Conference Presenters


Tim Glaue | Caterpillar

Engineering Specialist – Design

Session: Knowledge In-the-Flow: Caterpillar’s Approach

Phone: (309) 578-1058

Profile: Tim is responsible for Caterpillar’s Technical Communities of Practice (TCoP’s) and Knowledge Management systematic business disciplines driving culture, standard work processes and technologies to help grow the breadth and depth of sustainable competency, skills and knowledge. Tim has created and developed Caterpillar’s Knowledge In-the-Flow (KITF) program. Tim’s experience at Caterpillar includes technical lead positions within integrated powertrain systems, advanced planning for validation, and the Mossville, IL Technical Center Engineering Talent & Competency team.

Tim has a 30 year multi-faceted work history first starting out at a small sheet metal manufacturing firm as draftsman then maturing with increasing design responsibilities at companies like Komatsu, Rockwell-Collins, and General Motors – Powertrain prior to Caterpillar. Tim has resided on the Industrial Advisory Board at Purdue University’s Computer Graphics and Technology (CGT) / Purdue Polytechnic Institute (PPI) serving in an advisory capacity for almost 15 years and has been awarded for innovations in Knowledge-based Engineering (KBE). In addition to engineering, Tim has a knowledge-based programming background including LISP, Intent Definer Language (IDL), Knowledge Fusion (KF), Java and HTML.



Jim Jaeckels | Kohler

Seed Project – Design for Manufacturing

Session: TBD

Phone: (920) 457-4441

Profile: 18 years of Kohler Co. manufacturing experience in progressive supervisory and engineering roles in 3 different Kohler facilities. Positions include process/manufacturing engineer, project engineer, department supervisor, staff engineer, production supervisor, plant superintendent, NPD group lead, and Mold Shop supervisor.




Wendy Lange | General Motors

Engineering Group Manager Process and Knowledge Management Transformation

Session: Creating a Release Engineer Roadmap using Auros

Phone: (586) 218-9340

Profile: Wendy Lange has worked at General Motors for 30 years. She started her career in the Materials Engineering area and has played many roles, including: Design for Environment Lead, Bumper Design Release Engineer, Mass Engineering Manager, Energy and Environment Strategy Board coordinator, and Knowledge Management Engineering Group Manager. As the Knowledge Management leader, she has been responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Auros toolset at General Motors. Through the hard work of many bright and talented people at GM, the tool has continued to grow and expand the number of ways it is used.




Mauro Marconcin | ZF

KBE (Knowledge Based Engineering) Manager

Session: Knowledge Management within ZF Braking

Phone: (734) 855-3844

Profile: TBD





Jeff Mayhugh | Navistar

Engineering Group Lead – Navistar Technical Memory

Session: Navistar Technical Memory at Five Years

Phone: (331) 332-1915

Profile: TBD





Jeff Moffa | Auros Knowledge Systems


Session: Knowledge Aware Engineering at Work

Phone: (248) 227-2982

Profile: Jeff has been an innovative leader in the field of Engineering Knowledge Management and Intelligent Design Automation for the past fifteen years and is the author of the whitepaper ‘Knowledge Aware Engineering’. 

Jeff is currently the President of Auros Knowledge Systems where he heads the business development, research, and product development teams.

Prior to Auros Knowledge Systems, Jeff worked at the Ford Motor Company in the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Development organization leading several Design Automation and Knowledge Systems projects. While at Ford, Jeff also developed expertise in both product development and manufacturing engineering having served as Product Engineer, Manufacturing Supervisor, Process Engineer, and Systems Engineer.

Jeff has a BS Mechanical Engineering from Miami University and earned his an MBA from Michigan State University’s Eli Broad Graduate School of Management.