May 232022 DETROIT, MICHIGAN - Usa 1st International Conference on Automotive Body Finishing in North America

Committee Members

Adam BACKHAUT

Paint Manufacturing

LUCID MOTORS

Scott BARNETT

Director – Application Engineering, Robotics and Automation

3M

Scott currently leads the 3M global abrasives application engineering team that is focused on engineering of robotic abrasive processes in collaboration with system integrators and end using customers.
He has been with 3M for 41 years within various abrasives related businesses and has held a variety of roles including new product development, technology development, business leadership, acquisition integration, and for the past ten years, application engineering.
Scott has a Bachelors of Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Minnesota and is a certified Black Belt in both Six Sigma and Design for Six Sigma methodologies.
Scott enjoys playing golf, often with his wife Lisa, when weather or travel allows and his new passion is spending time with his two young grandchildren, Julie and Bradlee.

Nadia 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.

Steve COATS

Vice President – Automotive Sales & Marketing

SAMES-KREMLIN

Vernon COMEAUX

Manufacturing Engineering - Paint Operations Senior Manager

FIAT CHRYSLER AUTOMOBILES

Carl DOEKSEN

Global Robotics / Automation Director

3M

• Carl Doeksen is the Global Robotics & Automation Director at 3M Headquarters in St. Paul, MN where he leads teams to accelerate full robotic, and fixed automation, solutions for 3M’s industrial customers around the world. Prior to joining 3M, Carl spent 4 years at Honeywell’s Sensors & Signal Processing Laboratory.
• Carl has a BS in Finance from the University of Minnesota, an MBA from the University of Minnesota, and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA) as well as a Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (DMAIC and DFSS). He has held multiple International Leadership positions for 3M (UK, DE, CN) and has spent most of his career in international operations.
• He’s active in the Robotics Industry, serving on the Board of Directors of the Robotics Industry Association (RIA/A3) as well as the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) Marcom and Suppliers Committees.
• Carl and his wife Kelly have two young daughters and they currently live in Austin

Rich EVERLY

Vice President Paint

BMW SPARTANBURG

Cassiano FABRIS

CEO

WENKER

Greg FREZELL

Technical Director Americas

NIPPON PAINT AUTOMOTIVE COATINGS

David GEORGE

Surface treatment technical manager

HENKEL

Yuko GIDCUMB

Engineering Material Development Leader

TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA

Richard GIFFIN

President & CEO

GIFFIN

Chris HALL

Strategy and Standards, Paint Group Leader

Honda

Tim HAYES

International President

SURCAR

Jeffrey JONES

Vice President Automotive OEM coatings

BASF

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 Experience

Current 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

Patrick MCKERNAN

Chief Engineer VOME - Global Paint Engineering

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Mike NELSON

Paint Process Manager

ABB

Ryan ODEGAARD

Director, Global Paint Vehicle Systems Engineering

GENERAL MOTORS

Jim PAKKALA

Director of sales and estimating

GALLAGHER-KAISER

Paul SIKORA

Vice President

NALCO WATER

Sanghamitra SIRCAR

Global Product Manager Top Coats

AXALTA

April STEVENS MCNALLY

Chief Engineer VOME - Global Paint Engineering

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Joshua SUDBURY

Director of Sustainibility-NA

NIPPON PAINT AUTOMOTIVE COATINGS

Dennis TALJAN

General Manager, Automotive OEM Services Automotive Coatings

PPG

Alexander WEITEN

Vice President

DÜRR SYSTEMS

Kenny WHITE

Director, Global Paint Vehicle Systems Engineering

GENERAL MOTORS