Plant Automation: A Case Study With Ramar Foods

Mar 14, 2022

Manex to Present at AMBayArea Summit 2022

Manex is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor of the AMBayArea Summit 2022, which is hosted by the Association of Manufacturers Bay Area (AMBayArea). The 3rd annual AMBayArea Summit will be held at Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland on Tuesday, April 26, from 1 to 7 p.m. and feature breakout sessions by industry experts, a panel discussion, exhibit booths, and networking.

Manex will be presenting the breakout session Plant Automation: A Case Study With Ramar Foods. PJ Quesada, Vice President of Ramar Foods and Michael Shabaka, Ph.D., Director of Sales and Innovation Excellence for Manex will share how Ramar Foods, a specialty food manufacturer based in Pittsburg, utilized digital transformation and automation to address the challenges of increasing labor costs, a retiring workforce, company culture and, regulations. Attendees will hear how Manex helped management determine where and how to automate utilizing technology including, but not limited to robotics, IoT, vision assist, cloud computing, and cybersecurity.

Additional sessions will include:

  • Real-World Cybersecurity Breaches in Manufacturing presented by Christie Fisher, Vice President of Service Delivery ZAG Technical Services

  • Creating an Apprenticeship in 3 Easy Steps presented by Mark Martin, Ph.D., Regional Director, Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Development – Bay Area

  • Building and Maintaining a High-Performance Environment presented by Robert Sher, CEO of Mastering Midsized

  • How to Take Advantage of California Competes Tax Credits presented by Scott Dosick, Assistant Deputy Director for the California Competes Tax Credit for the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)

AMBayArea events are attended by C-level Bay Area manufacturers, supply chain members, subject matter experts, as well as valued partners from education and government. Approximately 300 people attended the last AMBayArea Summit.

Register to attend the AMBayArea Summit 2022 at AMBayArea members can purchase tickets at a discount rate. To join AMBayArea, visit

Manex is a founding member of AMBayArea, a trade group dedicated to ensuring that manufacturing thrives in the Bay Area. AMBayArea supports and promotes Bay Area manufacturing through Advocacy, Collaboration, Member Education, Purchasing Power, and Workforce Development.

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