Tuesday 19 October 2021 | Coventry Building Society Arena | Coventry

March 2020 - Speakers

Paul Considine, International Business Development Manager, KSG GmbH

Paul Considine joined KSG in 2020 as International Business Development Manager. He has qualifications in many engineering disciplines including PCB design and functional safety. Using many years of experience in business development he is enjoying his current challenge of introducing KSG to new markets.

Miguel Angel Ferrández, R&D Bilbao BIW Director – Material Joining Manager, Gestamp

Born in Aranda de Duero (Burgos, Spain) in 1974. Diploma in Mechanical Eng. by University of Zaragoza and Degree in Manufacturing Eng. by DIT Dublin, Ireland.

Joined Gestamp Automotive in 2006 as production supervisor in Zaragoza plant, GMA. In 2013 I moved to Japan to start R&D activities and since 2016 I took the position of BiW Director in the Tokyo Office focused in co-development activities. In 2019 I returned to Spain being assigned the direction of the R&D BiW Office in Bilbao and leading the Material Joining competence very focused in the new challenges towards Multimaterial joinability.

Andrew Jones, HP Channel Partner Manager UK&I, HP 3D Printing

Andrew has over a decade of experience helping companies adopt AM in medical, automotive, aerospace and many other industries.

Road mapping adoption and helping with applications is key to successful transition to using AM, and having to tools to do this is hugely important.

Dr Ross Minty, Development Engineer, Far-UK

Ross joined Far-UK in September 2018. Ross leads innovative projects to develop new processes and components in the field of structural multi-materials. After completing a MEng in Mechanical Engineering, he completed a PhD in composite material science as part of the Advanced Composites Group at the University of Strathclyde. He is one of the company’s experts in the field of composite adhesion.

Ondrej Polak, Process Development Manager, LISI Aerospace

15 years of combined experience in technical leadership, management, and industrial engineering within the aerospace industry has equipped me with skills and knowledge needed for heading the Smart Factory deployment program at LISI AEROSPACE (UK).

I am regarded as a subject matter expert for the deployment of industry 4.0 technologies (Big Data,Digital Twin, AR/VR, and advanced robotics).

I have significant experience of management of long term-programs for delivering step-change performance in manufacturing efficiencies.

Lyndon Sanders, Director, Far-UK

Lyndon is one of the founders and directors of Far-UK. He has a wide background in automotive manufacturing and an MBA from Aston University.

Ron Sangster, Managing Director, Advanced Witness Systems

Ron Sangster has 40 years’ experience in the torque measurement and calibration industries. Before setting up AWS Ltd 20 years ago, he worked for companies in the field, gaining them international recognition. He’s designed solutions to torque problems in numerous industries, including oil and gas, nuclear, defence, aerospace, medical, automotive, fastener, and accredited laboratories. He’s been the design consultant to NPL for the UK’s National Torque Calibration Machine, is chairman of two BSI torque technical committees, and a member of several others. He’s co-authored and presented torque standards papers at world IMEKO conferences, and in National Measurement and Quality seminars.

Peter Swanson, Managing Director, INTERTRONICS

Peter Swanson is Managing Director of lntertronics, a supplier of adhesives, coatings, sealants and equipment for manufacturing and technology applications. He founded the company in 1979, and has extensive experience in assisting manufacturers to achieve productivity enhancement and performance improvement through the selection of adhesive materials and equipment. Outside of the office, Peter is a Visiting Fellow at Cranfield University School of Management, mentoring small businesses to help them achieve growth.

Dr Mike Troughton, Technology Fellow, TWI Ltd

Dr Mike Troughton has been carrying out research on plastics welding for 28 years. He is a Chartered Engineer and is currently Technology Fellow at TWI, where he is responsible for co-ordinating R&D, consultancy and training activities on plastics welding. He has managed over 120 research projects for clients all over the world and in many different industry sectors. He is the chairman of the BSI committee and ISO working group on plastics welding, and is the UK principal expert in various CEN, ASTM, ASME, AWS and IIW committees on plastics welding. He is also the author of the Handbook of Plastics Joining – A Practical Guide.

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