Reliance Worldwide (RWC) are the world’s largest manufacturer of push to connect plumbing fittings and specialist water control valves. With over 100 years’ experience in the industry, 250 patents and 6 locations globally, RWC rely on technology and innovation to evolve and expand their business. Join Chris Lacey for this interactive keynote as he shares how RWC handle their product development and data management in a complex global environment. He will explain their journey to efficient collaboration, how they’re embracing new technologies like additive manufacturing and how to successfully sustain and expand a manufacturing business in the current ANZ economic climate.
Chris Lacey is the Australian OEM Product Manager at Reliance Worldwide Corporation (RWC); Australia’s largest plumbing valves and fittings manufacturer. He has a background in Manufacturing and Materials Engineering and over 15 years’ experience in Australian manufacturing across the Materials Handling, Telecommunications and Plumbing industries. Chris is focused on product development and working with customers to bring engineered solutions to market in an ever competitive global manufacturing industry. He has been involved in the specification and implementation of Autodesk software solutions across RWC’s engineering functions.