Dave Opsahl, CEO, Actify
Dave Opsahl, as the CEO of Actify, leads the company mission to transform automotive program management. Dave has three decades of experience in the engineering and manufacturing technology sectors and has a track record of leading innovation at growth stage companies spanning North America and international markets. Throughout his career, Dave has fostered partnerships and alliances that drive industry-wide technology advancement. His unique ability to transform visionary concepts into tangible products and solve complex challenges has been a hallmark of his professional journey. Prior to his role at Actify, Dave served as the VP of Corporate Development for Tech Soft 3D. Notably, Dave is also the founder and inaugural executive director of the 3DPDF Consortium.
Mike Lewandowski, Vice President of Information Technology, Modineer Company
Mike Lewandowski is the VP of IT at Modineer Company and an industry expert with proven technical leadership and project management experience. In three years, Mike Lewandowski has put Modineer well onto the path of digital transformation starting with the consolidation of 7 ERP systems across 14 plants. This quickly expanded to multiple systems (program management, HR, finance, cybersecurity, etc.), and led to standardizing processes and gaining critical visibility. The improved operational efficiencies helped position the company to stay competitive in the changing automotive market and experience significant company growth, which includes multiple acquisitions. Modineer is a leading manufacturer and fabricator of low to medium volume complex metal components and assemblies for the automotive, military, truck/trailer and industrial markets utilizing stamping, roll forming, welding, machining, painting, e-coating, and other specialty processes.
Mark Barrott, Partner – Automotive/Mobility Practice Leader, Plante Moran
As the leader of Plante Moran’s automotive/mobility practice, Mike Barrott is dedicated to assisting automotive clients in defining future strategies, crafting executable plans, and achieving their long-term objectives. Recognizing the substantial and rapid changes occurring within the industry, Mike emphasizes the importance of strategic foresight complemented by practical expertise. His client base predominantly consists of automotive suppliers striving to navigate the evolving landscape of emerging technologies, market dynamics, and associated risks. His clients value his ability to introduce innovative solutions to address their most intricate challenges.