.Speaker Group: Smart Manufacturing for Automotive 2022 Speakers

Dave Landreth

Dave Landreth- Augmentir

Dave Landreth (Head of Customer Strategy at Augmentir) has over 25 years of experience in early-stage technologies that bring new and differentiated analytics-driven solutions to market. He has served the Connected Worker space for over 8 years and is passionate about helping frontline workers perform at their best.

Chris Kuntz

Chris Kuntz- Augmentir

Chris is the VP of Strategic Operations at Augmentir, where he oversees the planning and execution of the company’s go-to-market strategy.  Chris has over 20 years of experience in high tech solution delivery, marketing, business development, and consulting in the industrial software sector. Prior to Augmentir, Chris was the VP of Marketing at ThingWorx, the… Read more »

Abhijit Nikhade

Abhijit Nikhade- Ford Motor Company

Abhijit Nikhade leads data product development for Ford’s Global Data Insights and Analytics organization by building the technologies and products powering Ford’s mission to connect every vehicle into a data-driven, customer-focused platform. He has experience leading cross-functional teams to plan, build, launch and manage data products. Previously he worked at GE Renewable Energy where he… Read more »

Brian Breuhan

Brian Breuhan- General Motors

Brian Breuhan has over 20 years of experience working in mechanical design, project engineering and project management within the engineering/manufacturing industry. Brian has held various professional leadership roles for non-profits, including, Board Member for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Metro Detroit and is also on the Industry 4.0 Advisory Council for Automation Alley…. Read more »

Michael Cavaretta

Michael Cavaretta

Michael Cavaretta is an Analytics Executive at Ford, having had multiple roles in Global, Insights, Data and Analytics (GDIA). Since joining in the organization 2015, he’s worked in connected vehicles, analytics infrastructure, customer data and manufacturing and the Industrial Internet of Things. In addition to leading analytics teams, he has managed large IT projects of… 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 »