Agenda 2019

Wednesday, October 9th

6:00-8:00 - Networking Cocktail Hour
Pour Taproom 7 Falls Park Dr. Greenville, SC 29601

Thursday, October 10th

greenville One Center, Greenville, SC 

7:30 - Breakfast and Registration

8:30 - Welcome and Introduction
Dr. Andrew Hurley

Conference Session 1

8:45 - Sustainable Packaging Approaches
James Sternberg, Clemson University - International Center for Automotive Research

9:30 - Distribution Testing
Dr. Greg Batt, Clemson University Packaging Science Department

10:15 - Break
Coffee and Snacks

10:45 - Dangerous Goods Packaging
Josh Galvarino, NAFTA Dangerous Goods Coordinator, Mercedes-Benz U.S. International Inc.

11:30 - Packaging Challenges Among the Supply Chain
Michael Ceritano, GSP North America


12:00 - Catered Lunch

12:45 - Bonus Session: Tier One Parts Packaging Discussion
Chris Sachern, Corporate Packaging Manager, Aludyne (formerly Chassix)

Conference Session 2 (Breakout Sessions)

Expendable Packaging

1:15 - Contract Packaging for Replacement Service Parts
Adam Therrien, Export Parts Operations Manager, American Honda Motor Company
Christopher Braun, Senior Engineer, American Honda Motor Company

2:00 - Aftersales Automotive Packaging: Transition in a Global Supply Chain
Darrin Lucas, Senior Manager of Inbound Logistics, Nissan NA

2:45 Break
Coffee and Snacks

3:15 - The Evolution of Dana’s Packaging Strategy
Rocky Robinson, Global Packaging Lead, Dana Automotive

4:00 - One Way, Two Way, Our Way
Ryan Newman, ConDC Packaging Engineer and Compliance Manager, BMW NA; Maxwell Fisher, Packaging Planner, BMW NA

Returnable Packaging

1:15 - Exercise in TRUST, Expendable backup packaging fiscal discipline
Bob Furlo, Packaging Supervisor, Novares

2:00 - BMW Production Panel
Ryan Macek, Logistics Project Manager; Brad Meredith, Packaging Planning Specialist; Larry Corbin, Packaging Planner or Electrical Parts; Paras Gudka, Packaging Engineer; Drew Cockman, Packaging and Logistics Section Manager

2:45 - Break
Coffee and Snacks

3:15 - Nissan, Returnable Packaging Management
Pati Franco Posada, Packaging Engineer Supervisor, Nissan Mexico; Francisco Huerta, Packaging Engineering General Supervisor, Nissan Mexico

4:00 - Track & Trace, or Out of Place
Thomas Harthun, Manager, Logistics and Planning, Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc.


5:00 - Reception
Cocktail Hour hors d'oeuvres and drinks