The World According To...

Jim King

President and COO of Okuma America

The president of Okuma America and valued customer ZYCI CNC Machining reflect on the speed of technology development and its effect on the future of manufacturing.

Larry Robbins

President – Commercial Division of SMW Autoblok Corp.

SMW Autoblok president Larry Robbins considers the world of manufacturing and the excitement that permeates an industry full of rapidly changing technologies.

Daniel Janka

President of Mazak Corporation

“Continuous” characterizes Janka's outlook on manufacturing, a world where people, innovation, improvement, and progress never cease. Janka envisions a horizon of endless potential. Hybrid and digital technologies – along with AI – present an expansive continuum of opportunities for the future.

Michael Defer

President and CEO of JTEKT Machinery Americas

“Change is inevitable” epitomizes Defer's outlook toward manufacturing technology. He relishes the unpredictability of opportunities, whether it's EVs, hybrids, automation, or the status quo in flux. As a leader, he sees his role as preparing his team to excel amid shifting paradigms, ensuring they thrive in an ever-changing landscape.

Brian Such

President and COO of Marubeni | Citizen | Cincom

“Technology and training” are pivotal in propelling our world forward. While technology evolves rapidly, understanding and mastering it through training are essential for true progress, reliability, and service in manufacturing.

Pat McGibbon

Chief Knowledge Officer, AMT

Pat McGibbon, AMT's Chief Knowledge Officer, shares his perspective and insight into the future of manufacturing – the innovations and forecasting in technology, automotive, aerospace, medical, and Pat McGibbon himself.