Global Industry Segment Manager Food & Beverage and Consumer Packaged Goods - ABB Robotics
Alan has worked for ABB since September 2003 and currently holds the position of Global Industry Segment Manager RMRO, for Food & Beverage and Consumer Packed Goods with responsibility for the sales and implementation of robotic automation within food, beverage and personal care application areas. Alan also has responsibility for the segment strategy ensuring that ABB remain in the forefront for robotic automation within these key industries. He supports all countries and leads the growth initiatives in respect of End User Key Accounts, Systems Integrators and Machine Builders. Alan is a member of ABB’s global Packaging Management team and represents ABB on a number of trade bodies and associations. He is also a member of the Divisional Food & Beverage Management team where he represents the Robotics Business Unit Since joining ABB Alan has been involved in and led a number of industry related events which have seen him give presentations and key note speeches at many seminars and exhibitions globally. He is also a guest lecturer on robotics at a number of Universities, primarily the University of Manchester (UK) where he has lectured for the last 7 years
Alan’s previous experience has seen him involved in robotic and automation solutions, primarily within consumer based industries for over 30 years with various robotics companies . Prior to this Alan worked with systems houses in Technical, Project Management and Sales roles covering a diverse range of application areas globally.
Panel: 4.0 in Practice. Taking the Leap of Faith
Empirical evidence has shown that those manufacturers who have embarked on smart factory projects have reaped huge rewards including increased supply chain visibility, improved efficiencies, reduced waste, higher customer satisfaction, traceability and product genealogy and a healthier bottom line. This panel discussion and Q&A opportunity moderated by Smart Factories Mentor John Broadbent will explain how Industry 4.0 works in practice, what technologies you should be embracing in order to compete locally and internationally and most importantly, how to go about it.