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SURFACE TREATMENT PARTNER

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HYDRO

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Henkel

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SPEAKERS

EXPERT OEM LED SPEAKER FACULTY INCLUDES:

Dr. H. Felix Wu, F.SPIE

Dr Felix Wu

Supervisory Program Manager, Materials  Technology R&D, Vehicle Technologies Office

U.S. Department of Energy

H. Felix Wu, Ph.D.,...

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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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Curt Horvath

Curt Horvath

Technical Fellow, Body Structures and Closures, Sheet Metals Materials Engineering

General Motors

Mr. Horvath is a Technical Fellow and the global...

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Dr. Ian Cross

Ian Cross

Senior Engineer, Materials Engineering

Jaguar Land Rover

Ian joined the Materials Engineering team at Jaguar Land Rover in 2012 and is part of the...

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Daniel Saltzmann

Dr Daniel Saltzmann

Lead Engineer - Joining and Materials Specialist

NIO

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Patrick Blanchard

Patrick Blanchard

Technical Leader, Lightweight Materials, Research and Innovation Center 

Ford Motor Co.

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Dr. Lei Shi

Dr. Lei Shi

Senior Chief Engineer and Director of Vehicle Attributes

Qoros Auto

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Dr. Farid Haddidi

Dr. Farid Haddidi

Process Engineering Specialist, BIW Manufacturing

Faraday Future

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Hank Bonutti

Hank Bonutti

Advanced Technology Manager

Mahindra NATC

Hank Bonutti is currently the Advanced Technology Manager at Mahindra N. American Technical...

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Shripadraj Ponkshe

Shripadraj Ponkshe

General Manager, Head of Materials Engineering, Engineering Research Centre

Tata Motors

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Dr. Alan Taub

Alan Taub

Chief Technology Officer, AMMII

Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT)

     ...

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Douglas Ramsey

Douglas Ramsey

Chief Development Officer (CDO)

Hackrod

Douglas Ramsey is the Chief Development Officer (CDO) at Hackrod. Hackrod is a digital manufacturing...

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Jason Balzer

Jason Balzer

Body Structures Supervisor, Technical Specialist

Ford Motor Co.

Jason Balzer began his career at Ford in the Advanced Vehicle Technology...

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Jeff McGarry

Jeff McGarry

Engineering Group Manager, ME Body In White Dispense Technologies

General Motors

Engineering manager leading a group of Dispense Engineers...

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Darrell Herling

Darrell Herling

Lead, LightMAT Program

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Darrell Herling holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and has been a...

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Dr. Zhili Feng

Dr. Zhili Feng

Distinguished R&D Staff and Lead, Materials Joining Team

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Dr. Zhili Feng leads the Materials Joining Team,...

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Dr. Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Clemson University and Founding Director

The Center for Advanced Manufacturing

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Dr. Raymond Boeman

Raymond Boeman

Director, Vehicle Technology Area Scale-Up Facility

Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation...

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Kam Hosn

Kam Hosn

Co-Founder, Vice President of Partnerships

Rezvani Motors

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Bruce Greve

Bruce Greve

Lead Engineer - Structural Adhesives, Materials Engineering

General Motors

Bruce is responsible for GM Global structural adhesive requirements,...

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Dr. Venkat Aitharaju

Dr Venkat Aitharaju

Staff Researcher, Polymer Composites, R&D Technical Center

General Motors

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

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Rebecca Tanguay

Rebecca Tanguay

Safety Integration Responsible / Supervisor PHEVs

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)

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Gregg Peterson

Gregg Peterson

Principal Materials Engineer

Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center

Gregg's OEM and Tier 1 automotive engineering experience spans more...

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Richard S. Yen

Richard Yen

Senior Vice President, Global Automotive and Industry Verticals Team

Altair Engineering

As the current Senior Vice President of Global Automotive...

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John Catterall

John Catterall

Executive Director

Auto Steel Partnership (A/SP)

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Gregory Fata

Gregory Fata

Global Automotive Technical Director, Arconic, and Technical Expert, Aluminum Transport Group

The Aluminum Association

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Eric McCarty

Eric McCarty

Senior Project Manager

Steel Market Development Institute

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Dr. P.K. Rastogi

Dr PK Rastogi

Principal Engineer, Research and Innovation

AK Steel

Dr. P.K. Rastogi received a PH.D from California Institute of Technology and an MBA from...

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Mark Blankenau

Mark Blankenau

Chief Metallurgist

HyCal Corp. (A subsidiary of Ferragon)

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John Munchmeyer

John Munchmeyer

Director, Technical Sales

Neuman Aluminium Impact Extrusion

John Munchmeyer has 25 years of experience in aluminum manufacturing, mostly focused...

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Nathan Harris

Nathan Harris

Industry Manager Automotive

Trumpf, Inc.

Nathan Harris is Industry Manager Automotive for TRUMPF, Inc. located in Plymouth, Michigan. He holds a...

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Michael Davenport

Michael Davenport

Director of Engineering - Applications, Automotive Center

United States Steel

Mike Davenport is the Director of Product Application Engineering at...

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David Purcell

David Purcell

Executive Vice President, Composite Intermediaries and Oxidized PAN

Zoltek (A subsidiary of Toray Group)

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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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Dr. Federico Melotti

Dr Federico Melotti

Development Engineer

Impression Technologies

Dr Federico Melotti has extensive background in product design, materials science and problem solving...

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Axel Weiand

Axel Weiand

Managing Director, Thermal Technologies

Telos Global

Axel Weiand has been Managing Director of TELOS GLOBAL LLC since 2016. The majority owner of...

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Andrew Kintz

Andrew Kintz

Business Development Manager - Americas Automotive

LORD Corp.

Andy Kintz is a Sr. Manager at LORD Corporation focusing on automotive business...

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Dan Rozelman

Dan Rozelman

Senior Technical Sales Specialist

Hennecke

Dan Rozelman is the Senior Technical Sales Specialist for Hennecke's Composites and Advanced...

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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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Richard Wolf

Richard Wolf

Industry Research Engineer - Advanced Applications Development

United States Steel Corp.

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Tim Smith

Tim Smith

Chief Technology Officer

Plasmatreat North America

Tim Smith is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Plasmatreat North America Inc., based in...

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Dr. Bruce Davis

Dr Bruce Davis

Vice President of Technology, Quality and Technical Development

Luxfer Magnesium Rolled Products

Bruce graduated with a degree in Aeronautical...

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Christian Eyholzer

Christian Eyholzer

Research Scientist, Body-in-White Bulk Material

Sika Automotive

Dr. Christian Eyholzer leads the development of body-in-white bonding solutions...

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Ed Valigursky

Ed Valigurski

Director of Sales, North America

LUNA Inc.

As an entrepreneur, Ed has started and run three of his own companies, as well as seeing Luna through...

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Adam Schroll

Adam Schroll

Business Line Manager SPR

Atlas Copco

Adam Shroll is the Business Line Manager SPR at Atlas Copco Industrial Assembly Solutions, where they supply...

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Lloyd Hilligoss

Lloyd Hilligoss

Strategy Global Vice President, Engineering and R&D

Stanley Engineered Fastening

Mr. Lloyd Hilligoss is the Vice President, Global...

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Mike Wegener

Mike Wegener

Director of Manufacturing Engineering

UACJ Automotive Whitehall Industries Inc. (UWH)

Mike has been with UACJ Automotive Whitehall Industries for...

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Syed Mahdi

Syed Mahdi

Scientific Principal, Product Development

Henkel North America

Syed's research is focused on a development of structural adhesives for...

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JD Rutt

JD Rutt

Vice President Business Development

Hydro Aluminum

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Viral Varshney

Viral Varshney

Director of Engineering

Rifast Systems

Viral Varshney is the Director of Engineering at Rifast Systems, LLC.  Viral has been working in...

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Dan Rozelman

Dan Rozelman

Senior Technical Sales Specialist

Hennecke

Dan Rozelman is the Senior Technical Sales Specialist for Hennecke's Composites and Advanced...

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Mansour Mirdamadi

Mansour Mirdamadi

Chief Engineer

Dow Automotive

Mansour Mirdamadi is the Chief Engineer at Dow Automotive. With global responsibility for engineering and...

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Bashar Kirma

Bashar Kirma

Senior Business Development Manager, Powertrain and E-Mobility

Henkel Corp.

Bashar Kirma is the Sr. Business Development Manager for Powertrain...

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Dr. Glenn Daehn

Dr Glenn Daehn

Mars G. Fontana Professor Of Metallurgical Engineering, Executive Director

Honda-OSU Partnership Program

Glenn S. Daehn is a The Mars G. Fontana...

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Dr. Jerry 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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Ed Bernardon

Edward Bernardon

Vice President Strategic Automotive Initiatives

Siemens PLM Software

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

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Dr. Hesham Ezzat

Dr. Hesham Ezzat

Technical Consultant

Steel Market Development Institute (formerly Body Structure Team, EV-1 Electric Vehicle Project, General Motors)

Hesham Ezzat...

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Dr. Jay Schlechte

Jay Schlechte

Lead Scientist for Structural Adhesives Product Development, Collision Repair Business

3M

Dr. Jay Schlechte is a Product Development Specialist...

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Alex Walk

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Manager New Products and Technology

SGL Group

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WHY THIS EVENT IS UNIQUE

The Largest Automotive OEM-Led Lightweight Materials, Structures And Manufacturing Summit Is Returning To COBO Center Detroit

Following global growth and expansion, GALM USA Detroit is returning with a brand new program on how to 'Implement Lightweighting Innovations & Optimize Multi-Material Architectures For EVs, Autonomous Vehicles & Next Gen ICEVs.

Summit participants will benefit from:

  • New agenda topics and themes researched with industry peers that fully reflect the evolution to a new generation of vehicles, including how the design and technical challenges posed by EVs in terms of costs and margins are being overcome.
  • A highly informative mix of practical in-depth technical sessions, case study-led presentations and forward looking panels featuring leading OEMs, supplier innovations, technical experts and engineering professionals
  • Technology innovation showcase comprising world leading providers of advanced materials, technologies, manufacturing solutions, BIWs and live demonstrations in the adjoining exhibition hall to ensure participants are fully up-to-speed on key industry developments and directions.
  • Unrivaled networking opportunities including lunches, coffee breaks and drinks reception that ensure an interactive, dynamic gathering for engineers from OEMs, leading suppliers and technology innovators on automotive structures and materials.
  • A unique holistic perspective offering practical insights and thought leadership on lightweighting covering advanced materials, body structures and related integration and optimisation issues, CAE and simulation tools and techniques, joining and testing technologies, coupled with best practices and business cases for implementing those advancements into existing production lines.

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