evangelist.

Jesper has worked for LEGO in several roles:

1) Responsibility for R&D in Packaging and Processing (Decorations and Assembly)

2) Delivering coherent business plan for DUPLO product line enabling gross sales increase, establishing sustainable value chain optimizations– delivered sustainablesavings redefining product design –incl. marketing ROI, 4P and recruitment strategies for stronger consumer franchise.

3) Responsibilities for product development execution for LEGO Games, LEGO Technic, LEGO Hero Factory - leading development teams through design, sourcing and marketing process from concept to finished product.

4) establishing logistics strategy, delivered turn around results in increasing differentiated services and reducing costs by e.g. outsourcing, consolidating sites and redefining logistic service offering.


Antonio Paesano
R&D Project Manager, Additive Manufacturing Focal
The Boeing Company

Antonio Paesano is a R&D Project Manager and Additive Manufacturing Focal at The Boeing Company, with more than 25 years of R&D experience in additive manufacturing, and advanced materials and manufacturing processes. He is responsible for implementing new production equipment and increasing productivity for commercial and military aircrafts produced at different factories. He also supports material testing and analysis, quality and process improvement, and metrology. He is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt, and a trained Back Belt. 

Antonio earned a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, and Master in Polymer Science; holds three patents, authored and co-authored 50 technical papers, and two book chapters on additive manufacturing, advanced materials and manufacturing, testing and analysis, design, metrology, and quality and process improvement. He has worked in US and overseas, in industry, academia, government, and as a consultant. He was invited speaker on additive manufacturing at Pennsylvania State University, University of Delaware, Drexel University in Philadelphia, and 2016 Additive Manufacturing National Forum. He received the CAMX 2017 award for “outstanding technical paper” for his paper on sustainable polymers for additive manufacturing. Before joining Boeing, he held management and R&D positions at The Dow Company, the University of Delaware, and Italian National Council Research.


Glen Schwab
Executive Director
Quad Cities Manufacturing & Innovation Hub

Glen currently serves as the Executive Director of the Quad Cities Manufacturing & Innovation Hub, Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce, where he leads all efforts to increase Industry 4.0 technology strategies with local manufacturers. Supporting the development of a digital Ecosystem to accelerate the implementation of new digital technologies and support regional Economic Development.

Prior to joining Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce, Glen worked as Director of Enterprise Supply Chain Operations at Deere & Company, with the responsibility for enterprise led direct material sourcing, risk management, supplier rating process, strategic Planning, and supplier diversity. Glen obtained his BS/BA from Bowling Green State University. In 2002 he completed the Advanced Executive Development Program, from Northwestern University. He also serves on the Board of the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center, Michigan State University Supply Management Advisory Board, and St. Ann’s Catholic Church Parish Council.

Sibylle Buettner
Plant Director
Continental Automotive GmbH

As Plant Director for Continental, Sibylle oversees over 1000 employees, and has a deep interest in the move towards Industry 4.0 and how lean management principles and transformation can bu built upon for successful digital transformation. Sibylle will be discussing how artificial intelligence, cloud computing, the latest data analytics technologies and smart sensors supported Continental’s transition to smart manufacturing and established them as a frontrunner in the manufacturing field.

Josef Kriegmair
Representative, Production – Turbine Blade/Structure Castings
MTU Aero Engines

Josef Kriegmair works as Representative Production Turbine Blade / Structure Castings at MTU Aero Engines AG Center Production. His focus is on developing and implementing digital process chains, CAD/CAM methods, NC simulation solutions, manufacturing intelligence for turbine blades and structure castings. Prior to that, he was in production engineering focus technology development for production and maintenance, repair & overhaul and in logistics & plant maintenance at MTU Aero Engines. Josef started at MTU in technical procurement. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering focus Production Technology and a degree in Industrial Engineering focus Project Management and Technology Management.

Eddie Smith
Director, Operations
Kuhn Krause

Eddie Smith has over 40 years in a variety of industries and held numerous high-level management positions, including Manager of Quality Assurance, Director of Quality Assurance, Manager of Manufacturing, Manager of Operations and Director of Operations. He has experience in automotive, off-road wheel manufacturing, gas and oil, construction and agriculture. He is a strong proponent of LEAN and has employed this approach to drive changes. Under his leadership in 2013 the Wichita, KS Case New Holland Construction Plant received the Best Plant Award from IndustryWeek for their application of LEAN. Eddie currently holds the position as Director of Operations at Kuhn Krause a manufacturer of agriculture equipment which are distributed globally. Through his direction Kuhn Krause has incorporated the use of LEAN Principles and Machine Intelligence. Kuhn Krause has been on their journey of continuous improvement for the past 3 years which is moving them toward a world-class manufacturing facility.

David Hunt
Director, Manufacturing Technology – Improve
International Paper Company
John Settineri
Director, Manufacturing Automation
Avery Dennison

John joined Avery Dennison over 20 years ago. In his current role as Director of Manufacturing Automation, he manages a team of technical manufacturing and engineering professionals supporting the business throughout Asia, EMEA, and Americas regions. John oversees global standards and strategic improvement initiatives to accelerate business performance, strengthen manufacturing capabilities, and launching new business programs – focusing on service, quality and cost. One of his recent achievements includes developing a breakthrough manufacturing automation strategy focused on lead time and cost reduction for the business and leading the global implementation. John holds a BSME, Engineering degree from University of Pittsburgh.

Ricardo Estok
Global Operations Excellence & Transformation Leader
Johnson Controls

Ricardo Estok, has over 20 years of experience driving sustainable Operations, Commercial and Business Excellence Transformations He has multicultural & functional experience at global companies in the US, ASIA and LA, including Johnson Controls, S.C. Johnson, Abbott and Pepsi. He holds a master’s in business from the University of Miami; a bachelor’s in industrial engineering, and he is master black belt. Currently, his role is as the Enterprise Principal Leader, Global Manufacturing Operations & Council at Johnson Controls Ricardo moved to Wisconsin, USA, with his wife, 10 years ago.

Brian Vogel
Information Solutions Sales Executive
Rockwell Automation

Brian Vogel joined Rockwell Automation in 2008 with a primary focus on our process optimization, regulated compliance and IIOT offerings. Brian has over 25 years of software experience and brings a broad industry perspective on current trends and next generation manufacturing.

Danery Flores
Manager, Global Equipment Innovation & Standardization
Lear Corporation
Prasad Satyavolu
Chief Digital Officer

Prasad Satyavolu is the global CDO for Cognizant’s Manufacturing, Logistics, Energy and Utilities practice and has more than 20 years’ of industry experience in technology, innovation, operational consulting and solution design. His focus is on creating new ideas, solutions and business models for the emerging connected and intelligent world that address the core processes in product development, integrated supply chain, and customer experience management.

John Glaser
Global Packaging Technology Leader

John is presently the Global Packaging Technology Leader for Momentive Performance Materials, based out of the global headquarters in Waterford, NY.  A dynamic, results-driven packaging leader with over a 16-year record of achievement and demonstrated success, which was accomplished by spearheading million-dollar cost savings through package design and material science while concurrently directing project launches and sustaining current packaging. A decisive leader with extensive manufacturing, start-to-finish product knowledge and materials experience both domestically and internationally; optimizing design, cost, process and productivity to maximize ROI and innovation.

Greg Cheatham
Assistant Manager - Associate Relations

Greg Cheatham is an Assistant Manager – Associate Relations at Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc.  He has over 15 years of Human Resource experience.  Greg’s areas of focus have been in Recruiting, Onboarding, Positive Employee Management, Production Supervisory Development, Team Building and Conflict Resolution.  

At Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc., Greg developed the Internship Program for Tool & Die Maintenance and Industrial Maintenance.  He developed the curriculum for the Variable Worker internship and onboarding program. Also, under his leadership Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. has initiated a monthly Application of Policies and Procedures Program for Front-line Production Supervisors.

Melissa Smith
Senior Director of Product Safety & Quality
Nature's Variety
Guy Poorman
Director, Industry Solutions - Business Marketing Organization

In his current role, Guy leads the development of business marketing programs for AT&T's Manufacturing practice, which includes Manufacturing (Discrete, Process/Chemical), Transportation & Logistics, and Consumer Packaged Goods. Guy’s professional experience as a strategic management executive has focused on deployment of Marketing strategies, product innovation, technology integration, and transformational ideation for AT&T Business customers. His team is focused on helping customers understand how AT&T’s Edge to Edge solution ecosystem can help them cope with the trends and challenges they face in Manufacturing, Transportation, and CPG.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Poorman has held several positions in key functional areas such as Sales & Technical Consulting, Global Business Marketing, and Customer Experience. He possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience in the following technologies – Software Defined Networking, Network Function Virtualization, Ethernet & VPN, Dedicated & Shared Internet, IoT, and Mobility Applications.

Mr. Poorman began his career with AT&T in 2008. He has led numerous initiatives at AT&T, such as delivering the Network Evolution transformation series, and mentors future graduate students at Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University and currently resides in Dallas, TX with his wife and son.

Michael Harmon
Director, Americas

Mike leads ISG’s engineering service practice in the Americas and has over twenty years of leadership experience. He offers ISGs clients considerable expertise in engineering services (ES) and manufacturing, Clients benefit from his diverse background working with clients in virtually all discrete and process manufacturing segments. His range of client engagement varies from leading technology companies to heavy equipment manufacturers, railways, aerospace and industrial products. He has crafted solutions and managed the relationship and overall delivery of consulting and outsourcing services for each of his clients. Prior to joining ISG, Mike was an entrepreneur who helped to successfully launch the engineering services business eServ which would later be acquired by Perot Systems where Mike served as Chief Engineering Officer and was responsible for the operations and strategy development of the engineering services offering as well as its cross over into IT related services. Following the acquisition by Dell Mike became the chief executive of Dell’s independent engineering services arm as well as a key contributor to Dell’s IoT and digital strategy for manufacturing clients. In this role Mike advised manufacturing and IT organizations on shaping their digital and IoT strategies. Mike has worked with over fifty Fortune 500 clients to manage and establish their engineering services engagement and has set up more than five global centers throughout the world to serve those clients. He has been inside countless manufacturing facilities and has a broad understanding of multiple industries giving him insight to leverage best practices.

Michael Blumberg
President and Founder
Field Service Insights

Michael R. Blumberg is Certified Management Consultant and leading expert on Field Service and Reverse Logistics within in a wide array of industry segments, including, but not limited to industrial automation, information technology, telecommunications, office automation, medical electronics, building controls, material handling equipment, consumer electronics, appliances, etc. His management consulting firm, Blumberg Advisory Group, helps Aftermarket Service and Product Support executives solve challenges to building a profitable and thriving service business. Michael is an innovated business leader, talented at analyzing current capabilities and market needs leading to the development of realistic strategies for business expansion into previously un-charted territory. He is also Founder and President of Field Service Insights a subscription based, membership service that provides Field Service Leaders with access to the latest and greatest strategies, tools, and perspectives on service management so that they can increase sales, boost profits, and delight their customers.

Cihan Dagli
Professor of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Dr. Dagli is a Professor of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management and also a Professor Computer and Electrical Engineering. He is the founder of Missouri S&T’s Systems Engineering Graduate Program and the director of the Smart Engineering Systems Lab (SESL). Dr. Dagli is a fellow of International Council of Systems Engineering INCOSE 2008 and Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers IISE 2009. He is also member of the International Foundation of Production Research Board since 1987. He is the conference general chair of ICPR 25 International Conference on Production Research to be held in Chicago on August, 10-14, 2019.

Antonia Kay
Program Director
Connected Manufacturing Forum