Are you interested in the latest advances in the solid union of design and engineering? Eager to explore new trends in lightweight uses, laser technology updates, 3D applications? What technologies and applications in automotive plastics should you acknowledge?
The annual Plastics & Advanced Composites Summit will explore what the future of automotive plastics has in store for autonomous and green cars.Read more
This 5th annual B2B event will enable participants to learn about the latest market trends, applications and technologies in automotive plastics.
Besides sharing best practices, 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 plastics, latest advances in the solid union of design and engineering, trends in lightweight uses, laser technology updates, 3D applications and what the future of automotive plastics has in store for autonomous and green cars. It is an honour and a privilege to invite you to participate in this Summit.
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Daniel Tyrkas is the director of automotive solutions at the regional headquarter EMEA of Mitsubishi Chemical. He drives collaboration, innovation, and solutions across all business units of Mitsubishi Chemical EMEA to meet customers’ needs across multiple automotive segments and material classes. Daniel received his master’s in mechanical engineering/Dipl.-Ing. from the Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg. His studies focused on plastics, composites, processing, manufacturing, and design engineering. Previously, Daniel worked as business development manager automotive at the carbon fiber and composites division of Mitsubishi Chemical, focussing on materials and processes that enable high volume manufacturing of CFRP-composite parts. Before joining Mitsubishi Chemical, Daniel has held various technical and commercial positions within the plastics/composites/automotive industry ranging from technology consulting to sales and marketing director, engineering, application, and business development, contributing to the success of companies like Altran, General Electric Plastics and SABIC. Daniel has gathered more than 18 years of experience in composites and other high-performance materials and components, mainly in the automotive industry.
Dr. Reiner Nett, aged 49, graduated in Automotive Engineering and received a doctor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering both at Technical University of Berlin. He is working for more than 22 years in the field of Automotive Safety taking responsibilities in research, numerical simulation, crash testing, regulatory affairs and product development. In TAKATA, he has established the European business unit of Child Safety Seats. He is responsible for engineering, marketing and sales of this growing business unit. The latest premium-positioned products and applied technologies are implemented and sold by major European automotive manufacturers and by newly added selective retailers throughout Europe.
Lasse Staal is co-founder of Danish start-up AddiFab, is a passionate believer in the transformative potential of Additive Manufacturing (AM). He is equally passionate about removing the key limitations that prevent AM from becoming a cornerstone in medical device manufacturing. The AddiFab key focus – to merge the most important benefits from AM and injection molding to create the ultimate manufacturing platform – reflects this passion.
Nicolas Dufaure has obtained an Engineer Diploma in chemical & process engineering from ENSIC Nancy (France). He has then done an M.Sc in rheology at Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal (Canada) and obtained a Ph.D. in polymer physical chemistry from ESPCI Paris. Nicolas Dufaure started working for Arkema in 2007 as a scientist. He occupied several positions as an R&D engineer and is now in charge of the global business development of Arkema High-Performance Polymers for automotive applications. He is the author of more than 20 patents.
Dr. Christof Kujat studied chemistry at the University of Hannover (Germany) and Stanford University (California, USA). He received his PhD in organic chemistry in March 2007, title: “Studies towards the total synthesis of Ripostatin A & B.” Since June 2007, Dr. Kujat has worked for BASF in Ludwigshafen, Germany. The first 5 years of his career at BASF, he worked in the field of nanotechnology, focusing on surface modification and compounding of nanoparticles, later on focusing on printed electronics. Afterwards, he was responsible for global pigment development for industrial and decorative coatings. As of April 2018, Dr. Kujat began his current position as New Business Development Manager, Pigments for Plastics within BASF Colors and Effects.
Giacomo Parisi works as a Global Marketing Leader in Auto E&E Segment at DuPont, focusing on Power Train electrification, Autonomous & Connected car. Previously, he worked in different marketing and application development functions for specialty materials in auto and electrical sector. He received his MBA degree in 2011 from SDA Bocconi in Italy and Master’s Degree in Material Engineering in 2004 from Politecnico of Milan.
Luca graduated in Industrial Chemistry at the University of Turin joined the Plastic Materials Engineering team in 2015 with a Master Thesis in Green materials and technologies. Today, inside Stellantis Plastics Materials Engineering in EMEA Region, he manages materials engineering and innovation activities for aesthetic and high-performance plastics with a focus on Bio and Recycled materials. Luca is also managing activities within EU-funded Projects.
Maurizio was born in Turin (Italy) and has 30 years of experience in the automotive research and development area. He is Technical Manager of Stellantis Plastics Materials Engineering in the EMEA Region. He follows Strategic Research and develops plastics materials and processes in collaboration with major Suppliers. Maurizio is Responsible for standards and procedures related to plastics following activities of materials characterization and components testing for all programs in EMEA development (interior, exterior, under hood, and body plastics areas). He collaborates with all Stellantis worldwide regions to guarantee harmonized global development. He manages a very passionate team at Stellantis Materials Engineering in Italy.
From 2001-07, Dr. Timo Huber studied mechanical engineering with the main focus on motor vehicle technology and polymer science at the University of Stuttgart. In 2007, he started at Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT, Pfinztal, Germany, in the field of polymer engineering, where he initially worked as principal investigator (PI). In 2009, he headed the working group on injection moulding and extrusion. In 2011, he headed the research group thermoplastic processing focusing on high-volume production processes for thermoplastic composite parts. In 2014, he finished his PhD at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT. In 2015, he worked as deputy director of the department polymer engineering at the Fraunhofer ICT. Since 2019, Timo has been working for Hengrui Corporation HRC as vice president heading the Advanced Composite Technology Center ACTC, which focusses on collaboration with national and international partners from industry and R&D for high-volume composite lightweight solutions.
Nicolas started his career in the Automotive Industry 25 years ago, working for major Tiers One and Chemical companies (Electricfil Industrie / Unifil Electronic / Sintertech / Federal Mogul) in France, Turkey, and Brazil. He held various increasing positions in Project Management and Sales & 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 took the position of Global e-mobility leader to develop the emerging market of electrified vehicles. In November 2018, Nicolas moved to Solvay Specialty Polymers to hold the position of Automotive Sales Development Manager EMEA. More recently, in November 2020, Nicolas was appointed eMobility Marketing Manager to develop the market of electric vehicles, hybrids, and fuel-cell vehicles with innovative solutions based on Ultra-Polymers, High-Performance Polymers, and Fluoropolymers.
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