Before you come to Kansas City, take a moment to virtually meet this great slate of speakers who will be presenting the educational sessions at GEAPS Exchange. With countless decades of collective experience, these speakers have so much to teach us.

Read through their bios and come ready to learn and share at these robust, interactive educational sessions.

Keynote Speaker

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Sandy Gennaro

To get the most out of the conference experience, start by joining us Sunday morning, February 25 for an exciting keynote presentation.

We are excited to welcome rock star and professional speaker Sandy Gennaro as the 2024 keynote speaker. Gennaro, who has toured with Cyndi LauperThe Monkees and Joan Jett, delivers powerful presentations about beating the odds and becoming a rock star in business and in life.

Conference Speakers

Adam HarozConversion TechnologyDirector of Engineering
Allison McFarlandBethel CollegeEndowed Chair of Business
Alysha ParisRoboVentDirector of Engineering
Blake BucknerDegesch AmericaDirector of Operations
Brandee PolandSoles Enterprises Inc.Sales and Marketing Manager
Brett AndricksOPIVP of Sales, Marketing and CX
Burton KelsoIntegralChief Technology Expert
Cheyenne WohlfordCustom Concrete SpecialistsPresident/CEO
Corrie PitzerSafemap International IncCEO
Courtney ChristensonSyensqoNorth America Technical Sales and Development Manager
Danielle CroughInterstatesVice President of People & Culture
David SmitInterstatesSenior Systems Analyst
Doug ClingmanCentral Valley Ag (CVA)Chief Technology Officer
Erika BruhnkeRailpros IncVP Training Services
Jeff WaggonerFSSVice President/General Manager
Jeremy JacksonDouglas ProductsBusiness Development Manager
Jess McCluerNGFAVice President, Safety and Regulatory Affairs
Jim VoigtJFV SolutionsPresident
Justin MosesEcolabDistrict Manager
Karl von KnobelsdorffKnobelsdorffCEO/President
Kevin WalkerProduct Manager – IIoT ProductsDodge Industrial Company, Inc.
Kristen IrelandPeople Spark ConsultingCo-Founder
Kurt RosentraterIowa State UniversityProfessor
Lance LoyaThe Good Teammate FactoryCEO
Marcus NealMN AgSolutions LLCOwner
Matt SabeeFaith Technologies Incorporated (FTI)Group Leader – Field Energy
Matt Zabel Faith Technologies Incorporated (FTI)Solution Architect – Digital Power
Perry NettlesEcolabSouth Regional Manager
Sara KepleyProValue Insurance|ProValue HR ConsultingChief Human Resource Officer (CHRO)
Sean HenryContinentalApplication Engineer
Todd WilhelmUPLSales Manager

Innovation Station Speakers

Idea Exchange Speakers

Alex LuceEcolabBusiness Development Manager
Artur RdzanekDodge IndustrialGeneral Product Manager IIoT Technologies
Beth LockenAgtegraDirector of Safety and Environmental
Carl Swisher4B Components, Ltd.Sales Manager Material Handling Products
Cody KimmelTriple Green Products/NorstarTerritorial Sales Manager
Dale VinsandLandusCapital Projects Lead
Dave ComiskyBargetenderCo-Owner
Fábio Nathan LopesUceloCommercial Manager
Jordan NewtonSonicAireChief Operating Officer
Ken MouritzanBLT LogisticsVice President
Larry StubbeSioux Steel CompanySales Manager
Max RysdonSioux Steel CompanySales Engineer
Nicoleta AxentiMetalmont srlMarketing Manager
Royce SchulteCADAROPresident/COO
Ryan WhipkeyEnvirologixGlobal Market Segment Leader
Tom BoehmRAYHAWK Technologies Inc.President & CEO

Grain Entrapment Rescue Speakers

Carol Jones, PhD, PECL Jones Consulting and OSU Fire Service TrainingInstructor
Butch HendrixKokomo Grain Co., Inc.Safety Director