2019 Agenda

The 2019 RIC-RIT World Remanufacturing Conference on October 9 & 10 will feature extensive discussions with reman professionals from around the world that will shape the way we do business in remanufacturing. Below is a draft agenda for the conference. We are working to prepare a robust agenda with dynamic speakers and technical tracks for both days of the conference so you can make the most of your experience here. 

Session topics and times are subject to change based on speaker availability.

Conference Day 1

October 9, 2019

Conference Day 2

October 10, 2019

8:00 AM

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM

Welcome & Introductory Remarks

John Disharoon

Chairman, Remanufacturing Industries Council

Nabil Nasr

CEO, REMADE Institute & Director, RIT Golisano Institute for Sustainability

9:00 AM

Keynote Speech: Remanufacturing

Philippe Colpron

Fleet Solutions Global Business Leader & Vice President, WABCO

9:45 AM

Executive Panel

A moderated panel discussion with senior reman industry professionals designed to provide insights and thought leadership in the context of the globalization of remanufacturing products and services around the world.  

John Disharoon, Caterpillar Inc.

Moderator

Vaughn Henson, SRC Holdings

Mark Nugent, BBB

Michael Schmit, GE Healthcare

10:30 AM

Break

10:45 AM

Concurrent Track Sessions

Business Track 1: Workforce Strategies

Hear panelists describe the successes of their workforce training programs, their partnerships with community colleges, and successful outcomes for both employers and apprentices.

John Kreckel, The REMADE Institute

Moderator

Mark Johnson, Anniston Army Depot

Tommy Morgan, Anniston Army Depot

Casey Blevins, National Switchgear

Michael White, SRC Logistics

Technical Track 1: Advanced Technology Applications for Reman

With technologies constantly evolving, learn how these companies are continuously striving to supply more advanced and efficient products through new technology applications.

Michael Thurston, RIT & The REMADE Institute

Presentation of the current portfolio of reman related projects funded by the REMADE Institute.

Jean-Baptiste Collin, F2J Reman

Remi Kornalewski, F2J Reman

Don Lipkin, GE Research

12:15 PM

Lunch Session: The REMADE Institute

Discussing the latest news and developments at The REMADE Institute – a national coalition of researchers and industry focused on maturing the state of the early stage applied research and development of key industrial platform technologies with high potential reduce the US footprint of embodied energy and carbon emissions associated with industrial-scale materials production and processing.

Nabil Nasr

CEO, REMADE Institute & Director, RIT Golisano Institute for Sustainability

1:15 PM

Concurrent Track Sessions

Business Track 2: Innovative Takeback

Learn how innovative processes, workforce development and technology are being used to improve performance and take take-back programs to the next level.

Kathleen D. Monson, Caterpillar

Stewart Davis, SRC Logistics

Technical Track 2: Industry 4.0 for Reman

Learn how these companies are making smart remanufacturing work with augmented reality, autonomous robots, big data and analytical tools, cloud computing, cyber-physical systems, the Industrial Internet-of-Things and integrated IT systems.

Kiel E. Ronning, John Deere

Craig Bauhaus, Microsoft

Jeff Sutherland, Caterpillar Inc.

2:45 PM

Break

3:00 PM

The Wait is Over! RIC001.1 Remanufacturing Certification Program

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved the first remanufacturing standard, RIC RIC001.1-2016: Specifications for the Process of Remanufacturing in 2017. This standard created clarity for the industry by defining what remanufacturing is and the comprehensive and rigorous process involved. Discover how the RIC001.1 Remanufacturing Certification Program will assure your customers that your stringent reman process is meeting the requirements of the first and only American remanufacturing standard. This program has been designed to create greater visibility for your organization as well as the entire remanufacturing industry. This session will cover:

  • Benefits of certification
  • Program Overview
  • Next steps

Paul Adamson, RIC Marketing & Membership Committee Chair

Panel/Session Chair

Bill Davies, Davies Office

Jena Holtberg-Benge, John Deere Reman

Rick Quarantiello, On Queue Computer

3:45 PM

Keynote Speech: Disruptive Innovation

Kevin Surace

CEO, Appvance.ai

4:30 PM

Transportation to Golisano Institute for Sustainability

Buses will leave from the Holiday Inn Downtown to transport attendees to GIS for a tour of the facilities followed by a networking reception and dinner. Attendees will be allowed to drive separately, but parking is limited, so riding the bus is encouraged.

5:00 PM

Tours of Golisano Institute for Sustainability (Optional)

The Golisano Institute for Sustainability is a leading sustainability research, development, and technology deployment unit within RIT. GIS consists of academic programs in sustainability and a diverse set of applied research centers, sponsored programs and initiatives that focus on industry and government collaboration on the deployment of new technologies for more efficient and sustainable products, processes, and systems.

On this tour, get a behind the scenes look at technologies being used for remanufacturing research, including additive and subtractive manufacturing, cleaning, and materials characterization.

5:30 PM

Networking Reception (RIT GIS Galleria)

Enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres in this reception at the RIT GIS Galleria before dinner begins.

David Munson, RIT

Welcome to RIT from RIT’s President

7:00 PM

Conference Dinner & RIC ACE Awards (RIT University Gallery)

Dinner will be served at the RIT University Gallery alongside the awarding of the ACE Awards – a ceremony honoring companies and individuals that have created positive change for the remanufacturing industry.

8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM

Keynote Speech: Remanufacturing

Siva Balakrishnan

Remanufacturing General Manager, GE Healthcare

9:30 AM

Keynote Speech: The Future of Making Things: Design

Convergence of design and manufacturing and its implications for the product development process. Discusses how connected technologies are radically disrupting the way products are designed, manufactured and used.

Vikram Vedantham, Autodesk

10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

Keynote Speech: The Future of Making Things: Manufacturing

Convergence of design and manufacturing and its implications for the product development process. Discusses how connected technologies are radically disrupting the way products are designed, manufactured and used.

Luke Kelly, Carbon3D

11:15 AM

Washington Perspectives

Federal leaders discuss agenda for manufacturing, including trade, workforce development, innovation, and what it means for the reman industry.

Congressman Joseph Morelle (Invited)

New York 25th Congressional District

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Concurrent Track Sessions

Business Track 3: Circular Economy

From Aspiration to Implementation 62% of American companies now plan to move toward circularity. Another 16% already use circular economy principles. Hear from experts on what that means.

Bill Davies, Davies Office

Hanno Grosseschmidt, Encory

Ben Tacka, Ingersoll Rand

Technical Track 3: Advanced Technology Applications for Reman

With technologies constantly evolving, learn how these companies are continuously striving to supply more advanced and efficient products through new technology applications.

Joel Neidig, SIMBA Chain

Aravind Jonnalagadda, Synergy Additive Manufacturing

Chris Conrardy, EWI

2:30 PM

Break

2:45 PM

Concurrent Track Sessions

Business Track 4: Innovative Business Models Employing Reman Products

Over the last decade, improved reman processes, greater focus upon design-for-reman and more aggressive marketing efforts has enabled the reman community to experience a slow, but steady growth in its market size; but today the demand for reman products is on the cusp of significant growth and profitability. Evolving new business models are embracing the management of the lifetime value of a product; reman products are becoming a key element in these initiatives; referred as Product-as-a-Service, Servitization, Subscription, Managed Services and many others. Within the not too distant future the demand for reman products could double. This session features 6 perspectives, quick case studies, and Q&A on how these new business models are creating forces that will drive a new and exciting chapter for the remanufacturing industry.

Ron Giuntini, Giuntini & Company

Panel/Session Chair

Brian Halverson, CNC Design

Technical Track 4: Grow Your Business Through Innovative Partnerships & Collaboration

Moderated discussion where panelists will share the innovation challenges each of them experienced, and how they joined forces with peer companies, universities, or Manufacturing USA Institutes to rapidly solve problems and train employees at a fraction of the cost. Discussion will focus on the 1) the value of collaborative innovation, 2) different collaboration models/approaches, 3) how to identify potential collaborators, 4) keys to successfully managing collaborative innovation.  Hear first-hand how organizations like yours leveraged collaborations to help them develop novel products, processes, services, and business models that impacted their top-line and bottom growth.

Adam Shine, Sunnking

Joel Neidig, SIMBA Chain

Jimmy Spencer, John Deere Reman

4:15 PM

Closing Remarks

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