The Detroit Society for Coatings Technology presents:
FOCUS is a week later next year: Thursday, May 9, 2019!
This Year’s Theme
Defining Challenges, Discovering Solutions
Keeping pace with technology advances is tough! The automotive industry not only faces new coatings challenges—regulations, design, processing—but new twists to historical challenges: corrosion, appearance, and applications.
Defining these challenges helps drive new discoveries and new solutions. Industry leaders use innovation expertise, whether in benchtop formulation or computer simulated modeling, to bring solutions to market.
The 2018 FOCUS Conference will highlight solutions to industry challenges, and preview future concepts. Join us.
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, retired
Scott Clifford, FANUC America
Bernadette Colonna, Covestro
Vernon Comeaux, FCA
David Cranfill, BASF
Paul Deskovitz, Covestro
Linda Gerhardt, General Motors
Jim Jakubowski, retired
Jon Lawniczak, Eckart
Vijay Mannari, Eastern Michigan University (President)