1 day
Oakland University
Oakland Center
Founders Ballroom, 2nd Floor
312 Meadow Brook Road
48309-4454 Rochester, MI

Networking Point for the Automotive Industry


For the eighth time colleagues, experts and interested parties will meet for professional exchange and networking at the beautiful campus of Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.
Ideas for improving quality, making better use of knowledge and reducing quality costs will be presented and discussed here. This year, the following companies, among others, will speak with presentations on current topics in the automotive industry: General Motors, Plastic Omnium and AIAG.

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The PLATO User Conference features:

  • dialogue with colleagues on current challenges in the automotive industry,
  • Best Practice examples from well-known representatives of the industry,
  • innovative ways that can effectively bolster your product development and reduce your costs.

Take a look at the agenda below.

We look forward to meeting you in Rochester.


Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 | 07:45 AM - 05:45 PM

PLATO Welcome and Introduction
Stephen Dunn, Director PLATO North America
Get your Quality House in Order
Andreas Großmann, CEO, PLATO AG
Knowledge Management for Improving Quality – e1ns in GM
Marvin Loucks, Global DFMEA Leader, General Motors
Managing Confidential Information using e1ns Template Management
Pierre-Emmanuel Carlier, Product Engineering Processes Manager, Plastic Omnium

Value of Pro-Active FMEAs – Leveraged Consistently Through Cultural, Process and Technology Change
Panelists: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Nexteer Automotive, ZF Group and AIAG; moderated by Murray Sittsamer, President of Luminous Group

AIAG Quality Update
Scott Gray, Director Quality Products and Services, and John Cachat, CTS Software Project Manager, AIAG
PLATO Template Management – Leveraging Knowledge for Risk Management
Claudia Lange, PLATO Consulting and Training
AIAG & VDA Guideline − Expected Value and Plan for Implementing the Changes in e1ns 
Desmond Mahadeo, Director Program Management, PLATO North America
Engineering Risk Analysis Curriculum for Pro-Active Risk Planning at Oakland University
Robert Van Til,  Chair & Pawley Professor, and Richard Olawoyin, Associate Professor, Industrial & Systems Engineering, Oakland University

PLATO Software Update − Outlook for 2020 Roadmap
Mark Chambers, Director, PLATO North America

Final Words on the 8th Annual PLATO User Conference
Networking Session
Beverages & Snacks provided

Download the detailed agenda here.


James A. McDermott | PLATO North America
+1 416 705-4761


Marvin Loucks

Global DFMEA Leader, General Motors

Pierre-Emmanuel Carlier

Product Engineering Processes Manager, Plastic Omnium

Scott Gray

Director, Quality Products & Services, AIAG

Andreas Großmann

CEO and Founder, PLATO

Richard Olawoyin

Associate Professor, Industrial & Systems Engineering, Oakland University

Robert Van Til

Chair & Pawley Professor, Industrial & Systems Engineering, Oakland University