Midwest Aerospace Conference - MAC2022 - Blue header with plane and contrails

Schedule of Events

As MAC2022 approaches a downloadable version of the agenda will be available along with a printed version at the event. This schedule is subject to change.

7:00 – 9:00 am


8:00 – 9:00 am

Breakfast | Exhibit Room

8:00 – 9:00 am

Exhibit Room Open & Attended | Exhibitor Room

9:00 – 9:45 am

Industry Update | Ziock Room
(Exhibits Unattended)

Commercial Aerospace in the Post-COVID World | Kevin Michaels, AeroDynamic
Dr. Kevin Michaels will answer these questions about Supply Chains, Commercial Air Travel, and General Aviation Production during his aerospace industry update.

  • What is the outlook for air travel demand? When will it return to pre-COVID levels? What are the unexpected bright spots?
  • How will COVID influence jetliner production? How will the mix of aircraft deliveries evolve? What about business & general aviation production?
  • How could the supply chain structure change? What is the outlook for OEM vertical integration? Will low cost sourcing increase or decrease? What are the implications for Tier 1 – 4 suppliers?

10:00 am – 12:45 pm

Breakout Sessions | Breakout Rooms 1 & 2
(Exhibits Unattended)

Breakout Room 1
10:00 – 10:35 Supplier Development

10:40 – 11:15 Supplier Development

11:20 – 11:55
Electrification – the Third Era of Aviation | Todd Spierling
This presentation will discuss the past, present, and future of electrification in aviation. It will address the markets, motivations, benefits, technologies, timing, and challenges of introducing More Electric Systems and Electric Propulsion into the industry. Both traditional industry players and emerging start-ups are changing the industry landscape and will offer opportunities for innovative new platforms, products, and services.

12:00 – 12:35
Leveraging Technology in the Future of Manufacturing | Dr. Frederico Sciammarella
Dr. Federico Sciammarella will highlight work that has been done to advance digital manufacturing technologies such as digital twins, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality relating to manufacturing today. The presentation will also highlight future work and how MxD is leveraging emerging technologies like 5G to secure the future of US manufacturing. Finally, this presentation will highlight the importance of building in cybersecurity capabilities within the technologies being developed.

Breakout Room 2
10:00 – 10:35 Workforce
Attract & Retain to Sustain Manufacturing | Denise Ball
In the ever-changing landscape of workforce development, companies need to implement best practices in their attraction and retention strategies to become an employer of choice. Denise will be sharing current trends in attraction and retention as well as recent retention reports that make a compelling business case for learning and development for your multigenerational workforce. We will be discussing best practices in Onboarding and OJT that can directly impact your retention rates and keep employees engaged.

10:40 – 11:15 Workforce

11:20 – 11:55 Cybersecurity

12:00 – 12:35 Cybersecurity

12:45 – 1:30 pm

Lunch | Ziock Room

1:30 – 2:30 pm

Keynote Address | Ziock Room
(Exhibits Unattended)

2:30 – 6:00 pm

Exhibit Room Open & Attended | Exhibitor Room

2:45 – 3:15 pm
Best Practices for On-Boarding and On-the-Job Training | Denise Ball
Just as the technology we are adopting into our manufacturing environments needs to be innovative, agile, efficient, and bottom-line impacting, so does our workforce training from the moment they walk in the door through their entire career. We will be sharing best practices in Onboarding and OJT that can directly impact your retention rates and keep employees engaged.

3:25 – 3:55 pm
Fortress Data

4:05 – 4:35 pm
The Technology That is Driving You Today! | Thayer Energy Solutions
Thayer Energy Solutions will shed some light to get you plugged in with upcoming technology on LED lighting, electric vehicles, and the charging networks powering our EV nation.  The Thayer team will cover the topic of supporting ISO standards to the correlation of workplace lighting as it relates to improve safety, quality, & consistency of products and services. Introduction of Electric Vehicle Chargers (EVC’s) for the home and the workplace – how to choose the right size and features of your charger.  In addition to the chargers, Thayer will bring in our specialist from the Electric Vehicle (EV) industry to discuss the advancements in EV Technology, Range Anxiety, Chargers in America, Cost, Performance, & Environmental Benefits as well as exciting new electric vehicle models rolling out today. Get ready to be plugged in!

Matchmaking Sessions

3:00 – 6:00 pm

Cocktail Reception | Exhibitor Room

For additional information about sponsorship opportunities contact Anna Garrison.


Collins Aerospace - UTCAS
GE Aviation - Rockford - Air Management Solutions
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Ingenium Technologies Logo
L-T-L Co Logo
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Thayer Lighting Logo
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