Until TPO 2021

Conference Committee Members

Conference Co-Chairs

Neil Fuenmayor

nfuenmayor (at) auto-tpo.com

John Haubert

jhaubert (at) auto-tpo.com

Bill Windschief
Advanced Innovation Solutions

bwindschief (at) auto-tpo.com


Technical Program Chairs

Dr. Norm Kakarala

Inteva (Retired)

nkakarala (at) auto-tpo.com

Dr. Alper Kiziltas

Ford Motor Co.

akiziltas (at) auto-tpo.com

David Helmer
General Motors

dhelmer (at) auto-tpo.com


Sponsorship/Exhibit Co-Chairs

Dr. Sassan Tarahomi, Alterra Holdings
Phone:  +1.201.887.7635
starahomi (at) auto-tpo.com

David Okonski
General Motors

Director Emeritus: Bill Windschief, Advanced Innovation Solutions
Phone: +1.248.535.2595
bwindscheif (at) auto-tpo.com

Conference Registration: Karen Rhodes-Parker, SPE
Phone: + x3
karen (at) auto-tpo.com


2021 Technical Program Sessions & Co-Chairs

Materials Development
Co-Chairs: Mark Jablonka, Dow; Peter Glenister, LBI; Catherine Wilson, Ford Motor Co.

Surface Enhancements
Co-Chairs: Dr. Rose Ryntz, Ryntz & Assoc.; Jeff B. Christ, Ford Motor Co.; Jim Keller, Mankiewicz Coatings, LLC

Interior Applications & Laminating Adhesives
Co-Chairs: Dr. Pravin Sitaram, Haartz; Hoa Pham, Fruedenberg Performance Materials; Austin Wagenhals, Ford Motor Co.

Lightweighting of Polyolefin Parts
Co-Chairs: Mike Shoemaker, Borealis Compounds; Dr. Nadeem Bokhari, Sumitomo Chemical; Normand Miron, Audia

Process Developments & Simulations
Co-Chairs: Mike Cuneo, Washington Penn Plastic Company; Dr. Suresh Shah, SPE Fellow; Matt Sprouse, Washington Penn Plastic Company

Applications for Bio-Based Materials
Co-Chairs: Dr. Alper Kiziltas, Ford Motor Co.; Akshay Trivedi, Lear Corporation; Drew Geda, Hyundai Motor Group

Enablers for Plastics Recovery and Reuse
Co-Chairs: ; Susan Kozora, IAC Group; Mike Balow, Auxin Consulting; Dr. Suresh Shah, SPE Fellow

Innovations in Plastics for Future Mobility

Co-Chairs: David Helmer, General Motors Company; Andrew Sanders, Borealis Compounds;  Frank Schumann, Trinseo, LLC.


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