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June 13-14, 2017Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
You are invited to attend the return of the Rubber in Automotive Conference: Benchmarking today, driving tomorrow on June 13-14 in Troy, Michigan. This timely conference is being co-organized by Rubber & Plastics News and Freudenberg-NOK. The Chairman is Joseph Walker, the Global Director, Advanced Materials Development of Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies division in their NAFTA Regional Technology Center. An open call for papers is being issued, with a deadline for submissions of February 28, 2017.
Conference Chairman, Joseph Walker, Global Director, Advanced Materials Development, Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies division, NAFTA Regional Technology Center
Mr. Walker's vision for the conference is to provide information, insight, and
dialogue between the customers for, and the manufacturers of, rubber
products used in automobiles. The conference will cover the current
state of the industry, future drivers of the industry, and innovation.
Attendees will gain insight from industry experts on topics that include
economic trends, raw material projections, industry demands, the talent
pool, cost containment and waste reduction, materials, new
manufacturing processes and products.
Conference NewsThe list of speakers for the Rubber In Automotive Conference: Benchmarking today, driving tomorrow is a “who’s who” of rubber and automotive industry experts. Attendees will hear from and have the chance to meet:• David Cole, Ph.D., Chairman, AutoHarvest • Chris Kuehl, Managing Director, Armada Corporate Intelligence • Troy Nix, Executive Director, Association of Rubber Products Manufacturers (ARPM) • William Kearney, Manager—OEM Liaison, Afton Chemical • William Hyde, Senior Director, Olefins and Elastomers, IHS • Matthew Portu, President, Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technology• Jim Williams, Global Sales Director, Starrett-Bytewise Measurement Systems• Yanxi Zhang, Ph.D., Technical Sales Support, Netzsch Instruments Netzsch Instruments• Will Mars, President, Endurica• Matt Proske, Vice President, Sigma Plastic Services • Shashank Modi, Research Engineer, Center for Automotive Research (CAR)
Plus these companies will have key people presenting papers: • Zeon Chemicals • Cooper Standard
Who Should Attend
other RPN conferences, attendees will be decision makers from throughout
industries that impact rubber products in automobiles. These will
include OEM people; rubber product manufacturers (formulators,
suppliers, and fabricators); process equipment manufacturers; supply
chain professionals; R & D, technology, and production managers; and
Your registration will include:
Interact with attendees and conference speakers during refreshment breaks, the networking reception.
Rubber in Automotive: Benchmarking today, driving tomorrow will provide your road map for growth. Mark your calendar now!
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - Wednesday, June 14, 2017 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMEastern Time
Detroit Marriott Troy200 W. Big Beaver Rd.Troy, Michigan 48084USA248-680-9797
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