9:00 - 9:50AM

American River Room

Welcome/Keynote Address

Opening Remarks

Welcome:  Impact of the CA Mobility Center

Keynote Address: The Future of Manufacturing in the Sacramento Region

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Jeff Briggs
SVMA Board of Directors Lead Sales Representative, Avocet

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Arlen Orchard
Board Chairman of the California Mobility Center

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Kevin McGrew

Director, Quality Management, Siemens Mobility, Inc.

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9:50 - 10:15AM

American River Room

Panel: What Get's Monitored, Get's Fixed
 

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Ryan Amigliore

Operations Manager at Brek Manufacturing Company

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Joe Hackman

​Managing Director, Managed Solutions, Inc. 

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Brian St. Jean
Presales System Engineer, Paessler AG

10:30 - 11:20AM

American River Room

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The Future of Manufacturing in the Sacramento Region

The Sacramento region has a broad impressive assortment of industries, products, and services. Sacramento Valley Manufacturing Alliance (SVMA) and Manex together are uniquely positioned to help regional manufacturers in our most critical areas – find talent and develop solutions for you. Explore how the changing landscape of manufacturing in the Sacramento region can accommodate the manufacturing of a variety of products from circuit boards to seats to engine components.

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Kevin McGrew
Director of Quality Management, Siemens Mobility, Inc  

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Gene Russell  

President and CEO, Manex

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Matt Owens
Strategic Purchasing Manager, Siemens Mobility

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10:30 - 11:20AM

Counsel Chambers Room

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Building a Robust/Diverse Supply Chain Strategy

Supply chain as a business function is under a very large spotlight these days as it’s the network that is connecting necessary supplies, medical and other essential supplies, to organizations that are responding to needs arising from COVID-19 . While supply chains are generally quite flexible, no one was prepared for this pandemic. In a March 10 survey by the Institute for Supply Management, almost 75% of companies reported supply disruption and 44% of the companies didn’t have a plan to deal with this kind of disruption. Learn what your company can do to respond to the uncertainties of today’s global supply chain.

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Jeff Briggs
SVMA Board of Directors Lead Sales Representative, Avocet

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Gary Steinberg
Supply Chain Advisor, CMTC

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11:45AM - 12:35PM

American River Room

It’s Time To Bring Manufacturing Back To America

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Time to Act. That’s what many companies are feeling now that manufacturing risks and vulnerabilities have been exposed by the pandemic. Parts shipments have been delayed from Asia. Freight rates have gone through the roof. Markets have changed and demand has shifted wildly. The economy is uncertain. What do we do now?  We will discuss global manufacturing strategies and reshoring of manufacturing and sourcing. It’s time to rebuild manufacturing in America.

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Rosemary Coates

Executive Director, Reshoring Institute

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11:45AM - 12:35PM

Counsel Chambers Room

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Tax Incentives (Rebates) for Manufacturers -

Game Changing Innovation Incentives, R&D and More! 

Neil Beeman, CPA and Partner with MUN CPAs, will explain the many tax incentives manufacturers can use to reduce taxes and get money back from the government, often for activities they are already performing. This session will focus on a variety of tax credits your company can use to recover expenses so you don’t leave money on the table.  Whether you are a startup, or a well-established manufacturer, the opportunity is available for you to take advantage of these valuable state and federal government programs.  

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Neil Beeman
CPA, Partner, MUN CPAs

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11:45AM - 12:35PM

Community Board Room

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How to Teach High School Manufacturing Tech

This session will cover all the major aspects of manufacturing/automation education for high school educators including curriculum, standards, certification, class setup, grading, and any questions you may have regarding manufacturing at the high school level. This session is going to be a very practical, no-nonsense, "How-To" session for educators and administrators.

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Joe Russo
Sales Manager, Klein Educational Systems

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Michael Harstrick
Chief Global Development Officer, Garner Products, Inc.

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1:00 - 1:50PM

American River Room

Cybersecurity Assessment, Prevention & Management

Learn how artificial Intelligence (AI) can be applied to existing hardware solutions. Engineers can analyze process data streams to gain actionable insights that improve asset performance. Flexibility allows options for simple add-ons configured to the existing motors or drives. This helps clients in their digital transformation journey in manufacturing through automation. 

Weidmüller offers concrete solutions that allow producing companies to prepare themselves for the “Industrial Internet of Things” and for safe production control from the Cloud - without the need to modernize their entire range of machinery.  Data resides on storage devices, mainly magnetic media.  Devices wear out and the information is moved to newer storage devices.  Learn from Garner how to safely dispose of the 'old' device to prevent data from leaking and being breached?

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Markus Geissler PhD

Professor, Computer Information Science, Cosumnes River College

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Andrew Barco
Director of Automation, Weidmueller

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Terri Carpenter 
Workforce Development Manager, SETA/Sacramento Works

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Mike Bell

California Mobility Center Workforce Development Director

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1:00 - 1:50PM

Counsel Chambers Room

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Apprenticeships -

Modern Revision to an Age-Old Training Model

Learn about the efforts of SVMA and its partners to address the increasing skills gap and disjointed labor supply chain through a locally developed apprenticeship program. Apprenticeship training models reduce the need for expensive recruitment programs by incorporating a pool of candidates who are already screened and trained with basic technical skills. The SVMA Apprenticeship model will illustrate how education and industry partnerships can be created to enhance an individual’s career development journey and effectively address the labor needs of employers. Technical assistance and funding resources to incorporate  the SVMA apprenticeship program will be shared by SETA/Sacramento Works. 

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Tim Schaefer

Metalworking Specialist, MSC Industrial Supply Company

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Don Merrill 
State of California, Area Supervisor Division of Apprenticeships 

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2:00 - 2:50PM

American River Room

Navigating Manufacturing Careers Using Virtual Resources

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 Learn about a new software platform and framework that allows jobseekers and employers to simulate career pathways based on skills and experience. Taking inspiration from the sports and gaming sectors, data based on specific attributes will allow users to create a simulated or realistic profile in order to determine the training and experience requirements for various manufacturing occupations. This framework will demonstrate a revolutionary approach to career exploration through software and automation.

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Tim Morehouse
CA Community Colleges, Guided Pathways Regional Coordinator 

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Mike Bell

California Mobility Center Workforce Development Director

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2:00 - 2:50PM

Counsel Chambers Room

Defining a Digital Roadmap

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Discover the value of enterprise planning and what it entails, as well as, understand several concepts to consider during planning efforts. This session will cover OT-IT convergence, digital transformation, and strategies for decoupling devices and applications with emphasis on leveraging MQTT. MQTT has become a popular networking protocol for companies looking to take their technology to the next level. This lightweight, publish-subscribe protocol allows users to make data more widely available for use in other applications and it is supported by a growing number of device manufacturers.

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Shay Johnson
Sales Engineer, Inductive Automation

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3:00 - 3:50PM

Council Chambers Room

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Women in Manufacturing

Manufacturing is going through a revolution as more women are assuming production and leadership roles within their companies.  Our Women in Manufacturing session will feature four leaders within the industry, share their pathways into manufacturing, common industry challenges, exchange ideas and offer tangible next steps to improve the workforce attraction, education, engagement and retention of women in our region's manufacturing sector.  

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Courtney Camp
PHR | Human Resources Director, Harris and Bruno International

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Michelle Stofan 
Co-Owner, Vice President and Legal Advisor, Garner Products Inc. 

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Sonia Susac

President, Tecma Company 

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Lorie Symon

CEO\President, Aerometals Inc. 

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3:00 - 3:50PM

American River Room

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The “Internet of Business” Model

For Growing The Sacramento Manufacturing Industry

Join us for the most compelling and impactful 50 minutes you have invested this year!

The Sacramento region is positioned for significant growth across a range of small and mid-size enterprises, including manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors.  With an inspiring and interactive discussion on the “Internet of Business” (IoB) model, you’ll explore how to differentiate your business value by digitizing manual processes, removing departmental silos, and integrating the mesh of products and tools you have purchased over years. 

By examining the IoB model used by Amazon, Netflix, and other leading companies, you will learn about critical paths to unify your business systems and processes to match your customer needs, regardless of size or vertical.  Finish the conference with a new vision and a range of options for driving revenue and market share in 2022 with emerging technologies.

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Tony Loaiza

Vice President of Sales and Business Development, Winjit

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