SOURCE: The ASSEMBLY Show

The ASSEMBLY Show

July 20, 2016 10:00 ET

Explore, Learn and Connect at The 2016 ASSEMBLY Show

New Panel Discussion on Recruiting and Retaining Women in Manufacturing

ROSEMONT, IL--(Marketwired - Jul 20, 2016) - Thousands of engineers, manufacturers and production managers will have the opportunity to evaluate the latest technologies and products in custom automated assembly systems, mixed model assembly, robotic assembly, workstations, welding, vision systems, and much more at the 4th Annual ASSEMBLY Show 2016 being held from Tuesday, October 25 - Thursday, October 27 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.

"The ASSEMBLY Show is a great opportunity for industry professionals to discover alternative product solutions that are more efficient and cost effective, learn from a high profile keynote presenters and subject matter experts, and connect with industry leaders and peers," said Tom Esposito, publisher of ASSEMBLY Magazine, sponsor of the event. "The ASSEMBLY Show is also pleased to announce the Women in Manufacturing Panel Discussion, new to the 2016 event, which will focus on recruiting and retaining women in manufacturing."

According to industry statistics women comprise 47 percent of the U.S. workforce, but only 24 percent of the personnel at durable-goods manufacturers. At a time when U.S. manufacturers are desperate to find the next generation of skilled workers, engineers and managers, women represent the largest pool of untapped talent. In this thought-provoking panel discussion, Rosie the Riveter 2.0: Recruiting and Retaining Women in Manufacturing, several prominent women in manufacturing will share their perspectives on how to support, promote and inspire women who are pursuing, or who have chosen to pursue, careers in manufacturing. The panel discussion will be held on Thursday, October 27 from 12:30 - 1:30 pm and will feature the following panelists:

  • Chelsea BeckerProject Manager, Baldor, A Member of the ABB Group
  • Elizabeth RolinskiGlobal Vice President Manufacturing Engineering, Johnson Controls
  • Shelley Ryan CarlsonDirector of Global Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Danfoss
  • Gina VassalloEngineered Value Chain Program Manager, Caterpillar Inc.

In addition to the panel, there are several education forums including the keynote presentation by Raymond Muscat, the former Senior Vice President of Manufacturing Research and New Product Operations at furniture manufacturer Herman Miller, pre-show workshops featuring subject matter experts and unique presentation theaters on the show floor. These educational sessions will provide participants with the tools and know-how to improve products and processes, cut costs and understand new technologies, ideas and insights.

The ASSEMBLY Show is the perfect platform for attendees to meet with peers, make new industry contacts and further establish existing business relationships. With two networking receptions, one right on the exhibit floor, along with multiple other networking events, industry professionals have the unique opportunity to discuss obstacles and challenges with vendors, suppliers, exhibitors and sponsors.

The "Taste of Rosemont" Welcome Reception -- will take place on Tuesday, October 25 from 4:00 - 7:00pm. Participants get to sample local fare and get a sneak peek of the various exhibits, tools and displays.  On Wednesday, October 26 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm, Attendees and exhibitors will gather at the 'Pub Night' Networking Reception to relax over a pint, chat over burgers and make new connections while participating in pub-style games. 

Register today for free to see new technology and products, meet with vendors and suppliers who can answer your on-the-spot questions and interact directly with working equipment and machinery. To register for the ASSEMBLY Show please click here, and complete the registration form.

The ASSEMBLY Show 2016 will be held Tuesday, October 25 - Thursday, October 27 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. The Show is sponsored by ASSEMBLY (www.assemblymag.com), a monthly trade magazine read by 56,000 engineers and managers responsible for manufacturing and designing cars, computers, catheters, coffee makers, etc. ASSEMBLY covers the processes, technologies and strategies for joining discrete parts into finished products. The event is produced by BNP Media (www.bnpmedia.com), one of the country's leading business-to-business media companies serving professionals across 50+ industries. For more information, visit www.theassemblyshow.com.

Contact Information

  • For further information, Contact
    Amy Riemer
    Media Relations
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