ASME’s Dr. Dean Bartles to Present at PLM Road Map

CIMdata_logoANN ARBOR, MI, Oct 12, 2016 – CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm, is pleased to announce that Dr. Dean Bartles, the senior technology advisor with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), will make the opening keynote presentation at PLM Road Map for the Global Automotive Industry. This one-day event will be held on November 3 at the Inn at St. John’s, Plymouth, Michigan.

In August of 2012, President Obama launched the “National Network of Manufacturing Innovation” (NNMI) by establishing the first Manufacturing Innovation Institute focused on additive manufacturing (3D printing) in Youngstown, Ohio. Since then, eight additional Manufacturing Innovation Institutes have been established and it is anticipated that at least 15 will be up and running by the end of 2016. Plans call for as many as 45 such institutes. In his presentation, Robotics in American manufacturing: Launching the Robots in Manufacturing Environments Innovation Institute, Dr. Bartles will provide an overview of this initiative and discuss in more detail recent developments associated with the “Robots in Manufacturing Environments Innovation Institute.”

Dr. Bartles, is the senior technology advisor to ASME and the former chief manufacturing officer for UI LABS and the founding executive director of the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII), as well as the founding chairman of the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition. Dr. Bartles currently serves as the 2016 president of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and the 2016-2017 President of the North American Manufacturing Research Institute. Dr. Bartles has had a distinguished 38-year career in manufacturing, implementing multi-million dollar programs domestically and internationally, and setting up manufacturing operations in Egypt, Turkey, and the US. His responsibilities have included managing research and development, technology transfer, program management, and manufacturing operations.

PLM Road Map 2016 for the Global Automotive Industry is the must-attend event for automotive industry executives (OEMs and suppliers) and PLM practitioners—providing independent education and a collaborative networking environment where ideas, trends, experiences, and relationships critical to the automotive industry germinate and take root. The theme for this year’s event is “The Changing Face of PLM in the Automotive Industry.”

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