October 6 - 7 2020 Detroit - Michigan - Usa 1st International Conference on Automotive Body Finishing in North America

Committee Members

Kevin A. RAHRIG

Executive VP - Commercial

AM GENERAL

Beatrice BENHAMIDA

Senior Polymers and Coatings Engineer

HYUNDAI-KIA AMERICA TECHNICAL CENTER

Nadia BenHamida is the Senior Coatings Material Engineer at Hyundai, with responsibility for North and South American manufacturing plants. Her primary role is quality auditing to ensure production quality, evaluation of new colors for future vehicles and coating development that improves quality and customer perception of Hyundai and Kia vehicles. At Rhetech, she formulated and developed new plastic materials for interior and exterior automotive application. And previously at EAG she developed dry erase coatings widely used today in homes, offices, schools, appliances and other products. Nadia Benhamida is a global citizen; she received a Chemical engineering degree from North Africa, M.S. Applied Chemistry Engineering degree from Europe and a M.S. degree in Polymers and Coatings Engineering from USA. She enjoys yoga, hiking and traveling. Her philosophy is: “Together we achieve more”. In the dawn of the 4th industrial revolution the auto industry is being challenged more than ever before; Nadia believes that the response and contribution need to be global involving all stakeholders from public and private sectors to academia and civil society.

Mike BOIKE

Senior Manager Manufacturing

LUCID MOTORS

Matt BOLAND

Vice President Global Transportation Coatings Technology

AXALTA

Mike BOSS

President & CEO

DÜRR SYSTEMS

Giorgio BRUZZONE

CEO

J-CO AMERICA

Steve COATS

Vice President – Automotive Sales & Marketing

SAMES-KREMLIN

Vernon COMEAUX

Manufacturing Engineering - Paint Operations Senior Manager

FIAT CHRYSLER AUTOMOBILES

Mark DUNN

Vice President Sales

GALLAGHER-KAISER

Rich EVERLY

Vice President Paint

BMW SPARTANBURG

Cassiano FABRIS

Senior Vice President Paint & Assembly Systems

EISENMANN

Greg FREZELL

Technical Director Americas

NIPPON PAINT AUTOMOTIVE COATINGS

Richard GIFFIN

Vice President - Sales & Marketing

GIFFIN

Takeshi GOTO

Director Engineering

NISSAN MOTOR CORPORATION

Tim HAYES

International President

SURCAR

Jon KARR

Vice President Paintshop Automation

FANUC

Matthew MAINI

Senior Staff Engineer

HONDA MANAFACTURING OF ALABAMA

Matt Maini - 25 Years Automotive Experience which include 18 years of Paint ExperienceCurrent Position: Senior Staff Engineer / Technical Advisor for Honda Manufacturing of Alabama Paint Department Line 2 Responsibilities include establishing long term technical direction and developing technical team for long term stability. Previous Positions: Honda Manufacturing of Alabama Paint Line 2 Department Manager Paint Line Construction Project Leader Paint Engineering and Maintenance Manager

Xavier MAURY

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Director America

PLASTIC OMNIUM

Sean MCKEON

Vice President – Global Account Management

BASF

Mike NELSON

Paint Process Manager

ABB

Ankil SHAH

General Manager - Materials Engineering

TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA

April STEVENS

Chief Engineer of Global Paint Engineering

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Dennis TALJAN

General Manager, Automotive OEM Services Automotive Coatings

PPG

Kenny WHITE

Director, Global Paint Vehicle Systems Engineering

GENERAL MOTORS