Manufacturing Automation – When & How to Introduce Automation into Your Shop

Monday 10/25/2021, 11:00 am
Labor shortages, production increases and increased quality requirements all drive the need for machine shops to investigate using automation. In this presentation, we will explore the best ways to begin as well as some of the latest trends in the industry that make automating your shop easier than ever.


Mike Cicco, President & CEO Fanuc America Corporation
Mike Cicco joined FANUC in 1999, and has held a variety of management positions over the years, including software/controls manager and district sales manager at the company’s Southern California facility. In 2005, Cicco transferred to FANUC’s headquarters in Rochester Hills, MI to take on the role of national account manager of the company’s Authorized System Integrator sales group. As his career progressed, he was named general manager of several robot division groups including Material Handling Engineering, Authorized System Integrator sales and Domestic Automotive/Michigan Regional sales. In 2015, Cicco was promoted to vice president of FANUC’s North and South American sales and execution, and in April 2016, he was named president and COO, with responsibility for all of the company’s operations in North and South America. Cicco also serves on FANUC CORPORATION’s (Japan) Board of Directors.


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