News & Events

Bridging Lean Manufacturing and Industry 4.0

Posted: Feb 7, 2018 in News & Events

Speaker:  Ron Harper, President, Cogent Power

Date:               Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Time:               7:30 am – 9:30 am

                        Continental breakfast at 7:30 / Presentation 8:00 am

Place:             TechPlace

                        5500 North Service Road, Suite 800



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Ron Harper, P.Eng., is President of Cogent Power Inc., in Burlington, Ontario. He has worked in manufacturing for 25 years, mostly in senior leadership positions in marketing, engineering, operations and general management and has been with Cogent since 1995. The organization has been on its lean journey since 2004, and Harper has taken a highly personal role in leading the company and its teams to create a self-propelling lean organisation and culture.

Ron is a member of the AME Executive Committee and the Canadian Regional Board. He is also a highly active board member of The Centre for Skills Development and Training, the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), and regularly advises on local government policies and initiatives with Next Generation Manufacturing.