30th November - 1st December 2017
Hotel Palace, Berlin, Germany
Advances in decorative and functional automotive surfaces
30th November - 1st December 2017
Hotel Palace, Berlin, Germany
Advances in decorative and functional automotive surfaces
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Managing Director
BÖ-LA Siebdrucktechnik GmbH
Mike Böing-Messing has successfully completed his degree in Business Administration as "Internationaler Diplom Betriebswirt (FH)" at the International School of Management at Dortmund in 1998. During and after his studies he gained technical experience in screen printing and injection molding by working at different companies before entering the international sales department of the family-owned enterprise BÖ-LA Siebdrucktechnik GmbH in 1999. During the year 2002, he jo...more
Responsible for Optoelectronic Materials Lab
Luca Belforte, Dr. General Physics, University of Torino, 2003. He currently works in the Group Materials Labs Dept. at Centro Ricerche FIAT (CRF). He is involved in the innovation projects of FCA for the validation of new materials, technologies and aesthetical solutions. He is experienced in patterning technologies (FIB, E-beam, photolithography) and surface characterization. He was the scientific responsible for CRF of FP7 and FP6 European funded projects: E-stars (ICT), Nanoprim (NMP),...more
Manager IMD/FIM Technology
Pröll KG
Hans-Peter Erfurt graduated in Chemistry at the University of Marburg, Germany. He wrote his PhD thesis at the department of material science in Marburg about Functional Dyes, including synthesis and analysis of new effects. He joined Pröll KG, Weissenburg, Germany in the year 2000 and started in the R+D laboratory working on inks for the special requirements in the field of In-Mould Decoration (second surface IMD/FIM) and to diversify screen printing inks, lacquers and adhesi...more
With training and experience in Industrial design and great passion for materials, Efrat founded materialscout, a Munich based consultancy that helps market leading companies generate value through creative, competitive and sustainable implementation of materials and technologies. Prior to materialscout, she established and led the Material Technologies department at designaffairs GmbH and was the initiator and founder of iMatter, Israel’s unique Materials Library. By lecturing at va...more
Senior Advisory Partner Automotive
Ernst & Young GmbH
For more than 15 years, Peter Fuß has been a Partner with Ernst & Young in Germany acting as Senior Advisory Partner Automotive for Germany, Switzerland and Austria.   Over the last 25 years he has been advising Automotive companies on business issues with regard to strategic questions or commercial topics, for example Mergers & Acquisitions.   Peter Fuß is Co-Moderator of the web-based Automanager. TV magazine, frequent speaker at Automot...more
Scientific and Technological Coordinator
CIDETEC Surface Engineering
Dr. Eva García-Lecina earned her PhD in Chemistry at Barcelona University (Spain) in 2003. That year she moved to Fundación CIDETEC (www.cidetec.es), where she now holds a position as Scientific and Technological Coordinator of the Surface Engineering Area formed by group of 64 researchers and professionals. The scientific and technological activity of the Surface Engineering Area is concentrated on the development of surface treatments to prepare layers, coatings and films o...more
Board of Directors
Kunststoff-Institut Lüdenscheid
Dipl.-Ing. Jörg Günther, born 1969, studied mechanical engineering with focus on plastic technology at the Märkische Fachhochschule Iserlohn.  Since 1995, he is active in the Kunststoff-Institut Lüdenscheid GmbH. In the beginning, he worked in the areas of quality management and material testing / failure analysis.    Simultaneously, he builded up the department of surface treatment for plastic parts and was the division head of this section u...more
Specialist Cross-Sensory Harmonization
Ford Motor Company
Michael Haverkamp works as an expert on perceived quality and multisensory harmonization at Ford Werke GmbH Köln, Product Development. Born 1958, he studied electrical engineering at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, with a focus on technical and psychological acoustics. Various studies on multisensory perception, materials, perceived quality and design; Long term experience in acoustics, vehicle vibration and sound design. Teaching assignments and lectures at various universities...more
Project Development Manager
MacDermid Enthone Industrial Solutions
Martin joined MacDermid Enthone Industrial Solutions 4 years ago after a successful career spanning 30 years in the Semiconductor business. He has a Master’s degree from the University of Cambridge in Metallurgy and Materials Science.      Martin’s role is in Product Development working in partnership projects with customers. He develops models of product behaviour and protocols for use of MacDermid Enthone Industrial Solutions foils in cus...more
Head Competence Center Automotive
MSc. Polymer Science, University of Leoben, Austria 17 years of experience in the chemicals and polymers industry: Various positions as Technical Expert and in leadership roles in application technology, customer support, product development and marketing/business development. Active in commodity (upstream) markets, as well as converter (downstream) markets, for polyolefin, engineering plastics, thermosets and elastomers; market segments covered: automotive, construction,, film/fib...more
Key Account Manager
Cold Jet GmbH
Steffen Kalisch is Key Account Sales Manager for Cold Jet Europe. Cold Jet produces and distributes dry ice cleaning and dry ice production equipment worldwide. Steffen joined Cold Jet in 2004, but he has experience in dry ice applications since 1996, as owner of a contract cleaning company. At Cold Jet he was first sales representative for the north of Germany, later his responsibilities expanded to the north of Europe, where he was responsible for direct sales and Cold Jet’s di...more
European Head of Marketing, Color & Additives
Denis Keller graduated in 1988 from the European School of Chemistry, Polymer and Materials in Strasbourg, France. He began his career as a Technical Service Engineer for additive masterbatches at PolyOne, responsible for Northern and Eastern Europe. Subsequent workstations include serving as a project engineer for plastics in the automotive engineering department of Toyota, responsible for the evaluation of internal and external plastic parts; and as a global project manager at Ciba Speci...more
CTO & Co-Founder
Dr. Antti Keränen is co-founder and technology leader of TactoTek. He directs R&D innovation activities, develops and maintains the IP portfolio, and communicates the company technology vision and practical applications. Antti has been a major contributor to advancing in-mold electronics technology since 2005, when he joined the VTT Technical Research Center of Finland printed electronics team. In addition to his work at TactoTek, he is an Adjunct Professor of theoretical physics ...more
Project Engineer (Surface Technology and Molded Parts)
Kunststoff-Institut Lüdenscheid
2008-2011 Master of Science in Chemistry, University of Siegen.  2005-2008 Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, University of Siegen.   2011-2015 Scientific Coworker/PhD time (Dr. rer. nat., Inorganic Chemistry, Topic: Development of new rare-earth free LED phosphors), University of Siegen.   2006-2011 Student assistant, Inorganic Chemistry, University of Siegen.   Since 2015 Kunststoff-Institut Lüdenscheid: Project Engineer in the departme...more
General Director
Commercial Branch, Safe Demo
Design and Manufacturing Engineer - Ecole Centrale Nantes.  Master in Business Administration - CEDEP (Insead group).  27 years experience in the automotive industry.  Currently Sales and Development Director of SAFE DEMO.  SAFE DEMO is a plastics injection company. DEMO stands for DEcoration and MOlding.  52 years, married with 3 children living in north of Paris.   
Manager, Display Materials Research Lab
NOF Corporation
Masayuki Murase joined NOF Corp in 2002 and has been engaged to design the functional films for displays. He is now responsible for adding functions to the various surfaces of automotive interior and contributes to expand the design for automotive application.
New Development (IT & Electronics Business Group)
Rikentechnos Japan
I work for IT & Electronics business group in Rikentechnos Japan. Our customers are smart phone & tablet manufactures. We would like to contribute to automotive surface technology thorough our material. I have 10 years of experience in plastic film industry in the markets of electronics, semiconductors, electric wires and housing & buildings. 
Applications Team Leader
Martin has a degree in Chemistry, Material Science and Innovation Technology from the Open University.   Martin has been with Croda working in the Plastics Applications team since 1991 and currently heads the Polymer Additives applications team coordinating key research and development projects and support of major global customers.   As part of the role, Martin has been involved with the key product developments in Croda’s range of polymer additives to date...more
Assistant Manager, Electronics Business Dept. No.1
Sumitomo Corporation
Ryosuke Taniuchi joined Sumitomo Corporation in 2007 and has broad experience from Petrochemical to Electronics material business. He is now responsible for Global Sales & Marketing of NOF optical film as well as other functional materials for automotive application. 
Director / CEO
TripleDatt B.v.b.A
My name is Hendré Vos and I am 55 yr old living in South Limburg in the Netherlands and is located on both the German and Belgian borders.   After high school I went to university and completed my marketing degree in combination with a number of studies for the print and plastic processing industry. My specialization is in particular ink and print technology and I have already applied this in several technologies and patents including DITT Digital Imagaging Transfer Tec...more
Director Sales & Marketing
Niebling GmbH
Udo Weustenhagen was employed for 10 years at EOS Electro Optical Systems in product management, marketing and internal sales during and after his university studies in business economics. EOS is the global technology leader for high-end 3D additive laser manufacturing solutions. 2009 he took over the sales of 2D laser cutting systems of eurolaser and established eurolaser in the industry sector. 2016 he moved to Niebling, where he is responsible for sales and for the marketing strategy of...more
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