September 12: 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Stay ahead of the technology curve
Chuck Edwards, Lenze
Powerfully influential in building and leading organizations, Chuck Edwards brings global market knowledge, sales experience and profound leadership principles to his role as President, Lenze Americas. He is also a member of the Lenze SE Executive Committee. Edwards’ previous accomplishments at Molex Incorporated, Woodhead Industries and Rockwell Automation make him a leader among his peers. Edwards has over 30 years of industrial automation and executive experience. He holds a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University and an MS in Engineering Management from the Milwaukee School of Engineering. He is a member of the Dean’s Executive Council for the College of Technology at Purdue University and has also recently served on the Board of Directors of the Electronic Components Association.
Rick Griffin, Molex
Serving as a Molex global business development manager, Rick Griffin leverages existing and emerging Molex technologies to help automation control customers innovate and penetrate worldwide markets. In this key role, he is responsible for working closely with leading Global Controls manufacturers. Griffin has more than 18 years of experience in the industrial automation industry. Prior to joining Molex, he spent 10 years with Chartwell Electronics (Turck Canada) where his specialty areas included sensing, connectivity and fieldbus network technologies. Mr. Griffin graduated with honors as class valedictorian from the Canadian Institute of Management and received his electronic engineering diploma from Canadore College of Applied Arts and Technology.
Corey Morton, B&R Automation
Corey Morton has held several positions in his 4 ½ years with B&R Industrial Automation at their North American headquarters in Roswell, GA. In his current role as a solutions architect, he works closely with the sales team reviewing customers’ application requirements and providing technical expertise on new and existing B&R technologies. Based on this close interaction with their customers and their applications, he works together with R&D at the global B&R headquarters in Eggelsberg, Austria to specify new technologies and functionality to meet the needs of the North American market.
Prior to joining B&R, Corey worked in management and engineering roles for various prominent automation vendors, bringing over 15 years of industry expertise to the B&R team.