2018 Agenda

Wednesday, November 7th

Esso Club - 129 Old Greenville Hwy #1, Clemson, SC 29631 

6:00-8:00 - Pre-Registration and Networking Cocktail 

Thursday, November 8th

Watt family innovation center, Clemson 

7:30 - Breakfast and Registration

8:30 - Welcome and Introduction
7 for 1: Managing the Complexities of Automotive Packaging
Dr. Andrew Hurley

Conference Session 1

8:45 - Innovations to Hit the Ground Running - How a New Plant Tackled their First Year
JK McKenzie, Packaging Engineer, Volvo Group

9:45 - Packaging in Transportation
Arie Ooms, Senior Supply Chain Manager, Senator International

10:15 - Break
Coffee and Snacks

10:45 - Returnable Rack Design
David Lester, Senior Packaging Engineer, Magna International, Division of Fascia and Exterior Trim

11:30Part Supplier Panel
Robert Stafford, Draexlmaier; Jeff Palus, Artiflex; Bob Furlo, MPC Inc.


12:00 - Catered Lunch

Conference Session 2

1:15 - GM Transforms Tool Tracking with RFID 
Robert Blankenburg, Global Business Solutions, General Motors; Ronald Mills, Director of Asset Solutions, General Motors

2:00 - Massive-Collaboration: Impact on Digitalizing the Supply Chain
William Wappler, CEO, Surgere Inc; Dana McBrien, Surgere Inc.

2:45 - Break
Coffee and Snacks

3:15 - Alternative Packaging Panel
John Lasitter, IPS Packaging; Chris Helms, TreeBrand Packaging; Parker Neal, Monoflo; Dr. Kevin Landmark, Zerust

3:45 - Overseas Packaging
Florian Kremser, Packaging Project Lead, BMW; Eric Abed, Senior Packaging Engineer, BMW

4:15 - Production Part Packaging
Drew Cockman, Packaging Planning Section Manager, BMW

4:50 - Closing Remarks


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