October 9-12, 2017 Huntington Convention Center
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October 9-12, 2017 Huntington Convention Center

Technical Meeting

192nd Technical Meeting 

October 10-12, 2017 – Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland

Technical Meeting price includes entry to the expo.

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192nd Technical Meeting Symposia:

Mixing & Processing Technology
Tire Testing and Tire Performance Predictions
Thermoplastic Elastomers
Advances in Materials and Processes for Car and Truck Tires
Industrial Rubber Goods: Hose, Belts, Wire & Cable, Auto Parts
Contributed Session
Characterization Tools for Elastomers
4 R’s of Rubber – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Renew
Elastomers for Extreme Environments
Foams and Adhesives
Functionalized Elastomers and Additives
Rubber Pavement Interactions – Characterization of the Pavement Surface
New Commercial Developments

Keynote Address - 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 10
Paul Boulier, Vice President, Industry and Innovation with TeamNEO is the Keynote Speaker. The title of his keynote address is Opportunities and Challenges in Sustaining our Competitive EDGE in Elastomers (a mature market in hyper-changing world). Paul will speak about demand drivers in major end-use markets for elastomer products (not tires), highlight some innovations that will be impacting growth and potential opportunities, as well as discuss some key issues/uncertainties facing the elastomer industry. Examples include automation impacts, new processes (Additive Manufacturing), and shale gas and derivatives. He will also discuss some initiatives where industry, government and economic development professionals are working to strengthening our industry and regional capabilities to drive global competitiveness.

Paul is responsible for developing and executing direct-to-company business attraction for Northeast Ohio's core industries, including metal fabrication and machinery; polymers, chemicals and coatings; energy, oil & gas; as well as packaging and transportation. Previously, Paul held senior management roles at A. Schulman, a global thermoplastics compounder serving the packaging, transportation, consumer products, industrial and agricultural markets; Core Molding Technologies, designer/molder of reinforced composite products for the transportation, electronics, industrial, automotive aftermarket and alternative energy markets; Avery Dennison, a manufacturer of high-performance adhesives and consumer products; and Nova Chemicals, a global manufacturer of Styrenics polymers, polyethylene and petrochemicals. Paul earned a master’s degree in Plastics Engineering from UMASS Lowell and a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He also completed advanced studies in Global Marketing and Business Strategy at the Katz Graduate School at the University of Pittsburgh. Paul actively volunteers and mentors entrepreneurs in business strategy/planning at Mercy Corps International, as well as contributing to venture groups through the Akron (OH) ARCHAngels, WPI Business School (MA), and Fusion Pointe, a Naples (FL) West Coast Venture Group.