As recycling project leader within the Renault Material Engineering Department, Bertrand Cherpin is in charge of the improvement of the plastic recycled content of Renault Group’s vehicles, including the cross-functional management of decentralized polymer engineering teams dedicated to recycled plastic development at regional scale. He joined the automotive industry in 2005 in the NVH field (Noise, Vibration, Harshness), first in charge of the powertrain NVH performance in the low and medium frequencies and then in charge of the overall NVH performance of the gasoline engines, including the first generation of three-cylinder engines. Bertrand graduated in engineering from ECAM-Lyon (France).
Day 1 - 17 June 2019
11:10 Keynote Address: The Role of Recycling and Sustainability in Vehicle Development
Learn how evolving materials offering both recycling and sustainability are changing the automotive landscape in this keynote address.
Mathias Wiese is innovation manager for additive manufacturing in product development for polymer applications at Audi AG. He joined Audi’s Polymer 3D Printing Center, doing his Ph.D. part-time with the Institute for the Institute of Machine Tools and Production Technology at the University of Braunschweig. Starting his career in cooperative bachelor studies in industrial service management with Evonik Industries AG and the University of Applied Sciences in Dortmund, Germany, he continued his academic background at the University of Duisburg-Essen and graduated with a master’s degree in automotive engineering and management. During his master’s studies, he developed production and costing models for the disruptive digital light synthesis technology by Carbon 3D at the San Francisco-based Volkswagen Electronics Research Lab.
Day 2 - 18 June 2019
09:10 Keynote Address: Polymer Materials in Automotive Additive Manufacturing: Understatement or Overstatement?
As global director of materials engineering for Magna Exteriors, Sid Asthana has responsibility for materials used in automotive exterior parts supplied to vehicles manufacturers. Prior to joining Magna Exteriors, Sid was director, materials research and development for Federal Mogul’s Seals and Gaskets business unit. He has worked for automotive Tier 1 and Tier II suppliers for nearly 20 years. He holds a PhD. In polymer science from the University of Akron and a master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Toledo.
15:00 Material Trends and Innovations in Automotive Plastics
Learn about trends and innovations in automotive polymers/plastics, including the impact of increased electrification and the shift toward autonomy. Magna's Sid Asthana will also share insights on how advanced polymers/plastics, including new materials, will enable future mobility.
Michael Behnke is leading the Advanced Development Group Europe at International Automotive Components (IAC). He joined the automotive supply chain in 2001 as a development engineer in the material engineering department at Lear Corp. Starting in 2008, he worked as product manager for overhead systems in the advanced engineering department at IAC Group, focusing on the development of headliners and pillars. In 2016, he became manager of the Advanced Materials & Process Group and, in 2017, senior manager of the Advanced Development Group Europe. He holds a bachelor’s degree In chemical engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in, Germany.
POLYURETHANES STREAM: FORWARD-THINKING TECHNOLOGIES
14:20 New Demands and Advances in Polyurethanes for Interior Applications
Henri-Paul Benichou is Sales & Business Development Manager at POLYSCOPE POLYMERS. He is mechanical engineer and works on automotive applications, mostly in Europe and Asia. Thanks to his long experience in engineering plastics and composites, he has supported several high precision and innovative projects for the automotive industry, particularly in sunroof systems.
Day 1 - 17 June 2019
PLASTICS STREAM: FORWARD-THINKING TECHNOLOGIES
14:20 Composite Guide Rails on Sunroof Roller- Blind Modules
Philip Boydell joined DuPont in 1986 in the UK and is currently responsible for technology in the AHEAD venture. His role includes technology strategy, new business development front end and project management.He held a variety of technology and business management positions in the Engineering Polymers Business, before moving to Corporate NBD in Central Research and Development, creating projects in several industries including photovoltaic. Concurrently he supported open innovation for DuPont in EMEA. He holds a chemistry degree from Oxford University and a Ph.D. in chemistry from Université Paris XI, Orsay.
16:10 Collaborative Initiatives for Sustainability in Automotive Manufacturing
Learn how DuPont's AHEAD initiative will support continued collaboration in sustainability efforts globally and offer industry solutions.
17:25 Panel Discussion
Barbara Busse is a design conception and innovation expert. She is founder and executive director of the design and innovation agency Future+You, which provides product design and future insights on design, technology and consumer mindset to Germany’s most relevant brands. With more than 15 years of experience in ideation and product realization, she has a proven track record of commercially successful and awarded products. She studied product design in Cologne and has worked for international agencies and companies. Barbara has designed solutions for brands such as Google, Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone, Tagheuer, Hermes, Prada, and Dior.
11:30 Automotive Design for Manufacturing Trends and Issues
New tools, innovations and collaborative methods being used by automakers and design community to influence change.
Michael Fischer is head of business development, automotive technologies at Engel Austria, a position he has held sicne 2017. He formerly was Engel Austria’s sales manager technology for automotive and technical moulding and sales manager automotive. He has a diploma in polymer engineering and processing from the University of Leoben, Austria, and an MBA in global marketing from the Johannes Kepler University Linz.
For more than 15 years, Peter Fuss has been a Partner with Ernst & Young in Germany acting as Senior Advisory Partner Automotive for Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
Over the last 25 years, he has been advising Automotive companies on business issues with regard to strategic questions or commercial topics as for example Mergers & Acquisitions.
Peter Fuss is Co-Moderator of the web-based Automanager. TV magazine, frequent speaker at Automotive Conferences (i.e. Automotive News Europe Congress, Fleet Europe Congress, Automotive Finance Summit, Automotive Plastics Conference, Handelsblatt Autogipfel, Automotive Surfaces Conference, Made in Steel Congress, etc.) across Europe and publisher of Automotive Studies.
Peter will be chairing the Automotive Materials Summit 2019.
11:50 Global Automotive Trends and Issues
Gain a macro perspective on the automotive industry, both in Europe and globally, from a key consultant and learn how industry changes will affect manufacturing.
Jesus Galan is senior manager advanced technologies in the Advanced Product Development and Sales division of Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI). Reporting to the EU Innovation regional lead, he is responsible for the identification, evaluation and development of future key technologies as well as the development of OEM strategies and strategic investment recommendations with the customer business Units.
Jesus has been with YFAI since 2015. Within his division, he has led global cross-functional project teams to implement joint advanced development projects with various OEMs. As senior manager, he also works closely with the legal department to align the joint development agreements he negotiates. Prior to YFAI, he worked for Johnson Controls Interiors and Kierkert AG. In 2007, Jesus joined Johnson Controls as lead engineer. Two years later he was promoted as product development manager before he took over the position as manager new technologies in the EU Innovations department. In this function he was responsible for the achievement of technical project targets and the development of profitable business cases among other tasks.
After completing an apprenticeship as a tool and die maker, Jesus studied product development with a focus on machinery and automotive at the University of Applied Sciences in Bielefeld, Germany.
11:00 Accelerating New Automotive Interior Experiences: Our Interior Vision 2030
Georg Grestenberger brings 12 years of experience in the polyolefin industry. He started his career at Borealis R&D working as product developer and researcher for several years. Afterwards he spent more than six years as Innovation Project Manager, leading several major multidiscipline research & development projects at Borealis Innovation Headquarters in Linz, Austria. Since May 2018 he works as Application Marketing Manager Automotive Interior at Borealis Polyolefine GmBH, Linz (Austria). In this function, he is managing the Daplen™ and Fibremod™ interior product range of Borealis’, a global portfolio of value added mineral and glass fibre reinforced polypropylenes for various automotive applications. He drives the development of new interior material solutions and technologies together with value chain partners, TIERs, OEMs and academia. Georg holds a Master in Material Engineering from the University Of Applied Science Wels, Austria. He is co-inventor of 25 patents and patent applications and corresponding author of several papers in international journals.
17:00 Lightweight Design for Future Mobility Concepts
Borealis will show examples of how the company and its value chain partners in the automotive industry tackle industry challenges by developing polyolefin-based solutions. They find their way in the all types of vehicles with the full breadth of drivetrains and will continue to play a significant role in keeping the planet mobile and safe at an as low as possible energy consumption.
Carsten Grossmann is a member of Kunststoff-Institut Lüdenscheid, conducting material and failure analyses and has special responsibilities in the area of emissions testing. He formerly was a member of the administrative staff at SGS Institut Fresenius Automotive Test House, where he documented, interpreted and reported on tests meeting automotive standards. He ha a master’s degree in applied chemistry, analytical chemistry and chromatography from Fachhochschule Munster.
15:00 New Approaches to Emissions Reductions Testing for Thermoplastic Forming
In 2018, Silvia Hanzelova joined the Mondi Group as industry group manager responsible for the establishment and growth of tailor-made extrusion layered products for the automotive industry. Prior to joining Mondi, Silvia was working at Milliken Chemicals BVBA as a Development Engineer and later on as a key account manager responsible for the sales of clarifiers and nucleating agents at major polyolefin producers. Before starting her career in the private sector, Silvia worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Polymer Chemistry and Biomaterials Group at Ghent University, Belgium.
PLASTICS STREAM: EXTERIOR AND UNER THE HOOD ISSUES
13:00 New Developments in Thermoformable Automotive Skins
Since 2013, Bert Havenith has been Strategic Intelligence and Market Intelligence Director at DSM Engineering Plastics. He formerly was Global R&D Manager Automotive, in which he headed the new Automotive Application Development Department of DSM, and also acted as Business & Innovation Manager Automotive for DSM. Bert has an MBA program from the University of Maastricht (Netherlands).
09:50 Recycling, Reuse and Recovery Issues and Challenges
Thomas Koeppel joined the Hexpol TPE group in 2015. He is based in Germany and responsible for the Group Product Management of the global TPE business. He has worked as scientific member and afterwards as team leader in different scientific and industry projects dealing with foaming of polymers and flame-retarded engineering thermoplastics. He studied material science at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and followed up with a degree in polymer science and plastics engineering at University Bayreuth, where he also received a Ph.D.
RUBBER / ELASTOMERS STREAM: FORWARD-THINKING TECHNOLOGIES
15:00 Soft-Touch Innovations with TPE Compounds in Interior Applications
Biography coming soon.
RUBBER / ELASTOMERS STREAM: EXTERIOR AND UNDER THE HOOD ISSUES
13:45 Specialty Elastomers for Automotive Applications
Arthur Lanziner is a research scientist on the Material Technology Team at Freudenberg Sealing Technologies, where he has worked since 2008. He previously was head of laboratory and material engineering at Freudenberg Special Sealing Products Austria. Arthur formerly worked as group leader in analytical development at Biochemie GmbH in Austria. He has a degree in chemistry from the University of Innsbruck in Austria.
RUBBER / ELASTOMERS STREAM: INTERIOR INNOVATIONS
13:40 Recent Developments for Elastomer Seals in Drivelines
Giorgio Lesage is the director for advance development in Adler Pelzer Group, leading innovations activities in materials and process development, as well as managing the global acoustic team, in charge of materials, product and vehicles testing and simulation methodologies. During his career as material/process expert, he has developed new materials and products solution for NVH applications in the automotive industry as well as complex products for air treatment cooling, heating and dehumidification. Giorgio holds a master’s degree in polymer chemistry from Genoa University (Italy) and a Ph.D in industrial chemistry from Parma University.
POLYURETHANES STREAM - EXTERIOR AND UNDER THE HOOD ISSUES
13:00 Novel, Biobased PU Formulations for Automotive NVH Applications
John Marcantonio has 30 years of international experience in commercial operations in refinery petrochemical integration and chemical intermediates businesses. His career began in downstream fields including polymers. He has managed Project and M&A advisory services ranging from a few million to several billions of dollars. His main focus is on material technology including extensive contacts in the specialist areas, and he is a specialist in competitor intelligence.
15:30 Innovations, Emissions, Electrification and New Realities Facing the Automotive Industry
Marcel Petri is a scientist, emerging technologies, in the Global Innovation Department at Armacell. His activities include research and development in the area of thermoplastic and elastomer foams and collaboration in innovation projects. He previouls worked as a senior development scientist in the Global R&D Department at Armacell Benelux, where he worked on R&D activities in the area of high-performance foams for composites. Marcel has a Ph.D. in chemistry from Georg-August-Universitat and ia Ph.D. candidate at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry.
POLYURETHANES STREAM: EXTERIOR AND UNDER THE HOOD ISSUES
13:45 The Advent of PET Foams for Lightweighting and Strength
Dr. Esther Quintanilla is the market segment leader for Interior/Exterior/Underhood portfolios within Dow Polyurethanes for EMEAI region, located in Horgen (Switzerland).
Esther joined Dow as part of Polyurethanes Research & Development team in 2007 as a Process Chemist Engineer. Since that time, Esther has held positions in R&D, and transitioned to Technical Service and Development Manager in 2011, supporting seating application technologies at different customers in EMEA. In 2014, Esther moved from the technical to commercial function as Marketing Manager within Dow Automotive covering different Automotive segments for strategic growth.
Esther received a PhD in Physical Organic Chemistry in 2005 from Autonoma University in Madrid, Spain and Post doc in prestigious ETH Zurich, Switzerland. She was recognized with Dow Pinnacle Award for Marketing Excellence in 2016. She is part of Euromolders Automotive Association from 2011 and elected Vice President in 2018.
15:00 Advanced Polyurethanes Solutions for Acoustics and Thermo Management
Christoph Siara has led the sales team at OCSiAl Europe
since 2016. He has extensive experiences in resin thermoplastics, elastomers,
metals and papers, having led various business development teams across those
industries. Passionate about new technologies and innovation, Christoph has a successful
track record bringing and implementing game changing solutions within complex
and high-tech environments.
16:35 Game-Changing Technology in Carbon Nanotubes for an Electrified Age
The use of carbon is starting to emerge as a material option with many benefits to automakers. This presentation will take a look into the future at the use of nanotubes for electrified vehicles and other applications.
As a technical service team leader for Seating applications within HPU Comfort Systems, Srdjan Tadich and his team have the responsibility for the development of customer-tailored MDI based formulations meeting the latest OEMs requirements and implementation of those formulations. Focus of the work done is the development of technologies which would improve processability and comfort of the seats fulfilling current OEMs requirements. Prior to starting work within HPU, Srdjan has worked within the epoxy-based composite materials area and as an R&D lab manager. Srdjan holds a master’s degree in materials technology engineering from the Faculty of Technology, University of Novi Sad, Serbia.
POLYURETHANES STREAM: INTERIOR INNOVATIONS
13:40 Automotive Interior Applications
As Materials Expert for Groupe Plastivaloire, Dr Philippe Toneguzzo has responsibility for materials used in automotive parts produced and supplied to vehicles manufacturers.
Philippe advises technical, commercial and purchasing departments in order to propose suitable materials for plastics parts produced by injection molding for automotive and industry customers.
Prior to join Groupe Plastivaloire five years ago, Philippe was project manager at CEA (French atomic Energy Commission). He worked in particular on the development of high conductive materials used for bipolar plates for fuel cells.
Dr Toneguzzo holds a PhD in Materials Science from the University of Paris 7.
PLASTICS STREAM: INTERIOR INNOVATIONS
13:40 Lightweight Materials on Hollow Glass Spheres and Carbon Fibers
Daniel Tyrkas is director automotive solutions at the regional headquarter EMEA of Mitsubishi Chemical. He drives collaboration, innovation and solutions across all business units of Mitsubishi Chemical EMEA to meet customers' needs across multiple automotive segments and material classes.
Previously Daniel worked as business development manager automotive at the Carbon Fiber & Composites Division of Mitsubishi Chemical. Before joining Mitsubishi Chemical, Daniel has held various technical & commercial positions within the plastics /composites/ automotive Industry, contributing to the success of companies such as Altran, General Electric Plastics & SABIC. Daniel received his master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg.
13:00 Advanced Materials for Automotive Sealing Applications
Norwin van Riel is global R&D expert for Trinseo Automotive. His role at Trinseo includes technical account management for key automotive customers and the responsibility for new product developments for the automotive market. Norwin has been within the Trinseo family for 28 years, joining the then newly-formed Dow Automotive business unit in 1992. His previous roles have included multiple technical account management and application development assignments for a broad range of OEMs and Tiers. In addition he has been responsible for the development and implementation of multiple new products, particularly for high quality unpainted interior applications. Norwin graduated with a master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Twente and a post-doctorate polymers course from the University of Eindhoven.
PLASTICS STREAM - EXTERIOR AND UNER THE HOOD ISSUES
13:45 Mineral Fiber Filled PC/ABS Designed For Large Exterior Components With Radar and LiDAR Integration
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