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ViaSat Plant Tour - Duluth

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Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT
ViaSat
1725 Breckinridge Plaza
Duluth, GA 30096-8982
United States

Event Details

GMA MEMBERS ONLY 

Viasat designs and manufactures antenna systems that lead several satellite communication markets. Worldwide installations include over 100 gateway systems for the most advanced satellite communication networks in the world. These gateways tie broadband satellite networks into high-speed fiber that forms the internet backbone.  They build complete antenna systems "from RF to bits" including: 

In the manufacturing operations building, visitors will see:

    • Large steel hubs being fitted with RF components and being wired for operation
    • Large steel and aluminium subassemblies being prepared for outside system assembly
    • Overhead cranes for moving and lifting heavy metal subassemblies
    • An anechoic chamber for testing high-frequency feeds and transmitters
    • Precision electro-mechanical assembly operations (mostly large antenna feeds and airframe-mounted antennas)
    • Reflector panel assembly
    • Vibration and temperature testing centers.

Outside in the antenna farm, visitors will see:

  • Antennas for tracking geosynchronous satellites
  • Full-motion antennas for tracking LEO (Low Earth Orbit) and MEO (Medium Earth Orbit) satellites.
  • Control room for conducting Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) under customer observation.

Tour Agenda

  • 9:00 – 9:30 am                 Registration, Refreshments, and Networking
  • 9:30 – 9:45 am                 Corporate Presentation and Safety Briefing
  • 9:45 – 10:45 am               Plant Tour
  • 10:45 – 11:15 am            Wrap up and Summary

TOUR REQUIREMENTS:

Attendance is limited to 2 PEOPLE per company.

NO PHOTOS ALLOWED!

GMA MEMBERS ONLY - U.S. Citizens ONLY - Photo ID is Required

CLOSED TOED/FLAT BOTTOM SHOES ARE MANDATORY.  No High Heels!  This will be an indoor/outdoor tour.  Please dress accordingly.

 

Andrew Claerbout
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Andrew Claerbout Partner Womble Bond Dickinson
Beth King
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Beth King Relationship Manager Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Charlie Post
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Charlie Post President TSI Solutions
David Hicks
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David Hicks President McMennamy-Nafziger & Assoc., Inc.
Donald Hoeppner
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Donald Hoeppner Executive Partner and CEO Paladin Associates, Inc.
Ebony Irvin
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Ebony Irvin Business Development Manager Manpower Group
Heather Hartley
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Heather Hartley Administrative Assistant / Membership Coordinator Georgia Manufacturing Alliance
Henry Levine
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Henry Levine Financial Advisor HPL Consulting, LLC
Jason Capes
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Jason Capes National Accounts Sales Fastenal Company
Jason Moss
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Jason Moss CEO Georgia Manufacturing Alliance
Jay A. McHugh
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Jay A. McHugh Business Development Manager Experis Engineering
Joanne Sanders
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Joanne Sanders President EWISE Communications
Katherine Milliner
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Katherine Milliner territory sales manager United Seal and Rubber Company, Inc.
Kathleen  Alonso
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Kathleen Alonso Vice President United Seal and Rubber Company, Inc.
Larry Swan
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Larry Swan Interim Operations Executive LG Swan Associates
Larry Woods
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Larry Woods Innovationist Trainee KarryOn Solutions LLC
Marjorie Dykes
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Marjorie Dykes Marketing & Events Director Georgia Manufacturing Alliance
Michael Rickman
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Michael Rickman Sales Representative Pioneer Rubber & Gasket Company, Inc.
Mike Fisher
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Mike Fisher Project Director Terracon
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Monica Deo
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Monica Deo Manufacturing Engineer Alpha Technologies
Raymer Sale, Jr
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Raymer Sale, Jr President E2E Benefits Services, Inc
Rob Kruer
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Rob Kruer Associate CBRE
Robert Hootselle
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Robert Hootselle CEO Cloud & Wire, Inc.
Roger Grabman, PE
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Roger Grabman, PE Sr. Consultant Grab Innovations & Services, LLC
Stephen  Powers
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Stephen Powers Industrial Engineer Alpha Technologies
Stephen Assink
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Stephen Assink Managing Director | Atlanta Amplio Recruiting
Tony Lankford
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Tony Lankford Outside Sales A.S.A.P. Technologies, Inc.
15 Other Registered Attendees

For More Information:

Marjorie Dykes
Marjorie Dykes
Marketing & Events Director Georgia Manufacturing Alliance (770)338-0051