Accenture partner to speak at PLANT ENGINEERING dinner

By Plant Engineering Staff January 27, 2006

Dean Teglia, a partner in Accenture’s Chicago practice, will discuss Acenture’s new report, “Going for Growth %%MDASSML%% Engineering high performance in the industrial products industry,” and provide an overview of global manufacturing at PLANT ENGINEERING magazine’s 2005 Product of the Year dinner Monday, March 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel in Rosemont, IL.

The dinner, which honors 48 companies that have received this year’s Product of the Year honors as voted on by the magazine’s readers, is the annual kickoff to National Manufacturing Week. Also honored this year is DaimlerChrysler’s Belvidere, IL plant, named the 2005 Top Plant.

Dean Teglia is responsible for Accenture’s civic presence and for managing and growing its local business.During his 23 years at Accenture, Teglia has held numerous leadership positions, including managing its North American Automotive and Industrial Equipment Practice.

Teglia is an industrial engineer who specializes in various improvement areas, including manufacturing, service management, enterprise systems and IT strategy. He has worked at many types of manufacturing companies around the world, helping to improve performance.

He is currently working with several product companies, helping them shift their focus to increase the value of their service operations. He has led related efforts involving embedding “smart product technology” in industrial products to improve their value to the customer and manufacturer.

Tickets for this year’s black-tie event are $150, and can be obtained by contacting Pat Mustari of PLANT NENGINEERING magazine at pmustari@reedbusiness.com.

In other award news at National Manufacturing Week, Control Engineering magazine has bestowed its Editors’ Choice Award on 45 products covered by the magazine’s staff during 2005. Winners are based on service to the industry, technological advancement, and market impact. This is the 19th year editors nominate, discuss, and select the products they feel best meet those criteria.

Control Engineering subscribers again are being asked to vote for their own favorites among the editors’ 45 selections to determine the winners of the third annual Engineers’ Choice Awards. They will choose the top winner in each of eight product categories. The winners will be revealed during the Editors’ Choice awards ceremony, to be held Tuesday, March 21 at National Manufacturing Week. View Control Engineering’s 2005 winners.