LIVONIA, Mich. (Sept. 30, 2009)—“Relevant Stuff” is the title of a five-presentation annual technical meeting of the Detroit Rubber Group on Oct. 21.
The program at Schoolcraft College in Livonia will begin at 1 p.m., following lunch that starts at 11:30 a.m. Abraham Pannikottu, president of the American Engineering Group in Akron, will be the keynote speaker. His topic will be “Lean Product Development: A New Strategy for the Automotive industry from a Small Supplier's Perspective.”
The other speakers and their presentation titles will be:
ò Mark Webb, core engineering manager, Kautex Textron NA, “Fuel Tank Systems”;
ò Sean Djuricic, sales development manager, Akron Rubber Development Laboratories Inc., “New and Alternative Test Methodologies for Material Characterization”;
ò Vern Vanis, research and development director, Lion Copolymer, “Trilene Liquid Polymers”; and
ò Bonnie Stuck, senor technical adviser, ARDL, “REACH—Effects on the Rubber Industry and Its Suppliers.”
To register for the meeting, contact Pete Panaretos at [email protected] Further details of the event are available from Larry Strauss, [email protected]; or by visiting the group's Web site, www.detroitrubbergroup.com.