June 11 - 12 2019 Detroit - Michigan - Usa

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1st International Conference on Automotive Body Finishing in North America

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Emphasizing networking and knowledge sharing, the SURCAR Connect (June 11-12, 2019) is a prominent gathering with enjoyable activities that strength our North American Car Body Finishing Community, support Detroit local causes.

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This 2nd edition of DETROIT Congress (June 16-17, 2020) will be a two-day international conference that enhances successful innovation strategies and presents R&D programs and real experience feedback in the surface finishing field.

Committee Members

April  Stevens McNally

Chief Engineer VOME - Global Paint Engineering

Mark Dunn

Vice President Sales

Matt Boland

Vice President Global Transportation Coatings Technology

Mike Nelson

Paint Process Manager

Kevin A. Rahrig

Executive VP - Commercial

Sean McKeon

Vice President – Global Account Management

Rich Everly

Vice President Paint

Bruno Welsch

President & CEO

Jorge  Singman

Vice President - Automotive Systems USA

Jon  Karr

Vice President Paintshop Automation

Bill  Wolf

Director - Paint Operations Manufacturing Engineering

2019 Panel Discussions Headlines

An inspiring full-day program dedicated to understanding latest technology and sharing best practices

An inspiring full-day program dedicated to understanding latest technology and sharing best practices:


  • Best practices that reduce efficiently VOC emissions, hazardous wasted associated with painting processes etc.
  • New Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements, how to adapt?

Mixed Substrate

  • How to ensure the compatibility between Paint Materials, substrate, bonding and sealing materials?
  • How to paint and cure multiple substrate and standard Car Bodies on the same line

Autonomous Vehicles

  • Impact of new mobility (electric vehicles, autonomous cars, rental & shared vehicles) on Surface Treatment and painting

Industry 4.0 / Customer Satisfaction

  • The impacts and benefits of an ultimate digital Paintshop – data management, customization, flexibility etc.

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Industry News

Tesla's home state grabs almost half of Model 3 registrations

21 January 2019 21:08 - Autonews

Tesla's home state of California accounted for almost half of all Model 3 registrations through the first 10 months of 2018. ...

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Lawsuit: Ford worker sexually harassed by supervisor at Dearborn Truck Plant

21 January 2019 18:35 - Autonews

DeAnna Johnson, 54, said in a lawsuit her supervisor groped her, showed her lewd photos and repeatedly solicited her for sex. ...

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BMW, Mercedes could develop compact cars together, paper says

21 January 2019 16:36 - Autonews

BMW and Mercedes could jointly develop the next generations of their compact cars – the BMW 1 series and the Mercedes A class – as part of a wider cooperation that would also include sharing technology for autonomous cars, a German newspaper reported. ...

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LG said to supply gesture-reading tech for Mercedes

21 January 2019 16:26 - Autonews

LG Electronics Co. is the supplier for a Daimler AG Mercedes-Benz model that will feature a motion-detection system that can read a driver's gestures in order to control some automobile functions, people with knowledge of the matter told Bloomberg. ...

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Nissan, Renault downplay merger talk as Ghosn renews bail plea

21 January 2019 13:48 - Autonews

A weekend report by a Japanese newspaper said the French government wants to integrate the automakers under a holding company and appoint the next Nissan chairman. ...

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Tesla gets approval to start delivering Model 3 in Europe

21 January 2019 13:03 - Autonews

The Tesla Model 3 could hurt European sales of the BMW 3 series and Mercedes C class by attracting customers of premium sedans who are looking to switch to a battery-powered car from a gasoline or diesel vehicle.  ...

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Capital-area dealers uneasy over shutdown

21 January 2019 06:00 - Autonews

Gridlock in Washington isn't just a political problem. Auto dealerships in the capital region are beginning to sense the economic effects of the partial government shutdown. ...

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Clutch expands product offerings

21 January 2019 06:00 - Autonews

Clutch Technologies, inspired in part by its customers' use of the platform, is broadening its subscription offering to appeal to a wider pool of consumers. ...

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