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Dan Copocean, general manager of Kimball Electronics – Romania, will provide the keynote at the upcoming InnovationsForum Budapest event on June 16, 2016. Few people are better qualified to talk about factory automation than Copocean. With responsibility of a production facility producing a wide range of high-reliability, durable electronics for the public safety, industrial, and automotive markets, he understands automation for competitiveness.
The Kimball Electronics - Romania officially opened in November 2015 to complement their already established service offering in Poland and to provide European customers with additional manufacturing options in Europe. The new Romania site includes a 6,150 square meter facility that contains state-of-the art production lines, an engineering and quality laboratory, and warehouse space. Construction of the facility began in February 2015, production began in December 2015, and product shipment commenced during the first quarter of calendar year 2016. The Kimball Electronics – Romania facility leadership team has been in place since January of 2015 and worked closely with customers throughout the design and construction of the facility.
"To manage this significant investment, we have built a very strong and experienced leadership team who were involved in all aspects of the design and construction of the facility. We are very excited to have you meet our team, tour the facility, and understand our growth plans," said Copocean.
Copocean is actively involved in the Electronics Manufacturing Service (EMS) industry. Prior to joining Kimball Electronics, during his 20+ years in the industry, he has held senior management positions within market leading companies such as; Celestica, Elcoteq and Solectron.
During InnovationsForum Budapest, Copocean will expand on the Kimball Electronics approach to Automation for Competitiveness and their strategies for implementing it across his production facility.
InnovationsForum Budapest is set to be the must-attend-event that enables manufacturers, suppliers and supply chain executives to gather, explore and examine how automation in the industry is set to drive competitiveness in the region. The forum will focus on the strengths of the region, with the events main aim to transfer knowledge and improve competitiveness. The event will bring together key industry professionals who will give a concise technology focused talks, interspersed with breaks throughout the day to create networking opportunities.