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Speaking and Writing

I periodically write and speak on a number of topics, often related to entrepreneurship, startups, manufacturing economics, and travel. Upcoming appearances, links to supplemental materials referenced during talks, and selected published items can be found on this page.

Upcoming Conference Appearances and Presentations

As of October, 2020, I am not appearing at any conferences, due to the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic.

Rail Maintenance and Additive Manufacturing – April, 2020 – CANCELED – Due to the SmartRail Boston conference being postposed, I was forced to cancel my keynote talk. I sincerely apologize to all who signed up for this talk. When a replacement talk is scheduled, I will publish information on this page.

Previous Conferences and Speaking Engagements

Lecture at Fort Hays State University Honors College – October 2020 – In October, I was invited by Kevin S. Amidon, Director of the Fort Hays State University Honors College, to speak with students about the decision to continue their education through graduate and professional school, and chart their career paths.

Electric Vehicles in Minnesota? You Betcha! – October 2020 – I was invited to be a panelist on a panel discussion about electric vehicle ownership experience, hosted by Fresh Energy and Shift2Electric.

Published Writing and Webinars

Stop Letting Your Supplier Own Your CAD – August 2019 – Some thoughts on the increasing trend to let external engineering shops control vital assets like intellectual property.

The Business Case for 3D Printing Spare Parts – August 2019 – In this webinar, I explore the high-level economics of the business case for 3D printing spare parts, with a focus on cost and lead times in low-volume production.

Dual Sourcing vs. Dual Manufacturing – June 2019 – Thoughts on how to think about engineering functionally-equivalent parts that can be produced through an alternate manufacturing process and can be used to optimize your supply chain.