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Steve Norman

Automated Solutions Manager

Toyota Material Handling

Steve has been part of Toyota Material handling since 2005. During this time he has been able to be in a variaty of jobs involving IT, Software Engineering, IT Manager and now as the Automated Solutions Manager.

Steve is a passionate and energetic servant leader that drives organizational change and optimization by building organizational trust and serving each customer on my team and within the organization to the best of my ability.

Known for a high level of execution, strong team building skills and talent hiring as well as retention.

Not afraid to roll sleeves up and help drive great ideas into reality and enables teams to feel comfortable to fail forward fast, always progressing themselves as well as the company

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David Stanton

Technical Manager

Lindal Group

David Stanton is the Technical Manager of Lindal North America in Columbus, Indiana.  He has 30+ years of injection molding processing and manufacturing experience in automotive and medical industries. 


He has developed new tooling set-ups using DOE, Engineering Studies, Material Testing and Development. career he has been involved with design, automation and robotics, and continuous improvement.


David has Bachelor degree from Ball State University and an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University.  He is very family oriented. His three sons, one daughter, and 3 grand-daughters keep him very busy.


Uriel Lopez

Engineering Development Program - Senior Engineer


As in many Latino households, the unfortunate odds of Uriel going to work to help in the house were much greater than going to school. So he decided to “cheat” the odds by choosing both. Uriel started his professional career in his senior year in High School as part of the Cummins drafting School to Work program- getting a full-time offer upon graduating which included helping him pay for college as part as an employee benefit.


As a full-time drafter, he attended college part-time for Mechanical Engineering at the Purdue Polytechnic Institute.  Upon receiving his Bachelor's, he was accepted to the Engineering rotational program that is focused in accelerating development in the Cummins technical function. In his current rotation, he is supporting the development of Battery Electric Vehicles.


Uriel is very active within the community, especially within the under-represented. He Founded a non-profit organization called LOGRO (Latino Organization Guiding to Reach Opportunities) that closed the need-gap of supporting the needs of Latino students to proceed with post-secondary education. He is also an active volunteer with Su Casa and a planning member of Project Stepping Stone.

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Trent Bogard

Product Specialist Manager

Faurecia Clean Mobility

Work Experience:

Country Chevrolet North Vernon,IN – Service Department Customer Service Writer

Arvin Automotive – Test Technician

Arvin Automotive/Emcon Technologies - NVH Exhaust Development Engineer

Bob Poynter GM – Seymour, IN -Service Department Manager

Faurecia Clean Mobility – Product Specialist / VBL Chief Engineer / Product Specialist Manager


Personal Career Path: I have lived and worked in the Columbus are all of my life. I had ambitious goals to find work and raise a family in the community that I grew up in and contribute back to it. I found this opportunity in the

Automotive industry that was also my hobby interest and my field of study throughout my education.


After school I was fortunate to find employment in automotive service, this job helped me to understand vehicle operation / maintenance and to start building customer service skills. Continuing to broaden my Skills and starting a family, I transferred employment to automotive exhaust as a test technician then realized a different career path with a company that developed their employees for advancement

within the company. This opportunity exposed me to a whole new career path and I had to reestablish my goals.




I can say, that finding a career path in the community I was raised, has been a rewarding choice for me. I am successful because I decided what my interests were and set personal goals to develop skills and knowledge through

education and career choices to achieve my goals.

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