How Portland Forge Modernized Their Factories Using the Power of People and Technology

Webinar Details

In this digital age, modernizing your factory can seem like a grueling mission – but it doesn’t have to be. The journey towards the “factory of the future” is an ongoing process that can happen at a pace that’s right for your company. With 60% of manufacturers planning to prioritize data analytics and automation technologies over the next year, this webinar panel will share different approaches to how companies big and small can break down digital transformation barriers. 

Raven’s President and Chief Operating Officer, and VP of Operations sit down with Portland Forge’s VP of Operations to discuss real-life examples of how manufacturers have prioritized multi-plant digitization to boost productivity and morale in their organization. They discuss how both people-focused leadership and technology can empower teams to take ownership of their production targets and drive improvements on the shop floor.


Watch this webinar to learn:

  • The importance of data collection for quick wins on the shop floor
  • How to execute a digital transformation strategy across multiple plants
  • How Portland Forge increased production time by 12% and throughput by 9% with fully-digitized downtime and production loss reporting
  • Ways to leverage the power of people for increased efficiency, engagement and work-life balance

Meet the speakers

Bob Zeeb

VP of Operations,
Portland Forge

As a manufacturing executive who manages multiple complex-sites, Bob Zeeb champions best practices and innovative solutions to streamline operations, achieve competitive advantage and reduce costs. He enjoys working with exceptional teams that deliver industry-leading improvements using LEAN elements. Bob takes pride in positively impacting the P&L of every business he’s involved in by being collaborative and consistent while developing a people-focused culture.

Bob has worked across Ford Motor Company for 20+ years in roles including: Production Manager and Supervisor, Plant Manager and Lean Manufacturing Manager. He then worked as VP Operations and Engineering in various piping companies for 8+ years, followed by Northstar Aerospace as VP and General Manager for 3 years before teaming up with Portland Forge as VP Operations.

Dr. Paul Turner

President & Chief Operating Officer,

Dr. Paul Turner is a recognized subject matter expert and industry leader in Industry 4.0 applications and advanced analytics, and brings 25 years of experience in the manufacturing space to Raven. Prior to joining, he held product management and consultant roles with Shell, AspenTech, Wipro and EY. Most recently he led Stanley Black & Decker’s global manufacturing analytics strategy as Vice President I4.0 Applications and Analytics.

Paul has a BSc in Physics from Liverpool University, a PHD in Manufacturing Analytics from Newcastle University, an MBA from Manchester Business School and over 40 publications in the field of AI and analytics in manufacturing.

Brenda Munyukwi

VP of Operations,

Brenda Munyukwi as VP of Operations at Raven, is on a mission to help manufacturers gain visibility of machines, value streams, and production facilities to identify, solve, and prevent downtime using automated contextualization. Her extensive experience in the manufacturing industry ignited her passion for continuous improvement and driving ROI through people, process and tools.

A chemical engineer by training, Brenda also has a Masters in Business Administration and is a member in good standing with the Professional Engineers of Ontario and Project Management Institute. She takes pride in leveraging her experience and education to drive exceptional customer value to deliver ROI.