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Café X - Martin Beaton

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McMaster University
Gerald Hatch Centre
Room 324

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Terry Milson

Ishwar Puri, Dean, Engineering invites students, faculty and staff to attend Café X. Café X will be open for business for one hour, starting with a presentation, followed by questions and answers. Refreshments will be available at the start and conclusion of the event.



If you were the CEO of Blackberry in 2007, what would you have done differently?

Mr. Martin Beaton
B.Eng. '92, Materials Science and Engineering
Regional Vice-President Innovation and Value-Added and President of voestalpine Additive Manufacturing Centre Ltd.

Refreshments, free admission, limited seating

Not a day goes by when we do not hear or read about the transformational opportunities offered to manufacturers by Additive Manufacturing. The aim of Martin Beaton, President, voestalpine Additive Manufacturing Centre has always been to help his customers grow and to utilize the latest advances in technology to achieve their business goals.

This Café X aims to stimulate a discussion on the “blue sky” thinking around the wide range of possibilities of Additive Manufacturing applications.

About Martin

Martin Beaton

Martin Beaton is the Regional Vice-President Innovation and Value-Added and President of voestalpine Additive Manufacturing Centre Ltd. He brings over 25 years of industry experience having held roles such as Chief Metallurgist, Division Manager, Group Director and Country President in metals industry and thermal processing services area. Martin is a Materials Engineering graduate of McMaster University and registered Professional Engineer (B.Eng.) in the Province of Ontario.

Martin is a highly focused senior executive committed to initiating and executing high-level strategies. Leads by example with the ability to articulate vision and strategy. Simplifies complex business challenges rendering efficient and cost effective solutions. Anticipates future needs in new markets and influences business direction with greater profitability. Provides financial modeling and analysis that support prudent investment decisions. Spearheads change management increasing productivity and revenue growth. Adds value for all stakeholders by improving return on capital and resolving systemic issues impacting overall corporate performance.

About voestalpine High Performance Metals Canada

voestalpine High Performance Metals Ltd. is a Canadian operation of voestalpine AG, a leading technology and capital goods group. Based in Linz Austria, voestalpine is a global partner to the automotive, white goods, and energy industries.