Presenter 1 & 2: Chris Misztur & Ryan Ripley
For many industrial organizations, an essential first step in enabling digital transformation is tapping into the isolated islands of plant-floor data that exist in legacy equipment and disparate systems that were never designed to communicate with one another.
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Presenters 3 & 4: Jolene Baker & James Bronstein
The rise of more capable networks together with local and cloud-based storage computing power gave rise to the reams of “big” data that for many industrial organizations remain an untapped source of process intelligence. Yes, there are powerful algorithms available that can help identify patterns in all that data, but brute force statistics aren’t all that’s needed to draw meaningful conclusions.
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A passionate advocate for manufacturing digitalization, Misztur and his team at Mr. IIoT help industrial organizations to fill the gap between IT and OT systems, so they can realize greater value from their capital equipment and processes. Key deliverables include the identification of waste and improvement opportunities through fact-finding, data collection, integration and analysis. Further, they work to reduce labor and quality costs by bridging IT, OT and enterprise systems and eliminating non-value-added work. Before founding Mr. IIoT, Misztur served as digital transformation manager for MacLean-Fogg, a manufacturer of fasteners and other components.
Ryan Ripley is a lifelong manufacturing executive with a history of driving results. He has served in multiple capacities since beginning his manufacturing career as an engineering intern in 1995 until early 2020 when he founded his own firm, TMR Consulting, LLC. Work in engineering, production, operations management and innovation paved the way to Ryan’s most recent executive role, Vice President of Business Transformation at the MacLean-Fogg Company. With roots in the Midwest and an international perspective on business, Ryan is passionate about the power and importance of the global manufacturing base.
Senior Manufacturing Intelligence Specialist
Logical Systems, Inc.
A specialist in data intelligence and system integration, Jolene Baker enjoys investigating digital pain points for LSI’s industrial clients and developing strategies that help to optimize business ecosystem processes and opportunity costs. Successful at improving digital workflow, performance, efficiency and scalability, she is PE licensed in several states including Wyoming, Colorado and Utah. She enjoys being technically challenged is dedicated to delivering results that exceed expectations.
James Bronstein is a hands-on process/project engineer with more than 15 years of experience in chemical industries, including 12 years in the soda ash industry. Strengths include project management in research, design, and implementation of systems with aspiration, fluids, steam and condensate, combustion, controls, boilers, power generation and distribution, mass and energy balances, conveying, ductwork, spouting, steel structures, equipment customization and new process chemistry. He enjoys fieldwork, working with teams, and process optimization in a demanding and challenging environment.