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