Top Shops Data Presentation
2:00pm - 3:00pm | M, W, Th
Join Steve Kline Jr, as he discusses the latest findings from this year’s Top Shops Survey. He will also compare the current data with the previous Top Shops surveys, which include more than 2,000 shops and use sophisticated modeling techniques to determine the key drivers of gross sales per machine, gross sales per employee, profit margin, and more.
Steve Kline, Jr.
Chief Data Officer | Gardner Business Media, Inc.
Steve Kline is the Chief Data Officer at Gardner Business Media, Inc., a family-owned business that produces media for durable goods manufacturing industries, including Modern Machine Shop, Production Machining, Additive Manufacturing, Moldmaking Technology, Plastics Technology and Composites World magazines. He has produced forecasts for his family’s business and the metalworking and plastics industries. Also, Mr. Kline has been working on Gardner’s Capital Spending Survey, the Gardner Business Index, and Top Shops benchmarking survey since 2008. He graduated from Vanderbilt University with a bachelor of science in civil engineering and a MBA with an emphasis in finance from the University of Cincinnati.
Top Shops Manufacturing Panel
3:00pm - 3:45pm | M, W, Th
Hear from this year’s winners and previous honorees as they discuss what it takes to run a successful shop. Moderated by Modern Machine Shop editors, the panel will share actionable insights that you can take directly back to your shop floor.
Top Shops 2020 Honors Program Winners - TBA
The 2020 Honors Program winners for: Machining Technology, Shopfloor Practices, Business Strategies, and Human Resources. Announcement of this year's winners will take place in August!
Peter Doyle - President/CEO | Hirsh Precision
Matt Guse - President | MRS Machining
Matt Guse is President of MRS Machining. Matt Guse and his wife own M.R.S. Machining Co., Inc. that was started by his father in 1986 in his garage. Matt has been in the manufacturing industry for over 30 years. In 2007 MRS Machining Co., Inc. was named one of American Machinist Magazines Top Ten Machine shops in the nation and most recently was named a 2017 TOP SHOP by Modern Machine Shop Magazine.
Matt has also been very active in his community by serving on the school board, Chippewa Valley Technical College Machine Tool Advisory board and his local church body. Matt Guse also was part of the startup of Cardinal Manufacturing at the Eleva-Strum school by donating equipment. He continues to donate his time and expertise to this great educational opportunity on a regular basis. He is keenly interested in developing new talent and ideas for the manufacturing industry and holds two patents for cutting tools that he himself developed. Matt was also one of the faces in the IMTS 2016 and 2018 ad campaign.
In his spare time, Matt enjoys sports officiating for Football and Basketball along with cycling. This past year he rode his bike up Pikes Peak to the height of 14,115 feet and put 8,000 miles on his bike.
Ted Toth - Senior Technical Advisor | Rosenberger N.A.
Ted Toth is a Senior Technical Advisor at Rosenberger North America, Pennsauken, New Jersey. He entered the family business in 1975 while still in high school. He attended the university of DAD. Ted was formally President of Toth Technologies, a third-generation shop started by his grandfather in 1948. He joined the NTMA in 1993 after purchasing the company from his father with his two brothers Tim and Tom. At that time, they had 12 employees in a 5,000 square foot garage. In April of 2012, not having a fourth generation to lead and having grown their business to 30 employees and 30,000 square foot 6S facility, they decided to sell Toth Technologies to one of their customers, Rosenberger of North America.
Rosenberger is a niche manufacturer in the space, defense and commercial communication industries, which manufactures parts for satellites, radar systems, and microwave connectors. RNA is one of twenty-seven privately held companies of the German Rosenberger family, which also includes three brothers and over 11,000 employees.
Today, Ted’s job at Rosenberger includes: leading new process/business development, six sigma, and lean initiatives. Since 2012, the company has more than doubled in size and capabilities, through the investment of their parent company.
Toth Technologies/Rosenberger North America was an American Machinist Top 10 shop in 2007 and a Modern Machine Shop Top Shop in 2012. Their moto is “Pride in Precision”.
Timothy Tumanic - President | J&R Machine
Tim Tumanic brings more than 40 years of manufacturing experience to his position as president of J&R Machine, a Shawano-based CNC contract manufacturing company.
When he bought the company in 1990, J&R Machine was a small manufacturer of pins and bushings. Under his oversight, J&R Machine grew making those staple parts for many years. In 2004, however, a sluggish economy and increased offshoring put the company in an untenable position. Tumanic made the pivotal decision to transform J&R Machine’s business model from a conventional machine shop to a complete manufacturing services business. Today, the company operates to world-class standards, producing complex machined parts, and value added services its competition cannot replicate.
Tumanic attributes J&R Machine’s success to a culture of continuous improvement. His management philosophy has always been, “To do great things, all need to share in the gains.” Each one of J&R Machine’s employees is actively involved and driven to achieve production goals.
Another signature of Tumanic’s leadership is J&R Machine’s commitment to community involvement. The company provides ongoing support to Shawano and Bonduel high schools’ technology education departments to modernize the schools’ CNC labs and drive student interest in manufacturing.
Under the vision of Tumanic and his leadership team, J&R Machine has grown 55 percent over the last four years with its 34 workers generating almost $12 million in sales. Tumanic and J&R Machine were also recently recognized with the Green Bay Chamber’s 2018 Manufacturing Award of Distinction. Along with 2018 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year (Small Company under 100 employees).
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OEM & Sourcing Panel
3:45pm - 4:30pm | M, W, Th
As technology continues to change the way the industry operates, OEMs are rethinking traditional supply chains. Our panel of sourcing experts from across manufacturing will discuss and share their different approaches to finding and quoting work that would not have been possible until recently
Dennis Delgado - Co-Founder/CPO | SyncFab
James Jergens - Operations Manager-Tooling | Ernie Green Industries
James Jergens is the Operations Manager of Ernie Green Industries' tooling site. The team he manages engineers and builds injection molds that are built internally in Rochester, NY, and globally. The types of tools built are high precision medical molds and automotive tooling fitting in 85 to 2500 ton presses. James brings a unique perspective in tooling with his experiences on the mold shop floor and then in engineering roles across multiple types of business, including automotive, industrial, and medical. Outside of work, James is involved in his local church and is a busy father of five with kids ranging from 10 to 23.
Jean Olivieri - COO | Fictiv
From blue chip brands to innovative startups, Olivieri has spent the last three decades in a range of senior positions overseeing product design, supply chain, production, and operations duties.
She held a number of procurement roles at Motorola over her seventeen years with the company, including Director, Global New Product Sourcing. As Director, iPod Operations for Apple she was responsible for annually transitioning all four new iPod designs into production, including the inaugural Touch, Nano, Shuffle, and Classic. Olivieri also managed products and operations with SpaceX, Otto, Lively, and Ernst & Young.
Olivieri holds a PMP certification from George Washington University and earned a Master of Science Engineering in Industrial Engineering; Management of Technology from Arizona State University where she graduated summa cum laude. She also has a Bachelor Science Engineering degree in Industrial engineering from the University of Arizona.
Jim Quinn - CEO | Plethora
Jim’s diverse career spans CNC Machining, Class II Medical Device, Semiconductor, Consumer Electronics, Fashion Retail and Agricultural Biotech in small to large companies and in high growth and turnaround settings. He has a BA in Supply Chain Management from Michigan State University, an MBA from the University of California Berkeley and dual certifications in Supply Chain Management (APICS CPIM and APICS CSCP).
Jason Ray - Co-Founder and CEO | Paperless Parts
Jason Ray is the Co-Founder and CEO of Paperless Parts, the platform for manufacturing that enables machine shops to quote faster, improve customer experience, and grow their business. Jason found his passion for manufacturing while serving in the United States Navy as a supply and logistics officer, where he led advanced manufacturing implementation. He saw the negative impacts associated with ineffective sourcing of short-run production components. When Jason left the Navy, he was determined to solve this critical problem that plagues manufacturing. Jason has a B.A. from Trinity College and MBA from Babson College.
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Happy Hour - We Set the Bar!
5:00pm - 7:00pm | M, W, Th
After a busy day at IMTS and an afternoon packed with education, join us for a drink with your peers!