SCHEDULED SPEAKERS

G. A.

G. A. "Fritz" Carlson III

President & CEO - Acme Manufacturing Company

Mr. Carlson is the President & CEO of Acme Manufacturing Company, a global leader in the design and manufacturing of machine tools and automated robotic finishing systems used in Grinding, Polishing, Buffing, Superfinishing and Deburring. Mr. Carlson has over 34 years of industry experience and in 2016, became the fourth generation owner from the Carlson family to lead the 108 year old company. As President & CEO, Mr. Carlson is responsible for overseeing all company operations, including development and implementation of the Company's strategic direction. Mr. Carlson has established numerous relationships and global partnerships that have enhanced Acme's ability to penetrate domestic and international markets with cost-effective automated finishing solutions. Mr. Carlson is an active member in the Association of Manufacturing Technology (AMT), Robotics Industry Association (RIA), Young Presidents' Organization (Gold) (YPO) and a senior strategic integrator partner with FANUC Corporation, for Grinding, Polishing and Buffing. Mr. Carlson has been a distinguished speaker at numerous Machine Tool and Automation Conferences on Acme's success in exporting capital equipment. Mr. Carlson holds an Executive M.B.A. from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Marketing from Michigan State University.