5th Annual Aerospace Manufacturing Conference
2017 PRELIMINARY PROGRAM


Speaker Biographies


MAY 2 - TUESDAY

7:30-8:30 am
Registration, Grand Hallway, sponsored by Michigan Economic Development Corporation
Breakfast, Presidential Ballroom, Salon IV, sponsored by Stratasys

8:30-8:35
Introduction and Welcome Address, Presidential Ballroom, Salon I
Joanna Speed, Managing Director, A&D and SpeedNews Conferences

8:35-9:05
Opening Address
speaker to be announced


9:05-9:40
MOONEY INTERNATIONAL
Part II: New Adventures in Aerospace Manufacturing
Dr. Vivek Saxena, President & CEO

9:40-10:10
ALDERMAN & COMPANY
Aerospace Manufacturing - Meeting Demand for the Near-Term
William H. Alderman, Founder & President

10:10-10:40
Morning Coffee Break, Grand Hallway, sponsored by Michigan Economic Development Corporation

10:40-11:10
BOEING COMMERCIAL AIRPLANES
Broadening the Supplier Spectrum - A View from an OEM
Rhodri Thomas, Senior Manager, Supply Chain Strategy & Development

11:10-11:40
INFOR
Presentation title to be confirmed
Edward Talerico, Director, Industry & Solutions Strategy

11:40-11:55
Refresher Break

11:55-12:25 pm
MENAWAT & COMPANY
Industry 4.0 Revolution - An Operational View: From Technology Wave To Business Value
Dr. Adam Garfein, Vice President, Business Development

12:25-12:55
BCG DIGITAL VENTURES
Presentation title to be announced
Jeffrey Ahlquist, Partner & Managing Director

1:00-2:30
Lunch, Presidential Ballroom, Salon IV, sponsored by Aero Metals Alliance

2:30-3:30
PANEL: The Smart Factory: Connecting Efficiency & Productivity
Moderated by Dr. Mohamed Abuali, Chief Executive Officer - Americas, FORCAM
IBM DIGITAL PRACTICE - Shawn Thudium, Associate Partner
ROCKWELL AUTOMATION - Jason Mikulski, Operations Leader & Plant Manager
Discussions and Questions

3:30-4:00
Afternoon Tea Break, Grand Hallway, sponsored by Michigan Economic Development Corporation

4:00-5:00
PANEL: Aerospace Manufacturing Platform: Michigan
Moderated by Tony Vernaci, Vice President, Global Business Development, Michigan Economic Development Corporation
GE AVIATION SYSTEMS - George F. Kiefer, Vice President & General Manager, Avionics - Computing & Networking
RCO AEROSPACE - Jeff Simek, General Manager, Operations
Discussions and Questions

5:00-5:05
Welcome and Introduction: Governor of the State of Michigan

5:05-5:30
The Honorable Rick Snyder, Governor, State of Michigan

5:30
Wrap-up
Joanna Speed

6:00-7:30
Cocktail Reception, The Gallery, sponsored by Rockwell Automation
The Honorable Rick Snyder, Governor, State of Michigan will be in attendance



MAY 3 - WEDNESDAY

8:15-9:15 am
Breakfast, Presidential Ballroom, Salon IV, sponsored by Stratasys

9:15-9:20
Welcome Remarks, Presidential Ballroom, Salon I
Joanna Speed

9:20-9:50
PWC
Presentation title to be confirmed
Todd M. Benigni, Principal, Strategy

9:50-10:20
CENTER FOR ADVANCED LIFE CYCLE ENGINEERING (CALCE)
UNVERSITY OF MARYLAND
Living with Change: How Will Suppliers and Manufactures Manage Obsolescence
Peter Sandborn, Director

10:20-10:50
Morning Coffee Break, Grand Hallway, sponsored by Michigan Economic Development Corporation

10:50-11:50
PANEL: Chapter II: Additive Manufacturing - Latest Applications in Aerospace
Moderated by Laura Ely, Head of Technology, Aerostructures - North America, GKN Aerospace
ARCONIC - Brandon H. Bodily, Manager, Advanced Design & Manufacturing
GE ADDITIVE - Dr. Laurence Vigeant-Langlois, Executive Marketing Leader
STRATASYS - Scott Sevcik, Head of Aerospace, Defense & Automotive
Discussions and Questions

11:50-12:10 pm
Conference Summary: Dr. Vivek Saxena, President & CEO, Mooney International

12:15-1:30
Lunch, Presidential Ballroom, Salon IV, sponsored by Aero Metals Alliance

Tour of Aerospace and Automotive Facilities: Delegates will have the opportunity to visit RCO Engineering and Linear AMS. Space is limited. Separate registration is required.


1:30-1:45
Registration for tours, Grand Hallway

1:45
Departure for tours, Presidential Ballroom Drive

5:30-6:00
Departure from tours and return to The Henry



MAY 4 - THURSDAY

SpeedNews' AeroAuto Conference will be held at The Henry. Special rates are available for those interested in attending both events. Please contact us at conferences@speednews.com for details.