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

Congress Program

Day 1Tuesday June 16

Registration Reception

Welcome and Introductions

  • Bin WU - SURCAR

    Event Manager

  • Tim HAYES - SURCAR

    International President

SURCAR Congress President’s opening remarks

  • Kenny WHITE - GENERAL MOTORS

    Director, Global Paint Vehicle Systems Engineering

Keynote Address

Session: Technology and Innovation

Session Chairmen welcome note

  • April STEVENS - FORD MOTOR COMPANY

    Chief Engineer of Global Paint Engineering

  • Vernon COMEAUX - FIAT CHRYSLER AUTOMOBILES

    Manufacturing Engineering - Paint Operations Senior Manager

Digital Visualization of Automotive Exterior Colors

  • Speaker TBC - GENERAL MOTORS

  • Paul CZORNIJ - BASF

    Head of NA Design

Automated Paintshop Plug Insertion

  • David TRUDELL - GENERAL MOTORS

    Paint Process Specialist

  • Matthew SIKOWSKI - FANUC

    Director of Engineering

Self-declaring equipment, paint/STEM development program – Digital Intelligence by Dürr

  • Hector AGUILERA - DÜRR SYSTEMS

    Technical Sales Engineer

Predicting top coat quality from initial substrate characteristics using a non-contact, handheld 3D profiler

  • Daniel GREEN - GENERAL MOTORS

    Materials Engineer

  • Erik NOVAK - 4D TECHNOLOGY

    Director of business development

Practical Application of Datashare

  • Rae ROBY - BYK Gardner

    Automotive Business Line Manager

  • Shawn DVONCH - FORD MOTOR COMPANY

    VO Paint Engineering Paint Applications and Engineering Senior Applications Engineer

Q&A Session

Refreshment break and Exhibition Tour

Panel Discussion - Technology and Innovation

Panelists – Technology and Innovation

  • Daniel GREEN - GENERAL MOTORS

    Materials Engineer

  • Matthew SIKOWSKI - FANUC

    Director of Engineering

  • Shawn DVONCH - FORD MOTOR COMPANY

    VO Paint Engineering Paint Applications and Engineering Senior Applications Engineer

  • Paul CZORNIJ - BASF

    Head of NA Design

Lunch and Lucky Draw Announcement

In partnership with

  • GALLAGHER-KAISER

Exhibitors Pitch Session

In partnership with

  • GALLAGHER-KAISER

Lunch Break and Exhibition Tour

In partnership with

  • GALLAGHER-KAISER

Session: New Paint Materials and Processes

Session Chairmen welcome note

  • Beatrice BENHAMIDA - HYUNDAI-KIA AMERICA TECHNICAL CENTER

    Senior Polymers and Coatings Engineer

  • Yuko GIDCUMB - TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA

    Engineering Material Development Leader

Stone Chipping of Automotive Coating Systems: Experiments and Simulations

  • Speaker TBC - FORD MOTOR COMPANY

  • Speaker TBC - University of Michigan

  • Jake WELLAND - AXALTA

    Product Engineering Manager

Lidar compatible coatings for Autonomous Vehicles

  • Donald CAMPBELL - BASF

    Technical Development Manager

  • Speaker TBC - CAR MANUFACTURING COMPANY

Technical Presentation

Applying a Collaborative and Global Approach to Electrodeposition Materials

  • Bryan ARNOLD - TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA

    Principal Engineer

  • Marion PALMER - BASF

    Senior Group Leader - Electrocoat

Q&A Session

Refreshment break and Exhibition Tour

Panel Discussion – New Paint Materials and Processes

Panelists – New Paint Materials and Processes

  • Bryan ARNOLD - TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA

    Principal Engineer

  • Jake WELLAND - AXALTA

    Product Engineering Manager

End of the Day

Gala Dinner

In partnership with

Day 2Wednesday June 17

Welcome reception

SURCAR Congress Presidents’ opening remarks

  • Kenny WHITE - GENERAL MOTORS

    Director, Global Paint Vehicle Systems Engineering

Keynote Address

Session: Environmental and Lean Processes

Session Chairmen welcome note

  • Mike BOIKE - LUCID MOTORS

    Senior Manager Manufacturing

  • Rich EVERLY - BMW SPARTANBURG

    Vice President Paint

Low investments, High Returns: Paintshop Energy Management Solutions

  • Henry FULMER - BMW SPARTANBURG

    Paint Shop Materials and Automation Steering Specialist

Update – Overspray Free Painting For use in Tu-tone and logo applications

  • Ray LI - ABB

    PPA Technology Excellence Manager

Thermal efficiency and VOC reduction in relation with paint-shop sealers

  • Jean-Marc PINEL - PPG

    Technical Director

Technical presentation

Technical presentation

Technical presentation

Q&A Session

Refreshment break and Exhibition Tour

Panel Discussion – Environmental and Lean Processes

Panelists – Environmental and lean processes

  • Henry FULMER - BMW SPARTANBURG

    Paint Shop Materials and Automation Steering Specialist

  • Jean-Marc PINEL - PPG

    Technical Director

  • Ray LI - ABB

    PPA Technology Excellence Manager

Lunch and Lucky Draw Announcement

In partnership with

  • GALLAGHER-KAISER

Lunch Break and Exhibition Tour

In partnership with

  • GALLAGHER-KAISER

Session: Paintshop Real Life

Session Chairmen welcome note

  • Kenny WHITE - GENERAL MOTORS

    Director, Global Paint Vehicle Systems Engineering

  • Matthew MAINI - HONDA MANAFACTURING OF ALABAMA

    Senior Staff Engineer

Appearance improvement at GM Bowling Green through material, process, paint shop design and equipment optimization

  • Randy MASON - GENERAL MOTORS

    Senior Manager - Global Product, materials and NA Plant Execution

  • Stephen HALL - AXALTA

    Product Manager - Light Vehicle

Brownfield model expansion under an intensive shift model

  • Henry FULMER - BMW SPARTANBURG

    Paint Shop Materials and Automation Steering Specialist

Effective low cost solutions to upgrade paintshop equipment with limited downtime

  • Mark MURRAY - DÜRR SYSTEMS

    Director Sales

  • Pat MCKERNAN - FORD MOTOR COMPANY

    Engineering Manager

Ford MAP Sealer Compatibility Issue resolution

  • Speaker TBC - FORD MOTOR COMPANY

  • Philip WILLIAMS - BASF

    Senior Development Specialist - Automotive Coatings

Q&A Session

Refreshment break and Exhibition Tour

Panel Discussion – Paintshop Real Life

Panelist – Paintshop Real Life

  • Faye ZASKI - TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA

    Group Manager of Materials Engineering Department

  • Pat MCKERNAN - FORD MOTOR COMPANY

    Engineering Manager

SURCAR Congress Presidents’ Closing remarks

  • Kenny WHITE - GENERAL MOTORS

    Director, Global Paint Vehicle Systems Engineering

Awards Ceremony

In partnership with

  • BASF