NSC June 21st Meeting
GRACO: World Premier Manufacturer of Fluid-Handling Equipment and Systems
George Aristides Riverside Center
1112-1150 Sibley St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
You are invited to take an in-depth look at Graco. In 1958, Graco introduced the industry’s first airless paint sprayer. This company has spent the last six decades continuing to innovate to improve and make advancements to its airless sprayer and airless accessory offering, equipping end users with the best, most dependable and job-site ready sprayers available on the market today. Airless paint spraying only part of the rich history Graco has added to the Minneapolis business world.
Once a quiet family-owned business, Graco Inc. has become one of the world's premier manufacturers of fluid-handling equipment and systems. It has pioneered technology and equipment for a wide variety of fluid handling applications. Graco, Inc. is a recognized leader in its specialties; the Minneapolis-based company serves customers around the world in the manufacturing, processing, construction and maintenance industries.
Graco supplies technology and expertise for the management of fluids and coatings in both industrial and commercial applications. It designs, manufactures and markets systems and equipment to move, measure, control, dispense, and spray fluid and powder materials. Spend the evening with us and you will be amazed at what is going on in our own backyard at Graco, Inc.
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Please come with the appropriate footwear for the tour.
***See special note at the end of this email
June 21st Agenda:
6:15 – Network and socialize over pizza
6:45 – Welcome & INCOSE Chapter Overview by Roz Dolid, Chapter President
7:00 – Presentation and Tour
8:30 – Adjourn
Host: Justin Griesinger
Presenter: Carl Penttila
Area Sales manager AFD
B.S Industrial Engineering @ Engineering Management, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology:
Justin started as a manufacturing engineering intern at Graco in 2011, during his time in the factory he worked with HPCF and AFTD departments. As a Manufacturing Engineer he was responsible for cost of quality, product improvements, work flow and process improvements. As a Field Sales Application Engineer, Justin traveled around the United States and Canada working with the Invisipac sales team doing installs, process improvements on packaging lines and Invisipac improvements. Now as an ASM, Justin manages the distribution channel that sells all Graco AFD products. In this role he also has the ability to work directly with end users and solve application needs, from process to machine application.
Global Product Manager, Sealant and Adhesive Equipment
B.S Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota:
Carl started with Graco's Applied Fluid Technologies Division (AFTD) in April of 2015 and is responsible for all aspects of product life cycle, including product development. AFTD develops and delivers innovative controls and equipment for application of sealants and adhesives in automotive and general industrial manufacturing. Prior to joining Graco, Carl was a Product Manager for Honeywell, which is where he developed his passion for controls and systems integration.
*** Special Note: Visitors must wear suitable shoes for their safety.
Closed-toe, flat-heel shoes or boots are required. No high heels or sandals allowed.
Attendees are restricted to be at least 18 years old.
Visitors under 18 or without appropriate shoes will not be allowed into the facility.