General Industry Operations

GEAPS Exchange 2024: Revolutionizing Grain Handling: Navigating Labor Shortages with Automation and Remote Monitoring Solutions

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Speaker: Gary Roberts III

Session Description

In an era marked by labor shortages, the grain handling industry faces unique challenges. This presentation explores the transformative potential of automation and remote monitoring technologies in mitigating the impact of workforce gaps. Join us as we delve into practical solutions and cutting-edge strategies to optimize operational efficiency, enhance safety protocols, and elevate overall productivity. Drawing on real-world examples and expertise from industry leaders, we’ll showcase how embracing advanced controls and automation can revolutionize grain handling, ensuring seamless operations in an evolving landscape.

Meet The Speaker

Gary Roberts

Gary Roberts III

Account Manager

Northwind Technical Services

Gary Roberts is an Account Manager at NorthWind Technical Services. Upon graduating with a Chemical Engineering Degree from Kansas State University, Roberts began his career with NorthWind as a Controls Engineer on the design team. While on the design team, he developed custom solutions for customers by utilizing ideal electrical components to encompass all system needs, while also adhering to stringent safety and UL standards. Leveraging his process and control system knowledge, Roberts excels as an account manager, delivering cutting-edge automation solutions to the grain handling industry.