Having labor and productivity problems?

Join us November 3, 2022!

As we’ve learned the hard way these last couple years, it’s impossible to predict the future.

But we know some challenges aren’t going away anytime soon: labor shortages, higher prices for raw materials, and the need to reduce our reliance on overseas suppliers. Robots may be the best way to improving your productivity, reducing costs, and filling jobs.

Please join us for a hands-on experience with robotic systems, and talk with industry experts about your manufacturing challenges. See demonstrations of robot solutions that can give you the competitive edge to take on whatever the future brings.

Bring your challenging parts, questions, goals and your imagination to talk with experts about how robotics can help solve your production and hiring challenges. 

FANUC technologically advanced collaborative robots (cobots) have made implementation faster and operation easier than ever before for manufacturers of all sizes. This workshop brings together robot experts and local manufacturers to discuss industry challenges and viable solutions.

211 Kitty Hawk Drive
Morrisville, NC 27560


NOVEMBER 3, 2022

8:00 a.m.Registration and refreshments
8:30 a.m.

Opening remarks and introductions – Mark Cianciosa, Regional Automation Manager, Acieta, Mark Patterson, Account Manager, FANUC America and Scott Campbell, SCHUNK

8:45 a.m.

Future of Automation – Tom Reek, Vice President of Sales, SCHUNK and Mark Cianciosa, Regional Automation Manager, Acieta

9:30 a.m.

Attendees split into small groups:

Group A – Brainstorm Session

Mark Cianciosa will lead the group in a discussion about what makes a good cobot application. Then, get ready to solve real issues. Bring your biggest manufacturing challenges and goals to the table, and let’s discuss possible solutions. Bring along application notes and a part/tool or anything else you want to work on with a robot.

Group B – Hands-on Cobot Programming & Demo

Step into a working robot lab to see cobots in action. A FANUC expert will teach the group how to program and operate the FastLOAD CR2000. Each person will have a chance to build a new cobot program from scratch.

11:30 a.m.Lunch
12:00 p.m.

Tour of SCHUNK facility

12:30 p.m.

Group A – Hands-on Cobot Programming & Demo

Group B – Brainstorm Session

2:30 p.m.

Q&A and networking

3:30 p.m.


Industry Experts


MARK CIANCIOSA, Regional Automation Manager, ACIETA

Mark Cianciosa is the southwestern regional automation manager at Acieta. Spending the majority of his career solving manufacturing challenges with robotic automation, he excels at helping each customer implement ideal solutions to their productivity and labor challenges.

He is passionate about helping manufacturers invest in their long-term future by using robots to achieve business objectives. Growing up in Buffalo, Cianciosa saw first-hand the negative consequences of not investing in manufacturing, and he is dedicated to preventing that from happening to other companies and communities.


MARK PATTERSON, District Manager, FANUC America

Mark Patterson is the FANUC America District Manager of Robotics for North Carolina and Virginia. He has a Bachelor of Science in Physics and spent almost five years working for Schunk helping manufacturers solve challenges in handling workpieces for robotic automation. After Schunk he spent one year working for a robotic integrator that focused on ease-of-use software for industrial robotics before coming to FANUC. He specializes in working with manufacturers to develop roadmaps to automate their production facilities and identifying key metrics to improve throughput.


SCOTT CAMPBELL, Director of East Coast Sales, SCHUNK

Scott Campbell has more than 25 years of general automation and gripping and handling experience. He graduated from East Carolina University with a BS in Industrial Engineering and began his career with a national distributor in 1999 as a field power transmission specialist to the pulp and paper industry.

Scott joined SCHUNK in 2014 as a Regional Sales Manager and has grown through several role changes before becoming East Coast Sales Director in 2018. Scott helps lead a successful and tight knit technical sales team from Maine to Florida and is also involved in the premiere channel and business development teams.


Contact marketing@acieta.com or call 262-933-0018 with any questions. Fill out the form below to RSVP. Please RSVP by October 25, 2022.


Photos and video will be taken at the event that may be used for marketing purposes.


Safety glasses (provided) and closed toe shoes are required for all plant tours.

Ready to Improve Productivity and Increase Capacity? Register Today!