.Speaker Group: Smart Manufacturing for Automotive 2021 Speakers

George Cuff

George began his early career as an engineer in the Detroit metropolitan area, but this soon changed as his passion for software and technology allowed him to join several of the top engineering and manufacturing software technology companies including Siemens PLM and Dassault Systemes. George engaged and guided numerous companies over a 25 year career… Read more »

Tim Vetter

Since 1995, Tim Vetter has been the subject matter expert at Chrysler, now Stellantis, on the creation of manufacturing process and facility layouts. Tim began his career as a Manufacturing Engineer in the Powertrain Advanced Manufacturing group and then accepted a position in the FCA Stamping Equipment Engineering group as an Equipment Engineer in November… Read more »

Andy Carl

Andy Carl is the Director of Sales & Strategy for KCF Technologies’ Automotive division. As one of the fastest growing tech companies in the US, KCF is a dynamic technology development company specializing in IIoT sensor technology & analytics for industry and military applications. A graduate of Penn State University, Andy has spent the last… Read more »

Dr. Jeremy Frank

Jeremy Frank grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and developed an early passion for investigating machine health failures through his father’s forensic work with black hawk helicopter crashes. While pursuing his PHD at Penn State University, he started KCF Technologies with Professor Emeritus Gary Koopman and another Penn State researcher. The company focus is to research,… Read more »

John Harrington

John Harrington is the Chief Business Officer of HighByte, focused on defining the company’s business and product strategy. His areas of responsibility include market research, customer use cases, product priorities, go-to-market, financial planning, and sales. John is passionate about delivering technology that improves productivity and safety in manufacturing and industrial environments. He has spent his… Read more »

Nick Longworth

Nick Longworth is a Senior Robotics Engineer for SICK’s Sensor & Safety Integration team, with a decade of experience in the automation engineering, robotics, and machine vision fields. He specializes in 2D and 3D machine vision for robot guidance applications, robotic cell design, and robotic programming. He is a Certified Vision Professional and a Certified Solidworks… Read more »

Jeff Koncelik

Jeff has 25+ years of Automotive Experience in nearly all aspects of Controls and Manufacturing. From supporting Automotive Headquarters and Plants throughout North America for the Tire Industry, Car Manufactures, and Tier One Part Suppliers. Jeff has worked with SICK since 1999 supporting the rapidly evolving solutions of automation to the Automotive Industry.

Siddharthan Selvasekar

Siddharthan Selvasekar is a research engineer at Ford, specializing in additive manufacturing & DfAM. Throughout his 6 years with the company, he has developed numerous additive manufacturing design solutions that are both cost-effective and performance optimized. Sid has a passion for innovation and pushing the boundary of what is possible, having around 20 patents in… Read more »