Plastics in Automotive

Detroit, Michigan
Tuesday, January 13, 2015


 




TUESDAY, JAN. 13

5 P.M.
Shuttle at the Westin to take guests to Welcome Reception at Detroit Marriott (with Automotive News' World Congress)

5:30 p.m.
Plastics News Welcome Reception
3rd Floor Lounge


WEDNESDAY, JAN. 14


7:15 a.m.
REGISTRATION OPENS

7:30 a.m.
NETWORKING BREAKFAST

8 a.m.
OPENING REMARKS
BRENNAN LAFFERTY, Publisher, Plastics News
JOSEPH PRYWELLER, Conference Director, Plastics News

8:10 a.m.
Keynote Speaker
THE EVOLUTION OF AUTOMOTIVE PLASTICS: A VISION FOR TODAY AND BEYOND

FRANK MACHER, Chairman/CEO, Continental Structural Plastics

8:55 a.m.
Keynote Session
RESEARCH INTO AUTOMOTIVE COMPOSITES AND PROSPECTS FOR THE FUTURE
Session Leader: ELLEN LEE, Team Leader, Plastics Research, Ford Motor Co.
JORGE CORTES, Business Development Manager, Weyerhaeuser
FRAN ELENBAAS, Senior Manager, New Technologies, Johnson Controls Inc.

9:25 a.m.
A FORECAST FOR KEY PLASTIC RESINS AND THE FUTURE VEHICLE
PAUL BLANCHARD,
Director, Engineering Plastics, IHS Chemicals

9:45 a.m.
Morning Networking Break
 
10:15 a.m.
Composites in the BMW i3
Session Moderator: DON LOEPP, Editor, Plastics News

DECONSTRUCTING THE BMW i3: GROUNDBREAKING TECHNOLOGY AND THE COMPOSITE CAR
SANDY MUNRO, President, Munro & Associates

10:35 a.m.
BMW i3 LIFTGATE: THE MODULAR, COMPOSITE SOLUTION
MARK BIRKA,
Manager, Advanced Development, Magna Exteriors 

11 a.m.
CAFE STANDARDS: HOW WILL REGULATIONS AFFECT FUTURE VEHICLE DEVELOPMENT AND LIGHTWEIGHTING
SUZANNE COLE, President, Miller Cole LLC


11:35 a.m.
AUTOMOTIVE BENCHMARKING AND KEY PROFIT DRIVERS OF PLASTICS PROCESSORS

DARON GIFFORD, Partner,  Plante Moran
TED MORGAN, Senior Manager, Plante Moran

Noon
Networking Lunch

1 p.m.

Autonomous Vehicles Session
Session Moderator: KERRI JANSEN, Automotive Reporter, Plastics News

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES AND OTHER TRENDS THAT WILL CHANGE THE ROLE OF PLASTICS IN AUTOMOTIVE DESIGN

CHARLES AUSTEN ANGELL , CEO, Modern Edge, Board Chairman, Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)

1:30 p.m.
AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES AND THE NEW INTERIOR EXPERIENCE
DAVID MUYRES, Director, Global Innovation Center, Johnson Controls Inc.

2:00 p.m.
THE ROLE OF PLASTICS MATERIALS TO HELP ENABLE THE CAR OF THE FUTURE
JEFF STERNBERG, Global Automotive Technology Director, DuPont

2:30 p.m.
Afternoon Networking Break

2:50 p.m.

MATERIALS INNOVATIONS PANEL
Session Leader: SANDRA MCCLELLAND, Vice Chairman, American Chemistry Council (ACC) Automotive Plastics

BRIAN BALENO, Global Automotive Business Manager, Solvay Specialty Polymers
HIGH PERFORMANCE POLYMERS; REDUCING CO2 EMISSIONS BY IMPROVING POWERTRAIN EFFICIENCY

JOHN SAXON, President/CEO, DLH Industries
ENGINEERED PLASTICS AND TUBING SYSTEMS

SHAWN MEALEY, Senior AETS Specialist, Dow Corning
SILICON-BASED TECHNOLOGIES IN AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATIONS

BRUCE MULHOLLAND, Global Color Technology Manager, Celanese Corp.
NEW TECHNOLOGIES TO ELIMINATE INTERIOR PAINTING

3:35 p.m.

A ROAD MAP FOR THE FUTURE OF AUTOMOTIVE PLASTICS
MATTHEW MARKS
, Chairman, American Chemistry Council (ACC) Automotive Plastics

4:00 p.m.
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY INNOVATIONS
Session Moderator: DON LOEPP, Editor, Plastics News

INNOVATIVE PROCESSING SOLUTIONS FOR ENHANCED AUTOMOTIVE INTERIOR PARTS,
STEVE BRAIG, President & CEO, Trexel

NEW RESIN BLENDING, DRYING AND CONVEYING SYSTEMS FOR BMW
GIORGIO SANTELLA
, Chief Marketing Officer, Piovan

AUTOMOTIVE SURFACES AND THE PROSPECTS FOR PLASMA COATINGS
ANDY STECHER
, President/CEO North America, Plamatreat

4:30 p.m.
AUTOMOTIVE DESIGN: AVOIDING PLASTIC DESIGN PITFALLS
PAUL TRES
, President, ETS Inc.

4:50 p.m
METAL TO PLASTICS: THE CONVERSION TO PLASTIC FUEL TANKS AT FORD MOTOR CO.
MOHAMMAD USMAN,
Global Manager/Technical Leader PTI, Plastics Manufacturing & Materials, Ford Motor Co.

5:30 p.m.
Conference concludes





 

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