Manufacturing AUTOMATION

The Road to Recovery: Tools for Risk Management

February 18, 2021
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Brought to you by Intelex

In this free roundtable presentation brought to you by Intelex, leaders discuss how to implement technology to support future retooling efforts and mitigate crisis events – and how to keep the process approachable for your team.

After an extremely challenging period in which supply chains were disrupted and facilities were impacted by stay-at-home orders, manufacturing operations have now mostly reopened. Many organizations have had to retool their processes to survive and thrive during these periods of change.

As the industry continues to grapple with disruptions and challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic – supply chain uncertainty, implementing new safety measures, fluctuating staffing levels and more – production and safety leaders are relying more on technology to help automate and standardize workflows and predict future trends.

From collaborative robots to artificial intelligence to IoT-enabled sensors to additive manufacturing, the market is saturated with solutions promising to ensure a healthy and safe work environment, increase operational efficiency and ensure organizational resiliency.


Mark Corker, Executive Director, MTechHub

Mark Corker

Mark Corker has over 30 years experience in helping manufacturing companies. His passion is applying technology to help manufacturers scale profitably. Currently, he is hard at work on a wide range of technology adoption projects involving RFID, IoT, Industry 4.0 and digitizing the supply chain.

Mark has a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Waterloo and an MBA from McMaster University. He is the executive director of MTechHub – North America’s first Industry 4.0 technology innovation hub.

Blair de Verteuil, Vice-President Operations, Life Sciences, ATS Automation

Blair de Verteuil

Blair de Verteuil is vice-president of operations of the Cambridge Life Sciences Division of ATS Automation Tooling, Inc.

Blair is a Professional Engineer and graduate of the Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering program from Queens University. He began his career with ATS in 2001 as an automation engineer and has held progressive roles since then as an applications engineer, project manager, director of program management, general manager and most recently as VP of operations.

Blair is a dynamic and passionate leader that believes in empowering people to create an engaged team culture. He is a strong advocate of leveraging innovative ideas and technologies to advance ATS Automation’s product and service offerings.

Vy Hoang

Vy Hoang, Chief Customer Officer, i3 International

Vy serves as the manufacturing company’s senior executive with full accountability for i3’s relationship with its customers and is helping to develop an international team capable of maximizing the company’s opportunities for profitable growth.

Vy started working in the security industry in 1992 and has been with i3 since 2001. Under his direction, i3 expanded its business across Canada and the United States before he was promoted to his current role.

Vy has an undergraduate degree in Economics from Wilfrid Laurier University, an Executive MBA from Ivey Business School at Western University, and completed the Executive Sales Program at the Schulich School of Business at York University.

Stephanie Holko, Manufacturing Digital Transformation Project Manager, ArcelorMittal Dofasco

Stephanie Holko

Stephanie has 17 years of experience in the steel industry and is currently the digital transformation program manager at ArcelorMittal Dofasco, which includes funding from NGen, the Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster.

She loves connecting emerging technologies with existing manufacturing problems and believes the future of manufacturing is in the adoption of new ways of working.

Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Applied Science – Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, and a Master of Business Administration specializing in the Management of Innovation and New Technology from McMaster University. She is a Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario.

This roundtable is now available on demand. Register for free.

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