ON DEMAND WEBINAR /Thursday, December 7, 2017/11:00 AM — 12:00 PM CST

Secure Vendor Access


Robert Dargie
Electrical Engineer
Mark Ruberg
Vice President
ProMach Inc.
Joyce Fassl
ProFood World

Plant cybersecurity is becoming a growing concern for OEMs and CPG companies. Threats to plant information networks and interconnected machinery lines can have a negative impact on productivity for food and beverage manufacturers. This webinar will help both parties understand the climate in which we operate today, and the risks and potential rewards of remotely connected processing and packaging machinery.

The goal is to enable safe and secure remote diagnostics and assistance by the suppliers of current and future operating equipment in CPG manufacturing plants.  This results in improved CPG operational excellence and supplier value.

The OpX Solutions Group for Secured Vendor Access is a team of CPG and OEM subject matter experts from over 20 companies, who are sharing their expertise by developing these much-needed industry guidelines.

This webinar will help attendees:
• Learn about the Best Value Options Analysis to enable a more transparent, non-technical discussion of the pros/cons of each of the primary methods when connecting remotely.
• Discover the key attributes of the Best Value Options Analysis, such as skills required to implement and to then maintain, the cost to acquire and then to operate, the protection to the organization both from an operational perspective and business, the reliability of each method, and finally an overall value proposition.
• Create better business discussions on this topic that will lead to better business decisions.

A Q&A session follows the live webinar.


Speaker Bios:

Robert Dargie, Electrical Engineer

Robert Dargie started with Amway as Industrial Master Electrician in 2007. Since then he has moved into Engineering and is now currently a Senior Electrical Engineer. Mr. Dargie developed the Global Ethernet Control Network Standard for Amway Corporation and leads those installations. Mr. Dargie also, has been involved in many multi-million dollar packaging line and process installations throughout his career at Amway.

Before Amway, Robert Dargie earned and Associate Degree in Criminal Justice in 1995 and worked with several Police agencies. In 1998, Mr. Dargie started as an electrical apprentice with General Motors and became State Certified Journeyman in 2002. Since then he earned his State Masters Electrical License, and a B.A. in Electrical Engineering from Ferris State University.

Mark Ruberg, Business Development

Mark Ruberg joined ProMach in 2011 and has more than 30 years of business experience. Mr. Ruberg led ProMach's interdivisional collaboration efforts across the purchasing, engineering, and sales teams as well as ProMach's international efforts in Latin America. Mr. Ruberg is now managing Business Development for ProMach's Line Performance Software.  Before joining ProMach, Mr. Ruberg held several positions leading multinational growth efforts at Milacron Inc.

Mr. Ruberg earned his Master's in Mechanical Engineering from University of Cincinnati and his B.A. in Physics from Thomas More College. He currently serves on the Global Marketing Committee for the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) and serves on the Board of Directors for the global Organization for Machine Automation Control (OMAC).


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