CAE Industry Week 2021

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Monday, March 29, 2021 - 5:00pm to Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 8:30pm


You are invited to CAE Industry Week 2021! 

Monday, March 29 - Thursday, April 1st | 5:00 PM EST | virtual, Zoom 


Engage in a virtual Career Conversation with our CAE Alumni and Industry Partners! There are career paths and opportunities within the industry that you do not even know are possible and the information you learn in these Career Conversations could lead you to your true career calling. 

Schedule of Career Conversations:

Monday, March 29th: Nationwide Aviation Business Center

Aviation is not an industry for staying put. It’s literally about reaching new heights. The aviation operation at Nationwide Insurance in Columbus, OH has made a department-wide habit of finding new ways to improve. Jeffrey A. Poeppelman, Senior Director, Chief Pilot, Administration, and Jeff Adelman, Pilot and Kent State University Alumni, will be doing a 30,000-foot overview of business avionics, then take a dive into a realistic understanding of what is possible for our students pursuing a career in the aeronautics industry. 

Tuesday, March 30th: Rockwell Automation 

The mission of Rockwell Automation is to improve the quality of life by making the world more productive and sustainable. Rockwell Automation is committed to enabling the next generation of smart manufacturing. With the right strategy, talented people, and substantial financial strength, they are dedicated to delivering value to their customers. Chloe Turek, Global Competency Programs Manager, Marzell Brown, Senior Test Engineer, and Tajaey Young, Sales Onboarding Programs Lead, will discuss the unique strategy, abilities, and opportunities for impact that students can anticipate. 

Wednesday, March 31st: A Panel of Pilots 

This panel of pilots will feature experiences from a variety of perspectives. This panel will have you arriving with questions and departing with answers to help you navigate the ins and outs of the aviation industry. This panel will include the following Pilots: 
Jimmy Bufalino
B-777 First Officer 
Alan Kuznicki
First Officer, A320
American Airlines
Bill Colleran
Airbus A-320 / A-321 Captain
JetBlue Airways
Maggie Prochaska
James Payne 
First Officer 
Southwest Airlines 
Ted Orris
Retired, Captain: Boeing 737
Southwest Airlines 
Jordan Moore
Captain, Embraer 170
Republic Airways 
Steve Schafer
Boeing 737 First Officer
United Airlines
Kevin Fetsko 
Director of Global Flight Operations
Paul Shadle
International Captain / Safety Manager
Mike Gerda
Chief Aircraft Manager and Check Airman
Chris Sepesy
Captain/Standards Officer 
Parker Hannifin
Mike Fox
Assistant Chief Pilot
Parker Hannifin
Mitchell Briggs
Corporate Pilot
New World Aviation 
Anas Alzahrani
First Officer, Airbus A-318,320,321 
Saudi Airlines 

 Thursday, April 1st: Adaptive Corporation 

Adaptive Corporation is the leading Digital to Physical Product Lifecycle Company that helps streamline business processes, reduce costs and improve efficiencies for customers who need to bring new products to market. Adaptive’s growth is powered by working closely with its 500+ customers to overcome the challenges around product development. Frank Thomas, Metrology and Additive Manufacturing Solution Specialist, will share more insight into how the Adaptive team crafts tailored solutions that help customers shorten development and production cycles throughout product planning, development, manufacturing, and after-market service processes by using a combination of the unique "Digital to Physical" offerings. 

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