Congress Program

Tuesday, May 24

8:45 Opening welcome remark
Kenny White – North AmericanPresident, CARES, Ex-Director,Manufacturing Engineering-Vehicle Systems, General Motors
Tim HAYES – international President, CARES

9:00 Session Chairperson Welcome Note
Grace Griffin – Plant Director, Ultium Cells LLC, General Motors

Technical presentations : Energy Efficiency

9:05 PLENARY PANEL DISCUSSION
How to ensure 100% utilization of invested resources and minimal use of energy at Auto Assembly plants
Jeff WAID – Staff Engineer, Honda of America Manufacturing
Don COOK – Engineering Manager,GIFFIN
Mike STUCKY – Senior Sustainability Business Manager, PPG

9:35 Hackathon CO2 Industry, Renault Group’s collaborative RE-newable challenge
Hélène SZMYTKA – Energy and Fluids Expert, Renault

10:00 Networking and refreshment break

10:45 AI-Based benchmarking to ensure energy performance
Dominik Flick – Global Energy Performance Engineer, STELLANTIS

11:10 Measurement of cost and CO2 in the Paint Shop
Kevin O’Connor – Director of Global Marketing & Product Management, AXALTA COATING SYSTEMS

11:35 Reducing resource consumption and waste within current Automotive production processes
Ed Pagac – Director, Digital business – Optima Solutions, PPG

12:00 Networking and working lunch break

Technical presentations : Resource Efficiency

01:45 Session Chairperson welcome Note
Lisa HANSEN -Regional Manager, Environmental Quality Office, Ford Motor Company

01:50 Stellantis case study : successfully implementing LEED certification for the paintshop
Kevin Dunbar – Manufacturing – Facilities NNM, Infrastructure, and Energy Manager, STELLANTIS

02:15 FORD Water Management
Gerry Yarema – Senior Environmental Engineer, FORD MOTOR COMPANY

02:40 Development for Carbon Neutral Paint Process
Shinji Tani – Executive Engineer, TOYOTA

03:05 Paint Shop Energy & Emission Drivers & Solutions
Adam Rusek – R&D Manager, Gallagher – Kaiser

03:30 Networking break

04:15 Achieve Sustainability and Operational Targets with Smart Water Management
Rajeev Dilipkumar – Marketing Director, Nalco Water
Shayne Hare – AVP of Corporate Accounts, Nalco Water

04:45 Energy sustainable designs within the paint shop
Don Cook, Engineering Manager, GIFFIN

05:10 PLENARY PANEL DISCUSSIONS
What your challenges are to achieve a sustainable manufacturing process? Global Goals achiever experience sharing _Paint shop vs. Foundry operations vs. Body in White

Jason SCHROEDER – Vice President Product Management, Durr Systems
Jim PAKKALA P.E. – Director Sales & Estimating, Gallagher–Kaiser
Gary Farquhar – Paint Facilities Engineering Supervisor, Ford Motor Company
Chris HALL – Staff Engineer, Honda Development & Manufacturing of America
Liesa N Bednar, Group Manager TMNA, PE-paint, Toyota Motor Corporation

06:00 Gala Dinner

Wednesday, May 25

8:45 Welcome remarks
Kenny WHITE – North American President, CARES, Ex-Director, Manufacturing Engineering-Vehicle Systems, General Motors

9:00 Session Chairperson Welcome note
Kevin DUNBAR – Manufacturing – Facilities NNM, Infrastructure, and Energy Manager, Stellantis

Technical Presentations : Energy Efficiency

9:05 PLENARY PANEL DISCUSSIONS
Future of recycling strategy (e.g, battery, plastic…)
Mark SZENDRO – Transportation Marketing Director, BASF
Robert BROWN – Vice President – Strategy, Veolia North America
Travis TARBET – Manager, Environnemental Management, BMW (tbc)

9:35 Data Driven Decarbonization
Monica Walker – Green Electron Accelerator, GENERAL MOTORS
Chris LOHMANN – VP of Business DevelopmenT, TIMBERROCK

10:00 Networking and refreshment break

10:45 Toyota’s Research & Development toward Carbon Neutrality
Jordan CHOBY – Vice President of Powertrain Controls, Toyota Motor North America
Satoru KAMEYAMA – General Manager of Carbon Neutral Development Div., Toyota Motor Corporation

11:10 BMW Technical Presentation
Travis TARBET – Manager, Environmental Management, BMW

11:35 Electric regenerative thermal oxidizer
Jason Schroeder – Vice President Product Management, DURR SYSTEMS – Clean Technology Systems

12:00 Networking and working lunch break

Technical Presentations : Resource Efficiency

01:45 Session Chairperson Welcome note
Chris HALL – Staff Engineer, Honda Development & Manufacturing of America (TBC)

01:50 GM’S sustainability and zero waste program
Breitner Marczewski – Senior Sustainability Manager, GENERAL MOTORS

02:15 General activities at Toyota plant for Carbon neutral
Yoshihisa NAKAGAWA – Senior Executive Engineer, Toyota Motor Corporation

02:40 Carbon accounting @ scale – Fostering methodology standardization and data transparency for product carbon footprints
Alessandro Pistillo – Director, Digital strategic projects, BASF

03:05 Stellantis Driving Behavioral Energy Changes
Kevin Dunbar – Manufacturing – Facilities NNM, Infrastructure, and Energy Manager, STELLANTIS

03:30 Networking break

04:00 PLENARY CAMPFIRE DISCUSSIONS
What keeps you up at night with sustainability?

04:20 Closing remarks
Kenny WHITE – North American President, CARES, Ex-Director, Manufacturing Engineering-Vehicle Systems, General Motors
Tim HAYES – international President, CARES

04:25 AWARDS CEREMONY