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 - Keynote Speaker

9:45 - Hazardous Goods Packaging
Josh Galvarino, NAFTA Dangerous Goods Coordinator, Mercedes-Benz U.S.

10:30 - Break
Coffee and Snacks

11:00 - Sustainable Packaging Approaches
James Sternberg, Clemson University - International Center for Automotive Research


12:00 - Catered Lunch

Conference Session 2 (Breakout Sessions)

Expendable Packaging

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

2:00 - OEM Expendable Packaging
Darrin Lucas, Senior Manager of Inbound Logistics, Nissan NA

2:45 Break
Coffee and Snacks

3:15 - Tier One Expendable Packaging
Rocky Robinson, Global Packaging Lead, Dana Automotive

3:45 - 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 - Tier One Returnable Packaging
Bob Furlo, Packaging Supervisor, MPC Injection Molding

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

2:45 - Break
Coffee and Snacks

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

3:45 - OEM Returnable Packaging
Thomas Harthun, Manager, Logistics and Planning, Mercedes-Benz U.S.


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