Keynote Speakers

Watch video recordings of Rob Sentz, Mike Train and Terry Buzbee’s keynote presentations on the Conference Videos page.

Robyn Benincasa

Guest Keynote Speaker

World Class Teams

Founder of World Class Teams, Robyn is a world champion adventure racer, a CNN Hero, former corporate sales expert and a full-time firefighter who advises organizations on building World Class Teams of their own.

One of the highest rated female speakers who regularly shares the stage with world leaders and business icons, Robyn’s customers include many Fortune companies like Starbucks, Deloitte, Aflac, Fast Company, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, ARAMARK, 3M Company, Coldwell Banker, Ameriprise, Microsoft and AT&T. With her background, Robyn definitely knows a thing or two about creating Human Synergy — “that magic that allows groups of ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary things together.”

Her New York Times best-selling book “How Winning Works”, published by Harlequin, has been reviewed as “an excellent resource for all business owners on approaching challenges with a team mentality.”

Terry Buzbee

Group President, Final Control

Emerson Automation Solutions

With more than 39 years of experience with Emerson, Terry D. Buzbee’s expertise is in control valves, regulators, instrumentation, and services for process control industries.

Currently, Group President, Final Control for Emerson’s Automation Solutions business unit, Terry began his career as a sales engineer for Fisher Controls in 1977. He took on increasing responsibility over the years, becoming President of Emerson’s Fisher business unit in 1994, and then gaining responsibility for the Bettis business in 2003  and Virgo in 2013.  Most recently acquired the Valves & Controls business from Pentair this fiscal year.

Terry holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Management and a Professional Engineering Degree. He has held leadership roles in the Valve Manufacturers Association, Construction Industry Institute, Martha Ellen Tye Foundation, Marshalltown Chamber of Commerce, Marshalltown Business Education Alliance Board and First Presbyterian Church.  He was inducted into the Iowa Business Hall of Fame in December, 2013.

Jeff Civillico

Las Vegas Headliner, TV Host Personality, and Philanthropist

Wednesday Lunch Entertainer

Jeff Civillico is a Las Vegas Headliner, TV Host Personality, and Philanthropist. He has headlined with Caesars Entertainment for 5 years, having performed 1000+ shows at The Flamingo, and now The Paris Hotel & Casino. When Jeff’s not on stage, he’s on camera— hosting everything from Las Vegas ABC Morning Show “The Morning Blend” to Entertainment-News show “The Weekend in Vegas.” Jeff is also the Founder & Chairman of Win-Win Entertainment, a 501c3 non-profit which connects performers with direct service opportunities with hospital patients, seniors, servicemen and women, and those with special needs. After arranging 200+ charity shows in 2015, Win-Win Entertainment began its national expansion with Chapters now operating in Salt Lake City and Minneapolis in addition to Las Vegas. Jeff serves on the board of several organizations including his alma mater Georgetown University, Las Vegas Academy of the Arts, and The Greater Good Council of Las Vegas.

Robert Sentz

Chairman, Emerson Global Users Exchange

3M Materials Resource Division

Rob Sentz is an instrumentation and controls engineer for 3M Company and supports 3M’s internal specialty materials division. He graduated with a BS in Electrical and Electronics Engineering degree from North Dakota State University in 1989 and is a registered Professional Engineer in Minnesota. He started his career working for a local Emerson business partner executing control systems projects for a variety of customers using Provox and RS3 DCS systems. Rob moved to 3M in 1997. He started with the corporate Process Instrumentation and Control Systems department. Rob implemented and managed control systems projects for multiple divisions within 3M using a variety of PLC’s and Provox DCS systems. In 2005, Rob moved to a manufacturing facility and focused on supporting operations by resolving process equipment and control systems issues. He started his current position with Manufacturing Technology in 2008. In this roll, Rob supports process equipment and control systems at all division manufacturing facilities. He is driving new instrumentation, control system technology and standards for the division and is the program manager for modernizing legacy control systems to DeltaV.

Rob lives in Burnsville, MN with his wife and children. He is active supporting his children, local school teams and activities and enjoys outdoor activities and travel.

Mike Train

Executive President

Emerson Automation Solutions

Michael H. Train leads the Automation Solutions business of Emerson, which posted sales of
$9.0 billion in fiscal 2016. The Automation Solutions business team serves customers in the
process, hybrid, and discrete industries with sales, engineering, manufacturing, and service
capabilities distributed throughout the world.

Train began his career with Emerson in 1991 as an international planner, then took on
additional responsibilities in a number of executive posts that included serving as President of
Emerson Japan and Korea, VP of Corporate Planning, President of Emerson Process
Management Asia Pacific, and President of Emerson’s Rosemount business. He was most
recently President of Global Sales for Emerson Process Management.

Train earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from General Motors Institute and an
MBA from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. He currently
serves on the management school’s advisory council and was a 2008 Eisenhower Fellowship
recipient.