MRO Magazine

Manufacturing technology show adds automotive speakers program

Toronto -- Sept. 14, 2001 -- Visitors to the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS) event in Toronto Oct. 15...


September 14, 2001
By MRO Magazine

Toronto — Sept. 14, 2001 — Visitors to the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS) event in Toronto Oct. 15-18, 2001, will have the opportunity to hear from top speakers about what’s ahead for Canada’s automotive industry.

The ‘Innovation in the Automotive Field’ speakers program features a keynote address from Doug Overbury, general manager of the Atoma Technical Centre (now the Intier Division of Magna).

Overbury will provide a brief outline of Intier as part of Magna’s structure and future vision for the company, highlight the importance of research and development by Tier One suppliers, and discuss opportunities and trends in niche manufacturing and outsourcing and their impact on the Canadian market.

Other speakers include Gerry Fedchun, president of the Canadian Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association, who will present general comments on the direction of the industry; Bob Armstrong, president of the International Automobile Manufacturers Association of Canada and the Canadian Importers and Exporters Association, who will speak about innovations and trends as they apply to the members of the IAMAC; and Dennis DesRosiers, president of DesRosiers Automotive Consultants Inc., who will provide an update on trends in the automotive sector in regards to tier convergence, purchasing and technology.


The automotive program will be held on Tues., Oct. 16, 2001, beginning at 12 noon at the National Trade Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto.

CMTS, incorporating the Canadian Machine Tool Show and the National Factory Automation Show, features more than 600 exhibitors presenting innovations in machine tool technology and factory automation, along with a complete range of industrial accessories and supplies.

The show is open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Oct. 15, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Oct. 16 and 17, and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Oct. 18. CMTS is sponsored by the Canadian Machine Tool Distributors’ Association and the Canadian Tooling & Machining Association.

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