Solve Machine Shop Workforce Challenges with Automated Machine Tending

March 23, 2021


Hoping to run “lights out”? Can’t find people to grow your business? Automated machine tending of CNC mills and lathes may be a solution for you. Hear how technological developments have allowed cobot technology to reach the machine shop floor, while delivering payback times of one year or less.

Presented by:

Mark McCormick and Alex Hoffman

Mark McCormick
Mark McCormick

Mark McCormick is a Manufacturing Growth Specialist at FASTLANE. He provides unbiased support by connecting manufacturers to business resources who can solve customer problems and enable business growth. 

Mark has more than 25 years of experience in manufacturing and process industries, including oil & gas upstream and midstream, industrial refrigeration and food & beverage. He has diverse technology based, solutions selling experience.  Mark excels at identifying and winning new business opportunities with established industrial companies and smaller entrepreneurial clients. His background includes senior level technical sales and marketing leadership – involving operations improvement, process automation and digital transformation. He has held leadership positions involving new business start-ups, product launches and market penetration. Mark joined the FastLane team in December 2019.

Alex Hoffman
Alex Hoffman

Alex Hoffman is a Manufacturing Growth Specialist with FASTLANE at the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI). Alex enjoys leveraging his 25 years of experience to help manufacturers solve tough problems. His career has focused on manufacturing and capital equipment projects in the automotive, medical device and consumer electronics industries while working in Europe, Asia and North America.

Alex recently helped to ramp-up multiple sites for UDRI’s additive manufacturing operations. Alex has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and is currently pursuing a Master’s of Science degree in Engineering Management from the University of Dayton. He also holds 3 patents.

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