FenCon19 Program
*Subject to change without notice.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Pre-Event Mixer. Details TBD

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
RBC Winnipeg Convention Centre

Stream 1
Equipment & Processes
Stream 2
Design & Culture
Stream 3
7:30 am – 8:30 am Registration and Networking Breakfast
8:30 am – 9:30 am Opening Keynote – Economic Outlook

Speaker: Glen Hodgson, International Economist

9:30 am – 10:30 am Building an Operationally Excellent Organization


Vern Campbell, Operational Excellence Expert


ERP Implementation


Matt Batcha, Fenetech

Expert, Advanced Insights into True High Performance IG’s and Windows


Robert Clarke, Robert Clarke Associates

Stephen Selkowitz, Building Scientist

10:30 am – 11:00 am Coffee Break
11:00 am – 12:00 Noon Plant Automation : How to Improve the Decision Making and Implementation Process


Paul Breault, Industrial Automation & Robotics

Sanjay Parikh, Joseph Machine Company

Operating Window Hardware Workshop:


Aaron Mundt, AmesburyTruth

Stephan Nies, SIEGENIA

Discover New Ways to Staff your Workforce


Todd LeRoy, Loewen

Cheryl Partridge, Opportunities for Employment

12:00 Noon – 1:30 pm Luncheon Keynote – Continuous Improvement

Speaker: Billy Ray Taylor, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Plant Handling Equipment Innovation Workshop on “Easier Flow” Design Software for Fenestration – Designing/Testing for Performance Cold Climate Installation for Performance and Durability

Speaker: Jon Eakes

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Coffee Break
 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Developing a Lean Strategy for your Operation


Ian Marshall, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Manitoba

David C. Hogg, Lean Consultant

Implementing NAFS Program. Practical “how to” session Workshop: FRP Door Panel Finishing – Paint, Stain and other Options
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Post-Event Mixer – Details TBD

Thursday, March 7, 2019
RBC Winnipeg Convention Centre

Meeting Room 1 Meeting Room 2
8:30 am – 11:30 am Learn how to use “Toyota’s Kata System” to take Continuous Improvement to the next level and beyond


Warren Peters, LEAN Consultant

CI for Management


David Hogg, LEAN Consultant

11:30 am Bus trip to pre-selected tour site and lunch.
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Tour and presentation:

OmniGlass Pultrusion Facility

Providing the window and door manufacturing industry with a full product range of fiberglass lineals. OmniGlass has pioneered the development of fiberglass pultrusion – with our perfected technology let us partner with you to build a better window & door.
Join us for a plant tour of our pultrusion and leading-edge manufacturing process in a state-of-the-art controlled fiberglass environment.
For more information on OmniGlass click here.
Tour and presentation:

Building Envelope Technology Access Centre (BETAC), Red River College

BETAC provides a multidisciplinary environment to facilitate advancements in building envelope technology primarily for durability and energy efficiency, while addressing the building’s intended use, life service and climate zone location. Download an overview of BETAC here.

Tour Coordinator:

Rob Spewak, Research Manager, Red River College

11:30 am Optional bus ride back to Delta Hotel or directly to the airport.