TTA 2021 Annual Meeting (Austin, TX)

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021 to Friday, December 3, 2021
Omni Austin Hotel Downtown
700 San Jacinto Boulevard
Austin, TX 78701-3294
United States

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: October 29


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 - 11:00am         Economic Update |
                                        Alan Beaulieu, ITR Economics

11:00am                         Adjournment

Bjorn Bahr
Bjorn Bahr Sales Director Georg North America Inc.
Brian Wells
Brian Wells Mr. Cortec Enterprises
Clayton Elliott
Clayton Elliott Design Engineering Manager New England Wire Technologies Corp.
Jakob Jakobsson
Jakob Jakobsson Mr. Amgis LLC
James Koepke
James Koepke Mr. SNC Manufacturing Co., Inc.
James Tabbi
James Tabbi Mr. Exxelia USA Inc.
John Hindle IV
John Hindle IV VP of Operations Hitran Corporation
John Vette
John Vette CHAIRMAN, CEO SNC Manufacturing Co., Inc.
Kelly MacKay
Kelly MacKay Director of Sales New England Wire Technologies Corp.
Ralph Tropeano
Ralph Tropeano Mr. Windsor Stevens
Rod Duhaime
Rod Duhaime Director Of Engineering Roman Manufacturing
Ross Hammond
Ross Hammond Business Development Manager Hammond Manufacturing Company Ltd.
Steve Scharff
Steve Scharff Hitran Corporation
William Dull
William Dull President Triad Magnetics
4 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 cerfication 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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