Recruiting & Retaining Top Talent
Ryan Avery, AveryToday, Inc.
One of the most common challenges for EASA members is recruiting and retaining employees, especially the younger set. And if you do recruit them, how do you make sure they thrive with the other generations in your workplace?
This session will cover:
- The significant difference between managing millennials versus motivating millennials–and the reason one is costing you money, substantial headaches and energy
- The super-efficient way to expertly identify the next generation of leaders who will grow your legacy and take your company to the next level in sales and significance
- How to deploy the simple yet little-known solutions for turning millennials into your top marketing allies and source of sales and referrals
Emerging and Disruptive Technologies
Gene Vogel, EASA Pump & Vibration Specialist
Topics covered in this session will include:
- Perspectives on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
- Introduction to various data communication strategies
- Potential benefits to motor manufacturers & IIoT vendors, independent consultants and service centers
- Transducers and technologies that comprise the data that can be made available by IIoT networks
Sales Management. Simplified.
Mike Weinberg, Speaker, Consultant, Best-Selling Author
This session offers blunt truth and practical help for owners and sales leaders from the speaker’s book, Sales Management. Simplified–named the #1 book every sales manager should read by both Inc. Magazine and HubSpot. Learn the common sales leadership issues that get in the way of achieving the desired results and that damage sales culture. The session will cover:
- The highest value sales management activities
- How to increase accountability without micromanaging or demotivating your sales reps
- How to master the 4 Rs of smart talent management: Right people — Retain top producers — Remediate or replace underperformers — Recruiting
Squirrel Cage Induction Motor Starting Methods
Tom Bishop, P.E., EASA Senior Technical Support Specialist
For many end-users, starting a squirrel cage induction motor simply means pushing a button and the motor runs. However, service centers repairing or selling motors need to understand more about what happens when that button is pushed. That knowledge not only can help result in an acceptable repair or new motor sale, it also can help assure that the motor operates successfully for the end user. This session will focus on motor starting methods from traditional across the line (direct on line) to variable-frequency drives (VFDs). Principles of operation, benefits and potential drawbacks of each method will be addressed.
- Across the line (direct on line)
- Reduced voltage—Autotransformer, Soft-starter
- Reduced current—Reactor, Resistor, Part winding (PWS), Wye-delta
- Reduced voltage and frequency—Variable-frequency drive (VFD)
AC Machines: Test and Inspection Procedures (In Español)
Carlos Ramirez, EASA Technical Support Specialist
This session will cover:
- Motor testing and inspection
- Inspection and test forms
- Routine tests of electric motors, including heat run; performance; locked rotor; speed/torque; no load saturation; IR and PI tests; hipot; surge; single phase rotor; and more.
Ultrasonic Cleaning: Applications for Motor Repair
Chase Fell, Jay Electric, Birmingham, AL
The session will highlight ultrasonic technology for industrial electric repair applications.
- Ultrasonic cleaning: how it works.
- Examples of ultrasonic cleaning in the repair shop
- Do’s and don’ts for ultrasonic cleaning
- Investment costs for ultrasonic cleaning equipment