2017 Speakers


Eric Cowan

Industry 4.0 Manager

Continental Automotive Systems

Eric Cowan is the Industry 4.0 manager at Continental Automotive Systems in Seguin, TX. He has 16 years experience in high volume electronic manufacturing for the automotive industry. He has run an internal continuous improvement group for several years and in late 2015 assumed his current role. He is responsible for the Seguin plant's Industry 4.0 initiative encompassing Collaborative Robotics, Big Data, and Software Systems as Continental strives to implement the Smart Factory of the future. He is also Head of the Collaborative Robotics Competence Center for the Americas Region responsible for assisting facilities in the region to implement collaborative robotic solutions. Prior to his current role he has served as the Test Engineering manager, Logistics manager, and Systems Engineering manager. He is a certified PMP with many years of experience managing projects of various scales in IT, Logistics, and manufacturing.


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