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Glimpse into the future of the automobile and learn what opportunities for growth and success are expected for the adhesive industry.

As OEM's strive to develop a car that hits high standards in performance, durability and comfort; growing environmental objectives push the bar for streamlined materials and process developments. This webinar from Dow Automotive Systems will showcase high level trends and developments in automotive manufacturing. Attendees will learn about technical considerations and unmet needs in the major areas of manufacturing, legislative and safety requirements, sustainability and collaboration. Emphasis will be placed on defining opportunities for growth and success specifically related to adhesives.

Key Topics/Objectives:
• Manufacturing considerations for joining solutions that enable lightweight and dissimilar substrate assembly
• The influence of legislative and safety requirements that drive innovation and opportunities for bonding.
• How to manage sustainability considerations, including lightweighting, fuel efficiency, greenhouse gas reduction and energy credits
• How to collaborate with customers and/or other suppliers for future success

Who Should Attend?
Sales, marketing and technology leaders in the transportation sector will gain valuable insight into the current technology of lightweighting and discuss where active RD&E programs are shaping the designs of the future.

• Business Development Managers
• Sales and Market Managers
• Technology Managers
• Commercialization Managers

Expert Presenters:

Frank Billotto

Business Marketing Manager, Commercial Transportation & Specialty Adhesives, NA, Dow Automotive Systems

Frank is the Business Marketing Manager for Commercial Transportation and Specialty Adhesives for Dow Automotive Systems. In this role, Frank is responsible for top line growth in commercial transportation, composite bonding and specialty adhesive applications. Frank began his career at Dow with Essex Specialty Products in 1993. His past roles included management of Dow Automotives Global Research and Development in polyurethane foams for automotive cavity filling, and new business development for strategic growth initiatives.

Frank holds a Master of Science in Polymer Chemistry from the University of Detroit Mercy Polymer Institute. He’s authored and presented several SAE technical papers and has been awarded several patents. He is a recipient of the prestigious Dow Chemical Development Scientist Organization Cramer Award for structural polyurethane foams used for automotive crashworthiness.

Mansour Mirdamadi

Chief Engineer, Dow Automotive Systems

Mansour Mirdamadi is a Chief Engineer at Dow Automotive Systems. With global responsibility for engineering and application development for Dow Automotive Systems products, Mansour brings expertise in design, engineering analysis, and methodology development to customers for body structures and lightweight solutions.

Mansour joined Dow in 1988 and holds a Master of Science degree in Engineering Mechanics, and Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University. He holds five U.S. patents and has contributed to several international publications in the area of vehicle body structures representing structural adhesives and reinforcement systems.

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