Presenters

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Peter Austin
Peter Austin is Vice President, Region Americas for the Commercial Finance business at Siemens Financial Services (SFS), managing and leading all commercial activity for both the industrial asset finance business and third-party vendor financing program. Peter’s international experience includes a broad range of senior management, financial advisory, marketing, and sales leadership positions throughout all phases of financial services. A member of the SFS Commercial Finance Region Americas Leadership Team, he plays a pivotal role in the development and execution of business strategy, with particular emphasis on the development of business opportunities to benefit the wider Siemens organization. With expertise in global industrial and vendor financing, Peter is responsible for managing a $600k regionally diversified portfolio across infrastructure and industrial finance assets, such as manufacturing, energy, transportation, automotive, food and beverage and standard equipment leasing.

Peter joined SFS in 2006 as general manager for the UK Vendor Finance business before moving to the US in 2012 in his present capacity. Prior to joining Siemens, he held general management positions within the United Automotive Group (Penske), working with the Audi franchise in the U.K. In 2011, Peter won the Siemens award for financial excellence for his leading role in winning the Carbon Trust business from the British government. Peter holds an MBA from City University (London).
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Tim Barry
Tim Barry is the OEM Business Developer for Metal Forming in North America.
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Jeff Bauman
"Jeff Bauman has married technology and business over the bulk of his career. A degreed Electrical Engineer from Syracuse University, Jeff has held management positions with global companies such as Litton Industries and Rockwell International.

For the last 12 years he has worked for Electro-Matic Products in Farmington Hills, Michigan, a technology and manufacturing leader in LED based lighting and digital signage products."
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Ingo Baumgardt
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Amanda Beaton
Amanda Beaton is a marketing manager with Siemens Industry Inc. and currently leads the Siemens Cooperates with Education program.
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Derek Bolton
Derek Bolton, Industrial Controls/Power Distribution Product Specialist, Electro-Matic Products, Inc. Derek is responsible for business development of industrial controls and power distribution portfolio within EMP's line card. Derek started with Electro-Matic in 1999 with a role in marketing and has since held responsibilities in quality control, purchasing and inside sales. He has been in his current role within EMP for the past ten years. Derek is considered an important resource for his vendors, colleagues and customers often being cited as the "walking controls catalog". Finding the right solution to achieve a customer's requirements and building upon relationships for future growth are key objectives in his business mantra. Derek graduated with honors from WMU in 1997 and is pleased to present for you today on behalf of Siemens Industry and Electro-Matic Products, Inc.​
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Michael Bowne
Michael Bowne is currently the Executive Director of PI North America. He also serves as the Deputy Chairman for PROFIBUS/PROFINET International (PI) globally. Mr. Bowne joined PI North America as the Technical Marketing Director in 2011. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from The Pennsylvania State University.
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Mike Burke
Mike Burke is a Panel Builder Specialist focused on growing partnerships with Panel Builders by providing the tools and resources needed to effectively build control panels for today’s market. Mike joined Siemens in 2015 and has worked in Engineering and Product Management roles for the Control Products business as well as in the Application Resource Center for Motion Control. Mike graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and is based in Atlanta, GA.
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John Burns
John has been with Siemens for 20 years and is currently the Lead Consultant for the Application Resource Center in the Control Products Business Unit. John is a TUV-certified Functional Safety Expert, PROFIBUS Engineer and was a Systems Engineer for over 10 years.
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Matthew Capaldi
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Brandon Castro
Brandon Castro has 8 years with Siemens and a BS from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is the Manager of Business Development for Circuit Protection.
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Bhaskar Chopra
Bhaskar Chopra is the Material Handling Business Developer based out of Atlanta. He has 7 years of motion control experience, implementing solutions in the automotive, textile, and material handling industries. He holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Georgia Tech.
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Caglar Cinkil
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Alan Cone
Alan Cone is a manager in the Digital Factory, Factory Automation business unit of Siemens Industry – focused on the Product Management and marketing of SIMATIC WinCC software and HMI Hardware in the United States. Alan has a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and has over 16 years of experience working with industrial automation systems. He has been with Siemens for 21 years, holding various positions in engineering, business development, and product management/marketing.
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Eric Corzine
Product Manager, Climate Solutions – Rittal Corporation
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Tom Crampton
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Mike Dalton
Mike Dalton has over 25 years of specialized sales and support of RF/Microwave systems in various FCC frequency ranges including license-free, WiMax, WiFi and FCC licensed bands. His experience pertains to data, voice, and video applications using point-to-point, mesh, and point-multipoint wireless systems for fixed and mobile applications, along with the many ancillary products and services available to enhance the performance of these systems for IP applications. As Director of Wireless Sales with Siemens, he has special focus on wireless communication requirements in the Utility, Transportation, Water, and Oil & Gas, and Industrial vertical markets.
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Alessandra da Silva
Alessandra da Silva is a product marketing manager in the Digital Factory, Factory Automation business unit of Siemens Industry for Industrial PCs in the United States. Alessandra has over nine years of experience working with Siemens products, holding various positions in software development, solution design, portfolio management/marketing in Brazil and in the US.
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John DeTellem
John DeTellem is the Product Marketing Manager for the TIA Portal engineering software. John has spent the last two years in Australia leading the product launch of the SIMATIC S7-1500 advanced controller and TIA Portal. John previously served a three-year assignment in Germany on the Product Management & Development team for the TIA Portal. John started his career 30 years ago as an Automation Project Engineer/Project Manager in the automotive industry leading projects for Chrysler and BMW primarily based on Allen-Bradley PLC5/CLX, working for Rockwell Automation. John has been with Siemens 10 years. He has a BSEE from the University of Iowa.
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Eric DeVries
As the President of E3M Solutions, Eric DeVries has walked with commercial, industrial, municipal and institutional facilities through all stages of energy efficiency & management. He received a Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering and has gone for additional training and certifications as a Professional Engineer (PE), Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Certified Demand Side Manager (CDSM). His expertise & experience includes energy auditing, mechanical & electrical engineering, energy project implementation, energy master planning and contract energy manager responsibilities in many of the lower 48 states. In 2012 & 2016, he was awarded the Region III “Young Energy Professional of the Year” by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) and currently is serving as Chapter President for the West Michigan Association of Energy Engineers.
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Dave Dupre
Dupre is a Requirements Solution Engineer and has been with Siemens for more than 18 years. He was instrumental in the following Siemens projects: Anheuser Busch PCS7 Columbus Brewery Expansion, Ford Motor Company, Batavia & Sharonville Transmissions Imbedded Engineer, Chrysler Kokomo ITP1 FUJI Machine Retrofits, Normac Profile Grinder Development, Forest-Line’ Machine Retrofits, FCA Grob Machining Center Upgrades. Dupre is a graduate of Miami University.
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Tim Dyer
Tim Dyer has been a Siemens employee for over 20 years working with both automation and drives products. In his current role as a Senior Technical Trainer, Tim provides both technical and sales training on SINAMICS Drives to Siemens channel partners and solution providers.
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Geoff Eckhart
Geoff Echkart has been with Siemens for 11 years. As a member of the Control Products Business Unit, he serves as the business developer for the food and beverage industry. Geoff graduated from Illinois State University with a degree in industrial technology and a MBA from Georgia State University.
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James Ellis
James Ellis is the Test Stand Business Developer based out of the Detroit area. His technical experience includes gear boxes and variable frequency drives. He holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Oakland University and a Masters of Business Administration from The University of Toledo.
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Brock Gale
Brock Gale is an APC team member with focus on applications in the Metal Forming industry.
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Shun Gao
Shun Gao has 19+ years of Siemens Automation and Drives experience in a broad range of industries. He spent the last 11 years as a Siemens Application Engineer, covering northeast region in the US. Before joining the Application Engineer’s group he had held various engineering positions with Siemens Energy & Automation, since 1998. Shun is a TUV Certified FS Engineer under IEC 62061 and ISO 13849
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Colm Gavin
Working for Siemens for 17 years, Colm currently is responsible for the marketing and promotion of Digitalization topics within the Factory Automation division of Siemens in the United States. In this position, he has leveraged his experience in discrete manufacturing to help understand engineers’ engineering software needs. For the last 3 years, Colm worked on the development of software in Nuremberg, Germany, focusing mainly on the usability and design aspects of engineering software – especially as required by the U.S. market. Colm holds a Bachelors degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
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Chris Gerges
Chris Gerges is President and CEO of Safe-T-Sense Machine Safety. Chris is a certified TUV Functional Safety Engineer, with experience as Machine safety expert witness and an active member on numerous machine safety ANSI Standards.
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Bill Gilbert
Bill Gilbert is an expert in converting applications with decades of hands-on experience and will also be available for detailed application questions.
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Ryan Goad
Ryan Goad is an Controls Engineer with Patti Engineering, a controls system integrator based in Auburn Hills, MI with offices in Austin, TX and Kokomo, IN. A graduate of Texas Tech, Ryan is Siemens-certified for Industrial Networks - Switching & Routing and for Industrial Networks - Wireless.
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John Greaves
Greaves is actively involved in AIDC. His work in Logistics, Inventory Management, and Returnable Transport Items with active and passive RFID led to global adoption in Supply Chains. He founded the US RFID standards group, the European Spectrum Initiative, led the GTAG program (GS1). Greaves participates in ETSI, CEPT, CEN, and ISO.
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Rudy Hauser
Rudy graduated from Georgia Tech with a BS Engineering Science and Mechanics degree and two weeks later started his career at Siemens. He has held various positions with Siemens including Regional Drives Specialist, Drives Application Engineer, Product Manager and most recently Channel Development and Support Manager. His diverse background and product knowledge of Siemens drives throughout the years has given him the opportunity to be a great liaison to the channel and our engineering teams.
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Roger Hart
Roger Hart is Head of R&D at Siemens Industry, Inc., Motion Control Business, Machine tools. Roger has 32 years of experience in CNC architecture, design and software engineering. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Math and Computer Science from Marietta College.
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Chris Herman
Chris Herman, Jon Wickersham, and Josh Patton have been in the equipment financing industry since 2004. Together they’ve financed over $200 million for businesses all over the country. Over the last 5 years they’ve focused their efforts on financing energy efficiency projects, helping American businesses lower their energy costs and improve cash flows. They’ve helped manage the growth of Michigan Saves as well as being approved lenders for National Grid (MA, RI, and NY), Xcel Energy, Consumers Energy, DTE, the NY Retrofit Accelerator, and Montgomery Country Green Bank.
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Sam Hoff
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Tom Hoffman
Tom Hoffman is the Director of Business Development for the Digital Enterprise within Siemens PLM Software and has been with Siemens PL for the past 16 years supporting Digital Manufacturing software applications. Prior to Siemens, he served as Senior Manufacturing Engineering at General Motors Corporation responsible for math based applications utilized in the development of Body-in-White manufacturing systems. Over the last 30 years he has been involved in software based manufacturing applications, ranging from development and practical implementation, to sales and marketing.
His latest project has been taking a look across all domains within the Digital Enterprise and the relationships they have relative to Virtual Commissioning.
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Rob Jones
Robert Jones,  Industrial Control Specialist, Electro-Matic Products. Robert is the Siemens Industrial Control Specialist for the Ohio market that focuses on business development and product migration. Robert uses his engineering background to assist his customers by helping them find the right solution from the beginning stages of the electrical design process to the commissioning of the completed system.  Robert works directly with OEM’s and End Users to help them with the migration of mature parts and by introducing them to new products that are available to help reduce engineering and installation cost, improve diagnostics, and provide increased value over the lifetime of the installation. Prior to accepting his current role with Electro-Matic, Robert worked for an Industrial Furnace OEM as an Electrical Engineer where he was responsible for power calculations needed for proof of concept for Induction Heating Systems. Robert has an Associates in Applied Sciences in Computer and Electrical Engineering from ITT Technical Institute and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Devry University.​
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Sajeeve Kalarickal
Kalarickal has over 18 years of engineering, business development and strategic planning experience. He manages the services portfolio for Siemens Factory and Process Automation technologies. Kalarickal is responsible for new service portfolio development, packaging solutions, and working with sales and business development to ensure alignment of new services with customer needs.
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Ujval Kamath
Ujval Kamath is a Principal Data Scientist at Siemens, focused on helping Siemens customers solve their industrial IoT use cases using visual and predictive analytics in the MindSphere platform. He has experience with in a wide range of industries, including Energy, Automotive, and Biomedical Manufacturing.
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John Kasuda
John is currently a Director in the Strategic Projects Group for Siemens Building Technologies. John has over 19 years of construction and technology experience. In his current role, he works with developers, educational institutions, engineering firms, and construction companies throughout the country to identify and implement technology strategies that bring integrated solutions to today’s smart buildings.
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Ari Kobb
Ari Kobb leads the Energy Efficiency and Sustainability solutions team. He is focused on helping clients improve their performance in the areas of energy and sustainability strategy, energy efficiency, existing building commissioning and emissions management. As head of the Building Technologies US Sustainability team, Ari continues lead the Division’s own transition towards broader sustainability in support of the Siemens Global Carbon Neutrality goal.
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Jana Kocianova
Jana Kocianova is the Product Manager for SIMATIC S7-1200 controller and its safety version S7-1200F in the Digital Factory, Factory Automation business unit of Siemens Industry. Jana has held several positions with Siemens in The Czech Republic and Germany and has been with Siemens 9 years.
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Martin Kunz
As a Business Development Manager for MindSphere, Martin Kunz promotes the MindSphere technical concept and its business value to US-customers. He covers the whole ""Big Data"" portfolio but mainly how-to securely connect devices and applications to the MindSphere cloud.
Martin first joined Siemens in 1996 and has worked in various roles including 4 years in Singapore and 12 years as a product manager. Included in his many accomplishments, Martin was an integral part in developing and releasing the TIA Portal and the SINEMA software to configure and monitor the communication including security of automation systems. With more than 20 years’ experience, and a degree in Electrical Engineering, he shares his experience in industrial networking and security as speaker at different industry events.
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Patrick Lubinski
As Director of Business Development for Boeing’s Tapestry Solutions, Patrick Lubinski has broad experience in software/hardware technologies and Aerospace & Defense. Since 2009, he has held various positions within Boeing's IT/Software Services and Electronics/Communications Divisions. He earned his BSME at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, and MBA from Pepperdine University.
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PJ McElroy
Paul 'PJ' McElroy is the National Business Development Lead for the commercial finance business at Siemens Financial Services . In this role, he works to strategically grow the commercial finance footprint and connect Siemens’ Industry customers to the right financial solutions. Contact PJ for inquiries regarding EPT, or any manufacturing related project. PJ has over 13 years of industry experience in the commercial leasing and loan space. Over the years, he has worked with companies in the food & beverage, construction and manufacturing industries. PJ joined Siemens in September 2016. Before moving to SFS, he worked at GE Capital in a sales management capacity. PJ received his undergraduate degree from Gettysburg College and MBA from the University of Connecticut.
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Brian McKittrick
Brian McKittrick is the Manager of OEM Business development at Siemens. His team focuses on OEMs within packaging, plastics, and machine handling. Brian also has a position on the OMAC board helping to continuously advance the standards.
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Brent McPhail
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Ramey Miller
Ramey Miller is the HMI Product Manager for the US. Ramey has a Bachelors degree in Computer and Electrical Engineering Technology from Purdue University. He has more than 12 years of industry experience and one year with Siemens.
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Van Miller
System Consultant – Rittal Automation Systems
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Fred Myers
Fred Myers is the MCCB Product Manager and has over 20 years with Siemens. His BS in Engineering is from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from James Madison University.
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Craig Nelson
Craig Nelson is a senior product marketing manager for SINAMICS high performance servo and vector dries in the Motion Control Business of Siemens Digital Factory. Craig has been with Siemens for over 25 years and, in previous roles, has held engineering positions in the field and in system design. He has expert knowledge of AC and DC drives across various applications and is an avid promoter and presenter of new motor and drive technologies.
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Alan Nicholson
As Regional Sales Consultant at Electro-Matic Visual, Alan Nicholson has provided signage and energy efficiency expertise for commercial, industrial, municipal, and institutional facilities throughout the Midwest. A 10+ year veteran in the Hospitality Industry, Alan blends his passion for customer service with the latest LED technology to help his customers increase profitability.
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Gail Norris
Norris has been with Siemens for over 15 years and currently serves as Director of Training Services. She is responsible for customer product training and learning services and has been the primary driver behind the development of a continuous learning and competency management approach to technical skills gap closure.
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Todd O'Grady
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Nathan Owens III
Nathan Owens III Consulting Business Developer – US Region, Siemens Industry Inc.

Nathan is a business leader with substantial cross-functional experience in Lean Six Sigma, Operations, Strategic Reliability, and Project Management that spans across multiple industries including but not limited to: Food & Beverage, Automotive, Oil & Gas, Mining, Water/Wastewater, and Life Sciences. He's excited about the Internet of Things, Big Data, and the Industrial Revolution. He earned his Master of Engineering & Management from Case Western Reserve University. He is also a certified Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma."
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Tim Parmer
Tim Parmer has held several positions with Siemens and is now the Product Manager consultant for the S7-300 family, soft controller and the S7-1500 family of controllers. Tim holds an Electrical engineering degree from Southern Polytechnic State University and he has been with Siemens for 29 years.
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Josh Patton
Chris Herman, Jon Wickersham, and Josh Patton have been in the equipment financing industry since 2004. Together they’ve financed over $200 million for businesses all over the country. Over the last 5 years they’ve focused their efforts on financing energy efficiency projects, helping American businesses lower their energy costs and improve cash flows. They’ve helped manage the growth of Michigan Saves as well as being approved lenders for National Grid (MA, RI, and NY), Xcel Energy, Consumers Energy, DTE, the NY Retrofit Accelerator, and Montgomery Country Green Bank.
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Davide Picciotto
Davide has joined the exciting journey of the Digital Enterprise in early 2015 as Thought Leader in the Consumer Products space. Previously he has been leading the Siemens US MOM Food & Beverage team since January 2013. His background is in the Manufacturing Execution space, but his focus has grown over time to cover Automation, MOM and now the broader digitalization space including PLM. Davide has an excellent knowledge of all the technologies used in digitalization and of the value of applying them to industrial processes and has focused in the manufacturing and economics of the Process Industry linking ROI, financial KPIs, and qualitative benefits to manufacturing processes. Davide has earned a Master Degree in Communication Engineering at the University of Genoa, IT. He is currently based in Chicago, IL.
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Mike Pieper
Mike Pieper is the Packing Industry Manager for the F&B Vertical Team at Siemens. He has been an involved member of OMAC since 2002 and has implemented OMAC PackML on many Siemens F&B installations.
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Sandro Quintero
Sandro Quintero is a Product Manager at Festo Corporation. Previously, he has worked with customers across different industries such as Automotive, Food Processing, Mining, Medical and most recently Electronics and Assembly. This has allowed him to acquire skills in different areas such as sales, product support and project management. Sandro earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechatronics Engineering from the Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez. Later on he graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso with a degree of Master of Business Administration. In his current position, Sandro is actively promoting new technologies offered by Festo such as the Motion Terminal. These kind of products position Festo as a key player in the new industrial digital revolution known as Industry 4.0. Aside to being interested in the automation subject, Sandro is passionate about different topics such as Aviation, Negotiation, Marketing and Philosophy. Sandro Quintero currently lives in Chicago, IL.
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Raj Rajendra
Product Manager Distributed IO
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Jim Ralston
Jim Ralston has been designing and supporting industrial networks for over 25 years. In his current role, Jim is Softing Director of Sales – Eastern Region providing solutions for Profinet, Ethernet and Profibus.
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Jeff Reese
Jeff Reese has 20 years of automation and motion control experience, developing solutions for machine builders in a wide variety of industries. He is currently a business developer focused on drive and servo based applications.
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Ben Riedel
Ben has performance driven engineering experience with extensive experience in LED lighting ugrade systems. He has provided management with accurate cost reporting through all phases of engineering, including budgeting, forcasting, contency utilization, and change control. He has been responsible for all site infrastructures required supporting major multimillion dollar projects. He has lead teams of technical specialists and third party firms in the development of the Process Design Packge, detailed engineering, and construction.
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Jose M. Rivera
The CEO of the Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) since 2015. Previously with leading positions at Siemens, Emerson Electric and Schneider Electric in six countries. MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL and Lic (MS) and BS degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Costa Rica.
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William Schlick
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Ramona Schindler
Ramona Schindler is the business development manager for Digitalization at Siemens Industry, Inc. Motion Control, Machine Tool Business. She has three years of experience in CNC machines and focuses her time on the implementation, exploration and the impact of digitalization on both the machine tool builder and end-user.
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Jonathan Simpson
Jonathan Simpson is an Industrial Networking Product Marketing Manager at Siemens responsible for the SCALANCE W (WiFi) and SCALANCE M (cellular) portfolios, as well as the Industrial Network Certification Courses and Professional Services. Jonathan holds both a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and an MBA in Business Management from Western Kentucky University.
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Jim Sirois
Jim Sirois, Automotive/Aerospace Business Developer, Siemens Industry, Inc. Jim is the Siemens Controls Product Business Developer for the Automotive and Aerospace Vertical Markets for Siemens USA. Jim started with Siemens Electrocom as an Electrical Engineering Supervisor for Postal and Material Handling Projects. Jim also worked as a Senior Controls Engineer and Lead Electrical Estimator for Siemens Dematic. Prior to Siemens, Sirois was a Manufacturing Engineer with Ford Motor Company and has over ten years of experience at Holcroft, an Industrial Furnace OEM with positions of progressive responsibility within their Engineering Department. Jim uses his deep engineering background from start-up, electrical design, and PLC/HMI software development to help our customers choose the right solutions that address their needs and provide value throughout the design, commissioning, and maintenance phase of each system. Jim has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Lawrence Technical University.
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Steve Six
Steven T. Six is the Power Distribution Solutions National Business Developer Manager for Siemens Low Voltage Products division which provides advanced digitalized electrical power solutions throughout the world. Steven oversees the low voltage power distribution solutions business development team in the U.S with focus on IoT Digitalized Cloud based solutions.
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Khalid Sorensen, Ph.D.
Chief Technical Officer, PaR Systems, LLC
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Jeff Snyder
Jeff Snyder is an Industrial Identification Sales Specialist at Siemens and is responsible for supporting and promoting Siemens RFID products. Jeff has nearly 30 years experience in the industry assisting customers with their industrial identification requirements.
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Kathrin Starschich
Kathrin Starschich is a manager in the Digital Factory, Systems Engineering business unit of Siemens Industry – focused on the product management of SIEMENS SIPLUS extreme products for rough environments in Germany. Kathrin studied at RWTH Aachen University, Germany, and Imperial College London, UK, and has a Diploma of RWTH Aachen University. After finishing the SIEMENS Graduate Program, she focused on management of products for energy and industry applications for the past 7 years
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Vinicus Strey
Vinicius Strey has been with Siemens for over 10 years. Currently, Strey is a digitalization consultant with Siemens Motion Control Services group. Strey supports asset owners to overcome challenges and get the best value out of opportunities enabled by industrial digitalization in the machine tool environment. Previously, he worked with industrial security services and Siemens’ cloud-based platform (MindSphere).
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Randy Summervill
Randy has 20 years of experience in system sizing, system selection, and operation of adjustable speed drive equipment and motors for various applications in industries of machine assembly, plastic finishing, and process automation. Specific application types covered in those industries range from speed control, point-to-point positioning (indexing), electronic gearing, electronic camming, and general material handling. Randy has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Kansas State University and a Masters of Business Administration from Brenau University.
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Nick Theobald
Nick Theobald works for Team Financial Group and provides effective solutions for organizations wanting to become more energy efficient. Team Financial Group is a Michigan-based equipment financing company that specializes in helping the state become more energy efficient. Nick Theobald and Team Financial has helped fund projects ranging from LED to solar and any energy efficiency measure in between.
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Marco Ungano
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Robert Van Til
Dr Van Til's educational and research interestes focus on the manufacturing systems, lean and PLM. His projects have been supported by the National Science Foundation as well as by companies such as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford Motor Co., and SIEMENS PLM, Inc. He has served in visiting positions at universities in Hawaii, the Netherlands and Australia.
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Jon Wickersham
Chris Herman, Jon Wickersham, and Josh Patton have been in the equipment financing industry since 2004. Together they’ve financed over $200 million for businesses all over the country. Over the last 5 years they’ve focused their efforts on financing energy efficiency projects, helping American businesses lower their energy costs and improve cash flows. They’ve helped manage the growth of Michigan Saves as well as being approved lenders for National Grid (MA, RI, and NY), Xcel Energy, Consumers Energy, DTE, the NY Retrofit Accelerator, and Montgomery Country Green Bank.
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Jim Wilmot
Jim Wilmot is a manager in the Digital Factory, Factory Automation business unit of Siemens Industry – focused on the Product Management and marketing of Siemens SIMATIC Controllers, Distributed IO, and engineering software in the United States. Jim has an MSEE degree from Georgia Institute of Technology and has over 23 years of experience working with industrial automation systems. He has been with Siemens for 20 years, holding various positions in engineering, business development, and product management/marketing. Jim is an avid promoter/presenter of new technologies with Siemens SIMATIC products.
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Victor Wolowec
A Mechanical Engineer out of Penn State with an MBA, Victor has been in the industrial automation field for over 25 years. Once serving on the board of PI, Victor is well versed in industrial networks and protocols and has spent the last three years with Hilscher NA helping customers with their industrial networks.
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Jeff Woolfolk
Jeff Woolfolk is a System Consultant specializing in UL, NFPA IEC standards related to building industrial control panels. He has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Technology from Purdue University and more than 30 years of experience in industrial control and automation.
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Kevin Wu
Kevin Wu is the product marketing manager for Motion Controllers (SIMOTION & SIMATIC S7-1500 T-CPU). He received his B.S and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from University of Florida. Kevin have been with Siemens for over 11 years, where he started out in the Technical Leadership program, then motion Application Engineer, motion Safety Consultant, and ET200 Product manager.
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Nate Xavier
Systems Consultant – Rittal Corporation
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