Tech Takeover: Trends Impacting Automation Companies

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Name: Tech Takeover: Trends Impacting Automation Companies
Date: August 23, 2017
Time: 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM EDT
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Event Description:

Southeast Michigan is home to a wide range of fast-growing automation companies that have distinctive qualities and needs related to technology integration. Industry 4.0 is changing the manufacturing landscape. Is your business ready? Join Clayton & McKervey for a Tech Takeover info session to discuss Industry 4.0 trends, address systems integration challenges and offer solutions to issues impacting the current business climate.

This session is intended for manufacturing professionals working for OEMs and suppliers in the automotive space and across all industries.

Speakers include:

Tim Finerty, CPA Shareholder, Clayton & McKervey

Tim Finerty is an owner of Clayton & McKervey, working with small and mid-sized entities, providing high-level tax, accounting and consulting services to business owners of domestic and foreign-owned subsidiaries. As practice leader for Mexico and Latin America, he is particularly attuned to the needs of growth-driven businesses, especially in the system integration, manufacturing, distribution and service related industries. Finerty has been an advisor to closely held companies since 2001, and regularly advises on how to reduce an organization’s tax burden, provide a seamless global expansion, and reduce the amount of time spent on financial statement presentation by utilizing the firm’s internal and external network of experts.

Sarah Russell, CPA Shareholder, Clayton & McKervey

Joining Clayton & McKervey in 2000, Sarah Russell is an owner and point person for implementing tax strategies to help reduce tax liabilities and maximizing cash flow, with tools such as the Research & Experimentation tax credit and IC-DISC. Russell helps owners and executive teams with international tax consulting and compliance, looking for big-picture solutions to advise clients on global operational structuring, foreign tax credit utilization, and tax treaty analysis. Russell works with companies expanding both within and outside of the U.S. in a variety of industries, including automation. She values the opportunity to collaborate with both accountants and tax specialists globally on behalf of the firm’s clients.

Bob Doyle, Director of Communications, Association for Advancing Automation (A3)

Bob Doyle is director of communications at the Association for Advancing Automation (A3) in Ann Arbor. He is responsible for all comprehensive communications efforts for A3 and is the staff leader for the Robotic Industries Association. Doyle holds a B.S. in Environmental Engineering from Michigan Technological University, a M.S. in Engineering Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a M.A. in Public Relations from Wayne State University.

Sam Hoff, Patti Engineering

Sam Hoff founded Patti Engineering out of his home in 1991 and has expanded the business to over $6 million dollars per year with 25 degreed electrical and professional engineers on staff. Patti Engineering, headquartered in Auburn Hills with offices in Austin, Texas and Indianapolis, Ind., has developed and implemented several innovative control systems used for garment distribution, automated painting, waste water, energy and security, amongst other applications. Hoff is also president and founder of LEID Products, a manufacturing leader of electronic locker and weapon storage serving the law enforcement, federal, library and medical markets.

Sponsored by:

Clayton & McKervey

Supporting sponsor: 

Bishop International Airport

Event Sponsors:

​Automation Alley 
2675 Bellingham, Troy, MI 48083

Date/Time Information:
August 23, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Contact Information:
(800) 427-5100
Member Price: Free
Non-member Price: $20.00
Foundation Price: Free
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