Auto EPCON 2015

Tuesday 05/05/2015
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Society of Plastics Engineers
6 Berkshire Blvd, Suite 306
Bethel, CT, 06801, USA

Keynote Speakers


  • Presenter: Dr. Rose Ryntz
    Title: Vice President of Advanced Development and Material
    Company: IAC
    Topic: The Role of Plastics in Automotive Interiors

  • Presenter: Dr. Jeffrey H. Helms
    Title: Global Automotive Manager
    Company: Celanese Corporation
    Topic: Innovation in the Automotive Value Chain for Cost and Weight Savings

  • Presenter: Suzanne Cole
    Title: Chief Executive Officer
    Company: Miller Cole LLC
    Topic: Regulations Driving Market Demand

About SPE AutoEPCON The Automotive Division and Detroit Section of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE®) International have developed a new 1-day technical conference and exhibition specifically focused on engineering plastics for the automotive industry.

First held in 2006, the Automotive Engineering Plastics Conference (AutoEPCON) features technical presentations on the newest advances in materials technology, predictive engineering, process enhancements, and application developments for thermoplastic and thermoset engineering plastics for the automotive industry. Tabletop exhibits are also on display throughout the event. The registration fee includes the Conference Program Book, which contains abstracts of the presentations, as well as lunch, refreshments, and a reception, which provides further networking opportunities for all who attend. In addition, this one-day multi-session Technical Conference and Exhibition includes plenary and keynote addresses from industry leaders.

Conference Location, Exhibits and Area Hotel Information

Keith Siopes
Email:; Phone: +1 248.797.4607+1 248.797.4607

Glenn Cannavo

Bill Windschief
Email:; Phone: +1 248.375.5055+1 248.375.5055

Ron Price
Email:; Phone: +1 248.563.6343+1 248.563.6343

Brittany Gardner
Events Manager, Detroit Marriott, Troy

Maria Brutz
Catering Sales Executive, Detroit Marriott Troy

Detroit Marriott Troy
200 W. Big Beaver Rd., Troy, Michigan 48084
Phone: +1 248.680.9698+1 248.680.9698; Fax: +1 248.524.0532

Marriott Hotel is offering your special group rate:
Detroit Marriott Troy for $141.00 USD per night
Book your group rate: SPE AutoEPCON Meeting

Contact Information

Mr. Ed Luibrand, Phone: +1 248.512.0641+1 248.512.0641; Email:
Hala Stevens, Phone: +1 248.576.7384+1 248.576.7384; Email:
Sue Wojnicki, Email:

Sponsor Advertisement Submission and Assistance
Paris Stetkiw (ACI Plastics), Email; Phone: +1 810.767.3800+1 810.767.3800 ext. 115,  cell +1 810.444.6900+1 810.444.6900
Hala Stevens (FCA), Email; Phone: +1 248.576.7384+1 248.576.7384 / 776.7384

Conference Hotel and Exhibit Assistance:
Keith Siopes, Email:; Phone: +1 248.797.4607+1 248.797.4607
Glenn Cannavo, Email
Bill Windschief, Email; Phone: +1 248.375.5055+1 248.375.5055
Beauchamp, Kelly, Email; Phone: +1 248.705.4188+1 248.705.4188

Technical Abstracts:
Sandra McClelland, Solvay Specialty Polymers, email:
Gary Kogowski, Ravago Americas, Email:

Please send technical abstracts by March 15, 2015 to:

Conference Executive Chair:
Kathy Minnich, Ford Motor Company

Conference Chair:
Dr. Gary J. Kogowski, email:

Conference Co-Chair:
Sandra McClelland, email:

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