Speakers

    Pete Ulintz, Manager, Advanced Product Development, Anchor Manufacturing Group, Inc.
    Melanie Stover, Director of Strategic Initiatives, National Institute of Metalworking Skills
    Kurt Wilhelm, Die-Design Consultant and Founder, Die Guidance, LLC

     

    Pete Ulintz

    Pete Ulintz

    Manager, Advanced Product Development
    Anchor Manufacturing Group, Inc.

    Peter Ulintz has worked in the metal stamping and tool and die industries since 1978. He has been employed with the Anchor Manufacturing Group in Cleveland, OH, since 1989. His background includes tool and die making, tool engineering, process engineering, engineering management and product development. Peter speaks regularly at PMA seminars and conferences. He is also vice president of the North American Deep Drawing Research Group.

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    Pete Ulintz

    Melanie Stover

    Director of Strategic Initiatives
    National Institute of Metalworking Skills

    Melanie Stover serves as the Director of Strategic Initiatives at the National Institute for Metalworking Skills, managing innovative projects to strategically address the skills gap challenges facing the manufacturing workforce. Her key areas of leadership include business and partnership development, communications and marketing, and training program design to engage future and current manufacturing talent. Prior to joining NIMS, Melanie worked as a Program Manager for The Manufacturing Institute, the 501(c)3 affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). In that role, she led the STEP Ahead initiative to examine and promote the role of women in manufacturing and numerous national, regional and local initiatives to develop manufacturing certification programs. She has also served as the Partnerships Coordinator in the Workforce Development Division of ACT, leading projects to transition military veterans into manufacturing careers and to advance skills certification programs. Melanie is a graduate of the University of Virginia.

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    Kurt Wilhelm

    Kurt Wilhelm

    Die-Design Consultant and Founder
    Die Guidance, LLC

    Die Guidance, LLC is a consulting company developed to provide in depth die-design reviews with end customers to optimize quality and costs. Kurt Wilhelm has more than 35 years of experience, demonstrating strong leadership with technical expertise in sheetmetal stamping dies. Highlights include CAD proficiency in UG, Catia and various PC-based applications, and experience with mild, high, ultra-high-strength steel and aluminum parts. Services include quotations, processing, design, checking and program management.

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