The Detroit Society for Coatings Technology presents:
Future Of Coatings Under Study
MSU Education Center Troy, MI
Thanks for attending FOCUS—see you next year!
This Year’s Theme
From the Can to the Car: Extending the Boundaries of Technology
There’s little doubt that the auto industry is undergoing a technology revolution unlike any seen for many decades. Materials, processes, design, and even ways of doing business are evolving at a rapid pace. Technological advances must keep pace with new challenges created by this movement or risk being left behind.
The coatings industry is no exception. As coating and adhesive materials make their way from the can to the car, it is imperative that they work in harmony with new advancements. What is considered to be existing limits on technology will need to be reevaluated and ultimately breached.
The 2017 FOCUS Conference features industry experts who will examine and present ways of extending the boundaries of technology that will transport the auto industry into the future.
What To Expect
Two concurrent tracks featuring expert speakers on the leading edge of coatings technology
Lunch (vegetarian available)
Poster session highlighting the talents of students from local colleges
Exhibitor tables from industry suppliers
Networking opportunities throughout the day
An outstanding value for your dollar!
MSU Management Education Center
811 W Square Lake Rd, Troy, MI 48098
John Boisseau, Precision Coatings
Matt Boland, Axalta Coatings (Co-Chair)
Bev Bruner, retired (Secretary)
Chris Cachat, IMCD US
Chuck Cameron, LearnCom
Scott Clifford, FANUC America
Bernadette Colonna, Covestro
Vernon Comeaux, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Paul Deskovitz, Covestro
Jim Jakubowski, retired
Jon Lawniczak, Eckart
Greg Liedtke, Palmer-Holland
Vijay Mannari, Eastern Michigan University (President)