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Ask the Experts

Free to All Registered Attendees

Find solutions to your specific technical challenges at Ask the Experts, offering one-on-one appointments with industry consultants widely recognized for their expertise in specific segments of the converting industry.

Due to attendee demand, the 2015 Ask the Experts Program has been expanded to include a wider spectrum of the converting industry. Experts are available during the show to help attendees solve their technical and operational problems. Show attendees can schedule 15-minute consultations with one or more experts. These one-on-one consultations are available to all attendees at no additional cost.

Dr. Edward D. Cohen – Web Coating

Dr. Cohen is a technical consultant in all aspects of the web coating process. Currently he is Technical Consultant for AIMCAL and President of the International Society of Coating Science and Technology.

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Vincent DiTrolio – Flexographic Printing

Vincent DiTrolio has worked in the flexographic printing industry for over 20 years. He is highly regarded in the industry as a flexo expert, and pioneer in formal press operator training. Through DiTrolio Flexographic Institute, an Illinois State Board of Education and Department of Veteran’s Affairs approved program, his organization has trained hundreds of press operators.

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Dr. Kenneth McCarthy – Clean Room Coating Solutions

Ken McCarthy has over 35 years of experience in the coating industry. He previously served as Senior Product Development Manager at Polaroid and Multilayer Coating Technologies until it closed in November 2007. Since that time, McCarthy has formed a consulting service – Clean Room Coating Solutions, which provides consulting services in coating, drying, defect characterization, coating heads, mixing, and scale-up projects, and more. McCarthy has three patents related to Polaroid product development.

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German Laverde – Expanding Your Business in Latin America: Realities & Challenges

Keynote Speaker, German Laverde joins our Technology Experts for one-on-one meetings following his Keynote Presentation on February 11, 2015, from 10:20am to 1pm.

German Laverde has over 30 years of experience connected with business in Latin America. His experience includes positions as Technical Manager at Exiplast and Plastilene in his native country of Columbia. In the USA, he worked for almost 14 years with Battenfeld Gloucester Engineering, holding a variety of positions. He also worked for PTI as VP/Director of Sales – Latin America and for Cloeren Incorporated as Director of Sales – Latin America. German has chaired the Flexible Packaging Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers and is currently a member of SPI’s NPE Operations Committee. He has published papers and presented at ANTEC, TAPPI, AMI and numerous other conferences worldwide.

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Kelly Robinson - Static

Kelly Robinson founded Electrostatic Answers, an engineering consulting company dedicated to eliminating injury and waste from static electricity. Kelly is also a contributing editor for Paper, Film & Foil Converter and writes “Static Beat,” a monthly column on static control.

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Dr. Dave Roisum – Web Handling & Converting

Dr. Roisum is a well-known authority in the area of web handling and converting. He has authored seven books, including Winding, Rollers and Web Handling. He is now a principal of Finishing Technologies Inc., providing consulting services to more than 300 clients who convert or manufacture; paper, film, foil, nonwovens, textiles, and many other materials.

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Dave Rumson – Slitting & Rewinding

Dave Rumson, Slitting Educator / Consultant has had 17 years slitting and winding experience with Dienes Corporation and Parkinson Technologies. He has presented for CEMA, AIMCAL, and TAPPI for over 20 years and has conducted numerous nationwide public and corporate shear, crush and razor slitting seminars.

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