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Empowering Mind & Machine: Leading the 99% via an Industry 4.0 Revolution

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Thursday, December 5, 2019, 4 pm

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ME-EM Graduate Seminar Speaker Series

proudly presents:

Andy Storm

Eckhart, Inc.

Abstract: From pundits, to experts, and academia much has been said about the impending doom that is to fall upon us as robots and automation take over the world and render humans' value-added role in manufacturing a thing of the past. Empowering Mind & Machine: Leading the 99% via an Industry 4.0 Revolution will provide participants with real-life examples that illustrate Industry 4.0 based innovation will empower humans and machines to work in data optimized value streams that will unlock unimaginable levels of safety, quality, productivity, and value-creation across all sectors of society. Join the CEO of one of America's Industry 4.0 leaders and learn how you can embrace technology and innovation to transform life on your line!

Bio: Andy Storm is the President & CEO of Eckhart, Inc a Michigan based Industry 4.0 advanced manufacturing solutions provider. Andy earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Administration (Industrial Management) and Mechanical Engineering Technology from Michigan Technological University and was an All-Conference defensive tackle on the MTU football team. As a Leaders for Manufacturing Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Andy earned an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management and a Master of Science degree in Engineering Systems from the MIT School of Engineering.

In Andy’s current role at Eckhart he is responsible for accelerating the development and adoption of Eckhart’s Industry 4.0 advanced manufacturing solutions that include AUTOCRAFT™ autonomous guided vehicles, FLEXCHECK™ collaborative robots, additive manufacturing, micro sensor/spatial positioning systems, and ergonomic lift-assist & secure tools. Eckhart customers include Boeing, Schneider Electric, Raytheon Missile Systems, CAT, Harley-Davidson, Procter & Gamble, Honeywell, Cargill, Frito-Lay, Stryker Medical, and Tesla.

In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of Eckhart Holdings Company, Andy serves as Chairman of the Capital Area Manufacturing Council, the Lansing Community College Center for Manufacturing Excellence Advisory Board, the MIT Leaders for Global Operations Alumni Council, and is an active member of the Detroit Economic Club and the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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