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DAY 1 - JUNE 13, 2018

08.40 am - SURCAR International President’s Welcome Remarks:
- Tim Hayes - Ex-Global Customer Director, Delegate of the Board, DÜRR SYSTEMS GMBH

08.45 am - SURCAR North American Congress President’s Opening Address :
- Kenny White - Director, Vehicle Systems Global Paint/GMNA Paint Execution, GENERAL MOTORS

09.00 am - Keynote Address :
Transforming the Automotive Industry using Advanced Analytics
- Paul Ballew - Vice President and Global Chief Data Analytic Officer, FORD MOTOR COMPANY

PAINT APPEARANCE – Session Chairperson : Ankil ShahTOYOTA

09.20 am - GM Flint Launch - Achieving Premium Vehicle Appearance in a Compressed Process
- Sam Rhue - Engineering Group Manager for Paint Materials and Facilities, GENERAL MOTORS
- David Cranfill - Director of Technology, BASF

09.40 am - Benchmark Appearance Premium Segment
- Laura Gilbank - Projects Manager Automotive Product Applications, ARCELOR MITTAL

09.55 am - Exterior Color Coats For Digital Printing
- Michael Koerner - Technical Fellow, AXALTA

10.10 am - Q&A Sessions

10.20 am - Refreshment Break and Exhibition Tour

11.05 am - Toyota & Lexus color and color development strategy
- Akira Nishimura - Project Manager, TOYOTA

11.20 am - Achieving Class A Appearance on Fiber Reinforced Substrates
- Donald Campbell - Technical Manager, BASF
- Ganesh Singh - Project Manager, MAGNA

11.40 am - Q&A Sessions

11.50 am - PAINT APPEARANCE - Panel Discussion
Panelists :
- Laura Gilbank - Projects Manager Automotive Product Applications, ARCELOR MITTAL
- Michael Koerner - Technical Fellow, AXALTA
- David Cranfill - Director of Technology, BASF
- Donald Campbell - Technical Manager, BASF
- Sam Rhue - Engineering Group Manager for Paint Materials and Facilities, GENERAL MOTORS
- Ganesh Singh - Project Manager, MAGNA
- Akira Nishimura - Project Manager, TOYOTA

12.35 pm - Exhibitors Pitches

13.00 pm - Lunch Break and Exhibition Tour

PAINT SHOP - UPGRADES AND TRENDS - Session Chairperson : April Stevens McNally - FORD MOTOR COMPANY

02.15 pm - New Pretreatment Line Start Up At Ford Kentucky Truck SUV and Subsequent Conversion To 100% Aluminum Body
- Timothy Weingartz - Paint Materials and Strategy Manager, FORD MOTOR COMPANY
- Bob Miller - Business Development Manager, HENKEL

02.35 pm - The Fourth Paintshop : the enabler of the new mass customization trend
- Daryush Arabnia - President, J-CO AMERICA

02.50 pm - Smart Factory, setting the benchmark for sustainable manufacturing
- Johannes Grobe - Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing, DURR SYSTEMS

03.05 pm - Q&A Sessions

03.15 pm - Refreshment Break & Exhibition Tour

04.00 pm - General Motors Paint Shop Replacement Strategy
- Marco Mendoza - Senior Manager New Paintshops, GENERAL MOTORS
- Bruce Roesler - Director of Engineering, GALLAGHER-KAISER

04.20 pm - Alabama Twin Primer Plant Maker Over
- Michael Nelson - Paint Process Manager, ABB
- Matthew Maini - Senior Staff Engineer, HONDA MANUFACTURING OF ALABAMA

04.40 pm - Flint, launching a Greenfield Pretreatment System
- Patrick Shoening - Vehicle Systems Installation and Projects PT/ED Systems Project Engineer, GENERAL MOTORS
- Terry Giles - Global Business Development Manager, HENKEL

05.00 pm - Q&A Sessions

05.10 pm - PAINT SHOP - UPGRADES AND TRENDS - Panel Discussion
Panelists :
- Michael Nelson - Paint Process Manager, ABB
- Johannes Grobe - Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing, DURR SYSTEMS
- Timothy Weingartz - Paint Materials and Strategy Manager, FORD MOTOR COMPANY
- Bruce Roesler - Director of Engineering, GALLAGHER- KAISER
- Patrick Schoening - Vehicle Systems Installation & Projects PT/ED Systems Project Engineer, GENERAL MOTORS
- Marco Mendoza - Senior Manager New Paintshops, GENERAL MOTORS
- Bob Miller - Business Development Manager, HENKEL
- Terry Giles - Global Business Development Manager, HENKEL
- Matthew Maini - Senior Staff Engineer, HONDA MANUFACTURING OF ALABAMA
- Daryush Arabnia - President, J-CO AMERICA

05.55 pm - End of Conference

06.00 pm - GALA DINNER

DAY 2 - JUNE 14, 2018

09.00 am - Keynote Address : The Move to Mobility
- John McElroy - Founder, AUTOLINE

PAINT SHOP - DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENT – Session Chairperson : Mike Boike - LUCID MOTORS

09.20 am - Upgrade of existing production facilities to newest technologies
- Alexander Weiten - Vice President Application Technology NORTH AMERICA, DURR
- Patrick Rausch - Paintshop Maintenance Manager, CHRYSLER LLC WARREN TRUCK ASSEMBLY PLANT

09.40 am - Connected Atomizer
- Ray Li - Technology Excellence Manager, ABB

09.55 am - Capacitive Paint
- Pierre Pronost - Research & Innovation Manager - Manufacturing, PLASTIC OMNIUM

10.10 am - Q&A Sessions

10.20 am - Refreshment Break and Exhibition Tour

11.05 am - Giffin Elite Wet Scrubber
- Abraham J. Salazar - Manager - Research and Development, GIFFIN
- Ruben Rojas - Engineering Group Manager Vehicle Systems - Paint Shop Major Project Installation, GENERAL MOTORS

11.25 am - Supercar paint quality Acura NSX
- Werner Wilson - Senior Staff Engineer, HONDA ENGINEERING NORTH AMERICA

11.40 am - Smart Mobility
- Ranju Arya - Senior Business Director Mobility, PPG

11.55 am - Q&A Sessions

12.05 pm - PAINTSHOP DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENT - Panel Discussion
- Ray Li - Technology Excellence Manager, ABB
- Patrick Rausch - Paintshop Maintenance Manager, Chrysler LLC Warren Truck Assembly Plant
- Alexander Weiten - Vice President Application Technology NORTH AMERICA, DURR
- Abraham J. Salazar - Manager - Research & Development, GIFFIN
- Ruben Rojas - Engineering Group Manager Vehicle Systems - Paint Shop Major Project Installation, GENERAL MOTORS
- Werner Wilson - Senior Staff Engineering, HONDA
- Pierre Pronost - Research & Innovation Manager - Manufacturing, PLASTIC OMNIUM
- Ranju Arya - Senior Business Director Mobility, PPG

12.50 pm - Lunch Break & Exhibition Tour

PAINT SHOP - INNOVATION - Session Chairperson : Werner WilsonHONDA ENGINEERING NORTH AMERICA

02.00 pm - The next generation of exposed quality steel
- Basjan Berkhout - Marketing Manager - Body in White, TATA STEEL

02.15 pm - Project LEAPP - Low Energy Automotive Paint Process
- David Fenn - Research Manager, PPG
- Jim Pakkala - Senior Engineering Manager, DURR SYSTEMS

02.35 pm - Products & Innovations as Enabler for the Factory of the Future
- Timo Steimer - Head of Sales NAFTA - Automotive Systems, EISENMANN

02.50 pm - EPIC Ecoat
- Timothy Weingartz - Paint Materials & Strategy Manager, FORD MOTOR COMPANY
- Garry Grant - Technical Manager Substrate Protection Systems, PPG

03.10 pm - Paint Process Health Monitor and Zero Down Time
- Matt Sikowski - Director - Paint Process & Application, FANUC
- George Sinnott - Staff Engineer - Vehicle Systems Paint Project Execution, GENERAL MOTORS

03.30 pm - The Leandip Conveyor System
- Antonio Zaza - Senior Executive Director - Sales & Global Key Account, J-CO AMERICA

03.45 pm - Q&A Sessions

04.00 pm - Refreshment Break & Exhibition Tour

04.45 pm - PAINT SHOP- INNOVATION - Panel Discussion
Moderator : Xavier Maury, US Industrial Director PLASTIC OMNIUM
Panelist :
- Timo Steimer - Head of Sales NAFTA - Automotive Systems, EISENMANN
- Jim Pakkala - Senior Engineering Manager, DURR SYSTEMS
- Matt Sikowski - Director - Paint Process & Application, FANUC
- Timothy Weingartz - Paint Materials & Strategy Manager, FORD MOTOR COMPANY
- George Sinnott - Staff Engineer - Vehicle Systems Paint Project Execution, GENERAL MOTORS
- Antonio Zaza - Senior Executive Director - Sales & Global Key Account, J-CO AMERICA
- Garry Grant - Technical Manager Substrate Protection Systems, PPG
- David Fenn - Research Manager, PPG
- Basjan Berkhout - Marketing Manager - Body in White, TATA STEEL

05.30 pm - SURCAR North American Congress President’s Closing Remarks:
- Kenny White- Director, Vehicle Systems Global Paint/GMNA Paint Execution
- GENERAL MOTORS

05.40 pm - SURCAR AWARDS CEREMONY