National Technical Conference
April 23 - 25, 2017


2017 Technical Program Committee

Rich Nast, Chairman
Bracalente Manufacturing Group
Trumbauersville, Pennsylvania
Ryan Kutz, Vice-Chairman
Aztalan Engineering
Lake Mills, Wisconsin
Michael Goldman, Senior Advisor
Camcraft, Inc.
Hanover Park, Illinois
Drake Archer
Metric Machining
Riverside, California
Mike Bartizal
Permac Industries
Burnsville, Minnesota
Tony Gemignani
R.F. Mau Co.
Lincolnwood, Illinois
Ron Herrera
Erie Specialty Products, Inc.
Erie, Pennsylvania
Bruce Hoffman
Northern Precision Products
Leroy, Michigan
Kevin Johnson
FISCHER Special Tooling Corporation
Mentor, Ohio
Eric Lathrop
H & R Screw Machine Products, Inc.
Reed City, Michigan
Randall Lusk
Lusk Quality Machine Products, Inc.
Palmdale, California
Jeremy Rose
Wickman Machine Tool, Inc.
Lake in the Hills, Illinois
Charles Ruecker
Core Powered Inc.
Oakville, Ontario, Canada



Schedule of Events

Sunday, April 23

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
CEU Test 

10:00 - 11:45 a.m.

10:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Technical Member Meeting

11:00 - 11:30 a.m.
First Timer Welcome

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch & Keynote Speaker 

1:45 - 3:15 p.m.
Session Block #1

3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Session Block #2

5:15 - 7:30 p.m.
Meet and Greet- Networking

Monday, April 24

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Buffet Breakfast

8:45 - 10:15 a.m.
Session Block #3

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From Ryan Kutz/ Aztalan Engineering-
Here are just a few examples from my experience with PMPA, including committee involvement and National Technical Conference participation:
1. 700+, and counting, machine/man hours saved, at $90/hr., resulting from a 10-minute discussion I had with someone willing to share ideas.   That’s $63,000 saved, the trip there and back cost $1,575 in total. That’s 40X payback, there was no struggle to find an ROI on this trip.
2. I was asked to send pictures of used carbide for a session. This prompted an examination of our carbide failure modes, guess what happened to our tooling costs there after? ......


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