IMTS Network: Meet the Team



You know him as the IMTS Show Boss, Vice President & CXO at AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. Entering the manufacturing technology industry in 1980 with the Wiedemann Division of Warner & Swasey, one of his first assignments was the production of the 1980 IMTS Show. After 16 years on the exhibitor side of IMTS, he joined AMT and has been managing IMTS ever since. But during the IMTS Network week, Peter will be co-anchoring the broadcast. He will be visiting some surprise locations around Chicago while providing insight and fun into a week of celebrating manufacturing technology.



“Most days I do everything that nobody else wants to do ... aka data sanitation,” laughs Vanesa Powers, Database Management Specialist at AMT. But that’s her day job. Vanesa also sky dives, cooks, draws, and paints. Key to the success of the IMTS Network, this Renaissance woman is also a natural in front of the camera. During the IMTS Network week, she’ll be your tour guide, keeping you up to date with upcoming episode timing and social media details.



Bill Herman has produced tradeshows and events for nearly 35 years, including events in 21 different countries. But he doesn’t look a day over 25. That’s why we recruited him as talent for the IMTS Network week – his eternal youth and energy have put him front and center hosting numerous IMTS Network segments. During the IMTS Network week, we’re capitalizing on Bill’s love of meeting new people and sharing good times by having him host a gameshow and sit down with interesting people for (socially distanced) interviews.