MFG TMW Podcast
Ted Rozier, Festo Didactic
A self-professed Industry 4.0 champion and digital transformation champion, Ted Rozier serves as director of engineering at Festo Didactic North America. The company is a global leader in designing and implementing Industry 4.0 learning laboratories, educational equipment and programs that train people to perform in highly dynamic and complex industrial control and automation environments.
Ted has managed the development of several user-friendly automation control turnkey systems on a global scale. Before joining Festo Didactic, Ted spent 18 years leading the Automation Engineering Department for Doosan Infracore Machine Tool Corporation. He specializes in the design and development of robotics and machine tool turnkey systems for the automotive, aerospace and pharmaceutical industry.
Keywords: Industry 4.0, robotics and automation, skills gaps
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