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Let The Sparks Fly...50 Years of Robotic Automation and the Future of American Industry

POSTED 04/11/2011

rong>AWS National Robotic Welding Conference & Exhibition 2011

Overcoming Obstacles to Automation Through Innovation


Sponsored by the American Welding Society
May 23-25, 2011
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Event is designed to benefit anyone considering the use of robots in arc welding applications, or currently using robots and looking to expand or optimize their use.

"Let The Sparks Fly...50 Years of Robotic Automation and the Future of American Industry"
May 24, 2011, 7:00 – 9:30 Dinner and Keynote Presentation
By: Dean Elkins – Senior General Manager
Motoman Robotics
Chairman RIA


As a special feature the keynote speaker will be Dean Elkins, the Chairman of the Robotic Industries Association, and Senior General Manager at Motoman Robotics who will give a presentation about the way in which robots have been assimilated into the American manufacturing market space, making American companies more productive while lower costs, increasing flexibility, and improving a company's chances of competing in the global market place. Scholarships will be awarded to students during the keynote dinner.

Dean Elkins is Senior General Manager of Motoman Robotics. He has worked in the robotics industry since the early 1980’s. He has been employed with Motoman since its inception in 1989 and has held several domestic and international senior management positions. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Robotic Industries Association (RIA) and has been on the RIA Board of Directors since 2000.

For more information, visit: http://sections.aws.org/milwaukee/, or contact Karen Gilgenbach (262-613-3790).