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3rd Automotive Painting & Advanced Coatings Summit

  • 16th – 17th May 2019
  • Germany flag Germany Munich
  • Munich Airport Marriott Hotel Alois-Steinecker-Straße 20, 85354 Freising

This third annual B2B event will enable the participants to learn about the latest market trends, applications and technologies in automotive paint, coating and surface innovations.

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About

This Summit brings together experts from varied professions, organisations and industries who have profound knowledge and experience in automotive paint and coating. Besides sharing best practices, this event offers a valuable opportunity for networking and partnering.

The Summit covers a wide spectrum of topics, including emerging trends in automotive paint and coating, automotive paint systems, digitalisation, challenges in mechanical performance of automotive paint systems, critical performance factors, CMF design solutions and environmental aspects of automotive paint technologies. A special focus will be on industry 4.0 and digitalisation.

Who Should Attend

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

  • Automotive OEMs
  • Coats & Paintings
  • Digitalisation
  • Virtual Solutions
  • Quality Control
  • Robotics
  • Technology
  • Research & Development
  • Chemical Research
  • Materials Development
  • Applied Technology
  • Technical Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Automotive Tiers
  • Surfaces
  • 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 and coating
  • Colour development, evaluation and quality control
  • Industry 4.0 and digitalisation: key industry interests
  • Adhesives, sealants, elastomers and anti-corrosion coatings
  • Automotive paint systems development and its challenges
  • Smart surfaces/A-surfaces innovations
  • Pollution crisis in a painting process
  • Paintings and coatings in automotive lighting industry
  • CMF design from the view of top OEMs
  • Surface quality in styling and design
  • Functional and smart coatings adjustments
  • New decoration technologies 

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.

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

Managing Director

MCI, Altdorf

In 1987, Ullrich Möllmann 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 until 2002, he was head of sales at Hager + Elsässer, a leading company in industrial water treat­ment. In 2003, Ullrich joined Dürr Systems AG as a key account manager for assembly sys­tems, and since 2008 he has been the head of product management worldwide for EcoEMOS.

Sigun Bergstedt, SE

Senior Designer of Colour, Materials & Finish Product Design

Volvo Group Trucks Technology

Sigun Bergstedt is a creative and skilled colour, material and finish (CMF) senior designer with longstanding automotive experience. She has a master of fine arts in interior architec­ture. At the end of the 90s she was recruited to Saab Automobile. Later, she worked with the other major Swedish transportation brands Volvo Cars and Volvo AB. She has worked in the range from concept cars and sustainability concept studies to implementation of interior and exterior colour palettes, grains and décor materials. Since 2013, she has worked at Volvo AB as senior designer in all Volvo AB business areas: Volvo Trucks, Volvo Bus, Volvo Penta and Volvo Construction Equipment.

Tolga Diraz, PCS, TR

Paint & Protective Coating Specialist Corrosion Professional

Korozyon Doktoru

Tolga Diraz is a chemical engineer specialised in corrosion engineering and protective paints and coatings with diversified experience in the automotive and steel painting/coating related to technical managerial positions for more than 15 years. He holds several interna­tionally recognised professional certifications from SSPC and NACE, such as certified coating inspector certifications (SSPC PCI, NACE CIP Level 3) and SSPC protective coating specialist. He’s also an instructor of these certifications, organising trainings for numerous painters and inspectors in the industry.

Dr. Stefan Picker, DE

Head of Sales, Northern Europe & Global KAM

Henkel

Stefan Picker is currently the head of sales for Northern Europe and global KAM of Henkel. He has an education in biochemistry and business chemistry from Germany and the USA. Having started his career in the consumer adhesives business in product development and international marketing, he moved on to Henkel’s adhesive technologies strategy department in 2011. Afterwards, he held positions in sales and business development – for example as director of business development for Henkel’s automotive parts business in North America.

Semih Ertürk, TR

Senior Technical Specialist – Polymer & Glass

FCA

Semih Ertürk was born in 1977 in Bursa. He graduated from Ege University in 2001 as a chemical engineer. He has been working in the automotive research and development area for 12 years. He is a senior technical specialist for plastic materials at Fiat Chrysler Auto Turkey. He does interior, exterior, under hood and under body plastic material activities for produced cars in Turkey. His competencies include self-pigmented (opaque and metallic) plastic materials, which allow for paint elimination, weight reduction methods (glass bubble filled polymer, chemical and physical foaming process, etc.), and thermoplastic composite materials for metal replacement. He also follows India project activities in plastic materials for FCA. He has a great, young and very passionate team at FCA R&D Turkey. His last proj­ect, the Egea family of automobiles, was named the Best Car of Europe in 2016 by AutoBest.

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.

Dr. Ulf Stalmach, DE

Lack Digitiser

ORONTEC

Dr. Ulf Stalmach studied chemistry at the Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz and received his PhD in organic chemistry. After a postdoctoral period at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (polymer chemistry), he started his professional career in the coatings industry in 2000. After several positions predominantly in R&D of wood coatings, he switched focus to the interface between R&D, IT and supply chain management with a Swiss-based holding, thus diving into the topics related to Industry 4.0 and digitalisation. He supported the German initiative “Berufe 4.0 – how chemists and engineers will work in a digitised chemical industry” initi­ated by VCW and GDCh in 2018. In January 2019, he joined ORONTEC GmbH & Co. KG, the Germany-based leading provider of holistic system solutions for the coating industry.

Alexander Back, DE

CATIA & ICEM Surf Senior Consultant

Systemworkx AG

Alexander Back has been engaged in automotive computer-aided design (CAD) since 1983. Because of his experience in CAD companies like CDC, ComputerVision, PTC, ICEM and Das­sault Systemes, he worked in the last two decades – besides his sales-support, marketing and training activities – in close cooperation with automotive OEMs and ICEM R&D Lab Hannover. The main focus was to specify new features and functions in the area of automotive class-A surface modelling. Today he leads the ICEM CAD department of systemworkx AG Munich.

Benjamin Mühleck, DE

Digital Transformation

Karl Wörwag Lack-und Farbenfabrik

Ibrahim Emrah Sözer, TR

Deputy Process Engineering Manager

Odelo Automotive Signal Lights Türkei

Nigel Davis, UK

Insight Editor

ICIS

Dr. Meiko Hecker, DE

Managing Director

AOM-Systems

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 optimization of existing coating plant concepts.

Toni Fuecker, UK

Automotive Account Manager EMEA

ICIS

Debbie Thorp, UK

Business Development Director

Global Inkjet Systems

Dirk Michels, DE

Project Manager

Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering & Automation IPA

Raquel Machado, FR

Smart Surfaces Engineer, Coatings & Films

Faurecia

Ullrich Möllmann, DE

Managing Director

MCI, Altdorf

Sigun Bergstedt, SE

Senior Designer of Colour, Materials & Finish Product Design

Volvo Group Trucks Technology

Tolga Diraz, PCS, TR

Paint & Protective Coating Specialist Corrosion Professional

Korozyon Doktoru

Dr. Stefan Picker, DE

Head of Sales, Northern Europe & Global KAM

Henkel

Semih Ertürk, TR

Senior Technical Specialist – Polymer & Glass

FCA

Richard Caetano, FR

Paint Process Expert for Oven & Paint Booth

Groupe PSA

Dr. Ulf Stalmach, DE

Lack Digitiser

ORONTEC

Alexander Back, DE

CATIA & ICEM Surf Senior Consultant

Systemworkx AG

Benjamin Mühleck, DE

Digital Transformation

Karl Wörwag Lack-und Farbenfabrik

Ibrahim Emrah Sözer, TR

Deputy Process Engineering Manager

Odelo Automotive Signal Lights Türkei

Nigel Davis, UK

Insight Editor

ICIS

Dr. Meiko Hecker, DE

Managing Director

AOM-Systems

Toni Fuecker, UK

Automotive Account Manager EMEA

ICIS

Debbie Thorp, UK

Business Development Director

Global Inkjet Systems