ISA Automation Week wraps up in Nashville
Rebooted program reaches out to a broader audience. Video: Maverick Technologies’ Paul Galeski explains his strategy for drawing higher attendance.
While the Country Music Association Awards might have drawn more people to Nashville, the ISA Automation Week Technology and Solutions Event had its own audience at the Music City. This year the program took a new direction guided by Paul Galeski, CEO of Maverick Technologies. His vision has been to broaden the cross section of attendees, drawing more from management by extending the program’s reach. Rather than being mostly technical, Galeski has pushed it more toward a more holistic look at automation. As he said in the conference program, “The conference sessions will deliver applications, case studies, and theory, while highlighting four critical parameters: safety, people, business, and technology.”
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Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.