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May 4, 2017
John W. Kennedy, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP), will be keynote speaker at a special hospitality event during Rockwell Automation on the Move (RAOTM), Wednesday, May 17 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm. The area’s premier automation trade show, a free two-day educational event, will be held at the Hilton Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ, and is sponsored by Turtle & Hughes.
Kennedy will appear at approximately 6:00pm. He will discuss how electronic controls have played a vital role in the advance of engineering and science. According to Kennedy, “In addition to its extreme importance in vehicle systems, robotic systems, medical devices and the like, electronic control has become an important and integral part of modern manufacturing and industrial processes.”
Kennedy has a strong background in manufacturing and engineering and has spent over 30 years in senior management at large companies and as owner of several successful firms including, The Multitech Group, an engineering design and services firm that specialized in material handling design, and development and implementation of O&M training and document for manufacturing/integration companies. As CEO of NJMEP, a private, not–for-profit organization backed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Kennedy works to improve the profitability and competitiveness of New Jersey’s manufacturers.
“We are thrilled to welcome John to RAOTM,” says Billy Wresch, Vice President, Industrial Automation at Turtle & Hughes. “He has extensive frontline experience and, during his career, has been directly responsible for over $1 billion in product and services sold. His unique perspective on manufacturing and technology will resonate with all in attendance. This is a can’t miss event.”
Discover new manufacturing solutions and attend 49 technical sessions and 18 hands-on labs. With information for end users, equipment builders, system integrators, consultants and more, this is a great educational opportunity for anyone who wants to get their products and services to market faster, reduce costs, better utilize power and plant-floor assets, and minimize the risks in their manufacturing environment.
Learn how smart, safe and sustainable solutions can turn your marketplace challenges into advantages. Meet the automation experts from Rockwell Automation and 47 of their Encompass Partner-Network™, providing you with a comprehensive set of industry leaders in distribution, systems integration, machine building and complementary technologies.
This is the first time in over a decade that Rockwell Automation on the Move will visit the New Jersey area, so register early to secure your spot. Download the program guide.
Turtle & Hughes is an Authorized Distributor of Rockwell Automation in the following areas: New Jersey: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon (East of Route 31), Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex and Union. New York City: Bronx, Manhattan and Queens. New York State: Dutchess, Kings, Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Suffolk, Sullivan, Ulster (South of Route 28, excluding the township of Kingston) and Westchester.
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