Speakers

Rose of Sharon DeVos, Founder and CEO, IIoT Automating Solutions
Bill Frahm
, President, 4M Partners LLC
Mike Hart, Director, Product Strategy, Manufacturing Industrial IoT, Plex Systems
David Moon, Solutions Consultant, Midwest District, Hitachi Vantara
Ed Potoczak, Managing Member, Oakstone Group, LLC
Lisa Ryan, Owner, lisaryanspeaks.com

Rose of Sharon DeVos

Rose of Sharon DeVos

Founder and CEO
IIoT Automating Solutions

Rose of Sharon DeVos has been in the manufacturing industry since 2000 and has implemented sophisticated software solutions. Modern manufacturing is no longer only about have the right equipment, people and processes to make a product. It's about collecting the right data and using it to optimize and automate the processes for maximum speed and efficiency. Rose of Sharon helps manufacturers understand how the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Smart Manufacturing, Industry 4.0 and Big Data technologies has the power to drastically improve efficiencies, customer experiences and employee engagement. She now provides technical consulting and proven resources for small to mid-size companies to join the manufacturing digital transformation.

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Bill Frahm

Bill Frahm

President
4M Partners

Bill studied business and computer science at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and began his career at United Energy Resources in Houston. During his career at Wayne State University, General Motors and PTC, he managed IT development projects and Research and Development in software integration. Bill partnered with Danny Schaeffler to forn 4M Partners to promote knowledge sharing and professional development between experienced professionals and new practicitioners. Bill also studied Reliability Centered Maintenance at Naval Air Systems Command and participated in University of Tennessee's MARCON program.

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Mike Hart

Mike Hart

Product Strategy, Manufacturing & Industrial IoT
Plex Systems

Mike Hart is director, product strategy, manufacturing and industrial IoT at Plex Systems. In this role, he designs and builds cloud solutions exclusively for the manufacturing industry. Mike also leads IoT (Internet of Things) product innovation, helping global manufacturers leverage the latest connected technologies to achieve more efficient, agile and automated operations. Mike has nearly 20 years of experience in the cloud software industry.

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David Moon

Solutions Consultant, Midwest District
Hitachi Vantara

 

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Ed Potoczak

Ed Potoczak

Managing Member
Oakstone Group, LLC

Ed Potoczak is managing member of the Oakstone Group, LLC, Rochester Hills, MI, a provider of practical consulting services to small and mid-sized manufacturers on real-time, automated quality management, attracting and retaining workers, planning for software implementation, management systems, and improving customer relations. Potoczak is an engineer with more than 20 years' experience in engineering, technical sales, program management, operations, and enterprise software in industry.

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Lisa Ryan

Lisa Ryan

Owner
lisaryanspeaks.com

Lisa Ryan is owner and chief appreciation strategist at Grategy, Cleveland, OH. She works primarily with manufacturers to help them keep their top talent from becoming someone else's. After spending 13 years in industry, including seven years in the welding industry (and yes, she does weld), Ryan developed a process to attract, recognize and retain employees that works.

Ryan received her MBA from Cleveland State University and is past-president of the National Speakers Association, Ohio chapter. She has served on many other boards including those of The American Welding Society, Association for Equipment Manufacturing Professionals, and Toastmasters International.

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