Workshop Dates
June 4 -5 , 2018

Advanced Technology Lab Focus Areas



High-Tech Welding/Fabrication

Industry Tours

Remo Drums


ADI Manuafacturing

Keynote Speakers

Keith R. Kaplan

CoFounder/CEO at Tesla Foundation


Mr. Kaplan is currently the CEO and Co-Founder of the Tesla Foundation, which accomplishes its mission through the power of research and education to create, promote, and protect Innovation and the steps needed for Commercialization. 

The Tesla Foundation’s Initiatives are focused on the Industrial Revolution 4.0 - connectivity, robotics, autonomy, big data, cyber security, education, commercialization, and educational events. Mr. Kaplan has traveled the world talking about the integration of cyber autonomy into our everyday lives. From meetings with the White House, appearing on major TV and Radio stations, authoring articles in major publications, and speaking at major conferences and symposiums globally.

Mr. Kaplan is a creator, consultant, and team member in the creation of emerging technology and is an expert in the integration of new technology into the marketplace. As a Computer Scientist and Creative he has the unique mix of rational and creative thought. Mr. Kaplan has continuously and vigorously pursued and participated in many innovative projects that push the limits of technology and how it can be used for good.

Mr. Kaplan sees the integration of technology as an opportunity to further the good of mankind and has stated,” It is the responsibility of those that have the means to assure the safe and ethical integration of all technology for the betterment of mankind”.

Chris Gandee, MBA, CWI

Manager of Educational Services at Lincoln Electric

Lincoln Electric is the world’s leading manufacturer of welding equipment and consumables. Our focus is on helping companies make their welding operations more effective, more efficient and more profitable.”