Speakers

Eric Bragg, VP/Sales Engineer, TST Tooling Software LLC
John Catterall, Executive Director, Auto/Steel Partnership
Ray Proeber, President/Owner, Accurate Die Design Software, Inc.
Daniel J. Schaeffler, Ph.D, President, Engineering Quality Solutions, Inc. and Chief Content Officer, 4M Partners, LLC
Pete Ulintz, Technical Director, Precision Metalforming Association

David Anderson

John Catterall

Executive Director
Auto/Steel Partnership

John Catterall is executive director of the Auto/Steel Partnership (A/SP). In this role, he is responsible for maintaining and enhancing the partnership between auto and steel investors, and for executing strategic projects to develop lightweight steel solutions to meet the current and future needs of automakers. His career has spanned nearly four decades in automotive engineering, developing expertise in engineering and finite-element analysis of body, chassis and closure structures. Most recently, he held the position of global innovation manager for body systems at General Motors for more than 16 years. In that role, he led the GM global innovation team in developing global innovation solutions for all body systems. Prior to GM, his career experience has been in project execution, management, coordination and technical leadership with companies such as Autokinetics, Inc., Desktop Engineering International Inc., Hartwick Professionals Inc., Lexel Engineering, H.W. Structures, Austin Rover and Leyland Vehicles. Mr. Catterall holds degrees in Mechanical and Production Automotive Engineering from Bolton Technical College and Leyland Technical College in England, UK.

^ Top


Eric Bragg

VP/Sales Engineer
TST Tooling Software LLC


^ Top



Ray Proeber

Ray Proeber

President/Owner
Accurate Die Design Software, Inc.

Ray Proeber began his career as a tool & die apprentice in 1977 at age seventeen. After 15 years spent on the bench as a die maker, Ray took a position as the tool department manager of a metal stamping company overseeing the die design department and the tool room. He started Accurate Die Design, Inc. in 2001 using 2D CAD software along with a die design add-on software package. In 2002, Ray saw the need for 3D die design, originally purchasing 3D CAD software, followed by the addition of a 3D die design software add-on. Gradually, the company that now consisted of three die designers evolved into a software development company. In 2016, the company name was changed to Accurate Die Design Software, Inc. This change reflected the fact that they no longer provided die design services but now provide die design software and forming simulation software and the necessary training and support to the tool & die and metal stamping industries. Recognized as an expert in his field, Ray has been published numerous times in various trade magazines.

^ Top


Schaeffler

Daniel J. Schaeffler, Ph.D.

President, Engineering Quality Solutions, Inc.
and Chief Content Officer, 4M Partners, LLC

Danny Schaeffler is founder and president of Engineering Quality Solutions (EQS), a consulting firm specializing in sheetmetal formability. EQS works with global automotive and nonautomotive OEMs and their suppliers, as well as steel and aluminum producers and their service centers. Most of its work addresses material selection/optimization, tooling buyoff, field formability analyses, manufacturing-process improvement and cost savings/avoidance projects. Schaeffler authored two chapters in the ASM Handbook, Volume 14B: Metalworking: Sheet Forming, and has been published in several industry journals. With his newly formed company, 4M Partners, which provides formability training, Schaeffler wrote and published Sheet Metal Forming--Engineering and Business Management. Schaeffler is a member of SAE International (serving on the Steel Sheet & Strip Specifications Committee), and is past president of the North American Deep Drawing Research Group.

^ Top


Pete Ulintz

Peter Ulintz

Technical Director
Precision Metalforming Association

Peter Ulintz has worked in the metal stamping and tool and die industries since 1978. He was employed by the Anchor Manufacturing Group in Cleveland, OH, for 26 years. 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 president of the North American Deep Drawing Research Group.

^ Top

 
Thank you to our platinum sponsor Accurate Die Design Software

Accurate Die Design

ETA

ETA

TST

Autoform

Engineering Quality Solutions

4M Partners, LLC


Additional Sponsorships Available