CMMA General Meeting - Virtual
Thursday, December 17 at 8:00am
Keynote Presentation: Why Automate?
Presented by: Pete Rogers, VP & GM of Automation at Central McGowan
Why should you automate or continue to automate your manufacturing processes? Did you know that automation can not only benefit your products and bottom line, but the lives of your employees?
Register to learn more:
- Hear about global automation and what that means right here in central Minnesota.
- Gain a better understanding of what can be automated.
- Learn how to calculate ROI for your specific applications.
- Learn the many key benefits to utilizing automation in your operations.
Pete Rogers, VP & GM of Automation, joined Central McGowan in 2019 to focus on taking the company's growing Automation Division to the next level. Pete possesses a strong mix of technical and leadership skills. Prior to Central McGowan, he spent nearly 13 years at Acieta where he most recently was VP of Operations responsible for overseeing Acieta Service, Integration, Controls, Fabrication, Machining and Assembly Groups. Before that, he held positions of Integration Manager, Production Manager, Welding Segment Manager, Project Manager and Robotic Systems Engineer.
Pete has an Associate of Arts & Sciences (A.A.S.) degree from Central Lakes College in Robotics/Automated Systems and is FANUC MASTER Certified. For the past nearly 5 years, Pete has been a Generation Next Taskforce Volunteer for the Association for Advancing Automation (A3)- a healthy, growing organization created to maintain continuity and momentum in A3 member organizations as leaders begin to retire. Pete is married with two children, and enjoys car racing, drone photography, hunting and fishing.
Central McGowan is a third-generation, family-owned, diversified company founded in 1965 with the merger of McGowan Welding Supply of Little Falls (founded in 1947) and Central Welding Supply of St. Cloud. Its grown to include three distinct businesses: a FANUC-authorized automation and robotics integration division; a leading industrial, welding and medical gas & supply business; and a CO2 Solutions division that supplies beverage carbonation, water treatment and dry ice systems & products.
The company serves 20+ industries with customers spanning most of Minnesota and areas of North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa & Wisconsin; and automation implementations across the U.S. and internationally. Central McGowan has 4 fully stocked retail stores in St. Cloud, Little Falls, Burnsville, MN; and Fargo, ND; more than 70 Minnesota dealers; and CO2 distribution hubs/stores in St. Cloud and St. Paul, MN. Learn more online at www.centralmcgowan.com, on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.