8th December 2016
University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
Plastics in Automotive Lightweighting Conference 2016
8th December 2016
University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
Plastics in Automotive Lightweighting Conference 2016
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Chief Executive
Advanced Propulsion Centre
Ian Constance, joined the APC from Ford Motor Company in Detroit where he was most recently Global Chief Engineer for Large Cars. Following an engineering degree at Aston University and MSc at Loughborough University, Ian has worked with Ford in the UK, Germany, Thailand, China and the USA in various leadership roles with a strong focus on new product development and launch.  
Senior Strategic Automotive Analyst, Associate Director
EY
Christian is a Senior Strategic Automotive Analyst based in Germany. Before this role he was leading EY’s global automotive analyst team.   Christian has over 10 years experience with strategic projects and analyses in the automotive industry and in total over 15 years of experience in consulting and private equity/M&A where he worked on several automotive transactions and supported automotive portfolio companies. He has extensive experience in international commerci...more
Head of Structural Composites
WMG
Professor Ken Kendall joined WMG as Head of Structural Composites in April 2014. He is responsible for leading and developing activities in the high volume manufacturing of structural composites as part of WMG's extensive research in the area of engineering materials and manufacturing.   Professor Kendall is a technical expert in lightweight materials used for the automotive industry, with a particular specialism in the manufacture of composite materials. His experience ha...more
Director of Business Development and Advanced Engineering (EU) -Lightweight Composites
Magna Exteriors
Training/Studies: From 1977 to 1981. B.S. Chemistry, Summa cum Laude, University of Detroit. From 1982 to 1985. A.M. Chemistry, Harvard University. From 1985 to 1987. Ph.D. Bio-organic Chemistry, Harvard University.   Career: From March 1988 to July 1997. Dow Automotive. Switzerland. From November 1997 to April 1998. Rieter Automotive. Switzerland. From May 1998 to December 2000. BMW AG. Munich. From January 2001 to March 2003. Buhler AG. Switzerland.   Current o...more
Patent Director
HGF Limited
Jason is a Patent Director at HGF, a leading European firm that delivers world class intellectual property (IP) services to its global client base. He helps his clients secure, develop and exploit their IP and extract value from their IP portfolio. Jason has a unique background, having spent over 5 years in design, project engineering and sales at a global supplier of plastic injection moulding equipment. This experience, coupled with his legal qualifications as a European patent, trade ma...more
Technical Director
FAR-UK
Kevin is Far-UK’s Technical Director. His first engineering position after achieving a PhD in Composite Materials, was with Land Rover and since then he has experience starting several engineering consultancies, with clients ranging from Aston Martin and Lotus to start-ups in advanced technology areas.  Kevin has twice led a team designing a vehicle from a clean sheet of paper through to the road ready product.  He has also been responsible for the design of 8 carbon fibre ...more
Business Development Manager
Toyota Tsusho UK Ltd.
I have worked in the plastics industry since 1977 for a range of companies including UK moulders and international chemical companies such as GE, BASF, Bayer and Rhone Poulenc.  My main work has been in Market development and Application development for engineering thermoplastics specialising in material selection and product design.  I have a BSC in Chemistry and an MBA.  My current role is Business Development Manager for Toyota Tsusho UK Chemicals department.  To...more
Principal Engineer - Materials Engineering
Jaguar Land Rover
Ian has been in the automotive industry for 26 years starting as an apprentice for Rover Group Limited at the Gaydon Engineering Centre in 1990. Studying part time, Ian completed an ONC and HNC before graduating with an Honours degree in Materials Science from Coventry University in 2000. Working in several areas of automotive material science, including interior/exterior trim, adhesives and process materials, Ian worked on vehicle programmes such as Freelander, MGF and Rover 75 along with...more
Professor of Business and Sustainability
Centre for Automotive Research - Cardiff Business School
Peter Wells is a Professor of Business and Sustainability and Director of the Centre for Automotive Industry Research at Cardiff Business School where his work has ranged across spatial industrial development, economics, organisational theory, industrial ecology, technological change, transitions theory, business models and sustainability – all through an applied focus on the global automotive industry. He teaches themes of transport, mobility and business sustainability on the MBA a...more
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