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Keynote Speakers, Presentations announced for EASTEC 2011.

Press Release Summary:

April 22, 2011 - To be held in West Springfield, MA from May 17-19, EASTEC 2011 will feature several keynote speakers. Joe Presing, manager of strategic manufacturing for Pratt and Whitney, along with Paul Faughnan, technology manager and manufacturing engineer, will present "The Trends Driving Jet Engine Manufacturing." Also, Micro Engineering Solutions LLC president and CEO Donna Bibber will present "Advances in Micromanufacturing Technology for the Medical Device Industry."

Original Press Release

Pratt & Whitney and Micro Engineering Solutions Experts to Keynote EASTEC 2011

Press release date: April 20, 2011

Jet Engine Manufacturing Trends and Micromanufacturing Technology Advances to be Presented DEARBORN, Mich. - EASTEC 2011, the largest annual manufacturing event on the East Coast, has announced its keynote speakers for the May 17-19 event held at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Mass. Pratt & Whitney's Joe Presing, manager of strategic manufacturing, and Paul Faughnan, technology manager and manufacturing engineer, will present "The Trends Driving Jet Engine Manufacturing" on Tuesday, May 17 at 10 a.m. Attendees will learn about the challenges presented by customer requirements, the global manufacturing environment and how manufacturing technology can be used to overcome those challenges. Donna Bibber, president and CEO of Micro Engineering Solutions LLC, will present "Advances in Micromanufacturing Technology for the Medical Device Industry" on Thursday, May 19 at 10 a.m. Bibber will explain why medical device manufacturers need new products that create tinier, less invasive, fluid-induced and/or space-saving microdevices. "These free keynote presentations, along with our Resource Centers, will give manufacturers insight into vital technologies, progressive strategies, the latest lean thinking and clear advice on making operations greener," suggests Kimberly Farrugia, senior show manager for the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), the organizer of EASTEC 2011. Farrugia also announced EASTEC 2011's new Management Roundtable Solutions. "These roundtables are fast-paced sessions to allow participants to find solutions their companies can apply immediately," she noted. "Each table will discuss a predetermined topic for 25 minutes." Discussion topics and leaders are: Teamwork- Glenn Jensen, Technical Change Associates Business Strategy- David Liddell, SKYE Business Solutions LLC Performance Management- Andrew Lopuchowycz, Summit Ascent Enterprises LLC, and Theresa Botellio and Joe Menhart, Willington Nameplate Social Media- Ric Dragon, DragonSearch, and Kathy Hokunson, Site-Seeker Inc. The roundtables are scheduled Wednesday, May 18 starting at 3:30 p.m. Note to Media: Media are welcome to attend EASTEC by registering here. Visit the SME Media Center for the latest Society news, one-stop access to SME events, manufacturing quicklinks, SME social media sites, SME news feed and more. About the Society of Manufacturing Engineers: The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) is the premier source for manufacturing knowledge, education and networking. Through its many programs, events, magazines, publications, and online training division, Tooling U, SME connects manufacturing practitioners to each other, to the latest technologies, and to the most up-to-date manufacturing processes. SME has members around the world and is supported by a network of chapters and technical communities. A 501(c)3 organization, SME is a leader in manufacturing workforce development issues, working with industry, academic, and government partners to support the current and future skilled workforce.


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