Agenda

Day 1

October 12

Wednesday

8:00 AM

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM

Welcome & Introductory Remarks

Jeff Stukenborg

Chair, Remanufacturing Industries Council

Nabil Nasr

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

8:45 AM

Welcome

9:00 AM

Opening Keynote

Driving Sustainability through Multiple Lifecycles

Brian Edwards

Senior Vice President, Caterpillar Remanufacturing Division

9:40 AM

Executive Panel

Sustainability Executive Conversation

Remanufacturing is sustainable by definition. This moderated session brings together a panel of senior sustainability professionals to share insights on the role remanufacturing has to play when it comes to green products, carbon disclosure and risk, and circular economy.

Scott Tew

Vice President Sustainability, Trane Technologies

Matt Kupcak

Director of Global Environmental and Sustainability, BorgWarner

Kelvin Sanborn

ESG Program Leader, GE Healthcare

Kara Fulcher

Director of Sustainability, Michelin North America

Moderator

Nabil Nasr

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

10:30 AM

Networking Break

10:45 PM

Concurrent Track Session 1: Tools and Technologies for the Circular Economy

Sustainability Tools and Measurement Frameworks

Circularity Framework

Nik Engineer

Executive Lead – North America, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Carbon Framework

Verena Radulovic

Vice President for Business Engagement, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

Metrics in Practice

Mark Nugent

EVP Strategy, Chief Sustainability Officer, BBB Industries

Moderator

Bill Davies

Founder, Davies Office

Emerging Circular Economy Technologies

Automation for EV Battery Disassembly and Diagnostics

Abu Islam

Senior Prognostics & Health Management Engineer, Rochester Institute of Technology

Nenad Nenadic

Associate Research Faculty, Rochester Institute of Technology

Machine Learning for Electronics Condition Assessment + Core ID

Nenad Nenadic

Associate Research Faculty, Rochester Institute of Technology

High Speed Laser Cladding/Repair

Aravind Jonnalagadda

CTO, Synergy Additive Manufacturing

Repair of High Strength Steel with Ultrasonic Peening

Joha Shamsujjoha

Senior Materials Scientist, Rochester Institute of Technology

Moderator

Mike Thurston

GIS Technical Director, Rochester Institute of Technology

12:15 PM

Lunch & Networking

1:15 PM

Economic Outlook

1:50 PM

Trade Outlook & Interactive Discussion

Sushan Demirjian

Acting Assistant USTR for Small Business, Market Access, and Industrial Competitiveness, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR)

2:45 PM

Networking Break

3:00 PM

Executive Panel

Geopolitics, Trade & Policy: Reman Perspectives on Changing Landscapes

Shifting geopolitics, trade, policy and regulatory requirements can significantly impact market access and growth opportunities for remanufacturers. This moderated session will feature a cross section of different reman sector representatives for a discussion on companies are adapting to these changing landscapes, lessons learned and what they are doing to positively influence these issues.

Jena Holtberg-Benge

General Manager, John Deere Reman

Bill Davies

Founder, Davies Office

Mike Schmit

Director of Remanufacturing Technology, GE Healthcare

Alex Parle

Vice President, National Center for APEC (NCAPEC)

Moderator

Ann-Marie Padgett

Market Access Director, Caterpillar Inc.

4:30 PM

Leave Hotel for Rochester Institute of Technology

5:00 PM

Tours of Golisano Institute for Sustainability at RIT

5:30 PM

Networking Reception

at Golisano Insitute for Sustainability at RIT

Enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres in this reception before dinner begins.

6:30 PM

Conference Dinner & RIC Distinguished Service Award

at Vignelli Center for Design at RIT

Dinner will be served alongside the awarding of the RIC Distinguished Service Award – a ceremony honoring an individual that has created positive change for the remanufacturing industry.

Day 2

October 13

Thursday

8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM

Welcome Back

Jeff Stukenborg

Chair, Remanufacturing Industries Council

Nabil Nasr

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

8:45 AM

Keynote

Verena Radulovic

Vice President for Business Engagement, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

9:15 AM

Executive Panel

DEI Conversation & Interactive Session

Hear from those at the forefront of action to increase diversity and inclusion. Learn from their experiences and gain insights on how to build, measure, adapt successful programs.

Johane Domersant

Global Director Talent Supply and DEI, Deere & Company

Elena Donahue

Head of Commercial Vehicle Aftermarket and Fleet Business, ZF Group

Julian Webb

Manager, Reman Products, Global Parts, AGCO Corporation

Nicole Ensink

Sr. Human Resources Manager Leading Global Functions & Total Rewards, BorgWarner Inc.

Moderator

Joanne Philips

Senior Product Compliance Engineer, Deere & Company

10:15 AM

Networking Break

10:30 AM

Executive Panel

Remanufacturing the EV

This panel will discuss the EV components that are best-suited for remanufacture, as well as the anticipated policy, market, technical and logistical opportunities and barriers that lie ahead.

Jenny Preston

Global Director of Electric Power, Deere & Company

Eric Lundgren

CEO, BigBattery

Chris Biederman

CTO, Li-Cycle

Dirk Spiers

Founder and CEO, Spiers New Technologies

Moderator

Jeff Stukenborg

Head of Global Reman Engineering, ZF Group

11:30 AM

Keynote

Future Factories

Dr. Stephan Biller

Purdue University

12:15 PM

Lunch & Networking

1:15 PM

Plenary Session

Design for Remanufacturing

Brian Hilton

Senior Research Engineer, RIT

Ryan Abel

Senior Solutions Engineer, Autodesk

Jeff Stukenborg

Head of Global Reman Engineering, ZF Group

Tyrone Ellis

Aftermarket Engineering Leader, Trane Technologies

Yeshwant Bhoskar

Engineering Group Manager North America, BorgWarner

Moderator

Jeff Sutherland

Chief Engineer, Caterpillar Reman

2:15 PM

Panel Discussion

Circular Approaches to Supply Chain Challenges

Panel discussion featuring different reman sector perspectives on what remanufacturing and the principles of a circular economy offer the current supply chain challenges, lessons learned, and how the convergence of these issues provides new opportunities for remanufacturing to support the transformation toward more sustainable, agile and resilient supply chains.

Casey Blevins

President, PEARL

Joe Kripli

President, APRA

Bob German

Business Development Manager, Dorman Products

Ron Zartman

Purchasing Manager, CNH Industrial Reman

3:15 PM

Closing Remarks

Topics and times are subject to change.