7th Annual Aerospace Manufacturing Conference
2019 Preliminary Agenda



Speaker Biographies


MAY 7 - TUESDAY

8:00-9:00 am
Registration - Weaver Room Foyer, sponsored by Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina
Breakfast - White Oak Room

9:00-9:05
Introduction and Welcome Address - Weaver Room
Joanna Speed, Managing Director, A&D and SpeedNews Conferences

9:05-9:45
OPENING ADDRESS
Christopher Chung, President & Chief Executive Officer, Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina & The Honorable Roy Cooper, Governor of North Carolina - tbc

9:45-10:30
ADVISORY AEROSPACE OSC
The Future of Aerospace Manufacturing
Dr. Vivek Saxena, Founder & Managing Director

10:30-11:00
Morning Coffee Break - Revolution Room, sponsored by BRPH

11:00:11:35
BOEING
speaker name to be confirmed

11:35-12:10 pm
RENAISSANCE STRATEGIC ADVISORS
Manufacturing for Profitability
Matthew Mejía, Managing Partner

12:10-12:45
SPIRIT AEROSYSTEMS
Optimizing Operations and Supply Chain Process to Keep Up with High Volume Production
Ron Rabe, Senior VP, Operations & Chief Procurement Officer

12:45-2:00
Lunch - White Oak Room, sponsored by Proto

2:00-2:30
MITSUI SEIKI
Robb Hudson, Chief Executive Officer

2:30-3:00
HAECO AMERICAS
Jose Pevida, Senior Vice President, Engineering & Product Development

3:00-3:30
PATTONAIR
Industry 4.0 and the Opportunities it Presents for Innovation in the Aerospace Supply Chain
Jason Rance, Group Innovator Director

3:30-4:00
Afternoon Tea Break - Revolution Room, sponsored by BRPH

4:00-4:45
PANEL: AEROSPACE MANUFACTURING PLATFORM - NORTH CAROLINA
Moderated by Rick Reed, Regional Director, Aerospace Economic Development, Piedmont Triad Partnership
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP OF NC - Christopher Chung, President & Chief Executive Officer
HONDA AERO - Tony Brandewie, Vice President, Plant Operations
NC DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION - James H. Trogdon, III, Secretary of Transportation
PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT- Kevin J. Baker, Executive Director

4:45-4:50  
Refresher break

4:50-5:30 
PANEL: WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND HUMAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT
Moderated by Dr. Andrew W. White, Lt. Colonel, USAF (Retired)
GUILFORD TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Nicolas (Nick) Yale, Director, Aviation Programs
HAECO AMERICAS - Andrew Halsey, Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer
Panelists invited

5:30-5:45
NEW! Take the Stage. Impress the Audience.

5:45
Wrap-up
Joanna Speed

6:00-7:30
Cocktail Reception - White Oak Room, sponsored by MIC Group



MAY 8 - WEDNESDAY

8:00-9:00 am
Breakfast - White Oak Room

9:00-9:30
IMS
Benefits of the Intelligent Aerospace Factory
Dr. Bert P. Erdel, President

9:30-10:00
ALIGNED VISION
How Artificial Intelligence Will Enable Faster, More Accurate and Less Costly Inspections
Scott Blake, President

10:00-10:30
GKN AEROSPACE
Emerging Technologies: Latest Applications
Ronnie Wilson, Lead Technology Project Manager

10:30-11:00
Coffee & Tea Break - Revolution Room, sponsored by BRPH

11:00-12:10 pm
PANEL: THE SUPPLY CHAIN REQUIRED TO ENABLE ADDITIVE DISRUPTION IN AEROSPACE
Moderated by Laura L. Ely, ADDvisor(sm) Services Leader, The Barnes Group Advisors
CARPENTER TECHNOLOGY CORP. – Dr. Richard Grylls, Director, Applications Engineering – Additive Manufacturing
DIGITAL ALLOYS – Alex Huckstepp, Vice President, Business Development
MORF3D – Melissa Orme, Chief Technology Officer
3DEGREES – Dr. Mike Vasquez, Founder & Chief Executive Officer 

12:10 
Wrap-up
Joanna Speed

12:15-2:00 
Lunch - White Oak Room, sponsored by Proto

1:30-1:45
Registration for VIP Site Visit (Prior to boarding the bus)

2:00
Bus Departure from the Motor Entrance of the Proximity Hotel

2:45-3:00
Arrival and check-in for Site Visit

3:00-4:30
HAECO Americas Facility

4:45
Bus Departure back to Proximity Hotel

5:00
Arrival at Hotel

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