Fred THOMAS is the Strategic Business Development Director for the DELMIA brand of Dassault Systèmes specifically covering the Transportation & Mobility and Industrial Equipment industries.
Mr. THOMAS focuses on industrial operations strategies and solutions to support global, complex discrete manufacturers. Mr. THOMAS spent 12 years with Volkswagen of America as part of the IT leadership team, responsible for manufacturing, distribution, finance and dealership management systems.
As Vice President of IT for Ross Roy Communications, his organization was responsible for developing many of Chrysler Corporation’s original web sites and interactive advertising programs. THOMAS has also held senior management positions with BRAIN NA and Descartes Systems and industry positions with Baan and Novell.
Sebastien LAURENCIN is an Industry Process Consultant within the DELMIA Center of Excellence (COE) and specialized in the Supply Chain Planning & Optimization portfolio.
His main focus is to support DELMIA customers & partners to assess the fit between their business processes and the DELMIA portfolio of solutions. Sebastien played a key role in creating the DELMIA offer for the cable industry and is highly experienced in deploying Supply Chain Planning & Optimization solutions in this industry.
Michael J. BRADFORD has over 30 years of experience in Manufacturing and Information Technologies as a MIS Manager, Materials Manager, Management Consultant, Software Consultant, Business Owner and part-time college instructor. He is currently the Sr. Industry Process Consultant for Transportation & Mobility in the DELMIA Center of Excellence. Mike is a member of ASCM (the Association for Supply Chain Management – formerly APICS) and AIAG (the Automotive Industry Action Group.) He has contributed to multiple industry work groups, has spoken at numerous industry workshops and conferences and has been published in several trade magazines.
Thomas is a Global Strategic Industry Development Director with DELMIA for the CPG and Life Science industries. Thomas has more than 25 years of industry experience in ERP, MES / MOM and Digital Manufacturing software and technology solutions supporting operational excellence. across a wide range of industries in Aerospace, Transportation, Industrial Equipment, Consumer Goods, and Life Sciences. Thomas also is an active member of MESA International, Smart Manufacturing Working Group and the North America Manufacturing Leadership Council.
Geoff has over 20 years of advanced planning solution design, development & deployment experience in various global geographies across multiple Food and Beverage industries including fresh produce, dairy, packaged ingredients, snacks and meals, sauces, protein, canned goods, brewing for on and off-trade, soft drinks distribution and other associated industries.
Adrian has spent over 20 years in customer-facing positions ranging from sales and marketing, to fulfilment and account management. His career focus has been on problem solving and development within emerging and rapid growth segments to enable customer success across a wide range of industries from Hi Tech to Retail and Logistics and across multiple disciplines such as Supply Chain, Manufacturing Simulation and Analytics.
Michael DOYLE holds the role of Senior Materials Scientist in the Dassault Systèmes Strategy and Research Team.
His responsibility covers innovation and advanced materials portfolio, including Macro Trends, the Science & Technology Strategy for the or the eleven industries Dassault Systèmes covers and the cross industry, cross brand synergies. He has oversight on the strategic relationships with Exxon-Mobil, Sinopec, Boeing, and Lockheed-Martin. Manage the Executive Advisory Council and architecture teams for Sinopec (RIPP), Panasonic and Exxon (EMCC/EMRE) informatics projects. Responsible for materials strategy and interactions with US National and Government agencies, DOD, DOE and the US National Laboratories LANL, SANDIA, LLBL.
Professor KWADE currently holds multiple roles related to battery cell technology and production including Head of the Battery LabFactory Braunschweig Research Center and board member of the Fraunhofer Project Center for Energy Storage and Systems ZESS. He is also Vice-Spokesman of the board of German Battery Research and Coordinator of LiPlanet which is a European project to setup a network of battery cell production pilot lines.
Professor KWADE has also spoken as part of the German Competency Cluster on Battery Cell Production (funded by BMBF) and is an author for numerous battery technology articles.
Professor KWADE holds a PHD in the field of process engineering (ultrafine wet grinding of materials in stirred media mills) from TU Braunschweig.
For more than 20 years, Wesley has worked in all aspects of automation machine building, sales/applications, controls hardware/software design, mechanical design, and electrical build. His career has always focused on the high impact of innovative technology while working in collaborative teams designing complex automation systems.
Wesley has been with ATS for more than 9 years where his current role includes the simulations of robotics, machines and Digital Twin applications in all business segments of ATS including applications in battery cell manufacturing.
Wesley Graduated from Sheridan College Electro-Mechanical Technology Co-Op 2001.
Dr. Tobias SCHULZ is an expert business consultant at the DELMIA Quintiq CoE. He has extensive experience implementing logistics solutions for clients around the world, including DHL Express and a major European retailer.
His specialties include operations research, supply chain optimization, and inventory management. Tobias holds a Ph.D. in operations management from Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg.
Jason GARDINER is Global Strategic Business Development Executive for Planning and Optimization within DELMIA and specializes in integrated solutions for transport, logistics, and workforce.
Jason started his third-party logistics career and gained considerable experience with leading manufacturers and retailers covering multiple industry sectors and geographies. Jason has spent the last 20 years applying his knowledge of strategic, tactical, and operational planning for innovators in supply chain software.