2021 Schedule

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Wednesday, Oct 6
10:00am — 11:00am
Virtual Panel
88 attending

Manufacturing Readiness 101

Getting a product ready for manufacturing can seem daunting. This panel of manufacturing experts will talk through the do's and don't's while addressing a lot of the myths of what is needed for manufacturing within the start-up community. WARNING: Be prepared to leave disheartened, but informed with a better understanding of what is needed to save money in the long run.

Moderator: Jenney Loper, Director of Operations and Fractional COO

Chuck Hodges, President & CEO of Zebulon Solutions
Joseph Steinman, Senior Mechanical Engineer

Jenney Loper
Jenney founded JSL Solutions, an operations consulting company that Zebulon Solutions acquired in 2019. Now Zebulon Solutions’ Director of Operations, she specializes in helping start-up companies build their operational business infrastructure for scalable growth. Jenney brings nearly two decades of experience, ranging from startups to multinational companies such as Vestas and JDSU. Her extensive operations expertise spans supply chain management, new product introduction, manufacturing transition, quality resolution, and manufacturing process development.

Chuck Hodges
Chuck was one of the original founders of Zebulon Solutions and is currently the President and CEO. He has over thirty years of engineering and operations management, and is an expert in product development, with over seventy successful product launches under his belt, including iconic products like the Xbox. He started and built up Flextronics International’s engineering services business unit, as well as managed various operations and global design teams. His experience spans both successful startups like Palm and Therasense as well as global leaders like Ericsson and Johnson & Johnson. Chuck has an MSEE from Stanford University and BS in EE and Physics from Rice University.

Joseph Steinman
Throughout Joseph's career he has developed complex products for all sorts of industries, ranging from toys to electric cars. His expertise includes medical devices, internet of things (IoT), aerospace, automotive, telecommunications, and more. Joseph has also worked with a number of start-ups.

Hybrid Events for 2021
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