Director, Advanced Manufacturing Development Programs, NGen
Christy Michalak is an engineer with 20 years of experience in design, manufacturing, and international business development in Fortune 500 aerospace and automotive companies.
In these roles Christy has been fortunate to visit and collaborate with companies all around North America,Europe, and Asia.
Today she applies that experience at Canada’s Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster, where she has a passion for helping companies to adopt advanced manufacturing technologies.
Senior Vice President, Digital Industries, Siemens Canada
Joris Myny is Senior Vice President, Digital Industries. Mr. Myny is responsible for the overall strategic direction and management of the business in Canada, including sales, marketing and service operations within the fields of Automation, Drives, Motion Control, Instrumentation, Process Control and PLM Software.
Mr. Myny began his career as an Electrical Engineer with Siemens in Brussels. He was the Business Development Director for Automation at Siemens head office in Germany, covering Asia, Africa and Latin America. Prior to his current role, he served as the Vice President at Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. in Plano, Texas.
Customer Attraction, The Robot Industry Podcast
Jim is president at Customer Attraction Industrial Marketing. He has been an application engineer, in automation sales and in corporate marketing for ATS Automation, for most of his 16 years in the automation industry.
For the last 12 years Jim has been an independent communication professional focused on the automation, robotics and advanced manufacturing industry. Jim has been a key resource to the industry creating content to over 35,000 webinar attendees over the past few years and through his new podcast, The Robot Industry Podcast, heard in over 60 countries. Jim is an avid photographer, volunteer, speaker and runner and is based in London, Ontario.