2021 National Technical Conference


Sunday, August 8 - Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Huntington Convention Center
300 Lakeside Ave E [map]
Cleveland, OH 44113


Schedule of Sessions and Special Events



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Sunday August 08, 2021

12:00 pm - 01:30 pm Keynote Lunch - Atrium Ballroom
Speaker: Rudy Ruettinger
Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger, best known for his awe-inspiring story of carving his name into the history books of college football and becoming the most famous graduate of the University of Notre Dame. As fans cheered RU-DY, RU-DY, he sacked the quarterback in the last 27 seconds of the only play in the only game of his college football career. He is the only player in the school’s history to be carried off the field on his teammates’ shoulders. In 1993, TRISTAR Productions immortalized his life story with the blockbuster film, RUDY.
01:45 pm - 03:15 pm SESSION BLOCK #1 - 20/20 Hindsight - Room 5
Administrative Track

Lesson learned from the pandemic.

Tony Gemignani
Tony Gemignani is the Vice President and General Manager of R.F. Mau Company. He has 24 years of industry experience, and is a former chairman of the PMPA Technical Programs Committeee and served on the committee since 2015.

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Mr. Clay Schalk
CNC Swiss Machinist
Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc.
Mr. Tony Gemignani
VP/General Manager
R. F. Mau Co.
SESSION BLOCK #1 - Escape "Room" - Room 3
Mastery Track
An “escape game style”, team-building experience. Randomly selected teams will need to work together to solve clues and “win the contract” before time runs out. (Limited to 80 participants.)


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Mr. Ron Herrera
Mfg/Quality Engineering
Erie Specialty Products, Inc.
SESSION BLOCK #1 - PRINT - CNC Multi-Spindle - Print Provided - Room 7
This roundtable session will discuss the challenges of a specific CNC multi-spindle part and the many ways to consider those challenges from both an engineering and operator standpoint.

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SESSION BLOCK #1 - Secondary Work is a Challenge! - Room 1
Fundamentals Track

How to maximize “spindle utilization” and minimize “operator attendance” when doing secondary work on a cnc mill.


Joel Montague
Joel Montague is currently President of PAWS Workholding, a maker of automated hydraulic clamping products and fixtures for CNC production milling applications. Joel also works in sales and process development for Montague Manufacturing, a contract manufacturer specializing in high volume milling.

Joel has 20 years of experience in Process Engineering and Fixture Building as it relates to the manufacturing of parts on a CNC Milling Center.

With knowledge about various workholding techniques and processes, Joel has worked with the PAWS Engineering team to create many custom fixtures for companies needing to add more productivity and process control into their milling department. He truly enjoys consulting companies on the many benefits of automated, Multiple-Part Workholding.

Joel has a passion for helping US Manufacturers solve their workholding challenges, be more productive, and keep manufacturing work and jobs at home here in the USA. On a personal note, Joel is an avid hunter, a competitive mountain bike racer, and a soccer fanatic.

Scott LaFave
Scott LaFave is currently the Director of Business for PAWS Workholding and responsible for sales, marketing, and support of the PAWS Engineering Team. Scott also works as Vise President of Business for Montague Manufacturing.

With 25 years of Business Management and Marketing experience, Scott has developed most of the business systems used at PAWS Workholding and Montague to grow the companies to their current capabilities.

Scott has a passion for people, systems, innovation, and technology. He shares a similar passion as Joel, that being to see American Manufacturers thrive and compete on the world stage.


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Mr. Joel Montague
President & Engineering Manager
PAWS Workholding Company
Mr. Scott LaFave
Director of Business
PAWS Workholding Company
03:30 pm - 05:00 pm SESSION BLOCK #2 - Bar Stock - Room 3
Fundamentals Track
SESSION BLOCK #2 - CNC Lean Panel - Room 1
Mastery Track
With a focus on CNC, the panel will discuss shortening lead times, set-up reduction and more! Attendees are encouraged to bring questions.

Jerry Eighmy
Jerry Eighmy is a graduate from Miami University with a Bachelors Degree in economics. Jerry is currently the Purchasing Supervisor and Business Team Leader for American Turned Products.

Mike Goldman
Mike Goldman has been in manufacturing for 35 years. Mike started his career in Aerospace manufacturing in California. He worked in the Aerospace industry for the first 10 years of his career then moved back to the Chicagoland area where he worked in the commercial industry for about 10 years. Mike Goldman currently works at Camcraft which is an automotive and aerospace manufacturer. He has worked at Camcraft for 15 years as a new product engineer and Prototype department manager.

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Mr. Jerry Eighmy
Plant Manager
American Turned Products
Mr. Michael Petrusch
Vice President of Manufacturing
Cox Manufacturing Company
Mr. Michael Goldman
Engineer
Camcraft Inc.
SESSION BLOCK #2 - PRINT - Rotary Transfer - Print Provided - Room 7
This roundtable session will discuss the challenges of a specific Rotary Transfer part and the many ways to consider those challenges from both an engineering and operator standpoint.

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SESSION BLOCK #2 - Rapid Fire Technology - Room 5
Fundamentals Track
The PMPA Information Technology-Future of Manufacturing Committee will be discussing a myriad of technology solutions such as machine monitoring, dashboard management, screen share recording, Microsoft Streams, engineering calculation apps, Office 365 planning, hardware tools, co-bots, 3-D printing, Arduino boards, snippet tool, keyboard shortcuts, OneDrive, and camera as scanner apps.


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Mr. Kevin J. Coffman
President
Champion Screw Machine Eng., Inc.
Mr. Dave Seabrook
IT Manager
Micron Manufacturing Company
Mr. David Wynn MBA
Chief Financial Officer
ABF Engineering and Machining

Monday August 09, 2021

07:00 am - 08:00 am Buffet Breakfast - Atrium Ballroom
 
George Adamis


07:30 am - 08:30 am Buffet Breakfast - Atrium Ballroom
08:45 am - 10:15 am SESSION BLOCK #3 - Advanced Cam - Cam Redefined - Room 1
Mastery Track

Don’t Underestimate Your Cam-Driven Machine! Due to innovations in the custom attachment industry, cam-driven machines now have the potential to be more powerful than ever. Operations like polygon cutting, synchronous cross drilling, slot milling, and even CNC turning, boring, and threading no longer have to be done on a secondary operation. Losing job opportunities due to increased secondary machining costs can be extremely frustrating, but with more complex attachments it is now possible to regain the competitive edge in an evolving industry. Learn how anyone can learn how to revolutionize their cam-driven machine.

Brett May
Brett May started running his first screw machine in Aug 1978 at just 17years old. Shortly after, he moved into a setup apprenticeship program which shaped the carrier path that lead him into starting an attachment and rebuild business in 2007 called BME Inc. Brett has consistently been learning and improving his proficiency with cam machines over the past 43 years and is committed to keeping machines relevant for the foreseeable future.


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Mr. Brett May
President
BME, Inc.
SESSION BLOCK #3 - PRINT - CNC Multi-Function – Print Provided - Room 7
This roundtable session will discuss the challenges of a specific CNC multi-function part and the many ways to consider those challenges from both an engineering and operator standpoint.

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SESSION BLOCK #3 - Swiss Part Process - Room 5
Fundamentals Track
Learn the Fundamentals of the Swiss Part Process from start to finish. You will learn how to determine whether the part is best fit for Swiss or fixed headstock turning and why. Learn which Swiss lathe model is best for which parts, and a brief exploration of the varieties of Swiss-turn choices. Explore tooling choices, how to divide the work between spindles, and what options are available. Finally, the basics of making a part as well as tips and tricks to help make your part processes more repeatable.

Greg Knight
Greg Knight has 35 years of experience in the screw machine industry. Greg Knight has been an operator, lead setup person, tool engineer, CAM layout/job design expert, quality engineer, plant manager as well as the Vice President at AMT Machine Systems. Greg also owned his own shop for over 15 years, and ran Brown & Sharpes, Multi Spindles, and CNC lathes and mills. He is currently President at Advanced Machinery Solutions.



Scott Petrisko
Scott Petrisko is an applications engineer for Absolute Machine Tools. Scott has been in the CNC industry for 25 years and has focused on primarily in the production turning products field.

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Mr. Gregory J. Knight
Vice President Sales, Production Turning
Absolute Machine Tools
Mr. Scott Petrisko
Applications Engineer
Absolute Machine Tools
SESSION BLOCK #3 - Working Remotely - Room 3
Administrative Track

Learn how to set up your employees and server environment to work remotely, why having a good back up system is so important and how to deal with ransomware.

Dave Seabrook
Dave Seabrook has been at Micron Manufacturing for 24 years and has served many functions from receiving raw material to shipping product to customers. Dave was the Quality Manager for 4 years but for the last 10 years has spent his days as IT Manager and a Continuous Improvement leader. He has overseen Micron’s network including the communication of its production equipment, gaging, and tool cribs. Over the last several years he has worked to secure this equipment and insure backups are in place in the event of an attack or system failure.

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Mr. Dave Seabrook
IT Manager
Micron Manufacturing Company
10:30 am - 12:00 pm SESSION BLOCK #4 - Data Driven Management - Room 1
Administrative Track

Data is a valuable tool in your shop. Learn how machine metrics and monitoring can increase your shop’s throughput and minimize downtime. Determine what data your shop needs to be efficient and how to derive insights from the data.

Akshat Thirani
Akshat Thirani is CEO and Co-founder of Amper. He has grown up immersed in the factory floor as a 4th generation manufacture and his company helps manufacturers track and improve their operations. He started Amper to help manufacturers of all sizes have access to modern technology using simple, practical and affordable approaches. Akshat has been featured in the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 list for Manufacturing & Industry and in the Manufacturing Engineering’s 2018 Class of 30 Under 30. He attended Northwestern University and is based in Chicago.

Miles Free III
Miles Free is Interim Director for the Precision Machined Products Association. Prior to joining PMPA in 2003, Mr. Free was Director, Quality and Development, at Republic Engineered Products. Mr. Free started his career at United States Steel, where he served in Environmental Engineering and Laboratory Supervisor positions. He joined Bliss and Laughlin Steel in 1985, where he lead the implementation of the Cold Finished Bar Industry’s first Quality Operating System awarded Q-1 status. He has had numerous articles published and over a million views on his blog precision Speaking of Precision, and is a widely sought presenter on Problem solving, Quality, and Technical subjects. Mr. Free holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Youngstown State University, a MBA from Walsh University, chairs the Engineering and Technology Division of the Ohio Academy of Science and the National Institute for Metalworking skills.

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Mr. Akshat Thirani
CEO
Amper Technologies, Inc.
Mr. Miles K. Free
Director of Industry Affairs
Precision Machined Products Association
SESSION BLOCK #4 - GD&T Fundamentals - Room 3
Fundamentals Track
This session will cover datums and datum simulators. It will then go on to cover examples of all of the functional symbols (Flatness, Straightness, Circularity, Cylindricity, Parallelism, Perpendicularity, Angularity, Circular Runout, Total Runout, Profile of a Line, Profile of a Surface, and Position.

Gary Griffith
Gary has worked in worked 51 years in a variety of Engineering, Manufacturing and Quality positions, including:
• 8 years with Eaton Corporation
• 7 years with Allied-Signal Automotive
• 10 years with Allied Aerospace Company, serving in a variety of management roles, including Manager of Quality Engineering and Process Control Engineering
• And 40 years consulting as Griffith Training
Gary currently is President of his consulting firm “Griffith Training.” He has conducted many quality seminars and he is the author of numerous books, including:
• “The Quality Technicians Handbook”
• “SPC Methods for Long & Short Runs”
• “Measuring & Gaging Geometric Tolerances”
• “Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing Applications and Inspection”
• “Advanced Geometric Tolerancing”

Gary recently was recognized as a winner of the 2018 Hromi Medal for his work in inspection training over his career. The honor was be presented to him at the ASQ Quality Conference in Seattle in late April. He was also recognized in Quality Magazine as the 2019 Professional of the Year which was presented to him at the annual Quality Show in Chicago in October 2p019.
Gary is a graduate of CSU-Long Beach and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Technology. On top of this, Gary holds many certifications, including Certified Quality Engineer and a lifetime credential as a Certified Instructor from the state of California.


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Gary Griffith

Griffith Training
SESSION BLOCK #4 - PRINT - Cam - Print Provided - Room 7
This roundtable session will discuss the challenges of a specific cam part and the many ways to consider those challenges from both an engineering and operator standpoint.

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SESSION BLOCK #4- CNC Programing - Room 5
Mastery Track

The CNC program is at the heart of any CNC operation. Indeed, the success of any CNC job is directly related to the quality of the CNC program. Properly developed programs are easy to run, safe, and efficient. Poorly developed programs confuse operators, can be dangerous, and often result in wasted time, effort and money. Mike will present programming insight into what goes into safe, and efficient programs so that your operators aren’t full time crisis intervention.


Mike Lynch
Mike Lynch is President of CNC Concepts, Inc., a supplier of training materials to academia and industry. Over the past 40 years, he has held positions as tool designer, CNC programmer, NC analyst, and CNC operations manager for firms such as GTE Automatic Electric, Rockwell International, Cincinnati Milacron, and KGK International Corporation.

Considered an expert in CNC manufacturing, Mr. Lynch has written extensively about CNC. He has authored five CNC textbooks published by McGraw Hill and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. His monthly column "CNC Tech Talk" has appeared in Modern Machine Shop Magazine for over thirty years.

Mr. Lynch has also spoken extensively about CNC at events hosted by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Modern Machine Shop Magazine, the Machine Distributors National Association, The National Center for Tooling, and several manufacturing-technology centers. He has also presented numerous in-plant courses for progressive CNC-using companies.

Currently, his company is providing curriculum to FANUC America as part of FANUC Certified CNC Training in the form of online classes, textbooks and workbooks, and computer-based training.


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Mr. Mike Lynch
President

12:15 pm - 01:30 pm Awards Lunch - Atrium Ballroom
01:45 pm - 03:15 pm SESSION BLOCK #5 - GD&T Advanced - Room 3
Mastery Track
This session is focused on advanced principles which include Maximum Material Boundary (MMB), Actual Mating Envelope (AME), Best Fit, and Datum Shift.

Gary Griffith
Gary has worked in worked 51 years in a variety of Engineering, Manufacturing and Quality positions, including:
• 8 years with Eaton Corporation
• 7 years with Allied-Signal Automotive
• 10 years with Allied Aerospace Company, serving in a variety of management roles, including Manager of Quality Engineering and Process Control Engineering
• And 40 years consulting as Griffith Training
Gary currently is President of his consulting firm “Griffith Training.” He has conducted many quality seminars and he is the author of numerous books, including:
• “The Quality Technicians Handbook”
• “SPC Methods for Long & Short Runs”
• “Measuring & Gaging Geometric Tolerances”
• “Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing Applications and Inspection”
• “Advanced Geometric Tolerancing”

Gary recently was recognized as a winner of the 2018 Hromi Medal for his work in inspection training over his career. The honor was be presented to him at the ASQ Quality Conference in Seattle in late April. He was also recognized in Quality Magazine as the 2019 Professional of the Year which was presented to him at the annual Quality Show in Chicago in October 2p019.
Gary is a graduate of CSU-Long Beach and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Technology. On top of this, Gary holds many certifications, including Certified Quality Engineer and a lifetime credential as a Certified Instructor from the state of California.

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Gary Griffith

Griffith Training
SESSION BLOCK #5 - Materials for the Machinist - Room 5
Fundamentals Track
How many times have you been machining a part and then run into a problem bundle or heat of material? Sometimes there are obvious reasons while there are more subtle reasons other times. We will be discussing the manufacture of steel machining bar (carbon, alloy, stainless, and will touch on nickel base alloys as well) and how the steel manufacturing process can affect the machinability of materials.

Bob Drab
Bob has worked in the steel industry for over 42 years working for three top-notch steel mills. He graduated in June 1977 from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, with a Bachelor degree in Metallurgy and in Mechanical Engineering. Bob started at Carpenter Technology in Reading, PA where he took on various jobs in the mill starting with powder manufacture. He also assisted in a project making nickel strip from powder and worked on a hot eddy current inspection system in their rolling mill. His other jobs included manufacturing cost analysis, billet preparation, ESR melting, rotary and open die forging, customer support for power generation and high temperature machining bar. He was eventually their machinability specialist.

Bob resigned from Carpenter in 2003 to join Ugitech – a French stainless mill which became part of Schmoltz & Bickenbach, He worked as a machining specialist to promote their high machinability stainless steels. In 2012, he joined Corey Steel Company as their Quality Manager/Metallurgist. His role at Corey includes managing the ISO quality system, mill support as well as support for the producer mills and Corey’s customer base.


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Mr. Robert S. Drab
Quality Manager
Corey Steel Company
SESSION BLOCK #5 - PRINT - Swiss - Print Provided - Room 7
This roundtable session will discuss the challenges of a specific Swiss part and the many ways to consider those challenges from both an engineering and operator standpoint.

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SESSION BLOCK #5 - Workforce Development Panel - Room 1
Fundamentals Track

Learn to harness the national and local resources available to you to help you find the skilled workers your shop needs.

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Mr. Michael J. Reader
President
Precision Plus, Inc.
03:30 pm - 05:00 pm SESSION BLOCK #6 - Continuous Improvement Panel - Room 1
Administrative Track

Follow up to NTC 2019 session. Panelists discuss progress in last year and plans for the future.

Aneesa Muthana
Aneesa Muthana is a hands-on leader with extensive experience in almost every aspect of a production machining environment. In 1993, Aneesa took the opportunity to run a small, struggling company. Her passion and experience drove her to implement the changes necessary to substantially grow the business into a successful Swiss CNC operation. Aneesa attributes this success to building a high-performance team that embraces leading-edge technology, software, and equipment.

Dan Ignasiak
Dan Ignasiak is the President/Owner of SEPCO-Erie. Dan’s father, Leo, founded the company in 1965. It was Dan’s desire to have fun at work and his vision of a “world class” company that led to the culture change at SEPCO-Erie.

Michael Tamasi
Michael Tamasi is President and CEO of AccuRounds, a contract manufacturer dedicated to being the leading value solution for custom mechanical components and sub-assemblies used in numerous industries including medical, aerospace, semi-conductor, robotics and emerging technologies. Michael, a second-generation owner, has been working in the family business for over 35 years. Michael is very active in industry and educational organizations including government appointments to the Massachusetts Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative, currently serving as Co-Chair, and previously sitting on the MA STEM Advisory Council. In February of 2014, he was named to the New England Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and served for five years, Chair in 2018. Michael has been active in the National Tooling and Machining Association for over thirty years, serving on their Boston Chapter’s board for fifteen years. He is also Chairman of the Board for GBMP, Chairs the Executive Committee for Business Leaders United for Workforce Partnerships, serves as a NIMS Audit Team Leader and is an Ambassador for MassEcon. Michael currently sits on the advisory board for the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of New Hampshire, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering. He also received a Master’s degree in business administration from Babson College.

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Mr. Dan Ignasiak
President
SEPCO-Erie
Mr. Michael Tamasi
President and CEO
AccuRounds
Ms. Aneesa Muthana
President / CEO / Co-Owner
Pioneer Service Inc.
SESSION BLOCK #6 - Going Paperless - Room 5
Mastery Track

This session will show manufacturers 4 key software and technology opportunities to move faster, be more accurate, and get closer to a paperless and touch free environment.

Brady Stevens
Brady Stevens is a team lead for Global Shop Solutions ERP Software Consulting Department. He has been with the company for over 12 years, visited hundreds of facilities, and specializes in making manufacturers more effective through the use of mobile devices, barcoding, labeling, RFID, and more to move towards a paperless and touch free environment.


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Brady Stevens
Team Lead ERP Consulting Dept.
Global Shop Solutions ERP Software
SESSION BLOCK #6 - High Speed Machining - Room 3
Fundamentals Track

High speed machining offers wide-ranging benefits to manufacturers, including the chance to tap into the productivity upside of highly machinable materials like brass that take full advantage of modern machine tools. Greater throughput achieved with higher metal removal rates can boost profitability, increase machine utilization and expand production capacity. Attendees will learn about exciting results from an extensive machinability research collaboration on brass alloys including the practical application of these findings in production settings. Two case studies will be highlighted to demonstrate how being more aggressive with brass can push part production to new heights and help manufacturers respond to changing market conditions.

Adam Estelle
Adam Estelle joined the Copper Development Association (CDA) in 2008 and currently manages several market development initiatives designed to defend and grow the use of copper and copper alloys. Adam is the Director of CDA’s Rod & Bar Council which is comprised of companies that produce brass rod for precision machined and forged products. In addition, Adam manages a market development initiative for copper alloys based on their inherent antimicrobial properties, and he also leads an industry working group formed to protect the viability of the copper and brass recycling stream. Adam holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Materials Science & Engineering from the University of Arizona.

George Adinamis
George is an experienced Manufacturing engineer and project manager who has developed expertise in a number of precision-driven industries. His depth of manufacturing expertise includes conventional and non-conventional Machining (ECM), sheet metal forming and fabrication, TIG Welding, MIG Welding, resistance welding, and vacuum brazing. George develops machining process plans from simple to complex machined parts for the aerospace, automotive industrial, medical, and off-road industries. Through machinability studies, George validates specific recommendations that help manufacturers reduce production costs, increase part quality and optimize their processes without interrupting customer operations. George is experienced in, CAD and CAM for machining and production tooling, fixtures, and gaging on platforms that include multiple versions of Siemens NX, SolidWorks, Mastercam and Autodesk.

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Mr. Adam Estelle

Copper Development Association, Inc.
05:00 pm - 06:30 pm Reception - Atrium Ballroom

Tuesday August 10, 2021

08:15 am - 09:15 am SESSION BLOCK #7 - Leaded v Unleaded - Room 5
Mastery Track
Despite RoHS, WEEED, ELV, REACH, and California Prop 65 regulations, Leaded steels are the raw material of choice for applications with high order quantities, high quality, extensive machining, and critical surface finish requirements. Join PMPA’s Miles Free as he reviews the regulations, the materials, and the science and economics of machining leaded steels- and what you need to adjust when moving to non-leaded alternatives.

Miles Free
Miles is part of the PMPA professional team. He has over 25 years of experience in the steel business. He has a bachelor’s degree from Youngstown State University and has worked a wide variety of technical and engineering assignments. Miles has worked as a Senior Plant Metallurgist, Quality Manager, and Plant Manager. Prior to joining PMPA, Miles was Director of Quality and Technology for melt shop, rolling and cold finishing plants with Bar Technologies and Republic. Miles has authored a number of business intelligence reports, numerous articles within various industry publications, PMPA’s materials impacts reports, and PMPA’s very popular Blog. Miles is an active participant on the PMPA list-serves responding to membership as the Director of Industry Research & Technology.

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Mr. Miles K. Free
Director of Industry Affairs
Precision Machined Products Association
SESSION BLOCK #7 - The Hole Panel - Room 1
Fundamentals Track

A panel of hole-making experts from a broad spectrum of experiences will be available for discussions and questions.

Peter Stechow
Peter Stechow is a Journeyman Tool and Die maker /engineer, 40+ years of experience in manufacturing with a focus on cutting tools of all types. Peter is also a Navy Vet, father of two and just celebrated 30 years of marriage.
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Mr. Peter Stechow
Vice President Manufacturing

SESSION BLOCK #7 - What To Do WHen OSHA Shows Up - Room 3
Administrative Track
Discussion on the six elements of the OSHA inspection process: OSHA’s focus and predispositions, being prepared, OSHA showing up, post inspection, receipt of citations, and litigation.

Daniel O'Brien
Dan O'Brien is partner in the firm's Cleveland office. His practice focuses on Workplace Safety, Risk and Claims Management. His six major areas of concentration are in OSHA Compliance/Litigation, Workers' Compensation, Unemployment Compensation, Alternative Risk Transfer Methods, Establishment of Best Practices Claims Management Programs and the impact of workers' and unemployment costs in a Merger or Acquisition.

He has over 30 years of experience representing employers before the Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission (OSHRC), Industrial Commission of Ohio and the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation. He has worked with over 80 organizations in obtaining qualified self-insured workers' compensation programs in Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

Dan's experience includes being the lead consultant on a two-year study of the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) in 1995 and 1996. This study and subsequent program recommendations led to the establishment of a professional risk management function within the GCRTA. Dan has conducted audits of national workers' compensation programs representing the insurance industry, employers, associations and venture capital groups. These audits have included overviews of claims management, reserving practices, settlement practices and litigation management.

Dan has established national "best practices" formats for employers and insurers. Dan has represented a number of employers in complex cases before the OSHRC. In addition, he works with clients in the areas of safety compliance and loss prevention.


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Mr. Daniel O'Brien
Attorney at Law
Fisher Phillips
09:30 am - 10:30 am SESSION BLOCK #8 - How to Create a Productive Enviornment - Room 3
Administrative Track
Get the work done more efficiently by creating a productive environment. Attendees will find out how continuous improvement, HR policies, benefits, organizational structure, planning processes and communication flow are used to create a productive environment.


Michael Tamasi
Michael Tamasi is President and CEO of AccuRounds, a contract manufacturer dedicated to being the leading value solution for custom mechanical components and sub-assemblies used in numerous industries including medical, aerospace, semi-conductor, robotics and emerging technologies. Michael, a second-generation owner, has been working in the family business for over 35 years.

Michael is very active in industry and educational organizations including government appointments to the Massachusetts Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative, currently serving as Co-Chair, and previously sitting on the MA STEM Advisory Council. In February of 2014, he was named to the New England Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and served for five years, Chair in 2018. Michael has been active in the National Tooling and Machining Association for over thirty years, serving on their Boston Chapter’s board for fifteen years. He is also Chairman of the Board for GBMP, Chairs the Executive Committee for Business Leaders United for Workforce Partnerships, serves as a NIMS Audit Team Leader and is an Ambassador for MassEcon.

Michael currently sits on the advisory board for the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of New Hampshire, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering. He also received a Master’s degree in business administration from Babson College.

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Mr. Michael Tamasi
President and CEO
AccuRounds
SESSION BLOCK #8 - How to Prepare for Audits - Room 5
Administrative Track
Audits can be nerve-racking and time consuming. PMPA’s Quality Committee walks attendees through the process of preparing an audit including who to talk to and what to ask. Learn some helpful tools which can be used to successfully prepare for an audit efficiently.

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SESSION BLOCK #8 - Lightly Attended - Room 1
Fundamentals Track

Lightly Attended Machining is the means to gain more hours of quality production with fewer man hours. Learn how to make your processes more capable and to reduce cycle times to increase process up time and yield more in your shop.

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Mr. Robin J. Rutschilling
Manufacturing Operations Manager
Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc.