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Bill Fisher

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Bill Fisher is the Global Market Segment Manager - Electrical/Electronics (E/E) Systems for Henkel Corporation’s Automotive group. Fisher leads Henkel's global strategic planning and overall management of the commercial pursuit activities associated with this rapidly growing Market Segment. He has over 35 years of experience in the Automotive E/E Systems industry, previously working with a leading Automotive E/E Systems Integrator in a variety of sales, engineering, and operational roles. Fisher earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Process & Operations Management with a Marketing Minor from Bowling Green State University.

Bill Fristad

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Dr. William Fristad is a Technical Director for Henkel currently in charge of cleaning and pretreatment chemistries for the coil industry. In his career at Henkel, Dr. Fristad has been involved in a wide range of organic, inorganic, environmental, and polymer chemistry areas while working in Minnesota, California, Michigan and Germany. He graduated with a B.A. in Chemistry from College of St. Thomas, a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Ohio State University and a Postdoctoral in Inorganic Chemistry from Imperial College, London, England.

Bruce Goodreau

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Dr. Goodreau is currently Technical Director of the Conversion Coating R&D group at Henkel Corporation in Madison Heights, Michigan. He received his BS degree from Grove City College in Pennsylvania and his Ph.D. from Syracuse University in New York. He has worked at Henkel in the Research and Development department as a Research Chemist, Manager, and Director for 20 years. Bruce holds 8 US patents in the field of metal pretreatment. Bruce’s industrial experience includes work in the coil coating, general industrial and automotive market segments.

Chris Liddiard

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Chris Liddiard is Director of Acoustics and Structurals at Henkel Corporation's automotive group. Liddiard brings over 20 years of automotive experience to Henkel, most recently in the areas of design, business development, technical sales, project management and global marketing. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Chemistry from the University of Portsmouth in the United Kingdom, before starting his career in the defense, aerospace and coatings industries.

Chuck Evans

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Chuck Evans is Corporate Vice President at Henkel Corporation’s automotive group. Evans leads sales, operations, strategic planning and overall business management for the company. He has nearly 30 years of experience at Henkel, previously serving in a variety of sales, marketing and technical roles. Evans earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and philosophy from Illinois State University and completed executive management studies at Harvard and Insead, France.

Jim Vorderbrueggen

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Jim Vorderbrueggen leads the North America Cleaners & Lubricants Steering Unit at Henkel Corporation and has responsibility for the C&L business. He has over 22 years of experience in automotive and metal forming industrial markets. Mr. Vorderbrueggen is a member of the FIA (Forging Industry Association) and NADCA (North American Die Casting Association) and is active within the metalworking industry.

Kevin Woock

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Kevin Woock is Global Market Segment Manager at Henkel Corporation’s automotive group. Woock brings more than 20 years of experience in automotive and industrial body and paint shop processes, surface treatment and adhesive technologies, technical sales, product life cycle and global marketing leadership functions. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Louisville, an MBA from the University of Dayton and in his free time he enjoys hiking, traveling and participating in FIRST Robotics.

Manish Dave

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Manish Dave is Director of Surface Treatment, North America at Henkel Corporation’s automotive group. Manish brings more than 19 years of experience in automotive and industrial paint shop processes, as well as decorative and functional coatings. He earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree from L. D. Engineering and Masters in Chemistry from the University of Detroit Mercy.

Mark Neuenschwander

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Mark Neuenschwander is Regional Market Segment Manager at Henkel Corporation’s automotive group. Mark brings over 30 years experience in the area of powertrain, including tear down, tuning and build of engines. In his younger years, Mark was heavily involved in motorcycle motor sports racing. His passion now involves promoting Henkel technologies to help improve the performance and efficiencies in today’s automotive engines, transmissions and axles. Mark earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in Robotics Technology from Oakland Community College, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology from Lawrence Technological University.

Michael Robinet

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Michael Robinet is Managing Director within the IHS Automotive consulting practice. Prior to that, he served as the Director of Global Vehicle Production Forecasts for IHS Automotive and functioned in several other capacities for CSM Worldwide. His responsibilities include global sales, production and capacity forecasting dynamics; future vehicle product program intelligence; platform/system consolidation and flexibility trends, OEM/component manufacturer manufacturing strategies and vehicle sourcing/logistics trends.

Neil De Koker

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Neil De Koker is the president and CEO of the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA). Founded in August 1998, OESA represents suppliers of components, modules, systems, materials, equipment and services used in and by the original equipment automotive industry. OESA provides a forum for members to address issues of common interest, provides a voice for the industry and promotes the interests of the OE supplier community. The association currently represents over 400 companies with global automotive sales of more than $300 billion.

Paul A. Drzyzga

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Paul A. Drzyzga, Jr. is the Business Director of the Sealing and Coating Business Unit at Henkel Corporation's Automotive Group. Drzyzga brings over 30 years of experience in automotive and related industrial body and component paint shop processes, surface treatment and adhesive solutions, technical sales and sales management and marketing and product management. He earned a BA in Marketing from Michigan State University, an MBA from the University of Dayton and in his free time enjoys skiing, boating and travel.

Scott Pergande

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Scott Pergande leads the North American Adhesives Steering Unit at Henkel Corporation and has responsibility for engineering, business development and laboratory application technicians. He has over 18 years of experience in automotive and industrial adhesives, sealants and gasketing technologies. Mr. Pergande is a member of ASME, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and earned a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana State University.