30th November - 1st December 2017
Hotel Palace, Berlin, Germany
Innovation in plastics for auto lightweighting
30th November - 1st December 2017
Hotel Palace, Berlin, Germany
Innovation in plastics for auto lightweighting
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Materials Engineer
Project Development Center, Grupo Antolin
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Materials and Processes Engineering, University Paris 13, CNRS, (France) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Chemistry of Innovative Materials, University of Bari, Chemistry Dept, (Italy) Master’s Degree in Chemistry, University of Bari (Italy).   Materials Scientist and Engineer. More than 10 year of experience in innovative materials development with the latest 3.5 in the automotive sector. She built-up her expertise at t...more
Sales Engineer
Cannon Afros
Alessandro studied Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology at Politecnico Milano: he took his bachelor Degree with a thesis entitled “Nano and microcapsules as shelves for functional materials. Synthesis and Characterization”. Alessandro attended his master courses both at KU Leuven (Belgium) and at Politecnico Milano where he took his master degree in 2014 with a thesis entitled “Development of a thermal fatigue testing device and evaluation of WC-Co samples”. ...more
Senior Advisory Partner Automotive
Ernst & Young GmbH
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, for example Mergers & Acquisitions.   Peter Fuß is Co-Moderator of the web-based Automanager. TV magazine, frequent speaker at A...more
Process Polymers Expert
RENAULT, Guyancourt, France
Graduation from:  ECOLE SUPERIEURE DE PLASTURGIE (INSA), France Oyonnax 1998 SAGEM - Production - Production project leader - Electronic plastic parts production, TV panel development.  PEGUFORM - Design department - Design project leader - PSA Bumpers design development.  RENAULT - Industrialization - Industrialization leader - Plastic fenders development and new plastics work shop development. RENAULT - Industrialization & innovations - Manager - Team m...more
Market & Strategic Intelligence Director
DSM Engineering Plastics
Ir. H.G.J. (Bert) Havenith, born 13-6-1963, studied Physics at the Technical University in Eindhoven (Netherlands).    In 1989 he started at DSM in Geleen (Netherlands) in the departments of Applied Research for Stanyl PA46 (1989-1991). Later on he became Application Development Manager E&E for Stanyl PA46 in Germany and in Singapore, Taiwan and Japan (1991-1996).    From 1996 until 2001 he held the position of Global Technical Product Manager for St...more
Advanced Research Specialist
Dr. Thomas Herdtle received his Ph.D. degree in 1991 from the University of California at San Diego in Engineering Science, Fluid Dynamics. After working 6 years as a consultant working with computational fluid dynamics, Dr. Herdtle began his employment at 3M in 1997. He led the modeling efforts for fuel cell stacks, RFID tags, many filtration, separation, and mixing applications, as well as the design of patterns without Moiré effects. In recent years he has been spending the major...more
Managing Director
KIMW Anwendungstechnik GmbH
Working as a Consultant for the Injection Molding industry since 1995. Since 2015, has been Managing Director of KIMW Anwendungstechnik GmbH.  
Chairman / Director
Kellie Technologies
Dr George Kellie is chairman of KellieTechnologies™, a leading UK marketing and technology company.    Dr Kellie’s businesses have been in existence for nearly 20 years and have a strong reputation and expertise in composites nonwovens, plastics, and sustainability strategies.     In the field of nonwovens materials, KellieTechnologies™ has been particularly active, working on specific applications and generating detailed market assessment ...more
Global Director of Material Science
Magna Exteriors, Magna
  Personal:  Born in Philadelphia, PA, USA. Resident of Switzerland since September 1985. USA + Swiss Dual National. Married, two children, living in Ermatingen, Switzerland.   Education:  1981: B.S. summa cum laude, Chemistry, University of Detroit. 1985: A.M. Chemistry, Harvard University. 1985 – 1987: Harvard Travelling Scholar at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich. 1987: Ph.D. Bio-organic Chemistr...more
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
Teknia Group
David Martinez comes from a strong background in mechanical engineering and R&D with more than 10 years experience leading and managing R&D departments in multinational companies. David graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid with an MBA from Universidad de Carlos III in Madrid. With a focus on the Automotive industry, in 2014 David joined Teknia – a multinational group, which centres its activities on the design and manufacture of co...more
Managing Director
ThermHex Waben GmbH
Jochen Pflug, graduated in 1994 from the University of Applied Science Aachen in Aerospace Engineering. In 1996 he received his master degree in Polymer and Composites Engineering from the KU Leuven. From 1996 to 2005 he was research assistant in the Composites Materials Research Group of Prof. Verpoest at the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering (MTM) of the KU Leuven. In 2005 Jochen Pflug founded EconCore and became Chairman of the Board. Since 2007 he is Chief Executive Of...more
Application Engineering Specialist, Vehicle Lightweight Solutions
Anja Rohmann began her employment at 3M in 1992. She gained experience in product engineering for retroreflective materials and broadened her experience in product development for several products such as films and coatings of polyurethane or acrylate chemistry. Until 2015, she led the Analytical Microscopy Lab at 3M in Neuss/ Germany. Since 2015 she is spending her know-how as Application Engineering Specialist with focus on light weighting acoustic solutions. Anja Rohmann hold 3 US Paten...more
Transportation Design Projects Leader
Alexandre has 20 years of professional experience as a designer and is responsible for driving the development of concept and production vehicles for KISKA’s transportation design client portfolio. Highlights include the Opel RAKe electric concept car, the KTM X-BOW GT and GT4 production sport cars, and the KTM E-SPEED show scooter. Alexandre has a degree from the Art Center in Pasadena and before KISKA honed his skills at Bertone and Honda. 
Product Development Engineer
Polyscope Polymers BV
Sem Sals is Product Development Engineer at Polyscope Polymers B.V. (headquartered in Geleen, The Netherlands). He is responsible for the development of Polyscope's compounds for automotive structural parts and technical support to the sales team.  Sem studied chemistry in Hasselt (Belgium) and has a bachelors degree in chemistry. He started gaining experience in Styrene Maleic Anhydride (SMA) while doing his internship at Polyscope where he studied the miscibility of PVC/SMA ...more
Research Fellow
Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT
Martin Schäkel is working as research assistant and project manager at the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT since the beginning of 2016. He graduated at the RWTH Aachen University earning the Master of Science in Production Engineering. During his studies, he spent one year at the Czech Technical University in Prague and started to work as a student assistant in the department for fiber-reinforced plastics and laser systems technology at Fraunhofer IPT. He continued ...more
EMEA Director of Sales
Ian Shannan has over 30 years’ experience in the use and application of test and measurement equipment. Since graduating from Edinburgh Napier University in Electronic and Electrical Engineering his career has included work in Telecoms, IT, Medical Physics and for the last 10 years Fibre Optic Sensing with a range of products from Luna Innovations.
Professor of Business and Sustainability
Centre for Automotive Industry Research, Cardiff Business School
Peter Wells is Co-Director of the Centre for Automotive Industry Research at Cardiff Business School and Head of Logistics and Operations Management. His research and publishing interests are focused on the global automotive industry, mobility studies including electric bicycles and car-sharing, and on sustainable business models. His research and consulting on the global automotive industry has involved companies throughout the value chain, national and international government bodies, an...more
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