Michael F. Molnar, Chief Manufacturing Officer, US Department of Commerce, Named Keynote Speaker for The ASSEMBLY Show

Over 80 Leading Companies to Exhibit at the Only Event Focused Exclusively on Assembly

ROSEMONT, IL--(Marketwire - Jan 10, 2013) - The ASSEMBLY Show is excited to announce Michael F. Molnar, Director, Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office, and Chief Manufacturing Officer, National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States Department of Commerce, as the keynote speaker on Wednesday, October 30th. The 2013 ASSEMBLY Show will take place on Monday, October 28 through Wednesday, October 30 at the Rosemont Convention Center, Rosemont, IL.

"Michael Molnar has been at the forefront of the federal government's efforts to help United States manufacturers stay competitive for almost 30 years and we are thrilled he will address our attendees at this inaugural event," stated Tom Esposito, Publisher for Assembly Magazine. "During his presentation, Molnar will provide a status on the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership and an update on the various programs that the federal government has launched to help U.S. manufacturers." Molnar's mission in working with the AMP is to foster industry-led partnerships and to form a "whole of government" approach to strengthen competitiveness and innovation in U.S. manufacturing.

Molnar's experience includes leadership roles in advanced manufacturing, metrology, manufacturing systems, quality, technology development, sustainability and industrial energy efficiency. His credentials include service as a Federal Fellow in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and election as Fellow of both the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. He is a licensed Professional Engineer, a Certified Manufacturing Engineer and a Certified Energy Manager. He received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame, and both a Master of Science in Manufacturing Systems Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin.

In addition to this dynamic keynote presentation, The ASSEMBLY Show expo hall will showcase leading industry companies -- including Silver Sponsor Ingersoll Rand as well as IAI Quality and Innovation, CIRRIS, EPSON Robots, Sovella Human Workspace, and many others. For a list of exhibiting companies and exciting show features, visit www.theassemblyshow.com.

Registration is open for this premier event connecting manufacturing suppliers, buyers and users of assembly equipment in a forum exclusive to assembly technology, equipments and products. During the event, attendees will experience assembly equipment hands-on; network and make powerful connections; evaluate the latest technologies and products; explore alternative product solutions; and learn from high profile experts. To register, click here (www.regonline.com/register/checkin.aspx?MethodId=0&eventsessionId=e03f48588ac848569ba5937ce2644026&eventID=1178479).

The Assembly Show is sponsored by ASSEMBLY (www.assemblymag.com), a monthly trade magazine read by 56,000 engineers and managers responsible for manufacturing and designing cars, computers, catheters, coffee makers, etc. ASSEMBLY covers the processes, technologies and strategies for joining discrete parts into finished products. The event is produced by BNP Media (www.bnpmedia.com), one of the country's leading business-to-business media companies serving professionals across 50+ industries.

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For further information, contact:
Amy Riemer
Media Relations
978-475-4441 (office)
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