About the presenter
With four decades of robotics industry experience, Dean Elkins, Segment Leader of Material Handling at Yaskawa Motoman, has an in-depth understanding of the challenges facing the food and beverage sector. From primary production to retail supply, Elkins’ expertise comes from working one-on-one with manufacturers, helping them implement robotic solutions that achieve transformative results for greater ROI. A member of multiple professional organizations, including the Robotic Industries Associating (RIA), he consistently shares his working knowledge to transform the industry as we know it. The recipient of the 2016 Engelberger Robotics Award – the industry’s highest honor – Elkins enjoys sharing his industry knowledge, influencing positive operational change.