Welcome Dave Cronberger to the Manufacturing Industry Blog
It is with great pleasure that I introduce a key member of the Cisco Customer Global Enterprise Solutions Group. Dave is a customer solutions architect, working with and supporting key global customers, especially in the automotive industry. As an Infrastructure architect he is focused on physical and logical networks and network based services in industrial automation in discreet and process control environments.
He is a 14-year Cisco veteran with a background in IT networks, network security, IT and OT infrastructure, networks and security, with additional focus on collaboration technologies that use voice, video, and web to improve manufacturing process.
Dave is no stranger to the cutting edge of the automotive industry. He has initiated fleet connected vehicle solutions for Cisco, associated with an IP enabled vehicle using a variety of wireless connections, and today he is focused on Industrial Automation Networks and supporting systems along with network architecture and design for control systems in discreet and process manufacturing systems. This also includes systems supporting the plant floor such as communications, remote expert solutions, wireless networks and security.
Prior to Cisco, Dave held technical leadership positions at both Ameritech (AT&T) and National Bank of Detroit (Chase Bank), as well as Compuware and Timeplex.
He has been published in many industry publications and spoken at many events including:
- Cisco Live Session Speaker (Integrated Plant: Secure and Remotely Accessible Machine-to-Enterprise-Connected Production Environments / Using Video Analytics)
- Automotive News: Common IT platform cuts costs at GM (contributor)
- Cisco CallManager Best Practices (Technical Reviewer)
On a personal level, Dave is a supporter of Landmark College, which focuses on students that learn differently.