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TTA 2021 Virtual Spring Meeting

TTA 2021 Virtual Spring Meeting

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 1:00 PM (EDT) to Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 3:15 PM (EDT)

Event Details


Register to participate in the virtual TTA 2021 Spring Meeting.

An informative and valuable program has been compiled. There will be no fee to "attend" this virtual event.  Current members and prospective members are encouraged to attend the virtual sessions, and to invite additional representatives at your companies to participate.

Sponsorship Opportunities for the Virtual Meeting

We are excited to announce special sponsorship opportunities available for the 2021 Virtual Spring Meeting. Sponsor logos will be displayed on the TTA website, and sponsors will be given an opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation to attendees during the opening session, on April 21.

Thank you to our 2021 Spring Virtual Meeting Sponsors!

Alex Gianaras
Alex Gianaras Mr. Transformer Manufacturers, Inc.
Amanda Yaworsky
Amanda Yaworsky Sales & Marketing Coordinator The Eraser Company, Inc.
Andrew Tu
Andrew Tu Sales and Operations Scheduler Micrometals Inc.
Blaine Gray
Blaine Gray Vice President Electronic Craftsmen
Bob Allen
Bob Allen Mr Star Technology, Inc.
Brian Hatley
Brian Hatley Technical Sales Manager Dexter Magnetic Technologies
Brian Wells
Brian Wells Mr. Cortec Enterprises
Bruce Biggs
Bruce Biggs Electric Transformer Lamination Sales Thomas & Skinner Inc.
Bruce Thackwray
Bruce Thackwray President Lenco Electronics Inc.
Chuck Wild
Chuck Wild Business Manager - Specialized Electronic Products Dexter Magnetic Technologies
Dan Diegnan
Dan Diegnan Vice President of Marketing & Product Management EIS, Inc.
Dana Roschnafsky
Dana Roschnafsky Business Line Manager - EL Elantas PDG, Inc.
David Anderson
David Anderson Mr. Big Ole Consulting
David Putman
David Putman Lenco Electronics Inc.
Debbie Goodbeau
Debbie Goodbeau Triad Magnetics
Doug Eaton
Doug Eaton Triad Magnetics
Doug Hutt
Doug Hutt engineering Hammond Manufacturing Company Ltd.
Eric Persinger
Eric Persinger Reginal Sales Manager - Central US Elantas PDG, Inc.
Gary Bates
Gary Bates Mr. Vishay HiRel Systems LLC
Gary Hicks
Gary Hicks Mr. Dongan Electric Mfg. Co.
Glen Collins
Glen Collins Mr. TSC Ferrite International Co.
Hollace Barden
Hollace Barden Business Development Lodestone Pacific
Jakob Jakobsson
Jakob Jakobsson Mr. Amgis LLC
James Tabbi
James Tabbi Mr. Exxelia USA Inc.
Joe Ashley
Joe Ashley Mr. SNC Manufacturing Co., Inc.
John Hindle IV
John Hindle IV VP of Operations Hitran Corporation
John Horner
John Horner Mr. Micrometals Inc.
John Meeks
John Meeks Mr. Standex Electronics
Kelly MacKay
Kelly MacKay Director of Sales New England Wire Technologies Corp.
Kyle Jensen
Kyle Jensen Director of Sales & Marketing Rubadue Wire Co.
Laila Durban
Laila Durban General Manager Manutech Assembly, Inc.
Lance Durban
Lance Durban Mr. Manutech Assembly, Inc.
Lindsay Hartman
Lindsay Hartman Director of Marketing EIS, Inc.
Marla Varvel
Marla Varvel Thomas & Skinner Inc.
Mike Husman
Mike Husman Mr Vishay HiRel Systems LLC
Mitchell R. Steffen
Mitchell R. Steffen Technical Sales & Marketing Manager Rea Magnet Wire Company, Inc.
Paul B. Oberbeck
Paul B. Oberbeck President National Magnetics Group
Rich Barden
Rich Barden President Lodestone Pacific
Richard Barden
Richard Barden Micrometals Inc.
Richard Burke
Richard Burke Director of Marketing Dexter Magnetic Technologies
Robert Prescott
Robert Prescott Mr. M. C. Davis Company, LLC
Rod Duhaime
Rod Duhaime Director Of Engineering Roman Manufacturing
Roger Mountford
Roger Mountford Tempel Steel Company
Ross Hammond
Ross Hammond Business Development Manager Hammond Manufacturing Company Ltd.
Scott Duncan
Scott Duncan Mr. Lenco Electronics Inc.
Stephen Tuckwell
Stephen Tuckwell VP & EL & WE Business Line Manager ELANTAS PDG, Inc.
Steve Scharff
Steve Scharff Hitran Corporation
Steven E. Hicks
Steven E. Hicks Mr. Dongan Electric Mfg. Co.
William Dull
William Dull President Triad Magnetics
17 Other Registered Attendees


Wednesday, April 21

1:00pm - 1:10pm ET - Welcome - Introductions and Program Overview

1:10pm - 1:20pm ET - Sponsor Presentations | Thank You to our 2021 Spring Meeting Sponsors!

1:20pm - 2:15pm ET - Presentation: Sourcing Trends; the Digital Transformation of Sales and Marketing, and the Latest Digital Marketing Best Practices for Industrial Companies | Tony Uphoff, President & CEO, ThomasNet

2:15pm - 3:15pm ET - Presentation: Selling and Marketing in Today’s Transformer Industry: What’s Working, What’s Not and How to Build a Better Plan for Today’s Digitally Transforming World | Graham Kilshaw, CEO, Lectrix

Thursday, April 22

1:00pm - 1:20pm ET - Materials Updates | Varnishes/Coatings, Ferrite/Powder Cores/Nickel, Flexible Insulations, ALuminum & Copper, Molded Plastics, Electrical Grade Steel

1:20pm - 1:30pm ET - TTA Membership Meeting

1:30pm - 2:30pm ET - Presentation: Energy Fact and Fiction - Hydrocarbons, Renewables, and Alternative Vehicles | Steve Goreham, Speaker/Author

2:30pm - 3:15pm ET - Breakout Session - Graham Kilshaw



Tony Uphoff, President & CEO, ThomasNet 

Tony Uphoff is President and CEO of Thomas, the parent company of the leading platform for product sourcing and supplier selection for the Industrial and Manufacturing markets. His career in business information has given him a ring side seat for every major technology transformation of the last 25 years. Tony regularly speaks on the digital transformation of business and the overarching impact technology is having on business management and leadership. In addition to his role at Thomas, Tony also serves as an advisor and board member of several tech and media companies as well as a mentor at Mucker Labs and a Trustee of Linfield College.

About ThomasNet

Thomas is a leading resource for product sourcing, supplier selection and actionable information for industry. Its solutions include®, the largest and most active network of buyers and sellers in North America.  The company sells data-driven advertising, product management software and analytics that allow in-market buyers to find the right products and services when they need them.

Graham Kilshaw, CEO, Lectrix

Graham Kilshaw is the CEO of Lectrix, a Philadelphia-based marketing and strategy firm for the electronics industry. Lectrix clients include component manufacturers, distributors, sales representative firms, contract manufacturers, electronic materials companies and yes …even companies working in the transformer industry. Kilshaw has been a speaker at several electronics industry events including the ECIA Executive Conference, the ERA Annual Conference, the Women in Electronics Annual Symposium, and distributor TTI’s Sales Leadership Conference. Born and raised in the UK, until he moved to the US in the mid-90’s, Graham has worked for Rupert Murdoch’s UK newspaper group and The Walt Disney Company. He has however worked in the electronics industry for the last 25 years. Graham, his wife and children live in Montgomery County, PA where he enjoys skiing, fishing, travel and singing for a local Philly rock band!


Steve Goreham, Speaker/Author 

Informative and engaging speaker, delivering compelling and provocative programs to businesses, universities, and diverse organizations. Effective communicator in the board room, lecture hall, and on the debate panel regarding energy, industry, agriculture, the environment, sustainable development, economic trends, climate change, and corporate environmental policy. Executive Director of
the Climate Science Coalition of America and policy advisor for The Heartland Institute.