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James Truskin

James Truskin

Technical Fellow for Body-In-White

FCA US LLC

James Truskin is a Technical Fellow for Body-In-White at FCA US LLC, where he is responsible for the...

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Sue Hartfield-Wünsch

Sue Hartfield-Wunsch

Technical Fellow, Body Manufacturing Engineering

General Motors 

Susan Hartfield-Wünsch has been with General Motors for over 30...

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Steven Sherman

Steven Sherman

Fuel Economy Development Engineer

Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center

Steven Sherman is a fuel economy development engineer at the Hyundai-Kia...

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David Wagner

David Wagner

Technical Leader Lightweight Vehicle Design

Ford

Technical Leader Lightweight Vehicle Design at Ford Motor Company.  David leads a...

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David Irving

David Irving

Group Chief Engineer, Body, Trim & Lighting

Tata Motors European Tech. Centre

David is reponsible for passenger vehicles at Tata Tech....

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Xiaoming Chen 


Xiaoming Chen

Vehicle Design & Infotronics Department 
Research and Advanced Engineering

Ford Motor Company

Dr. Xiaoming Chen is a Technical Expert at...

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Saeil Jeon

Saeil Jeon

Technical Lead in Materials

Volvo Group Trucks Technology

Saeil Jeon currently serves as Technical Lead in Materials for at Volvo Group Trucks...

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John Uicker

John Uicker

Chassis Engineering Supervisor

Ford Motor Company

John Uicker is a Chassis Engineering Supervisor at Ford Motor Company. John holds a M.S. in...

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Dr. Khaled W. Shahwan

Dr. Khaled W. Shahwan

Fellow AIAA, Innovation & Advanced Development Engineering, Chrysler Technology Center

FCA US

Dr. Khaled W. Shahwan has been at Fiat...

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Stephen Currie

Steve Currie

Lead Engineer, Body & Closures

Tata Motors European Tech. Centre

Steve Currie is an Associate Member of the Institute of Mechanical...

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Dr Venkat Aitharaju

Dr Venkat Aitharaju

Senior Researcher, Polymer Composites

General Motors Global Research and Development

Dr. Venkat Aitharaju is a Staff Researcher in Polymer...

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Ray Helferty

Ray Helferty

Engineering Director

Sika Automotive

Ray Helferty currently leads Application Engineering and CAE in the design, development, and project...

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Malcolm David Joynson

Malcolm Joynson

Chief Engineer Body Structures, Platform and Closures

Tata Motors European Technical Centre

Small Cars - Class 8 Trucks -...

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Mark Butterfield

Mark Batterfield

Chair, AEC Automotive Team

Vice President, Engineering - Manufacturing, Magnode Corporation

Vice President Engineering & Manufacturing,...

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Dr. Raymond Wildman

Dr. Raymond Wildman

Materials Research Engineer

US Army Research Laboratory

Dr. Raymond Wildman is a Materials Research Engineer with the US Army Research Laboratory...

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John Brink

John Brink

Technical Operations Director

Altair

John Brink is the Vice-President of Altair's Americas Technical Operations with the goal of helping...

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Gregory E. Peterson

Gregory E. Peterson

Principal Materials Engineer

Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center

Gregg is currently serving as the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center...

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Michael Olechiw

Michael OLechiw

Director, Light-duty Vehicle and Small Engine Center, Assessment and Standards Division

U. S. Environmental Protection Agency

MICHAEL OLECHIW is...

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Michael Haas

Michael Haas

Vice President

FerRobotics INC,

Michael Haas has a sophisticated technical background in mechanical engineering completed with profound...

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Paulo Rosa

Paulo Rosa

Manager of Advanced Thermal Spray Process and Product Development

Comau

Paulo Rosa graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a...

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Dr. Gerald Anyasodor

Gerald Anyasodor

Senior Engineer Technology Development

APT Group

Gerald has a Ph. D from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow UK, and his thesis concerned the...

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Dr. Jerry E. Gould

Jerry Gould

Technical Fellow - Resistance and Solid State Welding

EWI

Jerry has been on the senior technical staff at EWI concentrating on resistance and...

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Thomas Müller

Thomas Muller

Manager Knowledge Service Center

SSAB Europe

Thomas Müller is a mechanical engineer and has been working with formability of high-strength...

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Laurence Claus

Laurence Claus

Technical Consultant

EJOT Fastening Systems LP

Laurence Claus serves EJOT Fastening Systems and EJOT Engineering as Technical Consultant.View

Joe Petrillo

Joe Petrillo

Business Development Manager

Meridian Lightweight Technologies

Joe received his undergraduate degree at McGill University in Mechanical...

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Dr. Aida Rahim

Aida Rahim

Field Applications Engineer

Luna Innovations

Dr. Rahim has been with Luna Innovations since 2011. Prior to this, she was an Innovation Consultant...

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Lee Heiniger

Lee Heiniger

Sales Manager

Neuman Aluminium

Lee is a Sales Manager for Neuman Aluminium's Impact Extrusion group focused on providing light weight...

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Dr. Sivakumar Ramasamy

Dr. Sivakumas Ramasamy

Vice President, Breakthrough Innovation

Stanley Engineered Fastening

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Terry Tripp

Terry Tripp

Technical Marketing Manager

Semblex Corporation

Terry Tripp has over 29 years experience in the fastener industry including applications...

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Daniel J. Sakkinen

Daniel J. Sakkinen

Manager of Product Application Engineering

U. S. Steel Corporation

Dan is a Manager of Product Application Engineering at United States Steel...

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Brad Peterson

Brad Peterson

Sales & Marketing Director

Novelis North America


Brad Peterson is the Director of Sales & Marketing for Novelis North...

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Sajan George Elengikal

Sajan Elengikal

Senior Engineer

AK Steel

Sajan AKA George is currently working as Senior Engineer at AK Steel in Research & Innovation, Advanced...

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Vitalij Janzen

Vitalij Janzen

Product- Process- and System- Development

​Arnold Fastening

Finalizing with a Diploma degree after his university study in 2011 Mr. Janzen...

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Andy Stecher

Andy Stecher

President / CEO

Plasmatreat North America Inc.

Andy Stecher is the President and Chief Executive Officer for Plasmatreat North America...

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Ed Bernardon

Ed Bernardon

Vice President Strategic Automotive Initiatives

Siemens PLM Software

Edward Bernardon is Vice President, Strategic Automotive Initiatives for...

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Rob Peckham

Rob Peckham

TIE - Mass Strategy And Tools

General Motors

Rob is currently the Technical Integration Engineer (TIE) for Mass Strategy and Tool Development at...

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Alan Taub

Alan Taub

Professor, Materials Science & Engineering, College of Engineering      ...

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Troy Waldherr

Troy Waldherr

North American Sales Manager

TOX-Pressotechnik LLC

Troy Waldherr is responsible for sales and service activities for TOX-Pressotechnik's...

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