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2nd Annual Automotive Painting Conference 2018

  • 17th – 18th May 2018
  • Germany flag Germany Düsseldorf
  • NH Düsseldorf City Nord Münster str. 230-238, 40470

We are pleased to invite you to the 2nd Annual Automotive Painting Conference scheduled for May 17th-18th, 2018 in Düsseldorf, Germany. This second annual B2B event will enable the participants to learn about the latest market trends, applications, and technologies in automotive paint and coating.

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About

This Summit brings together experts from varied professions, organisations and industries that have profound knowledge and experience in automotive paint and coating. Besides best-practice sharing, this event offers a valuable opportunity for networking and partnering with businesses of diverse sizes and types. The conference covers a wide spectrum of topics including: emerging trends in automotive paint & coating, automotive paint systems, challenges in mechanical performance of automotive paint systems, critical performance factors, and environmental aspects of automotive paint technologies. The participants will also have the chance to learn about the most up-to-date paint and coating research projects, get the grasp of the new raw materials used for painting, and enquire about the importance of linking suppliers & production process.

Who Should Attend

Chief Executives, Directors, Vice Presidents, Department Heads, Leaders, Managers, Researchers, Scientists, Engineers, Technologists, Chemists specialising in:

  • Automotive OEMs
  • Coats and Paintings
  • Virtual Solutions
  • Quality Control
  • Robotics
  • Technology
  • R&D
  • Chemical Research
  • Materials Development
  • Applied Technology
  • Technical Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Automotive TIERs
  • Chemical Companies
  • Consultancies
  • Automotive Design
  • Innovations
  • Engineering
  • Product Development
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Applications
  • Development Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Business Development

Key Practical Learning Points

  • Emerging trends in automotive paint & coating
  • Critical performance factors
  • Automotive paint systems
  • Environmental aspects of automotive paint technologies
  • Challenges in mechanical performance of automotive paint systems
  • Automotive paint and coating design implications

Dirk Michels, DE

Project Manager

Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering & Automation IPA

Dirk Michels studied chemical engineering at Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences in Krefeld, Germany. Since September 2000, he has been a member of the scientific staff at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (IPA) in Stuttgart. From 2006-14, he held various positions with responsibility in projects and personnel in various companies in the paint processing industry as well as in consulting. Since 2014, he has been working as a project manager in the department of coating systems and paint­ing technology at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (IPA). His major topics are the development and planning of innovative coating processes as well as the optimisation of existing coating plant concepts.

Dejan Nestorovic, PRC

Director Manufacturing Engineering Paint APAC

Volvo Cars

Dejan Nestrovic is the director of manufacturing engineering paint at APAC. Prior to joining APAC, Dejan worked at several paint-related roles at Volvo in China and in Sweden. He started working for Volvo in 1991 as an industrial and process engineer. It was after this that he took up roles in painting.

Ulf Eriksson, SE

Director ME Paint & Material

CEVT

Ulf Eriksson has been working with surface treatment in different ways for over 25 years. He has spent most of his career in automotive engineering but started working within corrosion and protection materials as development/service en­gineer. In the automotive sector, Ulf has worked for Volvo Cars and AB Volvo (trucks, busses, engines) as material developer, project manager, and supplier quality engineer. He currently works at CEVT (China Europé Vehicle Technol­ogy) where he is responsible for manufacturing engineering and material de­velopment of paint-shop materials and chemical products for BiW and assembly shops. He currently focuses on finding and developing materials and systems for future demands for global use in cooperation with colleagues at Geely China.

Christian Hainz, DE

Senior Analyst Automotive

EY

Christian Hainz is a senior automotive analyst at EY based in Germany. Be­fore this role, he was leading EY’s global automotive analyst team. Christian has over 10 years of experience with strategic projects and analyses in the automotive industry and in total over 15 years of experience in consulting and private equity/M&A. He has extensive experience in international com­mercial due diligence projects including both automotive manufacturers and suppliers. In addition, Christian is well-experienced in business plan valida­tions, strategic market and company analyses, and strategy workshops. He also worked on several thought leadership publications and was speaker and chairman of various automotive conferences.

Laurent Coulon, FR

Manager Decoration Engineering

Faurecia Interior System

Coulon Laurent has worked for Faurecia Interior Systems since 2011 in Lille, France. His responsibilities are in the area of decoration engineering where he works with painting, technical coating, synthetic, wood, aluminium, and insert moulding pig­mentation. He has worked within painting since 1986, starting at Plastic Omnium, where he worked for 14 years. From 2000 to 2003, Coulon worked for Toyota Motor Manufacturing Europe, in which he was responsible for sector primer and topcoat body paint. Following this role, he was senior manager of vehicle production engi­neering paint and plastics at Toyota. Coulon left Toyota in 2008 and became the director of industrial performance for Mecaplast and worked there until 2011.

Richard Caetano, FR

Paint Process Expert for Oven & Paint Booth

Groupe PSA

Richard Caetano is a paint process expert for ovens and paint booths, and he has a PhD in fluid mechanics. His experience includes a three-year tenure at AEC and five and a half years at DÜRR Systems. He has served as an expert for PSA since 2006 and his responsibilities include paint booths, ovens, VOCs, air filtration and process energy management.

Patrick Magnier, FR

Paint Process Engineer - Senior Expert

Plastic Omnium Auto Exterior

Auto Exterior based in France. He is a worldwide Plastic Omnium paint network manager and is dedicated to premium customers including JLR, Volvo, VW, Daimler, and BMW. He studied to become an industrial engineer and has 36 years of experi­ence in plastic painting parts within the automotive sector. He is a green belt in 6 sigma, an internal (PO) master trainer, and is skilled in waterborne and solventborne paint technology. He has started up several plants and is a tutor for young students.

Roberto Selvestrel, IT

EMEA Region – Manufacturing Engineering Paint Material & Environment

FCA

After working in the steel making industry for ten years, Roberto moved to FCA Man­ufacturing Engineering and has worked there since 1987. He followed new processes from study and industrialization phase in EMEA-LATAM-APAC. He also followed har­monization processes with NAFTA. For 7 years, he was responsible for materials and environment projects and currently works with innovation and benchmark projects.

Raquel Machado, FR

Smart Surfaces Engineer, Coatings & Films

Faurecia

Raquel Machado is a smart surfaces engineer in GTS films and coating. She is a chemical engineer by education, obtaining her degree from FEUP. Raquel went on to study envi­ronment management at De Montfort University and completed an MBA in business from Barcelona University. She joined KPI as a painting process engineer in 2000 and then joined Faurecia in 2010. She started at Faurecia as a pole of competence engineer of painting and then became the painting GTS team leader of Faurecia in 2013. She took up her current role at Faurecia in 2017.

Ullrich Möllmann, DE

Senior Sales Manager MES & Controls

Dürr Systems AG

In 1987, Ullrich earned a degree from the University of Aachen (RWTH) as Dipl.-Ing. for process technologies. Between 1987 and 1996, Ullrich worked as a sales engineer at EISENMANN, one of the world’s leading companies in painting technologies. After that, he was head of sales at Hager + Elsässer until 2002, a leading company in in­dustrial water treatment. In 2003, Ullrich Möllmann joined Dürr Systems AG as a key account manager for assembly systems where since 2008, he performs as the head of product management worldwide for EcoEMOS.

Surinder Matharu, UK

Engineering Consultant

Jaguar Land Rover

Surinder Matharu has over twenty-five years of experience in analytical engineering specifically in computer aided engineering (CAE). He has worked within a wide range of industries including military defence vibration and dynamic testing, nuclear power stations for seismic analysis, aerospace for component qualification by endurance vibration testing, and automotive engineering in the field of vibration, durability, and crash analysis. Most recently, Surinder has worked for Ford Motor Company both in the United Kingdom and Cologne (Germany) as a CAE crash analyst. For the last seven years, Surinder has been working for Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) as a CAE consultant for interior trims with plastic composites. As a consultant to JLR, Surinder’s team is responsible for CAE simulations. These simulations assess plastic trim components using advanced CAE analysis techniques. This is to provide early feedback to design engineers in order to ensure the final trim components are fully optimised for durability, strength, and high-quality performance with minimum weight.

Nicolas Batailley, FR

Global E-mobility Leader

Solvay Engineering Plastics

Nicolas started his career in the automotive industry 20 years ago, working for major Tier 1 and chemical companies (Electricfil Industrie / Unifil Electronic / Sintertech / Federal Mogul) in France, Turkey, and Brazil. He held various positions in project management, sales, and marketing. Nicolas was appointed by Solvay Engineering Plastics in 2007 to develop the Thermal Management segment. He became application development manager in 2009 prior to holding the position of automotive business development manager for EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) in 2011. In 2016, Nicolas was appointed global e-mobility leader and covers all the new powertrain technologies (Hybrid, EV, Fuel cell...).

Dr. Wilrid Dubitzky, DE

Product Manager

TRUMPF Group

Since 2015, Dr. Wilrid Dubitzky works as a product manager for the laser and machine tools manufacturer TRUMPF in sensor technologies. She graduated with a physics degree from the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz in 2001, taking an intermediate stay at the University of California in Los Angeles in 1998. She earned her PhD in heavy ion physics from the Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg in 2006. Before her career at TRUMPF, Mrs. Dubitzky worked as a team leader for the measurement tools manufacturer ETAS GmbH, a subsidiary of BOSCH. Her free time she shares with her husband and two children.

Andreas Buechel, DE

Product Manager Laser Processing

Jenoptik Automatisierungstechnik

Mr. Andreas Buechel studied at the University of Applied Science in Erfurt, Germany and graduated with a degree in supply engineering in 2002. From 2002 until 2008, Andreas served as technical project leader at TRW Automo­tive GmbH. Since 2009, he has worked at JENOPTIK Automatisierungstechnik GmbH where he has been project manager since 2010.

Dirk Michels, DE

Project Manager

Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering & Automation IPA

Dejan Nestorovic, PRC

Director Manufacturing Engineering Paint APAC

Volvo Cars

Ulf Eriksson, SE

Director ME Paint & Material

CEVT

Christian Hainz, DE

Senior Analyst Automotive

EY

Laurent Coulon, FR

Manager Decoration Engineering

Faurecia Interior System

Richard Caetano, FR

Paint Process Expert for Oven & Paint Booth

Groupe PSA

Patrick Magnier, FR

Paint Process Engineer - Senior Expert

Plastic Omnium Auto Exterior

Roberto Selvestrel, IT

EMEA Region – Manufacturing Engineering Paint Material & Environment

FCA

Raquel Machado, FR

Smart Surfaces Engineer, Coatings & Films

Faurecia

Ullrich Möllmann, DE

Senior Sales Manager MES & Controls

Dürr Systems AG

Surinder Matharu, UK

Engineering Consultant

Jaguar Land Rover

Nicolas Batailley, FR

Global E-mobility Leader

Solvay Engineering Plastics

Dr. Wilrid Dubitzky, DE

Product Manager

TRUMPF Group

Andreas Buechel, DE

Product Manager Laser Processing

Jenoptik Automatisierungstechnik

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