Speaker Portal

Thank you for committing to speak at the 2020 World Remanufacturing Conference! Below you will find all of the resources that you need to prepare for your speech, including important deadlines. If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Hayes at mhayes@remancouncil.org or (585) 380-8040.

Your RIC contact: Michelle Hayes | mhayes@remancouncil.org | (585) 380-8040

Please note: Speaker time slots on the agenda are subject to change and will be updated continuously until the conference. If you have time constraints, please notify Merideth Andreucci.

Important Dates

June 30, 2020
Submit Speaker Information Form

July 23, 2020
Early Bird Registration Deadline

September 4, 2020
Hotel Reservation Deadline

September 9, 2020
PowerPoint Presentation Due

September 14, 2020
Meal Commitments Due


The following links are a quick reference to the materials you will need as a speaker at the conference:

PowerPoint Template (coming soon)

RIC Antitrust Policy

WRC Non-Commercialism Policy


Michelle Hayes, RIC Business Manager

Merideth Andreucci, RIT
(for speaker and agenda questions)

Lisa Templar, Assistant to Nabil Nasr
(for international visitor questions including Visas)

Speaker Information Form

Peter Martin

Rochester Institute of Technology

Research Faculty

Your Bio

Peter Martin recently joined GIS from Pacific Gas & Electric Company, where he served for three years as a Senior Advising Materials Engineer. His prior experience includes eight years in Product Development at Pentair Technical Solutions, where he reached the level of Principal Engineer, and nine years of basic and applied research in the Materials Manufacturing and Engineering Directorate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He has extensive expertise in ceramic processing, and a diverse background that includes direct experience in the selection, characterization, and failure analysis of various ceramic, polymeric, and metallic systems. Peter holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.

Tim Millwood

Cummins, Inc.

Vice President, Global Manufacturing

Your Bio

Tim was appointed to Vice President – Global Manufacturing effective April 2018. Prior to that, Tim was Vice President - Procurement. He began his career with Cummins 27 years ago as an engineer in component machining for the Engine Business. In those 27 years, he has held a variety of engineering and purchasing roles in both the United States, as well as abroad in both Brazil and the UK. Between the years of 2011-2013, Tim was a member of the fourth Cummins Executive Development group (WIN7).

Tim’s leadership purpose is to provide organization, structure and insights to help people solve problems and succeed. He enjoys engaging in problems directly or through coaching opportunities with others, both at work and in his personal life. Working at Cummins, Tim had many leaders take time to share their experiences with him which has inspired him to “pay it forward.” Each year, Tim mentors many employees across his teams and other organizations. Sharing his experiences, insights and organization for personal and professional success provides great personal satisfaction to him as a leader.

Alison Sander

Boston Consulting Group

Director, BCG's Center for Sensing & Mining the Future

Your Bio

Alison leads BCG's Center for Sensing & Mining the Future, which tracks more than 100 megatrends that cut across the latest technological developments, demographic shifts, economic requirements, and consumer shifts—and helps clients find the next areas of growth. Alison has supported the center since 2005; from 1997 to 2005 Alison served as globalization topic advisor to BCG. Alison brings more than 20 years of experience working with senior management teams on complex global issues.

Mark Walluk

Rochester Institute of Technology

Mechanical Design and Analysis Engineer

Your Bio

Mark Walluk is a mechanical design and analysis engineer at the Golisano Institute for Sustainability at Rochester Institute of Technology, where he applies his technical expertise in research, development, and engineering projects for commercial and defense programs. Prior to joining RIT, Mark worked in industry where he managed nuclear propulsion plant components for next generation ships and worked as an engineer for undersea proton exchange membrane fuel cell power plants. He is an author on publications in ASME, SAE, IJHE, and Energy&Fuels.

Presentation Upload
  • Please upload your PowerPoint Presentation(s) here.
    Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: ppt, pptx, Max. file size: 256 MB, Max. files: 3.
    Meal Commitments

    Please complete this form to indicate which meals you will be attending to help us get an accurate headcount for our meals.

    Speaker Expectations

    Speakers are responsible for:

    • Uploading their headshot and 100 word bio in the Speaker Information Form (to the left) by June 30, 2020.
    • Using the official conference PowerPoint Template (coming soon).
    • Adhering to the RIC Antitrust Policy and the WRC Non-Commercialism Policy.
    • Uploading completed presentations to into the Presentation Upload box (to the left) by September 9, 2020 following the following naming convention: Last Name_Presentation Title, so Joe Smith presenting Ten Ways to Make Ice Cream would be “Smith_Ten Ways to Make Ice Cream.pptx”
    • Completing the Meal Commitments Form (to the left) by September 14, 2020 to help us ensure accurate counts for the conference meals.
    Moderator Expectations

    Track Session Moderators

    Track Session Moderators are responsible for:

    • Prior to Conference
      • Managing Session Times (to calculate speaker time allotments, please leave at least 15 minutes for questions at the end of the session; divide the remaining time by the number of presenters in the session)
      • Contacting Session Speakers to advise them of their time allotment and provide guidance on the session topic in relation to their presentation
    • At the Conference
      • Introducing Speakers (we will provide the moderators with the 100 word bios that we receive from speakers)
      • Limiting Presentations to the allotted time (we recommend saving questions until all session presentations are complete)
      • Allowing Time for Questions and Answers

    Panel Moderators

    Panel Moderators are responsible for:

    • Prior to Conference
      • Holding at least one conference call with all of their panelists to align on the discussion points for the topic
      • Working with the panelists to develop seed questions for the Q&A session following presentations
    • At the Conference
      • Introducing Panelists (we will provide the moderators with the 100 word bios that we receive from the speakers)
      • Limiting Presentations to the allotted time
      • Moderating Questions from the Audience
    International Travelers

    If you need a formal invitation, please contact Lisa Templar directly.