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TTA 2021 Annual Meeting (Austin, TX)

TTA 2021 Annual Meeting (Austin, TX)

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 to Friday, December 3, 2021

Event Details

We are excited to announce registration is now open for the                2021 Annual Meeting of The Transformer Association!

Join us at the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown, in Austin, Texas, December 1-3, 2021.

An optional dinner will be held on Wednesday evening at Cooper's Oldtime Pit Bar-B-Q; the cost is $58 per person and includes a BBQ dinner buffet and soft drinks, cash bar available. Please click through the links below for detailed meeting information. Be sure to complete your registration and book your sleeping room before October 29.


 Hotel  Speakers 

Sponsorship    Policies

 Registration deadline: Nov 19


Would you like to be a Featured Sponsor at our meeting? Check out the sponsorship opportunities.

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, December 1

12:00pm - 4:30pm     Board of Directors Meeting
2:00pm - 4:00pm        IMA Working Group Meeting
6:30pm - 8:30pm        Cooper's Oldtime Pit Bar-B-Q (optional)

Thursday, December 2

7:30am - 8:30am        Continental Breakfast with Tabletop Exhibits
8:30am - 8:35am        Welcome, Introductions, Program Overview
8:35am - 9:00am        Materials Updates
9:00am - 9:15am        Sponsor Presentations
9:15am - 10:30am      Growth 2022: Tactics, Strategies, and Actions
                                     to Increase Profitability Post-Covid |
                                     Gene Marks, Marks Group PC
10:30am - 10:45am    Networking Break with Tabletop Exhibits
10:45am - 12:00pm   The Only Future Possible for Your Business
                                     is the One Your Culture Allows For |
                                     Brent Robertson, Fathom

12:00pm - 1:00pm      Luncheon
1:15pm -   2:15pm      Speed Dating
2:00pm -   2:30pm      Networking Break with Tabletop Exhibits
2:30pm -   4:30pm      Transformer Design Engineer Certification
                                     Program, Introduction to Core Materials

6:00pm - 9:00pm        Reception & Dinner (onsite)

Friday, December 3

7:30am - 8:30am         Continental Breakfast with Tabletop Exhibits
8:30am - 8:50am         TTA Membership Meeting
9:00am - 10:30am       Economic Update |
                                      Brian Beaulieu, ITR Economics

11:00am                       Adjournment

David Alcala
David Alcala Design/Mfg. Engr. Triad Magnetics
Michael Arasim
Michael Arasim Lead Product Manager Fair-Rite Products Corp.
Joe Ashley
Joe Ashley Mr. SNC Manufacturing Co., Inc.
Hollace Barden
Hollace Barden Business Development Lodestone Pacific
Rich Barden
Rich Barden President Lodestone Pacific
Gary Bates
Gary Bates Mr. Vishay HiRel Systems LLC
Glen Collins
Glen Collins Mr. TSC Ferrite International Co.
Jim Curry
Jim Curry Galaxy Transformers & Magnetics
Matt Davis
Matt Davis President Nova Magnetics Inc.
Dan Diegnan
Dan Diegnan Vice President of Category Management EIS, Inc.
Greg Dittrich
Greg Dittrich Mr Essex Brownell
Tommy Doan
Tommy Doan Amgis LLC
Rod Duhaime
Rod Duhaime Director Of Engineering Roman Manufacturing
William Dull
William Dull President Triad Magnetics
Laila Durban
Laila Durban General Manager Manutech Assembly, Inc.
Clayton Elliott
Clayton Elliott Design Engineering Manager New England Wire Technologies Corp.
Bob Fyrer
Bob Fyrer Business Development Manager DuPont
Alex Gianaras
Alex Gianaras Mr. Transformer Manufacturers, Inc.
Frederick Goeckerman
Frederick Goeckerman Mr. Thermik Corporation
Ross Hammond
Ross Hammond Business Development Manager Hammond Manufacturing Company Ltd.
Gary Hicks
Gary Hicks Mr. Dongan Electric Mfg. Co.
John Hindle IV
John Hindle IV VP of Operations Hitran Corporation
Kurt Hofman
Kurt Hofman Mr Roman Manufacturing
John Horner
John Horner Mr. Micrometals Inc.
Doug Hutt
Doug Hutt engineering Hammond Manufacturing Company Ltd.
Jakob Jakobsson
Jakob Jakobsson Mr. Amgis LLC
James Koepke
James Koepke Mr. SNC Manufacturing Co., Inc.
John Lawlor
John Lawlor Allstar Magnetics, LLC
Kelly MacKay
Kelly MacKay Director of Sales New England Wire Technologies Corp.
John Meeks
John Meeks Mr. Standex Electronics
Toby Noblin
Toby Noblin President TC Metal Co.
Paul B. Oberbeck
Paul B. Oberbeck President National Magnetics Group
Vahe Ohanian
Vahe Ohanian Sr. Director of Technical Services UNION Partners LLC
Eric Persinger
Eric Persinger Reginal Sales Manager - Central US Elantas PDG, Inc.
Erik Petersen
Erik Petersen VP Sales & Marketing Dexter Magnetic Technologies
Jordan Plascencia
Jordan Plascencia Triad Magnetics
Robert Prescott
Robert Prescott Mr. M. C. Davis Company, LLC
Dana Roschnafsky
Dana Roschnafsky Business Line Manager - EL Elantas PDG, Inc.
Kevin Sanchez
Kevin Sanchez Tempel Steel Company
Steve Scharff
Steve Scharff Hitran Corporation
Mitchell R. Steffen
Mitchell R. Steffen Technical Sales & Marketing Manager Rea Magnet Wire Company, Inc.
Micky Sullivan
Micky Sullivan VP- Sales EIS, Inc.
James Tabbi
James Tabbi Mr. Exxelia USA Inc.
Ralph Tropeano
Ralph Tropeano Mr. Windsor Stevens
Stephen Tuckwell
Stephen Tuckwell VP & EL & WE Business Line Manager Elantas PDG, Inc.
John Vette
John Vette CHAIRMAN, CEO SNC Manufacturing Co., Inc.
Brad Warnock
Brad Warnock Tempel Steel Company
Brian Wells
Brian Wells Mr. Cortec Enterprises
Chuck Wild
Chuck Wild Business Manager - Specialized Electronic Products Dexter Magnetic Technologies
Julie Yuan
Julie Yuan Ms. Amidon, Inc.
6 Other Registered Attendees

New for 2021!

TTA Speed Dating Event

This event will give Industry Supplier members and IMA Working Group members one-on-one 5-minute meetings with key personnel from Manufacturer member companies. 

Speed Dating seeks to:

    1)  Provide Industry Supplier members and IMA Working Group       
         members access to key industry manufacturers
    2)  Provide Manufacturer members access to key industry suppliers
    3)  Allows members to chat about market drivers, trends and
         challenges facing the industry.

To sign up for Speed Dating, please keep an eye out for a separate notification that will be sent to all members to register for this special activity.

Transformer Design Engineer Certification Program

A kick off of TTA's new educational series will take place Thursday, December 2, which will provide a pathway to certification from The Transformer Assocation for transformer design engineers.

Introduction to Core materials

Content of this session is intended for advanced beginner to intermediate level designers.

Materials covered include Powder cores, ferrite cores, silicon steel cores, amorphous cores, as presented by representatives from Micrometals, Fair-Rite Products, Tempel Steel, Hitachi

Topics discussed will include:

  • How are the materials made
    • Shapes and sizes
  • When to use each material
    • Frequency, temperature, etc.
  • When NOT to use each material
  • Features and benefits of each

The session will include presentations followed by a panel discussion with Q&A.


Member Fees

1st Attendee   $650
2nd Attendee $550
3rd+ Attendee $450
Exhibitor Tabletop $375
Spouse (non-industry) Attendee $200

Prospective Member Fees

Manufacturer  $275
Industry Supplier $375
Spouse (non-industry) Attendee  $200
Prospective Industry Suppliers receive tabletop exhibit
space at no additional fee.

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