Robotics

Brian Shay
Siemens PLM
Account Executive
Kevin Heinl
Brooks Kushman P.C.
Attorney
I am a patent attorney with more than 30 years of experience protecting the inventions of our clients. My areas technical extpertise include mechanical products and manufacturing systems. 
Mike Folster
BEHCO
Robotics Product Manager
Chris Tremblay
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John Bedz
Company Name
David Porada
Apex Advisors
Sr. Director of Business Development
Markus Seifert
Bakerson Consulting USA LLC
Charles Jacobus
Cybernet Systems
Andy Buckland
General Motors
Manager of Advanced Technology
Bill Pizzimenti
FCA US LLC
Darrin Auito
Hubbs, Enatsky & Auito PLLC
Jim Fischbach
3D Center of Excellence
David Woll
Woll
David Guha
Ford Motor Company
Gaurav Agrawal
Soothsayer Analytics LLC
CEO
Derek Leo
Real Time Automation
Venki Sundarraj
Tata Technologies
VP, Sales Operations
Annette Taber
CompTIA - Computing Technology Industry Association
Mike Scully
Mahle Filter Systems
Paul Eichenberg
Chief Strategist
Strategic Consulting
Beth Walker
Valiant International Inc.
Sam Medwid
Three M Tool & Machine, Inc.
Thomas Schuelke
Fraunhofer USA
Vice President- Fraunhofer USA
Andrew Cannon
Ghafari Associates, LLC
Wesley Sparks
Molex Automotive
John Colm
WIRE-Net
Echo Lang
Process Champ
Mindy Doerr
Accenture
Marketing- Livonia
Robert Portilla
HP Enterprise Services
Daniel Blair
MNP Corporation
Nicholas Tebeau
LEONI Engineering Products & Services, Inc.
Director of Sales
John Kovac
Microsoft
Rebecca Taylor
National Center for Manufacturing Sciences
Senior Vice President
Michael Schena
Michigan Custom Machines, Inc.
Ceo; Pres
Mike Schena, President and CEO of Michigan Custom Machines, originally started the company in 1994 with extensive experience in controls, hydraulic and mechanical engineering. With a degree in computer engineering and mechanical Passions in cars and engines, Mike has expanded the company to include people from all walks of engineering and manufacturing with like interests and passion.
Susan Sprentall
American Laser Enterprises, LLC
Member

A spirited serial entreprenuer, Susan has over 25 years of successfully launching and growing companies in the engineering, manufacturing and industrial laser industries. A graduate of Purdue University in Electrical Engineering, Susan started her career in engineering and quickly moved into sales management. Since 1991 Susan held executive leadership positions in corporations and in laser technology companies, most recently leading the consolidation of three entities to create American Laser Enterprises. Today, in addition to American Laser Enterprises, Susan leads an award winning team focused on developing disruptive and innovative laser ablation technology concentrated on coating removal and surface preparation applications in a new company, SurClean Inc.

Shawn Rimmell
Global Automation Technologies, LLC
Owner
As President and Founder of GLOBAL Automation Technologies, Mr. Rimmell is responsible for increasing and producing enterprise value by designing and executing strategies for sales, managing fulfillment of our projects, hiring and developing staff, and producing customer satisfaction.
 
Patrick Hillberg
Siemens PLM
Solutions Architect
William Corbit
MISC PRODUCTS, INC.
President/CEO
Alan Pittel
Your Big Sign
Affordable digital highway billboards, cable and internet TV commercials and radio advertising.  See www.yourbigsign.com.
Vibha Menawat
Menawat & Co.
CEO
Bob Doyle
Association for Advancing Automation (A3)
Troy Peterson
System Strategy, Inc.
Vice President
Dennis Strieter
GoEngineer
Strategic Account Manager
Samantha Beste
Design Systems, Inc.
Bill Harris
Venture Management Services, LLC
Chairman & CEO
Roger Bober
Walsh College
Robert Carrier
R&E Automated Systems, LLC
Resource Manager
James Campbell
SW Machines
president / CSo
Jeff Schultz
Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center
Angelo Berlasi
Berry Moorman, P.C.
Jerry Perez
Robotics Agent
Business Developer

The # of robot companies & system integrators has sky rocketed. Many people formed new companies, built new robots, and where there were no robots 15 years ago, there are now robots galore (Amazon for example). 

I answer the question of "where do we start" when getting automation for the first time, or "is there anyone out that can ____".   20 years of networking across all markets & industries with my own secret sauce for connecting/finding industry trends &key players - big &small. 

Big & small is important.  You should work with the right size company for you, for now.  Grow.  And Grow at your pace.

Mary Sleeman
AccessPoint
Director of Talent Acquisition

Mary Sleeman is the Director of Talent Acquisition at AccessPoint.  Mary has 20+ years of experience in the staffing industry.  AccessPoint is a full service Staffing and PEO/HR Administration provider with coverage throughout the State of Michigan.  Our various programs include Short Term or Temporary Placements, Trial Hire Placements, Onsite Management and Professional Direct Hires.   Our ability to provide customized and detailed solutions to our customers makes hiring AccessPoint as a partner, a return on investment.

 

Tina Beaudry
Electro-Matic Products, Inc.
Human Resources Manager
Sage Ahmed
Advanced Engineering Services
Business Development Manager
Amy Olind
Oakland University
Assitant Director, Professional and Continuing Ed.
David Leo
UTEC Universal Tool Equipment & Controls Inc.
CFO
David M. Leo, Cheif Financial Officer with over 35 years of experience in Manufacturing and Service Industries.
Anthony Leo
Soft Robotics Inc.
Regional Sales Manager - U.S./Canada Central
Dan Yoder
Flexible Automation, Inc.
Fastener Solutions Sales Manager
Jeremiah Cronberger
Raven Engineering Inc.
Sales Engineer
Sharon Neumann
Airfoil Public Relations
COO
Sanjay Kumar
OTai - IOT and Digital
Principal/Owner
OTai - means expert - is focused on identifying business outcomes by leveraging the Internet of Things and data analytics for industrial and commercial use cases. High value workshops, consulting and solution development services covering needs of organizations of all sizes. Formerly led Verizon's custom IOT and Digital Experience consulting organization and experience in strategy and technology at various major consulting firms.
Russell Zarras
Fraunhofer USA
Manager - Communications
Justin Young
Oetiker
IT Operations &Support Manager - Oetiker Group
Steve Matthews
Paramount Industries, Inc.
Engineering Manager
Marie SanFilippo
Cybernoor
Senior Project Manager
AKSHAY DESHPANDE
Soothsayer Analytics LLC
Lead Data Scientist
Whitney Lojewski
Omron
Industry Marketing Manager - Automotive
Bryan Pukoff
Rehmann
Principal
Rehmann has grown to become one of the largest CPA, business consulting and financial services firms, with offices located throughout Michigan, Ohio and Florida. We offer a broad suite of services in the areas of tax, accounting, audit and assurance, business consulting, wealth management, outsourcing, succession planning and corporate investigative services. Additionally, through a unique combination with Trivalent Group®, a top 100 managed IT service provider, we have expanded our technology capabilities and launched a managed IT solutions practice. As a member of Nexia International, a leading worldwide network of accounting firms, we can help our clients do business around the globe.
Lu Phillips
Sequoia Applied Solutions, Inc.
VP Sales and Marketing
Marla Craig
Marxmoda
Sales Team
Mike Reitenga
Premises Systems, Inc.
Business Solutions Specialist
My name is Mike Reitenga with Premises Systems, Inc. and I help provide network infrastructure solutions for a variety of network problems (i.e. under-performing or out-dated phone systems, poorly installed cabling, routers, switches and under-performing physical security) for Metro Detroit companies big and small.  We retain 98% of our customers because our expertise and service are second to none.  Contact me at 248-715-1089 for immediate help or questions.  

 
John DeWaal
CoastIPC, Inc.
President
Hello and thank you for your interest in CoastIPC! We are builders of rugged, industrial computers used in a variety of applications, including Robotics, AI/ML, Autonomy, Machine Automation, Machine Vision, Data Analytics, and more. Our services include the creation, maintenance and deployment of custom images, custom configured PC's that meet your unique requirements and best in class service an support.

I have almost 40 years of experience with Industrial Computing. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if I can be of some help.
Julius Corpodean
Robert Bosch LLC
Sr. Functional Safety Engineer
Tony Wallace
Automate America
CEO
15 year's programming industrial robots around North America.  I opened an automation training academy, then started integrating and designing full automation systems.  Currently the Founder / Visionary of AutomateAmerica.com, the worlds first online industrial marketplace!   
Heather Wallace
Automate America
CFO
Regina Newberry
OutDo Wit Consulting Group, LLC

Regina has extensive experience with working with leaders and building empowered diverse teams. Her passion to serve them primarily evolved during her 20 years of professional work history in the automotive supplier manufacturing sector. She has held positions as Lead Design Engineer, Engineering Supervisor, and Program Manager with awards and sought after to champion complex company bottle-necks. She refers to herself as a CI (Continuous Improvement) expert and leadership disruptor. She brings a fresh eyes approach with a talent for discerning company challenges that impact workflow productivity and team development. 
 

 
Bill Rayl
Jackson Area Manufacturers Association (JAMA)
President
Gwen Bradley
Momentum
Consultant
Dale Erickson
The Albo Group, Inc.
Owner
Dale Erickson is the President of The Albo Group, Inc. He has been involved in the Recruiting Industry since the mid 1990's and has worked with companies that range from the Fortune 500 level to those companies that are new to their industry. He has many years of experience finding Companies qualified candidates and places Candidates in front of Great Opportunities.

Dale holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Arts Degrees from the University of Detroit. He is also a Certified Personnel Consultant and a member of the National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS). 
Karen Bieniek
Tata Technologies
Senior Marketing Manager - Siemens Digital Industries Software
Karen Bieniek is a senior level, full stack digital marketer with expertise driving revenue by directing marketing strategy and execution for B2B and B2C technology products and services in the automotive, aerospace, telecommunications and healthcare industries. Karen has experience in corporate and field marketing, brand management, campaigns, data analysis, SEO, PPC, content creation, social media, event management (virtual/traditional), and public relations. Karen manages/uses modern marketing tools - Marketing Automation Systems (Pardot, Marketo, Eloqua), Channel Partner Marketing - Zift, CMS - WordPress, CRM - Salesforce, Social Media - GaggleAmp, among others to measure, analyze, and make better decisions for the overall marketing process.
Kishen Kavikondala
SK International
President
Jeff Koncelik
SICK, Inc.
Automotive Sales Manager
Stacie Soroka
Absolute Consulting-GSE Solutions
Director-Automotive Services
Suraj Waghmare
MarketsandMarkets Research Pvt. Ltd.
Marketing Executive - Conferences
Gary Rose
Blue Sea Advisors, LLC
Founder
BLUE SEA ADVISORS LLC, founded by an ex-manufacturing business owner/CEO and 22 year member of YPO, helps owners of middle-market manufacturing businesses achieve transformational growth in the transferable value of their businesses by introducing a triple combination of winning strategies: Theory of Constraints application, EOS Implementation, and advanced tax and cost reduction strategies. We offer the intellectual muscle of top-notch industry pros experienced in implementing these strategies to help our clients plan for, navigate through and ultimately attain impressive business growth and successful transition outcomes.  



 
Jay Brown
RPM Freight Systems
Director, CSR & Economic Relations
Gurvie Waraich
Nexiona Connectocrats
President & General Manager
Ed Cooper
ELCo Enterprises
President
Dan Ling
Aras
Bill Panagos
Panagos Kennedy PLLC
Partner
We are business attorneys who offer creative solutions to complex problems, especially those involving technology and intellectual property. 
Mahmoud Mattan
BrandXR
Co-Founder & CEO
Mahmoud “Moody” Mattan is a serial entrepreneur and CEO of BrandXR, the world’s easiest to use no-code platform for building immersive XR experiences. Prior to BrandXR, Mr. Mattan founded PowisVR, where he built a multi-million dollar virtual reality headset and mobile accessories business. Before that, he led investments in Meta, Sidecar, and Genius (formerly Rap Genius) at Pegasus Tech Ventures. With a background in venture capital, business development, and marketing, Mr. Mattan specializes in finding profitable strategies for emerging technologies. A former Wayne State University football player, Mr. Mattan recently moved back to Detroit to strengthen the tech community and play a role in the city’s resurgence.
Christa Chambers-Price
Entre-SLAM, Inc.
CEO
Christa Chambers-Price is the CEO of Entre-SLAM, Inc. a brand story and marketing strategy group. She is a U.S. Military Intelligence Army veteran, a former FBI Analyst and she helps brands discovery, build, and launch big ideas that move the world. With an emphasis on consumer psychology, behavioral science, and storytelling, Entre-SLAM has crafted a methodology that guides innovators on how to discover what makes their brands unique, identify market opportunity, and improve product or service designs while learning how to blend all of these components together to tell a great story. Christa has over 25 years of design, animation, and web development experience and has worked with over 1,000 startups, social entrepreneurs and non-profits from across the country. 
Brad Smiles
E7 Solutions
Director of Business Development
Director of Business Development for a Technology consulting company in Troy, MI.  E7 Solutions works with Teams that are worried or frustrated with collaboration, growing at scale, adopting new technologies, continuous improvement and/or migrating to the cloud.  These teams look at their current business processes, workflows, tools & resources and realize that there's definitely room for improvements.  E7 Solutions can assist with those challenges. 

We are also an Atlassian Platinum Solutions Partner specializing in professional services, licensing management, support and training with tools such as Jira Software, Jira Service Desk, Confluence, Bitbucket, OpsGenie and Trello.  

Any questions about our services please contact me at brad.smiles@e7solutions.com or on my cell at (947) 205-1507.  You can also learn more about E7 Solutions at www.e7solutions.com.  
 
Jeff Henel
pk (formerly Prokarma)
Commercial Lead - Industrial Products
A global digital transformation services company that helps organizations build the vision and tools
to run their future. With expertise in strategy, design, engineering and operations,
we deliver end-to-end solutions that accelerate growth for our client
Max Rispler
Brown & Brown of Detroit, Inc.
Global Benefits Advisor
I am a global benefits advisor with Brown & Brown of Detroit. We offer insurance solutions for property, casualty, commercial, personal, and benefits in the US and abroad. Brown & Brown Insurance is the fifth largest insurance brokerage company in the country with over 290 locations. Our focus is on companies that have 20-15,0000 employees out of the Brown & Brown of Detroit office. Brown & Brown Insurance nationally can work with any size employer with clients such as Marriott, Chrysler, Ford, and others.
Dirk Froehlich
S Team Automation Technology
President
Pol Velasco Planes
Autis Engineering LLC
Managing Director NA
Jeffrey Rapier
Accurate Metal technologies, LLC
We are small Machining and Fabricating shop located in Warren Michigan.  We work primarily on components for conveyor systems, but are actively seeking new manufacturing opportunities.
Steve Michon
Zero Tolerance LLC
Owner
Xavier Fajardo
Accufacture LLC
Owner / President
Rohini Potla
Lathrup Pharmacy
Pharmacist
Tom McHenry
Custom Valve Concepts, Inc.
General Manager
As General Manager of Custom Valve Concepts, I've enjoyed leveraging my expertise in management, sales, design, manufacturing, and engineering to create a new dynamic in a 75 year old company.   Previously, I've played key management roles in multiple aerospace companies.  I graduated from Wayne State University with a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering and masters of business administration, concentrating in management and information systems.  I've also received certifications in the Leadership Program at the University of Michigan.  I also enjoy family live with my wife and four young children!
            
Hendrik Stoltz
Totally Automated Systems
Ray Wisniewski
Onyx Manufacturing, Inc.
Robert Sharpe
Caro Carriers L3C
Ceo
Robert Sharpe CEO of Caro Carriers L3C we're new to manufacturing of personal protective equipment for first responders
Cynitra Anderson
Cynitra Information Systems LLC
Managing Member/Owner

Virtuous, Vetrepreneur and Visionary woman that is helping someone at any given moment

Bret Kuhnhenn
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Managing Member
Manufacture of beer, wine, mead, spirits.  Hand Sanitizer. PPE  
William Gard
D&F Corporation
Kevin McClellan
K & S Automation LLC
President
I have been in the Automation industry, primarliy design and build machinery, for over 30 years.  I have worked in almost every facet of the manufacturing business.  I started my own Company, K & S Automation in April, 2020 to build small to mid-sized stand-alone machines and workcells.  These machines/workcells are custom designed to order based on customers specification.  We do punching, forming, dispense, assembly, any process other than welding metal.   We are small and intend to stay that way to keep the personal relationships with our customers as well as our suppliers.  We have many capabilities in-house such as mechanical design, fabrication, machining, 3-printing, build and pipe and wire.  We currently outsource electrical design and programming.
Idan Kovent
Ematrix Energy Systems, Inc.
CEO
Idan draws upon 14 years of power sources product development in the aerospace and automotive industries. His experience includes 4 years in UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) development and 6 years in automotive powertrains development, both with emphasis on system integration. Idan led complex development projects in aerospace, automotive and academy including development of power sources, powertrains and entire UAVs. He has a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, and a Master of Science in Alternative Energy Technologies. 
Stacy Behrens
CrimpStore LLC
Founder
Shaun Sikora
Coastal Automotive
John Mohyi
Mohyi Labs, LLC
CEO
Jeff Ropp
Ropp Orthopedic Clinic
LLOYD BARGE
ENGINEERED ALUMINUM FABRICATORS COMPANY
OWNER
Stephen Boergert
Argyll Enterprises, Inc
President
Systems Engineering CORE, The United States Naval Academy Annapolis, MD. 
Industrial Engineering; Cuyamaca College, Spring Valley, CA. (SOCNAV)). 
Advanced Manufacturing EngD, University of Strathclyde Glasgow, Scotland, UK (SOCNAV). 
Jelena Mishina
Sterling Production Machining
Les Coleman
Just Right Duplications LLC/ Game Changers Apparel
President
Mike Brooks
Phoenix Contact
Vertical Market Manager - Factory Automation
Barb Churchill
Opatik Defense Manufacturing
Project Manager
William Koetting
Prime Energy Contract Services
Gabriel Hernandez
Phoenix Contact
Project Sales Engineer
20+ years of experience in automotive Industry, Enthusiastic for all automation for process in Automotive. Highly skilled in Solution Sales and Project Management. 
Joel Messina
Phoenix Contact
Business Development Manager- Automotive Manufacturing
Michael Paselk
CMP Technologies,LLC
Owner/Technical Director
Colene Paselk
CMP Technologies,LLC
Owner/Administrative Coordinator
Xavier FAJARDO
We Print Your Parts LLC
Owner / President
Linda Boergert
Welding & Joining Technology
Brian Kennedy
Ingersoll CM Systems
General Manager
Michelle Fare
Bloem LLC
Special Projects Manager