Craig Pinegar has 29 years of experience selecting, implementing, supporting and extending manufacturing and supply chain applications with small and large companies in a variety of industries, including electronics, semiconductor, aerospace, capital equipment, job shop, printing, remanufacturing, mineral exploration, consumer packaged goods, and medical devices.
Craig is currently Director of Manufacturing IT at Ultradent Products, Inc. He is responsible for manufacturing IT vision, strategy and architecture.
About Ultradent Products, Inc.
Ultradent Products, Inc. is a premium dental supply manufacturer founded 42 years ago. The company has grown organically to $300M in sales by designing, producing, and distributing more than 4,000 products to dentists, OEM manufacturers, and consumers around the world. The company prides itself for extreme vertical integration, where as much of the value chain as possible is done in-house. Manufacturing modes include batch and discrete, with both low-volume/high-mix, and high-volume/low-mix product lines.
Charles “Charlie” Mohrmann is an Industry Principal Director in Accenture’s Strategy & Consulting practice and is focused on Industry X.0 (IIoT) Innovation and Thought Leadership.
Charlie has deep expertise in Business and Technology Strategy, Automation, IT/OT and IIoT, Digital Transformation, Program Leadership, Solution Reference Architectures, Ecosystem Strategy, Automation, Enterprise Systems, AI, Mobile Workforce solutions, and Reliability. He has over 30 years’ experience providing counsel and technologies to companies in the process industries (O&G, Chemicals, Power Generation, Discrete Manufacturing, Metals & Mining, Aerospace, and Retail Fuels).
Prior to joining Accenture, he held leadership and management positions with P97 Networks, Schneider Electric/Wonderware, McKinsey & Company, SAIC, Gensym Corporation, Honeywell, and Compressor Engineering.
Martin Kelman leads the innovation centre at ATS Global, Atlas. He has worked in MES/MOM for over 25 years, designing and deploying solutions in both process and discrete industries. For the past ten years has worked in the aerospace and defence industry, solving complex manufacturing challenges. Alongside his day job, Martin gained an Open University honours degree and is now an active member of MESA and the Institute of Technology and Engineering. Heading up Atlas, Martin helps ATS Global customers’ achieve their innovation dreams.
Paul Straeten is Head of Manufacturing Information Technology for Medtronic, supporting over 70 plus plants across the globe, from shop-floor to top floor. Medtronic is one of the biggest names in medical technology with $31 billion in annual revenue. Paul has significant experience for managing large global technical organizations and leading the development and implementation of business-driven digital IT programs. He most recently shaped a new vision on how to use old & modern technology in manufacturing, where he co-established a Smart Digital Manufacturing strategy for the company. Paul has a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and an end-to-end understanding on how the manufacturing & supply chain value stream operates, both from a business process and IT data perspective. He is able to articulate the key value drivers that increase operational performance and can explain, in simple wording, how technology can support better business outcomes without talking technology!
Francisco Almada Lobo is recognized as a top strategic thought leader and evangelist on digital transformation, specifically Industry 4.0, manufacturing operations and the factories of the future. Francisco holds an MBA and an Electrical Engineering Degree from University of Porto. He started his career in a CIM R&D institute, and joined Siemens Semiconductor in 1997. Throughout his tenures at Siemens, Infineon and Qimonda, he specialized in optimizing highly complex, discrete manufacturing operations. In 2004, he led the first migration of an MES system in a running high-volume facility. Francisco co-founded Critical Manufacturing in 2009 and has been CEO since 2010.
Lorenzo Veronesi is a Research Manager for IDC Manufacturing Insights EMEA.
In this role, Veronesi leads the Worldwide Smart Manufacturing research program and supports all the IDC MI research services for EMEA, by looking at Digital Transformation drivers in multiple manufacturing industry sub-verticals. He is also often involved in consulting projects across the world for end-users, IT vendors and the European Commission.
During the last decade his research has focused across key processes such as manufacturing operations management, supply chain management, and product lifecycle management in multiple manufacturing verticals, including – among others – automotive, aerospace, machinery, high-tech, chemicals, CPG, and fashion.