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Webinar: Overcoming Reliability Challenges

2-3PM Eastern
Zoom Meeting

No one can afford downtime as a result of equipment failure. Downtime from a single piece of equipment can halt production and lead to product and revenue loss. Join Robert Champion, President of InnoFlex Solutions, LLC, and Frank Latino, Global Product Manager – Electrical Automation for Festo AG / Americas, as they discuss the proactive ways to increase the reliability – and extend the life – of your plant’s central equipment. This webinar is brought to you by FPSA's Packaging Network and will be moderated by Editorial Director of BNP Media, Kristin Joker.


Robert Champion
InnoFlex Solutions, LLC

Recently retired from Nestle USA where he held the position of Group Packaging Equipment Engineering Manager, Robert is the President of InnoFlex Solutions, LLC. InnoFlex Solutions provides technical consulting services in the Food & Beverage Group of Consumer Food Manufacturing Companies (CFMC) and the Equipment Suppliers providing capital equipment to their manufacturing facilities. He is an inspired and innovative technical leaders working for OEMs for over 20 years and large CPG multinationals for over 10 years. Robert has a Bachelors of Science in General Engineering from Warren National University. With three sons and a daughter of his own, he’s active in his community by assisting young men with career guidance and focus.

Frank Latino
Global Product Manager, Electric Automation
Festo AG / Americas

Frank has over 30 years of industrial automation experience, with 25 years at Festo. He has held various positions in Engineering and Management, with increasing responsibilities in Product Management. His area of expertise is in network technologies and control systems for industrial automation. He is a member of several groups within ODVA and NFPA (National Fluid Power Association), and holds two patents in the area of pneumatic valve control and diagnostics. Frank has a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College and a Master of Science degree in Technological Systems Management from the State University of NY (SUNY) at Stony Brook.


Kristin Joker
Editorial Director
BNP Media  

Kristin is the editorial director of the packaging group at BNP Media and reports on aspects of packaging. She began her career in packaging as editor-in-chief of Brand Packaging. Before joining the packaging group, she was a staff writer at Vogue, Self, Details, and Lucky magazine. During her career, she has written about construction and culture, flexible packaging and fashion, as well as equipment and entertainment for a variety of consumer and trade publications.