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Convention schedule - Sunday, June 14

7:30 - 8:00 am

Kickoff Breakfast

Breakfast service ends at 8 am.

8:05 - 9:15 am

Opening Remarks and Keynote—Leadership: Never Fly Solo

What if your customers considered you their wingman–committed to their success? Today’s speaker is a leadership consultant and former decorated fighter pilot who helps turn teams into high-performance partners for success. His mission is to help you:

  • Prepare diligently for every mission
  • Face challenges and change with courage
  • Focus on a “one team, one mission” culture of service
  • Build more trusting and collaborative partnerships
  • Commit to excellence in business and life

Lt. Col. Rob “Waldo” Waldman
The Wingman Foundation
Atlanta, GA

9:45 - 11:00 am

Education Session

Technology to Generate Leads and Increase Sales

Technology has never offered more powerful tools for sales and marketing professionals. But email, phone calls, appointments–all come at us in a non-stop stream of information that more resembles water from a fire hose than civilized communication or organization. 
This session will explore the use of technology to increase leads and generate sales. 

Topics will include:

  • Using technology to increase sales and improve efficiency
  • Email tips to save time 
  • Understanding how customers source your services and products today
  • Synching up search and social to expand brand awareness
  • Using marketing automation to generate higher quality leads

Eddie Bluff
Site-Seeker, Inc.
New Hartford, NY


Brian Bluff
Site-Seeker, Inc.
New Hartford, NY

Education Session

Safety Regulations Update & EASA Helps Build Your Safety Program 

What new safety regulations become effective in the U.S. this year? What is the impact on the EASA service center? This session will cover these questions plus provide an overview of how EASA plans to help you build your safety program and maintain a “culture of safety” no matter where you’re located.

Tom Barnes
Compliance Specialists, Inc.
McCalla, AL

Education Session

Open Technical Forum 

Bring your toughest technical questions and learn from EASA’s engineering team and your colleagues during this informal discussion. Many members say Open Technical Forums are among the best sessions they’ve ever attended!

Facilitator: EASA Education & Technology Consultant Austin Bonnett, Gallatin, MO.

Panelists: EASA Senior Technical Support Specialists Tom Bishop and Chuck Yung; EASA Technical Support Specialists Jim Bryan and Mike Howell; and EASA Pump & Vibration Specialist Gene Vogel.

Spouse/Guest Session

Get The Most From Your San Antonio Visit

Make the most of your time in San Antonio! Learn about the city's history and how to get around this great area. Maps and coupons will be provided.

11:15 am - 12:45 pm

Networking Lunch with Speaker

Industrial Economy 2015 to 2017: Regional & Global

Hear this highly-rated economist discuss the global industrial outlook while also focusing on various regional economic trends. What is the current state of the economy and how does he see it changing in the next few years? What action items should you consider to maximize profitability for your company for the short- and long-term?

Brian Beaulieu
Institute for Trend Research
Boscawen, NH

1:00 pm

Exhibit Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

1:00 - 4:30 pm

First Exhibit Showing & New Product Theater

View a complete list of exhibitors as well as an interactive map of the exhibit hall.

New Product Theater Presentations

2:00 - 2:30 pm New Products, New Technologies
Presented by Leeson, A Regal Brand
2:45 - 3:15 pm TRAVERSE MASTER ERP Business and Service Repair Software
Presented by Open Systems, Inc.
3:30 - 4:00 pm Hard Bearing or Soft Bearing Machines: Which One is for You?
Presented by Schenck Trebel Corp.

6:00 - 10:00 pm

Reception, Dinner & Entertainment

The evening starts with a reception (cash-bar avaiIable) from 6:00 - 7:00 pm.

Then shift gears at 7:00 pm with a fantastic dinner and entertainment. If you’ve attended past conventions, you’ll know this is the one event you don’t want to miss! It starts with an incredibly delicious meal, after which the winner of this year’s prestigious EASA Exceptional Achievement Service Award will be announced.

Then it’s time to unwind and have a few laughs with the hilarious Don McMillan. Who would have guessed that a Stanford University graduate with a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering could be so funny!  Not only did Don help design the world’s first 32-bit microprocessor, but he’s also been named the #1 corporate comedian by CBS BNET. His “Life After Death by PowerPoint” and “Live from My Cubicle” videos have been viewed by millions of people worldwide on YouTube. Don’s unique brand of workplace humor has also been seen on “The Tonight Show,” MTV’s “Half Hour Comedy Hour,” and A&E’s “Evening at the Improv.”

(Suggested dress: Choose from dressy casual to jacket-and-tie for men; dressy casual to dinner dresses for women.)


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