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Canada Makes Additive Manufacturing Forum speakers bio’s

The CME Canada Makes Additive Manufacturing Forum of October 24, 2018 at the University of Waterloo will feature speakers from both the Aerospace and Automotive/tooling sectors who will discuss on how they improved their competitiveness through the adoption of additive manufacturing.​

The speakers​​

Name Profile
Dr. David B. Saint John, Director of Innovation & Advanced Manufacturing Linamar Dr. David B. Saint John obtained his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, prior to completing a Post-doctoral position in Additive Manufacturing (AM) R&D at PSU’s CIMP-3D facility. He began building thermoplastic 3D printers in 2010, teaching a course in Open Source AM for seven semesters through the Department of Engineering Design. He was a Lead Engineer at Eaton Corporation’s AM Center of Excellence in Southfield Michigan prior to joining Linamar Corporation as Director of Innovation and Advanced Manufacturing. While all manufacturing methods have their merits, David is looking to ‘print the future’ when it makes good sense to do so.
Peter Adams, President of Burloak Technologies Peter is a founder and President of Burloak Technologies, a division of Samuel, Son & Co. and is a passionate proponent of the intelligent application of additive manufacturing technologies in production.  Peter has built a strong team at Burloak that are recognized as innovation leaders in the application of advanced manufacturing. Prior to Burloak, Peter enjoyed a successful career in the aerospace and industrial manufacturing sectors holding senior positions in operations, engineering and manufacturing with multinational organizations such as Ingersol-Dresser, Armstrong, Hyde Group.
Mathias Gebauer
Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU,
Group Manager AM Applications
Mathias Gebauer studied mechanical engineering with a specialization in production engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Dresden. He started his career as a casting technologist for a medium-sized automotive supplier in the field of light metal low-pressure sand casting. His responsibilities included technological support for prototype and small-series components as well as cooperation in innovation management.
For more than nine years Mr. Gebauer has been working as a research associate at the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU. At the Dresden branch, Mr. Gebauer works as a group manager in the department “Additive Manufacturing”, where he is responsible for the acquisition, planning and implementation of research and development projects regarding AM for tooling and the technological development of the laser beam melting process. Mr. Gebauer has been involved in additive manufacturing for more than twelve years.
Cassidy Silbernagel Cassidy has been active with 3D printing since 2010 and is about to complete an additive manufacturing PhD in the UK. He has worked for several years prior to his PhD as a mechanical design engineer and has helped develop electric motors for motorcycles and generators for wind turbines. He is researching how additive manufacturing can be used to help create electric motors. He is a two time winner in the student category of the Additive World Design Challenge in 2016 and 2017.
Dylan Yazbeck Dylan Yazbeck is the lab supervisor at Jesse Garant Metrology Center. He started his Computer Tomography career working as a data analyst, focusing on scanning and analysing client products. The countless hours working in this role working with thousands of unique products allows him to oversee lab operation and work closely with clients establishing specific procedures on a project basis. The creation of new CT procedures at the company has allowed ISO9001: 2015 and AS9100 certification. The opportunity to continuously improve and learn within the CT industry matching procedure with client expectation and requirement makes Dylan excited to continue his role.
Ed Bernard, Director of Research & Development at Crest Mold Technologies Inc Ed Bernard has over 40 years of experience in the Moldmaking Industry, having received numerous awards and accolades for innovative achievements and leadership within the manufacturing sector, and is currently the Chair of the Research & Development Committee and Director of the Moldmaking Cluster Collaboration Network of the Canadian Association of Moldmakers as well as the Manager of Scientific Research & Experimental Development at Crest Mold Technology Inc. where he has been experimenting with various different types of advanced manufacturing, essential to conformal thermal systems, for the application of cyclic process thermodynamics.
Mark Kirby, Additive Manufacturing Business Manager Renishaw Canada After graduating from MIT in Aero/Astro Engineering, Mark joined Rolls Royce working on the HOTOL/SKYLON space shuttle, before moving to his Father’s company, Jet Blades. Mark worked his way from CAD/CAM programmer to Managing Director, making parts for Formula 1 teams and Rolls Royce aero engines.
In 2007 Mark emigrated to the Maritimes in Canada with his family. Mark provided hands-on support for companies seeking to introduce lights-out manufacturing. He also taught Engineering at the University of New Brunswick and has a Diploma in University Teaching as well as an MBA from Warwick University. Mark joined Renishaw as Business Manager for Additive Manufacturing in 2013 and runs one of Renishaw’s first Solution Centres in Kitchener, Ontario.
  Steve Slusher, Executive, AddWorks Manufacturing Development Leader (GE) As an Executive leader within our AddWorks organization, Steve Slusher is leading a team of design and manufacturing engineers along with data scientist whom partner with our customers to industrialize their additive manufacturing process. In this role he championed the upgrades of the M2 product line and brought analytics to the forefront to improve both machine and product repeatability.
Steve has been with GE for 16 years with roles in design, test and certification. He has led teams on several GE Aviation Commercial product lines. Since joining GE Additive a year and a half ago Steve has established a multi-regional team to industrialize the existing laser and electron beam product line and the surrounding processes. The team has worked with both internal and external customers to help them advance their additive journey into piece part production.
C. Annette Langhammer, Director of Advanced Engineering NMC Dynaplas, Toronto BA Econ, York; Toolmaker Ticket Magna; 30 yrs primarily Magna/Decoma; NMC Dynaplas – Technical Captive Injection Molder; focusing on assisting customers migrate to high performing thermoplastic materials including lightweighting, design flexibility, recyclability, performance improvements.
  Mathieu Fagnan, Pratt & Whitney Canada Mathieu has been involved with technology since his teens, welding bicycle frames in his parents shed. He fueled his passion for making stuff by completing a technical degree in industrial engineering that saw him entered the world of composites manufacturing, mostly in process optimization for helicopters components. Still hungry for knowledge, he completed a bachelor in Mechanical Engineering and moved toward faster moving vehicles, contributing in core design, supply chain technical support and manufacturing equipment technology for turbine engines at Pratt & Whitney Canada. Mathieu now leads the deployment of Additive Manufacturing Technologies at P&WC. With his team, Mathieu is taking over the challenge of building the whole design system to incorporate AM to the P&WC toolbox of qualified manufacturing processes.
Roger Eybel, Materials and Processes Group Leader/Safran Expert
Safran Landing Systems
Roger Eybel is a graduate of Queen’s University (Canada) in Metallurgical Engineering (1986). Mr. Eybel has been with Safran approximately 29 years and is presently a senior Safran Expert (Senior Technical Fellow).
His work on emerging technology projects has included new alloy development (i.e. AF1410, AerMet 100, beta titaniums, etc.), new coatings, metal matrix composites, solid state welding and now additive manufacturing. Mr. Eybel has long been involved in SAE metals committees which have included AMEC, ASEC, P17,B, D, E, F,G and additive manufacturing, and presently a sponsor of  three AMS documents.
Martin Petrak, President & CEO Precision ADM Martin is a Professional Engineer and is the founding and current President & CEO of the Orthopaedic Innovation Centre Inc. (OIC) established in 2010. The OIC manages clinical trials and leads orthopaedic medical device testing, development, and commercialization at the Concordia Hip and Knee Institute in Winnipeg Manitoba. Martin has several patents and is focusing on leading research and development initiatives that include 3D Printing and additive manufacturing.
Martin is also the co-founder and CEO of Precision ADM, an additive manufacturing company in Winnipeg that is focused in delivering engineering and manufacturing services to the Medical, Aerospace, and Energy sector industries.
Martin sits on various local, national and international committees on advanced manufacturing, medical groups and standards councils.
  Wes Byleveld, Director, Additive Manufacturing Exco Engineering Wes Byleveld has worked at Exco Engineering in die cast tooling and process engineering for more than 15 years and has spent the last 5 years leading Exco’s investment in additive manufacturing, spending time at machine builders, universities and die casters across the globe.  Wes was personally instrumental in developing additive manufacturing processes and methods for speciality die casting steel and in the design and delivery of some of the world’s largest and most complex additively produced tooling for the high pressure die cast industry.
François Charron-Doucet, Director of Quality Control and Scientific Director at Groupe AGÉCO Mr. Charron-Doucet is Director of Quality Control and Scientific Director at Groupe AGÉCO. François Charron-Doucet received a diploma in engineering physics in 2004 (École Polytechnique de Montreal), and obtained his Master’s degree in 2007 from the same university with a thesis on greenhouse gas project quantification using Life Cycle Assessment. He held a position at the CIRAIG, Interuniversity Research Centre in Life Cycle Analysis, from 2007 to 2010 as research associate and as scientific director at Quantis Canada (now Groupe AGECO) from 2010 to 2015. He is a CSA Group Certified GHG Verifier and a recognized verifier for several North American and European environmental product declaration programs, including the International EPD System (Sweden) and CSA (Canada). He is member of the CAC/ISO/TC207/SC3 – Environmental Labelling Canadian mirror committee.
Thomas A. Houle, Director, LUMEX NA for Matsuura USA Thomas Houle is an experienced Manufacturing Professional with a demonstrated history of success in the tooling and plastics industry. He is skilled in new product development, Program Management, Sales and Business development, new Technology adoption and Manufacturing systems and experienced with in-mold sensing and monitoring to measure mold and part performance. Houle has 27 years of continuing experience in the injection mold and molding industry developing turn-key projects for customers all around the globe. In his role as Director, LUMEX NA for Matsuura USA, Tom leverages his experience in operational excellence and continues to develop a cutting-edge, innovative U.S. presence for Matsuura’s Hybrid AM Manufacturing solution. He inspires a culture of continuous improvement by defining goals, developing strategies, implementing systems and measuring performance results for the LUMEX product.
  Olivier Marcotte, 
Agent de recherche et développement
Olivier Marcotte holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering. He has held the position of research and development officer at the Center de recherche industrielle du Québec (CRIQ) since 2009. As such, he participated in the establishment of a metal additive manufacturing laboratory for industrial applications in 2014. This laboratory aims to familiarize Quebec companies with this technology of the future by providing access to the equipment and expertise of CRIQ staff. For close to 2 years, he has been working on the development of a new additive manufacturing laboratory that will be dedicated to the medical applications of 3D printing. This laboratory, created in partnership with a group of local hospitals, will aim to develop new applications of 3D printing in the medical field, be it patient-specific metal implants, cutting guides, anatomical models or other applications of interest.

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