CAR Management Briefing Seminars

World Class Manufacturing Technologies

Monday, July 31, 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.


A host of new manufacturing processes are being developed and implemented that improve efficiency or advance capabilities in world class manufacturing systems.  During this seminar, attendees will hear a range of case studies involving innovative manufacturing technology.

  • Hear about next generation technologies that are moving beyond R&D and into production.
  • Explore the increased use of lightweighting materials that are driving advancements in hot forming steel, warm forming aluminum, and composite molding, along with new joining methods with lasers, fasteners and adhesives.
  • Get new information about other advancements, such as high speed machining and honing, that are changing production capabilities for both tooling and powertrain.

Featuring highlights from CAR’s April event, the T3 Manufacturing Summit, Call for Action on Tooling, Technology and Talent aimed at building the foundation to support automotive manufacturing.



Dr. Jay Baron
President & CEO, Center for Automotive Research

Shashank Modi
Research Engineer, Center for Automotive Research


Abey Abraham
Managing Director, Automotive and Materials, Ducker Worldwide

John Catterall
Executive Director, The Auto/Steel Partnership

Dr. Lonnie Love
Corporate Fellow, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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Sandra McClelland
Member Company Chair, American Chemistry Council Plastics Division’s Automotive Team
Business Development, Solvay Specialty Polymers
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Dr. Rose Ann Ryntz
Vice President, Advanced Engineering and Materials Development, International Automotive Components
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Florian Schek
Head of Lightweight Design and Vehicle Weight, BMW

Dr. Sebastian Schöning
Chief Executive Officer, Gehring Technologies GmbH
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