Electrical Design & Manufacturing

Track 2

Tuesday - June 6, 2023

Instructors & Classes

June 6, 10:00 AM – All Levels


Dan Thurmon is the founder and President of Motivation Works, Inc. This company helps leaders and their organizations move confidently through change and transformation, so they become, achieve, and contribute MORE.

His clients include Bank of America, Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, Honeywell, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft, Marriott, Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, Prudential, State Farm, and Walmart.

Dan is an expert speaker and performer. He’s delivered thousands of presentations across six continents for audiences, including world leaders, Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, educators, and even troops on the front lines of battle in Iraq and Afghanistan.

In 2011, he was inducted into the prestigious Speaker Hall of Fame — and is one of fewer than 200 living speakers to have received this honor.

Dan has served as the President of the National Speakers Association. During his tenure, he led the Board of Directors and the 3,000+ member organization through a critical transformation, which included new governance; new mission, vision, and values; higher member value; and greater financial accountability.

He is also a writer and content producer. He’s authored two books: Success in Action and Off Balance On Purpose.

Along with his speeches and books, Dan produces an ongoing, weekly video-coaching series and podcast in which he shares leadership principles and life-enhancement strategies in under three minutes.

Dan and his teenage daughter, Maggie, have become social media sensations on TikTok. Several of their videos have been viewed more than 30 million times, and their personal channel has well over a million subscribers. Maggie and Dan’s creative and enthusiastic content resonates strongly with an audience that spans the world.

Dan built his first company, a live entertainment firm, in the late 1980s to finance his education at the University of Georgia. There, he received his degree in Business. In the mid-1990s, Dan changed his firm’s focus from live entertainment to corporate education, so he could more fully use his knowledge about peak performance and help businesses succeed at a much higher level.

He is a health and fitness advocate. In his 50s, Dan continues to train and perform advanced acrobatics and enjoys hobbies such as golf, mountain unicycling, and flying trapeze.

June 6, 11:15 AM – All Levels


The 2023 E3.series design suite is packed with exciting new features and functions. The updates improve the everyday usability of E3.series and open new ways to improve quality, productivity, and consistency.

In this class, we will showcase the latest product updates in the 2023 release. The live demonstration will highlight the new features in the core E3.series modules and also feature various add-on modules.

Instructor: Bernd Schlenk, Zuken

Bernd Schlenk is a product manager working to define the direction of future enhancements for E3.series. Bernd helps customers improve workflow and optimize processes by finding the right functionality from the portfolio of E3.series solutions. He enjoys skiing, hiking, and mountain biking in his free time.

June 6, 1:00 PM – All Levels


Komax is adapting to advanced automation on the production floor through their SMART FACTORY. Komax has always focused on providing their customers with cutting-edge wire processing solutions. Now more than ever, they focus on the tools required to help their customers become SMART FACTORY ready. This all starts with understanding Data2Wire and how it can improve efficiencies in today’s world.

Are you ready to learn about Komax SMART FACTORY?

Instructor: Scott Wilson, Komax Corporation

Scott Wilson is a graduate of the University of Akron with a Business and Organizational Communication degree. He began selling wire processing machines while attending college through a Sales Rep firm in Ohio. His experience ranges from selling SMT lines, Wave solder machines, and conveyor lines to wire processing machines. All along the way, learning what it takes for the smallest companies to grow and how to make large companies more efficient on their production floor. With over 25 years of experience with Artos Engineering and now part of the Komax Group, his responsibilities as the Senior Manager for Special Applications and Solutions Team are to help analyze customers’ current way of doing things and help streamline their production.

About Komax:

Komax offers a wide range of advanced automatic and semi-automatic wire processing equipment, including wire strippers, measure cut and strip, crimp x crimp, state-of-the-art processing and quality modules, wire marking, testing, crimping presses, and taping machines. Also offering fully automatic customer-specific wire processing machines with various crimping machines, assembly processing modules, and testing stations with modular designs.

June 6, 2:00 PM – All Levels


The wire harness development process, from quotation to production and testing, is one of the industry’s most disruptive, error-prone processes. With countless manual activities and frequent media disruptions, it can be a real headache for engineers and manufacturers alike. During this session, you will learn how to speed up the wire harness procuring and production process by choosing the proper transfer formats, standardization, and leveraging tools such as E3.series.

Instructor: Christoph Bayer, ECAD-PORT

Christoph (42 years old) founded ECAD-PORT in 2015 to disrupt the component database business. During various E3.series implementation projects in automation and transportation companies, he gained the knowledge to define a E3.series component database standard which supports all E3.series features and is on the other hand, highly automated and customizable.


ECAD-PORT is creating E3.series components in a fraction of the common component creation time. More than 31,000 components, supporting all E3.series features, are available instantly via download from ECAD-PORT ComponentCloud. With its 19 employees and various service suppliers, the number of components is growing fast.

June 6, 4:00 PM


Zuken-360 is a conversation with the Zuken leadership team in a close-up and personal setting. There is no presentation or set agenda, only your questions driving the conversation. Please join us for this highly interactive and engaging session.

Wednesday - June 7, 2023

Instructors & Classes

June 7, 8:15 AM – All Levels

Instructor: Kazuhiro Kariya, Chief Technical Officer,  Zuken


Join Zuken’s Chief Technical Officer for his Zuken Innovation World keynote titled “Zuken’s Engineering Vision and Roadmap.” Product complexity is growing and challenging current design methodologies. Many technology words appear for the new “Engineering Methodologies” like MBSE, MBD, Digital Twin, Digital Thread, Multi-Domain Analysis, and etc.. We will explain how Zuken will take these new methodologies into the E/E design and manufacturing process and how Zuken will bring the design and manufacturing process innovation to the customer. With GENESYS in the product lineup, Zuken has the building blocks for an E/E Digital Engineering platform. Zuken has embraced Digital Engineering as the way forward with innovation and a commitment to sustainability. Session takeaways include Zuken’s vision for Digital Engineering and the realization of that vision.

June 7, 9:00 AM – All Levels


Digitalization is hard. If it were easy, everyone would have done it already.

This presentation will focus on the Siemens team’s latest digital success story in which E3.series played a central role and how the development of Panel Builder for E3.series was critical.

The initial problem was implementing a digital thread to improve floor wiring practices. The journey included standardization of electrical designs, processes (engineering and manufacturing), and ongoing automation of various tasks by utilizing the digital thread they created. The journey is different for everyone, but the structures that make the Siemens team successful are often the same.

Instructor: Matt Annen, Siemens

Matt Annen has been a solution architect internal to Siemens Smart Infrastructure Electrical Products business for over ten years. Along with Siemens Engineering Systems department, the Smart Infrastructure Electrical Products business has been doing Digitalization focused projects in the Engineering and Manufacturing realm since before it was cool.

More About Siemens: 

Smart infrastructure supports the way we all want to live – happily, comfortably, sustainably, and in harmony. It supports the way industry and organizations want to be – efficient, responsible, and smarter.”

June 7, 10:00 AM – Beginner


Panel Builder for E3.series 2023 enables the shop floor to leverage the panel design created by engineering during panel manufacturing. Additionally, Panel Builder for E3.series 2023 provides users with an easy-to-use interface that increases efficiency with making wire connections and tracking overall wiring install progress. Panel Builder for E3.series 2023 can also generate a range of reports and integrate with wire processing machines.

This class will cover the overall operation and demonstration of the tool, including the ones mentioned above – as well as typical use cases and what is new for 2023.

Instructor: Justin Schemanske, Zuken USA

Justin Schemanske is an applications engineer helping customers by showcasing E3.series products, providing implementation support, and tool-related coaching. Justin is an avid golfer outside the office – however, he would be the first to admit that he isn’t very good at golf.

June 7, 11:00 AM – All Levels


Automation of the manufacturing process has never been more important, yet some design processes lack the fidelity to drive automated manufacturing solutions. Although important, design for manufacturing alone is not enough to take advantage of the digitalization of the manufacturing process. A robust automated manufacturing process requires capturing the right data early while also ensuring accuracy throughout the design cycle.

In this class, you will learn to intelligently capture engineering data and utilize it in various stages of the manufacturing process. The class will also explore utilizing the data to drive the digital transformation of design, manufacturing, and assembly.

Instructor: Sanu Warrier, nVent

Sanu Warrier is Product Director for nVent, leading the global deployment of electrical design solutions. As part of the design to manufacturing platform, his work focuses on empowering customers eliminate inefficiencies, improve design processes, and reduce costs to improve competitive advantages. He is a self-professed foodie and loves to dabble in gastronomic alchemy as often as possible

More About nVent:

At nVent, we believe that safer systems ensure a more secure world. We connect and protect our customers with inventive electrical solutions. We are a $2.5 billion, high-performance electrical company with a dedicated team of 10,000+ employees at more than 120 locations around the world. Our robust portfolio of leading electrical product brands dates back more than 100 years.

June 7, 12:45 PM – Beginner


Digital engineering, digital transformation, digital thread. Everyone agrees that utilizing the power of IT will help evolve not only our engineering process but the entire product lifecycle. However, most of us, if not all, also agree that it is a long journey to harvest all the fruits of this digital endeavor. We are starting to see the benefits here and there, but it will take a while to grasp everything in our hands. Zuken’s E3.ConnectivityBrowser can expedite the value of digital information provided by E3.series. Utilizing the E3.ConnectivityBrowser, you can identify potential issues and ensure the design functions as intended in a pre-process design review. You can also help technicians or engineers diagnose and troubleshoot problems that arise during production on the shop floor. Another benefit is to provide after-sales technicians the ability to view the data on a computer or mobile device and expand the scope of the visualization on demand to help them pinpoint the source of the problem more quickly and accurately. In this class, we will explore the E3.ConnectivityBrowser and the benefits of using this tool.

Instructor: Codie Cobb, Zuken USA

Codie Cobb is a program manager, supporting E3.series products and helping customers eliminate waste and improve their design processes. His work focuses on assisting customers in defining solutions to overcome challenges and implement solutions. His true passion lies in spending time with his family and traveling the world to play Pokémon competitively.

Thursday - June 8, 2023

Instructors & Classes

June 8, 9:00 AM – Beginner


E3.panel and Panel Builder for E3.series provide a connected solution between cabinet design, manufacturing, assembly, and service. Engineers can produce cabinet layouts in 3D and 2D spaces and then use this layout to route wires within the project. Panel Builder for E3.series will use this data to display the routing of each wire so that manufacturing can track their progress while assembling the cabinets.

In this class, we will discuss how to build basic panel-specific components that E3.panel and Panel Builder can utilize for E3.series to drive the manufacturing process efficiently.

Instructor: Mike Majewski, Zuken USA

Mike Majewski is an E3.series application engineer. Mike’s responsibilities include providing support, providing customer concierge services, and creating new Zuken USA Community content. In Mike’s free time, he enjoys walks in the wood with his dog and golfing in the summer.

June 8, 10:00 AM – All Levels


Engineering data management (EDM) requires organizing, storing, and maintaining design data throughout the product development cycle. There are several reasons why design data management is critical for the success of a product development project. A few benefits to highlight are that it helps to ensure that all design data is accurate, up-to-date, and consistent, which is essential for making informed design decisions. Additionally, EDM makes it easier to determine a workflow and provide access and share design data among different stakeholders, such as designers, engineers, and project managers, thereby improving collaboration and communication. Finally, design data management enables organizations to keep track of changes made to the design data over time and provides a historical record of the design process. This information can improve the design process and make it more efficient. In this class, you will gain an understanding of how Applied Materials uses Zuken’s engineering data management tool, DS-E3. DS-E3 offers the capabilities for a very effective and easy digital way of managing design data of Zuken E3.series projects. Covering the following areas:

  1. Revision Control
    1. Save and archive engineering design drawings with their revision history, accessible for retrieval as required
    2. Ability to lock the design revision in the E3.series multi-user projects
      when the drawing is released
  2. Release Workflow
    1. Workflow to enable peer review or Design Engineering
      Authority(DEA) approval
  3. Integration with PLM

Instructor: Senthil Velu Nachimuthu, Applied Materials

Senthil is an Electrical and Electronic Engineering graduate with 13+ years of overall working experience. For the last 5+ years, Senthil has worked at Applied Materials in IT Application Solution Management for E3.series products. Senthil loves being an application engineer for E3.series. He enjoys supporting the engineering community by solving challenging problems and striving to get good-quality outcomes in everything he does.

About Applied Materials:

“Our Innovations Make Possible a Better Future”
We are the leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world.

June 8, 11:00 AM – All Levels


Discover the benefits of document generation or DocGen. In this course, we will discuss the what, how, and when of DocGen in DS-E3. This course will provide an in-depth look at the scripts behind generating your documents from E3.series into DS-E3. This course will also explain the new External BOM functionality for importing custom BOM into DS-E3. This course finishes with a brief discussion on the PLM interface and how to send your DocGen data to your PLM tool of choice.

This course is for all E3.series users, administrators, and other support team members looking at a more automated way of generating releasable documents. Document generation is just one of the features of DS-E3, our Data Management solution for E3.series.

Instructor: Taras Wallace, Zuken USA

Taras Wallace is an application engineer on the DS team, focusing on helping customers find effective E3.series and DS-E3 solutions for their environment. He focuses on scripting, managing customer environments, and providing overall customer support. Taras enjoys spending time with his dog, Teo while figuring out what country to travel to next.

Further information

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