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

2022 Congress Program

Day 1Monday May 23

Welcome and registration

SURCAR Connect Opening

Opening Address

  • Kenny WHITE - GENERAL MOTORS

    Director, Global Paint Vehicle Systems Engineering

  • Tim HAYES - SURCAR

    International President

3M™ Finesse-it™ Robotic Paint Repair System (3M and FORD 2021 SURCAR Detroit follow-up Tech Presentation)

  • Nikhil SEHGAL - 3M

    Global Portfolio Manager

Mixed Panel discussion – Shortage of Human Resources in automotive industry

  • Dennis TALJAN - PPG

    General Manager, Automotive OEM Services Automotive Coatings

  • Paul SIKORA - NALCO WATER

    Vice President & General Manager

  • Ryan ODEGAARD - GENERAL MOTORS

    Director, Global Paint Vehicle Systems Engineering

Networking Break

OEM Panel discussion – Mass customization: special colours at low volume, and the impact of adding tu tones to existing facilities

  • Chris HALL - Honda

    Strategy and Standards, Paint Group Leader

  • Marco MENDOZA - GENERAL MOTORS

    Senior Manager - Global Paint Manufacturing Engineering

  • Peter SWIECICKI - GENERAL MOTORS

    Global SME Planning and Estimating

  • Sarah HODAPP - GENERAL MOTORS

    Paint Materials, Strategy, and Planning Manager

Sustainability in Automotive production process (CARES Summit)

  • Kenny WHITE - GENERAL MOTORS

    Director, Global Paint Vehicle Systems Engineering

  • Tim HAYES - SURCAR

    International President

Cocktail Reception and Networking