4th Annual Aerospace Manufacturing Conference
FINAL PROGRAM


Speaker Biographies

MAY 3 - TUESDAY


8:00-9:00 am
Registration - Cypress Dogwood, Live Oak Foyer, sponsored by Piedmont Triad International Airport  
Breakfast - Magnolia Room, sponsored by ARIES Manufacturing

9:00-9:05
Introduction and Welcome Address
Cypress Dogwood, Live Oak Ballroom
Joanna Speed, Managing Director, A&D and SpeedNews Conferences

9:05-9:40
BOEING - Opening Address
Darren A. Sekiguchi, Director, Supplier Management

9:40-10:20
ICF INTERNATIONAL - New Adventures in Aerospace Manufacturing
Dr. Vivek Saxena, VP & Practice Leader, Aerospace Operations & Supply Chain

10:20-11:10
GKN AEROSPACE - Case Studies in Operational Innovation
Laura L. Ely, Head of Technology, Aerostructures North America

11:00-11:35
Morning Coffee Break - Gazebo, sponsored by Mazak

11:35-12:05 pm
SIEMENS PLM SOFTWARE - Breaking the Manufacturing Cost Curve
David H. Riemer, VP, A&D Strategy

12:15-1:45
Lunch - Magnolia Room, sponsored by Siemens PLM Software

2:00-2:45
DISCUSSION PANEL:
MODERN METAL MACHINING TECHNOLOGIES: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE MANUFACTURING LANDSCAPE
Moderated by Robert Kirkpatrick, Executive VP & COO, Accurus Aerospace
MAKINO - Mark W. Larson, Manager, Titanium Process Development
OKUMA AMERICA - Jeffrey D. Estes, Director, Partners in THINC
KENNAMETAL - Francois Gau, VP, Aerospace & PowerGen Markets
DUFIEUX INDUSTRIE - Stéphane Chauveau, Director, Marketing & Sales

2:45-2:55
Refresher Break sponsored by Mazak

2:55-3:15
MODERN METAL MACHINING TECHNOLOGIES: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE MANUFACTURING LANDSCAPE
Discussions and Questions

3:15-3:45
Afternoon Tea Break - Gazebo, sponsored by Mazak

3:45-4:15
PEAXY - How Data Operational Strategies Lead to Higher Quality and Efficiency
Manuel Terranova, President & CEO

4:15-4:45
GARDNER AEROSPACE - Global Manufacturing Consolidation - A View from a Manufacturer
Nick Guttridge, Executive VP, Business Development

4:45
Wrap–up
Joanna Speed

5:45-7:15
Cocktail Reception, the Courtyard at Planters Inn, sponsored by Aero Metals Alliance; Invitation required at door


MAY 4 - WEDNESDAY

7:00-8:00 am
Breakfast - Magnolia Room, sponsored by ARIES Manufacturing

8:00-8:05
Welcome Remarks
Joanna Speed

8:05-8:35
SC AEROSPACE - Regional and Statewide Trends in Aerospace Manufacturing
Steve Townes, Chairman

8:35-9:05
MOTORMINDZ - Synergies in Aerospace and Automotive Manufacturing
Michael Liedtke, Partner

9:05-9:35
ARIES MANUFACTURING - Innovation in Titanium Forming and Joining Solutions for Today’s Airframe Components
Martin W. Moffat, VP & General Manager - HSF

9:35-10:05
Coffee Break - Gazebo, sponsored by Mazak

10:05-11:00
DISCUSSION PANEL:
DRIVING COMPOSITE MANUFACTURING PRODUCTIVITY
Moderated by Dr. Don A. Kinard, Senior Technical Fellow, Deputy, F-35 Fighter Production System, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
COMPOSITES HORIZONS - Tim Shumate, VP, Sales & Marketing
HEXCEL - David Barr, Director, Boeing Business Development
SPIRIT AEROSYSTEMS - Bradley Blonigen, Manager, Research & Development
TORAY COMPOSITES (AMERICA) - Timothy Kirk, VP, Sales & Marketing
Discussions and Questions

11:00-11:15
Refresher Break - Gazebo, sponsored by Mazak

11:15-12:00 pm
DISCUSSION PANEL:
ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING - LATEST APPLICATIONS IN AEROSPACE
Moderated by Dr. Vivek Saxena, VP & Practice Leader, Aerospace Operations & Supply Chain, ICF International
ALCOA FORGINGS & EXTRUSIONS - Brandon H. Bodily, Manager, Advanced Design & Manufacturing
DASSAULT SYSTÈMES - Jeffery D. Smith, Director, A&D Ideas Lab
MOOG AIRCRAFT GROUP - Connie Buynacek, Director, Advanced Manufacturing
STRATASYS - Scott Sevcik, Director, Business Development - A&D
Discussions and Questions

12:00-12:15 pm
CONFERENCE SUMMARY: Dr. Vivek Saxena, VP & Practice Leader, Aerospace Operations & Supply Chain, ICF International

12:15-1:45
Lunch - Magnolia Room, sponsored by Siemens PLM Software

1:50
Depart for Tour - Belmond Charleston Place (main entrance)
Transportation sponsored by Crosspoint - Charleston Industrial Excellence

2:30-4:00
Tour of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner final assembly facility; Registration for the tour is closed.

4:30-5:00 pm
Return - Belmond Charleston Place

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