8th Annual Aerospace Manufacturing Conference
2019 Final Agenda

The Preliminary Agenda for the 8th Annual Aerospace Manufacturing Conference will be available in February of 2020. In the meantime, please refer to the agenda for the event held in May of 2019.


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

9:05-9:25
OPENING ADDRESS
Christopher Chung, President & Chief Executive Officer, Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina 

9:25-10:00
HONDA AIRCRAFT
Keynote Address
Michimasa Fujino, President & Chief Executive Officer

10:00-10:30
ADVISORY AEROSPACE OSC
The Future of Aerospace Manufacturing
Dr. Vivek Saxena, Founder & Managing Director

10:30-11:15 
Morning Coffee Break - Revolution Room, sponsored by BRPH

11:15-11:45 
RENAISSANCE STRATEGIC ADVISORS
Manufacturing for Profitability
Matthew Mejía, Managing Partner

11:45-12:15 pm 
SPIRIT AEROSYSTEMS
Optimizing Operations and Supply Chain Process to Keep Up with High Volume Production
Ron Rabe, Senior VP, Operations & Chief Procurement Officer

12:30-1:45
Lunch - White Oak Room, sponsored by Proto

1:45-2:15 
PATTONAIR
Industry 4.0 and the Opportunities it Presents for Innovation in the Aerospace Supply Chain
Jason Rance, Group Innovator Director 

2:15-2:45 
MITSUI SEIKI
Best Practices for Aerospace Structural Components Manufacturing
Matthew Gifford, Product Manager, Aerospace Structures

2:45-3:15 
HAECO AMERICAS
How Innovation in Design Leads to Improved Products
Jose Pevida, Senior Vice President, Engineering & Product Development

3:15-3:45 
Afternoon Tea Break - Revolution Room, sponsored by BRPH

3:45-4:40 
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 - Greg Benedict, Senior Manager, Parts Manufacturing Group
NC DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION - James H. Trogdon, III, Secretary of Transportation
PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT- Kevin J. Baker, Executive Director

4:40-4:45  
Refresher break

4:45-5:35 
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 - John Huff, Vice President, Human Resources
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE - Dr. Timothy P. Munyon, Associate Professor & Managing Director, Red Castle Human Capital

5:35 
Wrap-up
Joanna Speed

5:45-7:30
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 - Richard Grylls, Director, Application Engineering - Additive Manufacturing
DIGITAL ALLOYS – Alex Huckstepp, Vice President, Business Development
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 Visits. Registration for the VIP Site Visits is closed as of April 27. Please contact us to be placed on the wait list

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

2:45
Arrival and check-in for Site Visit

3:00-4:00
HAECO Americas

4:30
Arrival and check-in for Site Visit

4:45-5:45
Honda Aircraft Company

6:00
Arrival at Proximity Hotel

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