Conference Schedule

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Exhibitor set-up
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Golf Outing at Dallas Cowboys Golf Course
5:00 PM – 5:30 PM First Timer session with BOD representatives to discuss how to get the most value out of membership and the conference
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Reception with Exhibitors – Sponsored by Schleuniger, Inc.

 

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Breakfast with Exhibitors – Sponsored by Mentor, a Siemens Business
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Welcome by Chairman, Rick Bromm, Altex
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Keynote Presentation – “New Ideas From Dead CEOs
Todd Buchholz, former White House economic policy advisor and Wall Street executive
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Lunch with Exhibitors – Sponsored by Cajo Technologies, Inc.
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM “IPC and WHMA Standards Supporting the Automotive and Wire Harness Industries” – Constantino Gonzalez, ACME Corp.
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Best Practice Roundtables – Sponsored by Entrada Group

  • “New NAFTA and Impact on WHMA Members” – J.P. McDaris, Entrada Group
  • “Molded Cable Assemblies” – Steve Burk, ISC Engineering
  • “IPC and WHMA Standards Supporting the Automotive and Wire Harness Industries” – Constantino Gonzalez, ACME Corp.
  • “Transformation of Workforce Culture” – Parker Garrett, EMSCO
4:30 PM – 7:30 PM Reception – – Old West Casino Night – Sponsored by IEWC
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Breakfast with Exhibitors –
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM “Future Workforce Development in Manufacturing”
Aaron Demerson, Texas Workforce Commission
10:30 AM – 11:00AM Break with Exhibitors
11:00 AM – 12:00PM “Wire Harness Industry Economics – Now and the Future”
Taylor St. Germain, ITR Economics
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch with Exhibitors – Sponsored by Panduit Corp & Wiring Harness News
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM “Tax Breaks for WHMA Members ”
Neil Shah, alliantgroup
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM Best Practice Roundtables – Sponsored by Entrada Group

  • Wire Harness Industry Economics” – Taylor St. Germain, ITR Economics
  • Next Generation of Wire Harness Companies Moving to Mexico” Doug Donahue, Entrada Group
  • “ERP Systems” Joe DeMan, Amphenol CTI
  • “Wiring Harness Contractors – The Art & Science of Quoting” Paul Johnston, Siemens PLM
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Wine and Cheese Reception – Sponsored by Zuken USA, Inc.
8:00 AM – 12:00PM Board Meeting