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2021 Internet of Things Experience for Manufacturers

By sponsoring this timely event, you can showcase your IoT-related technology, make valuable business contacts, and brand your products and services to a key group of qualified prospects and industry professionals.

Sponsorship Packages

    Gold—best value

  • 30-minute case-study presentation
  • 5- to 10-min. company introduction during the conference
  • White paper and 2-min. video on metalformingmagazine.com
  • Exhibit space at event
  • Signage at event
  • Company logo and link on all promotional materials—print and digital
  • Detailed list of attendees
  • Full-page print ad in the May 2021 issue of MetalForming magazine (or digital equivalent)
  • Four sponsorships in the MetalForming e-newsletter—prior to the event
  • Two tickets to the event for sponsor staff
  • Four tickets to event for customers/prospects

    Silver

  • 5- to 10-minute company introduction
  • White paper and 2-minute video on metalformingmagazine.com
  • Exhibit space at event
  • (replaces 1/2-page ad in Bronze package)
  • Signage at event
  • Company logo and link on all promotional materials—print and digital
  • Detailed list of attendees
  • Half-page print ad in the May 2021 issue of MetalForming magazine (or digital equivalent)
  • Two sponsorships in the MetalForming e-newsletter—prior to the event
  • Two tickets to the event for sponsor staff

    Bronze

  • Exhibit space at event
  • Signage at event
  • Detailed list of attendees
  • Quarter-page print ad in the May 2021 issue of MetalForming magazine (or digital equivalent)
  • Two tickets to the event for sponsor staff

    Upgrade Your Sponsorship

  • Evening Reception Sponsors (1 available)
    • Welcoming remarks at reception, and additional signage
  • Breakfast or Lunch Sponsor (1 available)
    • Welcoming remarks at breakfast or lunch, and additional signage
  • Attendee Bag Sponsor (1 available)
    • Logo on bag, and company marketing materials placed inside

Michael Vohland | VP of Sales/Publisher 216/901-8800 ext 143 | mvohland@pma.org

Midwest and Canada
Damon Wolf | Sales Manager
216/901-8800 ext 105 | 216/357-8534 | dwolf@pma.org

IA, IL, IN, MN, WI
Mark Fortuna | Strategic Account Manager
773/531-8780 | mfortuna@pma.org

Ilene Schwartz | Inside Sales
216/901-8800 ext 148 | ischwartz@pma.org

Western US. New England, PA, NY, NJ, Quebec
Phil Arndt
802/318-5019 | parndt@pma.org

South Atlantic, South Central
Bob West
678/377-5749 | metalform_bobwest@msn.com

Mexico
Rodolfo Marroquin
5281-8349-5605 | pmademexico@gmail.com

Europe
Christian Hoelscher
+49 (0) 89-95737542 | Mobile: +49 (0) 151-20155885 | christian.hoelscher@highcliffemedia.com

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Internet of Things Experience for Manufacturers

Wednesday, October 27 - Thursday, October 28, 2021 | Chicago, IL

MetalForming magazine and the Precision Metalforming Association are proud to deliver what metalformers and fabricators need to know to successfully leverage emerging IoT (Internet of Things) technology.

IoT for Manufacturers is a one-of-a-kind event designed specifically to educate floor supervisors, manufacturing engineers and managers, IT directors, and others working in small to midsized metalforming and fabricating plants on the coming wave of digital manufacturing and plant-floor connectivity.

Experts will explain how ERP/MRP software allows critical data gathered on the plant floor to be deciphered and delivered to managers, enabling strategic decision-making. And, with sensors and machine controls evolving at a rapid pace, don't miss this opportunity to stay current with these critical, IoT-enabling technologies.

Successful use-case studies will describe how IoT technology helps metalformers and fabricators improve OEE and drive quality and productivity improvements. In addition, attendees will be given a roadmap for planning and executing an IoT plan.

Sign up and take a leadership position among metalformers and fabricators in benefiting from all that IoT offers now and in the future.

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  • 1:00 p.m.
    Registration Opens / Display Area Open
  • 2:30 p.m.

    CNC Digitization, Tooling Data, and The Big Oversight

    David Darling, Creston Industrial

    The single biggest oversight made by CNC operators on their digitization journey may surprise you, and David Darling, Chief Strategy Officer of ToolsUnited USA will show you how to avoid making that same oversight yourself. You will see how companies both large and small have finally taken full advantage of their CNC digitization efforts by building a solid foundation of tooling data using advanced international standards. David will draw on his past experience as VP and COO of Autodie, LLC to talk about CNC digitization’s impact to the bottom line of tool and die makers, stamping die repair operations, and injection mold makers.

  • 3:30 p.m.

    What Industry Data Tells Us About the Promise of Industry 4.0…and the new skill requirements of the workforce of the future

    Fred Tillman, Vice President of Product Development, ECI Software Solutions

    In this session, Fred will discuss what industry data tells us about how much the U.S. manufacturing industry has—or hasn’t—realized the promise of Industry 4.0. He’ll cover the challenges that manufacturers are facing when attempting to capitalize on Industry 4.0 and emerging tools, and the new skills requirements the workforce needs to handle emerging technology in the manufacturing industry. Session attendees will walk away with an in-depth understanding of the technology trends within the industry, use-case examples of how manufacturers have successfully adopted Industry 4.0 techniques and best practices to bring back to their own operations.

  • 4:30 p.m.

    Reception / Display Area Open


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Mohamed Abuali

Mohamed Abuali

CEO and Managing Partner, Iotco, LLC

Mo Abuali is CEO and managing partner at IoTco, the internet of things company. ...

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Mohamed Abuali

Mohamed Abuali

CEO and Managing Partner, Iotco, LLC

Mo Abuali is CEO and managing partner at IoTco, the internet of things company. He is a strategic and transformative technology and business management leader with a 20-yr. record of achievement driving and sustaining change in manufacturing. Abuali serves industrial and manufacturing clients in the automotive, aerospace and defense and other industries, providing digital transformation, industrial IoT and predictive analytics technology and services, as well as the IoT Academy for Training. He has a doctorate degree in Industrial Engineering, and has worked at Toyota, Omron and other companies.
James Barrett

James Barrett

President, Link Systems

James Barrett has a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering and is President of...

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James Barrett

James Barrett

President, Link Systems

James Barrett has a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering and is President of Link Electric & Safety Control in Nashville, TN. He has 30 years of experience designing and applying safety, control, and automation equipment for the metal stamping industry and is a member of the Precision Metalforming Association.
Isaac Bennett

Isaac Bennett

Director of IT and Digital Transformation, Wright & McGill Co

Isaac Bennett is the Digital Transformation and IT Director at Wright & McGill C...

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Isaac Bennett

Isaac Bennett

Director of IT and Digital Transformation, Wright & McGill Co

Isaac Bennett is the Digital Transformation and IT Director at Wright & McGill Co., the only manufacturer of Fishhooks in the United States. He comes from an automotive manufacturing/IT background having worked as the IT Director of Detroit Manufacturing Systems (DMS), and previously the Global IT Innovation Manager for Maxion Wheels; both tier-1 automotive suppliers. He has worked in the IT field for near 20 years, where he led the automotive IT departments global digital transformation initiative, helping plants around the world implement smart manufacturing projects.Isaac is Passionate about bringing business value through IT. Modern, agile, Innovative solutions to propel businesses into the digital age. Provided IT Leadership with: Digital Transformation Manufacturing Process Innovation Industry 4.0 Industrial Internet of Things Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things is disruptive. These concepts will lead to new types of work and ways of working. Industry 4.0 is not just a technology change, it is a corporate cultural shift. Shifting our mindset of cooperation to collaboration and connectivity.
David Darling

David Darling

Chief Strategy Officer, Creston Industrial Sales

David is a strategic thinker and innovator who is always looking at continuous i...

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David Darling

David Darling

Chief Strategy Officer, Creston Industrial Sales

David is a strategic thinker and innovator who is always looking at continuous improvement and technological innovation, not as one-time achievements, but as a business culture of their own. David has significant experience in varied manufacturing processes, business standardization, manufacturing engineering, sales, and marketing. After spending nearly 15 years in the automotive industry working for DaimlerChrysler/FiatChrysler he took the helm as VP & COO of a $50M wholly owned tool and die manufacturing company. During this tenure, David effectuated massive change in almost every area he touched. Since that time, he has served an operational turnaround consultant, the President of Creston Industrial Sales, and now the Chief Strategy Officer of its partner company, Tools United USA.
Jim Finnerty

Jim Finnerty

Product Manager, Wintriss Controls Group LLC

Jim has been with Wintriss Controls Group for more than 35 years and is responsi...

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Jim Finnerty

Jim Finnerty

Product Manager, Wintriss Controls Group LLC

Jim has been with Wintriss Controls Group for more than 35 years and is responsible for new product development and sensor applications. He has helped metal stampers implement sensors and prevent die crashes for more than 35 years, and has published numerous articles pertinent to the metalforming industry. He also is an active member of the Precision Metalforming Association, serving on multiple committees and presenting at countless PMA technical seminars, FABTECH and conferences around the world.
Steve Gruber

Steve Gruber

Executive VP, Global Service, Nidec Press & Automation

Through his 34 years with Nidec Press & Automation (previously The Minster Machi...

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Steve Gruber

Steve Gruber

Executive VP, Global Service, Nidec Press & Automation

Through his 34 years with Nidec Press & Automation (previously The Minster Machine Company), Steve has provided leadership in every area required to successfully provide press equipment that optimizes quality and productivity. From Sales to Engineering, Manufacturing and continuing in Aftermarket Services, his focus has always been on partnering with stampers to push press room technology to yield results that benefit the end customer. He is currently responsible for all of the aftermarket business for Minster, Arisa, Kyori, Vamco, CHS and SYS products worldwide and puts preventative and predictive maintenance, monitoring and communications technology and service contract configuration in the forefront of products being developed to improve efficiency and uptime. With degrees in Physics, Mechanical Engineering and an MBA, Steve gets great satisfaction from developing hardware, software and technical solutions to the challenges faced when forming parts for the Automotive, Container, Contract, Motor, and Connector industries.
Helge Hornis

Helge Hornis

Technology Director, Pepperl+Fuchs, Inc.

As the technology director at Pepperl+Fuchs, Inc., Dr. Helge Hornis focuses on e...

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Helge Hornis

Helge Hornis

Technology Director, Pepperl+Fuchs, Inc.

As the technology director at Pepperl+Fuchs, Inc., Dr. Helge Hornis focuses on expanding the use of IIoT methods in factory automation to simplify automation tasks and enhance system uptime. In this capacity, he is responsible for the startup Neoception USA, a Pepperl+Fuchs company that designs and implements software interfaces between proven automation hardware and secure cloud infrastructures. Another one of his key focus areas is the use of novel LIDAR solutions in robotics, material handling, and mobile applications. Over the past two decades, Dr. Hornis has held a number of technology-oriented positions at Pepperl+Fuchs, including product manager for industrial bus communication and RFID. Dr. Hornis has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed scientific publications and industrial trade publications in North America and Europe, on a range of topics including safety networking, RFID solutions, and Industry 4.0. He provides regular inter-company training seminars and is a lead instructor for AS-Interface Organization North America, where he also serves on the board of directors. He recently joined the University of Akron's Electrical and Computer Engineering advisory board. Before joining Pepperl+Fuchs, Dr. Hornis worked at the University of Missouri Research Reactor and the National Synchrotron Light Source at Brookhaven National Labs. He graduated in 1994 from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Ph.D. in physics and a minor in material science.
Gary Mintchell

Gary Mintchell

Principal, The Manufacturing Connection

Gary is a passionate communicator and adviser on: Manufacturing Excellence T...

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Gary Mintchell

Gary Mintchell

Principal, The Manufacturing Connection

Gary is a passionate communicator and adviser on: Manufacturing Excellence Technology Trends and Vision Marketing Leadership Coaching Personal Growth and Development In his business career, Gary has held leadership positions in almost every area of manufacturing including IT, product development, and marketing. He has launched new products, increased sales, managed projects and programs and helped companies and individuals succeed. He entered the media business as a senior editor at Control Engineering magazine. He then was one of the co-founders and founding editor of Automation World magazine. He was among the first in his market to deeply engage in social media.
Stephan Robertson

Stephan Robertson

General Manager/VP Sales & Operations, SIMPAC America

Stephan Robertson is a sales and marketing exec with over 30 years of experience...

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Stephan Robertson

Stephan Robertson

General Manager/VP Sales & Operations, SIMPAC America

Stephan Robertson is a sales and marketing exec with over 30 years of experience in the metal forming industry and a proven aptitude for repositioning brands, penetrating markets, and cross-communicating P&L strategies between European, Asian, and North American shareholders. With customer satisfaction and brand integrity being of his highest priorities, Robertson has developed new automation practices to uphold innovation standards and transform business structures for maximum profitability. Prior to becoming General Manager/VP of Sales & Operations at SIMPAC America, Robertson held leadership positions with various North American- and European-based companies, for which he contributed over $150M in sales and spearheaded projects from numerous Fortune 500 companies. Robertson's record of converting companies from loss to profit centers is a clear demonstration of his ability to acquire resources, assess risks, and attain results.
Fred Tillman

Fred Tillman

VP of Product Development , ECI Software Solutions

Fred has extensive experience developing and deploying complex global commercial...

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Fred Tillman

Fred Tillman

VP of Product Development , ECI Software Solutions

Fred has extensive experience developing and deploying complex global commercial SaaS software products and services for a diverse spectrum of industries. He has held executive and leadership positions in software product development at various companies including Maintenance Connection, Periscope Holdings, BidSync, L-3 Communications, ARI Network Services and ADAC Healthcare. Fred earned a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from Oklahoma State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Texas Christian University. He has a broad understanding of product management, system architectures, programming languages, software development processes, and cloud computing. He has developed several successful commercial software products for the manufacturing, asset management, government procurement, e-commerce, aerospace, and healthcare markets. Fred's primary motivation is to create enabling and collaborative environments for technology professionals and customers that want to make a difference in the world. He has an unquenchable thirst for solving business problems through the use of technology. Success is defined by creating value for customers, shareholders, and employees.

Registration Info

By registering for this event, you agree that your contact information could be shared with our valued event partners and sponsors.

January 5 - August 27

Non-Member: $300 per person

PMA Member: $150 per person

August 28 - October 8

Non-Member: $399 per person

PMA Member: $199 per person

October 9 - October 28

Non-Member: $449 per person

PMA Member: $249 per person


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Hotel Info

Hyatt Regency Schaumburg, Chicago

1800 E Golf Road | Schaumburg, IL | 60173

Rate: $139 per night plus applicable taxes

Book your group rate online by June 28, 2021 to receive the discounted group rate.

The conference will take place at the AMADA Solution Center in Schaumburg, 180 Amada Ct, Schaumburg, IL 60173 (three miles from hotel).

A complimentary shuttle will be provided to take attendees to and from Amada. Attendees also have the option of driving to Amada. Parking is at the front of the building.

Cancellation Policy: Must be completed 48 hours prior to arrival to avoid fees or charges.

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