Cincom Manufacturing Conference to Feature Speakers Kevin Parker, Don Richardson, and Jim Wilson

From: Cincom Systems
Published: Tue Apr 19 2005

CINCINNATI, Ohio - April 12, 2005 - Cincom Systems is proud to announce that Kevin Parker, MBT Magazine editorial director; Don Richardson, Microsoft Manufacturing Industry Solutions Group director; and Jim Wilson, Cincom program director will be speaking at the 2005 Cincom Manufacturing Conference, Accelerate. On May 23-24, 2005, the speakers will present topics pertaining to technology directions in manufacturing, and on May 24, Parker and Richardson will participate in Exploiting Technological Advancements to Accelerate Operational Excellence: a Technology Panel Discussion.

Kevin Parker has been with MBT nearly a decade - since 1993 as editor, and July 2000 as editorial director. Parker oversees the content side of MBT’s print products, electronic publications, and events. Parker moderates the MBT Technology Broadcast series and speaks at industry events. Before becoming an editor, he held various positions in the engineering department of an industrial equipment manufacturer. His bachelor’s in philosophy includes studies in the philosophy of science.

Don Richardson leads a team of business development managers and technical specialists at Microsoft who work closely with major manufacturing independent software vendors that are developing solutions that take advantage of the Microsoft platform, Microsoft .NET and Microsoft’s development tools. The group focuses on the areas of Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), plant floor automation, product lifecycle management, and supply chain management. Prior to joining Microsoft, Richardson was a technical manager for Intergraph Corp., a Fortune 1000 company in the CAD/CAE space.

Jim Wilson has more than 24 years of experience in the software industry working as a chief architect, development manager, and product director. Jim has also been directly involved in the development and successful implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning and Customer Relationship Management solutions for numerous world-class manufacturers.

About the Cincom Manufacturing Conference
Accelerate, a full three days of sessions, will take place at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona, on May 22-25, 2005. Presentations and events will center on the Accelerate theme that was chosen to reflect the importance of accelerating operational excellence in every aspect of manufacturing operations.
Manufacturers interested in attending this year’s conference can register and learn more at

About Cincom
For nearly 40 years, Cincom’s software and services have helped thousands of clients worldwide simplify the management of complex business processes. Cincom specializes in the five areas of business where simplification brings the greatest value to managers who want to grow revenue, control costs, minimize risk, and achieve rapid ROI better than their competitors: Data Management; Marketing, Sales and Customer Service; Application Development; Manufacturing Business; and Outsourcing/Hosting.

Cincom’s Manufacturing Business Solutions create a global advantage for complex manufacturers by delivering the lean technologies required to accelerate operational excellence. By identifying and automating complex manufacturers’ most critical business processes, Cincom enables you to streamline acquisition, production, delivery, and performance processes for solid profit growth. Cincom leads the industry with over three decades of experience, providing deep domain expertise for rapid and continuous return on investment.

Cincom serves thousands of clients on six continents including BMW, Citibank, Boeing, Northwestern Mutual, Federal Express, Ericsson, Penn State University, Messier-Dowty, Siemens, Rockwell Automation, and Trane.

For more information about Cincom’s products and services, contact Cincom at 1-800-2CINCOM (USA only), send an e-mail to, or visit the company’s website at


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