TTA Spring Meeting

Join us for our Spring Meeting in Nashville

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 12:00 PM (EDT) to Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 11:00 AM (EDT)
Holiday Inn Express Downtown Nashville
920 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203-3807
United States
* Registration open until 4/23/19 at 11:00 PM (EDT)

Event Details

TTA's Spring Meeting is a time for those in the industry to connect. Taking place in Nashville, this year's event will feature presentations to enhance your business, improve marketing opportunities, and gain technical insights on solid state transformer technology, recent advances in soft magnetic materials, and more. 


Click the Registration Options button above to register by March 22!

REGISTRATION EXTENDED

UNTIL MARCH 29!

 

Sleeping rooms at the Holiday Inn Express Nashville Downtown are available at a rate of $189 per night, and must be booked no later than March 22. The number of rooms is limited and we encourage you to register and book your room now! Use the following link: TTA-Reservations, or call the hotel directly at (615) 244-0150, and be sure to mention The Transformer Association to receive the group rate.

 


Group Activities 

Essex Facility Tour - Tuesday, Apr. 23, 12:45-5:00pm

Essex Magnet Wire and Essex Brownell have invited TTA members to tour the Essex, Franklin, Tennessee, Magnet Wire Plant. Essex will provide a chartered bus to pick up members at the hotel. Transit time is 30-45 minutes each way. The bus will leave the hotel promptly at 1:00 pm (please meet in the hotel lobby by 12:45 pm), and return the group to the hotel by 5:00 pm. (Please note that magnet wire competitors are asked not to participate in this activity.)

 

Opening Night Reception - Tuesday, Apr. 23, 6:30pm-8:30pm (Optional Add-On)

TTA members will gather for an opening night reception at Tin Roof Broadway, a 10-minute walk from the hotel. The cost is $85 per person, which includes heavy appetizers and an open bar until 8:30 pm.

 

Offsite Reception & Dinner - Wednesday, Apr. 24, 6:00-9:00pm

All attendees are invited to a reception and dinner on Wednesday night which will be held at an offsite location, the Wildhorse Saloon. This meal is included in the cost of registration. We ask that you confirm whether you will attend so we can ensure an accurate headcount. Live music and line dancing lessons will be available in the main hall of the Saloon.


SPEAKERS

 

Dealing with a Crisis at Your Company

This session is designed to provide business professionals with the insight, capability, and confidence to deal effectively with the media during normal business activities and crisis situations. This overview for the Transformer Association will provide a rich experience on actions to consider if a crisis should occur and the opportunity to learn more for customized training of your company teams.

    Nancy Valent & Robert Valent, NVM Strategies

 

Securing Your Network: Practical Responses to Cyber Threats

    Ed Cordiano, CMIT Solutions

 

Tariff and Trade Issues

    Adams Lee, Harris Brickens

 

Business Management Forum: Scarcity - How to Do More... with Less

    Kelly Goldsmith, Vanderbilt University

 

How to Build a Marketing Machine from Scratch

In this session, Sam will help you understand why right now is the time to become a media company and tell you how you can build your own marketing machine from scratch.

    Sam Brenner, BoxCast

 

Technical/Engineering Forum: 

Solid State Transformers: Current State of Technology and Emerging Challenges, Subhashish Bhattacharya

Recent Advantages in Soft Magnetic Materials and Component Design: Permeability Engineered Magnetic Cores, Paul Ohodnicki

Applications Relevant Core Characterizations and Data Sheet Development, Byron Beddingfield

Alex Gianaras
Alex Gianaras Mr. Transformer Manufacturers, Inc.
April Bruffy
April Bruffy Sales Manager CWEIME Americas
Ben Guggenbiller
Ben Guggenbiller Mr Standex Electronics
Bill Glass
Bill Glass Magnetics
Blaine Gray
Blaine Gray Vice President Electronic Craftsmen
Bob Allen
Bob Allen Mr Star Technology, Inc.
Bob Fyrer
Bob Fyrer Business Development Manager DuPont
Bob Ross
Bob Ross Sr. Director of Sales Tempel Steel Company
Bob Smith
Bob Smith Spang & Co
Brian Wells
Brian Wells Mr. Cortec Enterprises
Bruce Biggs
Bruce Biggs Thomas & Skinner Inc.
Bruce Thackwray
Bruce Thackwray President Lenco Electronics Inc.
Christopher Brown
Christopher Brown Mr. Tempel Steel Company
Chuck Wild
Chuck Wild Business Manager - Specialized Electronic Products Dexter Magnetic Technologies
Clayton Elliott
Clayton Elliott Design Engineering Manager New England Wire Technologies Corp.
Cliff Evans
Cliff Evans President and CEO Badger Magnetics
Craig Addington
Craig Addington Executive Director Thomas Associates, Inc. - C
Curtis Frye
Curtis Frye Mr Curtis Frye 3M
Daniel Ott
Daniel Ott Sales Director Tuboly-Astronic AG
David Anderson
David Anderson Mr. Big TT Electronics
Doug Eaton
Doug Eaton Senior Design Engineer Electronetics
Doug Hutt
Doug Hutt engineering Hammond Manufacturing Company Ltd.
Edward (Ted) Johnston
Edward (Ted) Johnston Cogent Power Inc.
Eric Persinger
Eric Persinger Business Development - Flexible Insulation Elantas PDG, Inc.
Frederick Goeckerman
Frederick Goeckerman Mr. Thermik Corp.
Gary Bates
Gary Bates Mr. Vishay HiRel Systems LLC
Gary Hicks
Gary Hicks Mr. Dongan Electric Manufacturing Co.
Gary Teagardin
Gary Teagardin Mr. Star Technology, Inc.
Glen Collins
Glen Collins Mr. TSC Ferrite International Co.
Glenn Clouse
Glenn Clouse National Account Manager Superior Essex
Greg Dittrich
Greg Dittrich Mr Essex Brownell
Hollace Barden
Hollace Barden Business Development Lodestone Pacific
James Tabbi
James Tabbi Mr. Exxelia RAF Tabtronics LLC
Jamie Reesby
Jamie Reesby CWEIME Americas
Jean Garneau
Jean Garneau Mr Superior Essex
Jeff Riley
Jeff Riley Mr. Cogent Power Inc.
Jeffery Henry
Jeffery Henry Mr Mapes and Sprowl Steel
Jimmy Walker
Jimmy Walker Sr. Product Manager EIS, 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.
Julie Yuan
Julie Yuan Ms. Amidon, Inc.
Kathryn Berckman
Kathryn Berckman Business Development Manager Saint Gobain
Kyle Jensen
Kyle Jensen Director of Sales & Marketing Rubadue Wire Co.
Laila Durban
Laila Durban General Manager Manutech Assembly, Inc.
Lynne Frye
Lynne Frye CEO Kreger Components, Inc.
Mark Frye
Mark Frye President Kreger Components, Inc.
Mark Winkeler
Mark Winkeler Manager - Applications Engineering Elantas PDG, Inc.
Matt Davis
Matt Davis President Nova Magnetics Inc.
Michael Gibney
Michael Gibney Mr. Union Partners
Mike Brady
Mike Brady VP of Sales Magnetics
Patrick Britton
Patrick Britton Account Executive Thomas Associates, Inc. - C
Paul B. Oberbeck
Paul B. Oberbeck President National Magnetics Group, Inc.
Philip Gordon
Philip Gordon Mr Essex Brownell
Ralph Tropeano
Ralph Tropeano Mr. Windsor Stevens
Rich Barden
Rich Barden President Lodestone Pacific
Robert Prescott
Robert Prescott Mr. M. C. Davis Company, LLC
Rod Duhaime
Rod Duhaime Director Of Engineering Roman Manufacturing
Scott Crawford
Scott Crawford Rubadue Wire Co.
Sean Toland
Sean Toland Rubadue Wire Co.
Steven E. Hicks
Steven E. Hicks Mr. Dongan Electric Manufacturing Co.
Tim Smith
Tim Smith Mr. TSC Ferrite International Co.
Toby Noblin
Toby Noblin President TC Metal Co.
Tom Bresele
Tom Bresele President Electronic Craftsmen
Vahe Ohanian
Vahe Ohanian Sr. Director of Technical Services Mapes and Sprowl Steel
Vineet Kshirsagar
Vineet Kshirsagar General Manager - North America Standex Electronics
William Dull
William Dull President Triad Magnetics
16 Other Registered Attendees

Agenda

April 23
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM Board of Directors Meeting (Includes working lunch)
12:45 PM - 5:00 PM Essex Magnet Wire Plant Tour (Please note: magnet wire competitors are asked not to participate in this tour.)
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Reception at Tin Roof Broadway (Optional Activity - $85 fee)
April 24
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast & Tabletop Exhibits
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM Welcome and Introductions
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Materials Updates
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM Sponsor Presentations
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM Dealing with a Crisis at Your Company Nancy Valent & Robert Valent
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM Networking Break with Tabletop Exhibits
10:50 AM - 11:45 AM Securing Your Network: Practical Responses to Cyber Threats, Ed Cordiano, CMIT Solutions
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Tariffs & Trade Adams Lee, Harris Bricken
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Networking Break with Tabletop Exhibits
2:30 PM - 4:15 PM Technical/Engineering Forum
2:30 PM - 4:15 PM Business Management Forum
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Offsite Reception & Dinner (All Attendees) Wildhorse Saloon
April 25
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast & Tabletop Exhibits
8:30 AM - 8:50 AM TTA Membership Meeting
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM How to Build a Marketing Machine from Scratch, Sam Brenner, BoxCast

For More Information:

Rachel James
Rachel James
Client Services Associate Thomas Associates, Inc. (216)241-7333