Workshop on Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Quality Control

Smart Manufacturing and Lean Systems Research Group


Date: October 7, 2015 (Wednesday)


A Professional Development certificate will be provided equivalent to .8 CEU
Breakfast and Lunch will be provided. Registration fee $50.

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CAD/CAM/CAE – Siemens NX (formerly known as Unigraphics)

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) - Teamcenter

Finite Element Analysis (FEA) – Hypermesh

Quality Control Case Studies

Tentative Agenda

07:00    Networking Continental Breakfast

Morning Session: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

8:00 am: Keynote Speaker

Mr. Prabhu Patil, CEO, PROLIM Corporation, Farmington Hills, MI

9:00 am: Case Studies on PLM and MES

Tom Seubert, North American Delivery Lead for Manufacturing Execution Systems, Tata Technologies
Kevin Power, Business Development Manager for PLM Services, Tata Technologies
Ian Hadden, North American Director of PLM Services, Tata Technologies

10:00  Break 

10:30 pm Speakers from Siemens
11:30    PLM Case Studies

12:00   Lunch (Complimentary) at RFOC (Real Food on Campus): All You Can Eat Meal

Afternoon Session: 1:00 – 4:30 pm 

1:00 pm Speaker 7: Quality Control Case Studies I
1:30 pm Speaker 8: Quality Control Case Studies II
2:00 pm Speaker 9: Quality Control Case Studies III

2:30 pm Break

3:00 pm Speaker 10: Quality Control Case Studies IV
3:30 pm Speaker 11: Quality Control Case Studies V
4:00 pm Speaker 12: Quality Control Case Studies VI


Biographies of the Speakers

Tom Seubert

Tom Seubert

North American Delivery Lead for Manufacturing Execution Systems
Tata Technologies
Novi, MI

Tom Seubert (LTU BSEE 1990) is currently the North American Delivery Lead for Manufacturing Execution Systems for Tata Technologies, which connects the manufacturing plant floor with IT systems for better manufacturing support efficiencies.  He has over 20 years’ experience in Manufacturing plant floor systems, starting as a Controls engineer to IT Systems and Controls/IT Integration and then Manufacturing business processes.

Kevin Power

Business Development Manager for PLM Services
Tata Technologies

Kevin Power is currently a business development manager for PLM services at Tata Technologies.  He has over 15 years’ experience in delivering PLM solutions to customers. Included in his experience is support of the initial implementation of C3PNG tools at Ford Motor Company and the introduction of Teamcenter at Chrysler. In addition, Kevin has worked in multiple accounts across various industry sectors to architect and implement comprehensive PLM solutions.

Ian Hadden

North American Director of PLM Services
Tata Technologies

Ian Hadden is currently the North American Director of PLM services for Tata Technologies.  He has over 20 years’ experience in the PLM, Simulation and manufacturing industries. He has implemented PLM systems in many industries including Aerospace, Automotive and consumer Goods. Ian has experience with several PLM systems in “on-premise” and Cloud deployments.

Mr. Prabhu Patil
Farmington Hills, MI

Mr. Prabhu Patil, MBA, ME, BE serves as the Chief Executive Officer and President of PROLIM Corporation. Mr. Patil is responsible for P & L, Strategic Planning, Business Development, Client Management, and overseeing Global Operations. He has over 22 years in various leadership roles Mr. Patil has extensively contributed to the success of Siemens PLM, UGS/EDS, SDRC and IBM PLM. He has experience in successfully defining, executing and stabilizing complex global programs spread across multiple Continents, Countries, Programs and Technologies in the area of CAD/CAM/CAE simulation and PLM solutions. Mr. Patil excels in defining & executing strategic PLM direction for global corporations and finding solutions for ever emerging technology challenges due to multiple products, platforms and technologies accumulation as a result of growth, global mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Patil has successfully led and built a Offshore Delivery Center for IT Infrastructure services company from scratch including setting up business entity, STPI, infrastructure, hiring and retaining best talent and successfully executed 24 x 7 operations center. He serves as the Chairman of Able Design Engineering Services [P] Ltd.

Mr. Patil has been recognized with several awards like Siemens Americas Consulting Award, Ford Mustang C3PNG Award, EDS Achievement Award, SDRC Product Manager Award, Rookie of Year 1997 Award, PTC Award of Excellence, Best Scientist Indian Defense R&D Award, MVP (1998), Product Manager Award (2000), EDS Achievement Award (2002), Outstanding Achievement Award (2005), Siemens Americas Consulting Award (2009).

Mr. Patil holds an MBA from Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He holds a Master of Engineering and Bachelor of Engineering from India.

Mr. RicMr. Rich Soltih Solti
Director of Sales, PROLIM Corporatio
Farmington Hills, MI

Rich brings to PROLIM, over 25 years of experience in providing IT, Engineering, Consulting , and outsourced solutions for a wide variety of industries including aircraft, automotive, computer, defense, furniture, government, insurance, manufacturing, and pharmaceutical. He has managed both sales and recruiting teams for small and large Fortune 500 companies. He brings a strong understanding of providing solutions to solve today's complex business needs. He has been a recognized proven performer as a top sales and recruiting professional by helping grow several organizations throughout his career.

Rich has managed several outsourced  IT, design, and engineering projects including:  Software development for an SQL automotive parts database for Tier 1 brake supplier. An outsourced PC Help Desk for major Tier 1 automotive interiors and seating supplier. Complete design responsibility of interior trim parts for a large Tier 1 automotive supplier. Full Dimensional Engineering including 3D Tolerance Analysis and GD&T for a seat system for both a furniture and automotive Tier 1 supplier. Customized Engineering training manuals for several aerospace manufacturers, automotive OEM's, computer manufacturers, and defense contractors.

Rich has had management responsibilities for up to 500 people. He has managed sales teams as large as 12 people. He has held management roles with over $20 million in annual sales including full P & L responsibility. He has also run full desk as both the sales person filling client requirements and thus has a strong understanding of what it takes to meet customer demands and fill niche requirements.

Rich has a Bachelors Degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix and is also fluent in Hungarian and proficient in German. Rich currently lives in Warren, Michigan USA, a suburb of Detroit, in the heart of the automotive industry.

Contact Info:

Dr. Ahad Ali
Director, Smart Manufacturing and Lean Systems Research Group
Email:; Phone: 248-204-2531 (office), 248-252-8194 (cell)