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GPAD conference registration now open

February 3, 2015  By Glass Processing Automation Days

img_0165Feb. 3, 2015 – GPAD has announced that their 2015 conference is open for registration, where the best minds in the North American glass industry meet annually to discuss advancements and trends in glass automation.

Ronald Crowl, President and CEO of FeneTech, Inc., industry leading manufacturer of glass software systems and Founder of Glass Processing Automation Days (GPAD), has finalized the dates, location and event program for this year’s conference. “Fabricators spend large amounts of money on equipment and software for their businesses every year. GPAD is an excellent opportunity for executives to gather in one place to learn about integration of software and the latest machinery – how to get the most out of their investments,” Crowl said. “No other industry event provides this level of detailed discussion and education. I’ve been in the industry nearly 20 years and GPAD is helping to fulfill my vision of bringing the best minds in the industry together to create new standards and systems that provide significant value."

The GPAD conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX on March 18-20, 2015. This event offers glass processing executives the unique opportunity to gain insight on competitive advantages and increased profitability through modern machinery and software technology. Event highlights include live presentations about new and upcoming equipment and software options from leading manufacturers, Q&A sessions with industry key opinion leaders and networking with top executives of other glass processing companies and suppliers.

The 2015 conference agenda is designed to continue the momentum created during the 2014 event in New Orleans, LA. “I attended my first GPAD event last year and am interested in the focus of how different technologies benefit the glass fabricator, stated Darrell Aldrich, Technical Operations Manager at Cardinal CT in Irving, TX. “A conference discussing automation of glass processing and integration has not been done in North America. The New Orleans meeting was the beginning of what could grow into a must attend for anyone wanting to keep up with technology in glass fabrication.” Jim Arnold, President of Glassource in Grand Haven, MI further added “I really enjoyed GPAD in 2014, the format provided for a fast paced but interactive experience. The presentations allowed for plenty of question and answer from the audience which was great because it brings up perspectives that may otherwise not be presented. The vendor displays also provide for some good one-on-one time to further discuss the presentations and there was plenty of social opportunities as well to discuss industry topics with peers in a relaxed setting. I am looking forward to the 2015 GPAD in San Antonio.  These events really highlight the cutting edge aspects and products in our industry plus it is another great place to visit!”

There are many industry events around the world but no other event gets you this close to the industry leaders, details on the latest trends and takes glass processing to the next level.

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