Engineering Materials

Registration Now Open for Advanced Materials Forum North America, Oct. 14

DSM invites manufacturing leaders—particularly in automotive, electrical & electronics, medical devices, outdoor power equipment, agriculture, and industrial applications—to join us for the second annual Advanced Materials Forum North America on Wednesday, Oct. 14. Registration is free, and attendees will be able to enjoy a full day of online presentations, panel discussions, and opportunities to connect with leading material science and application development experts.

“This will be our second virtual conference, and we are certainly glad we took the time to create such a forum before our world changed so much this year,” said Jud Gibson, vice president, Commercial Americas, DSM Engineering Materials. “Since there are many more online events this year and everyone is busier than ever, I am excited we partnered with our customers to develop an agenda that will not disappoint anyone with an interest in material science.”

Pick and choose from 15 breakout sessions, with topics including:

  • Automotive/new mobility innovation
  • Electromagnetic shielding
  • Hydrogen fuel cells
  • Lightweighting
  • Non-pneumatic tires
  • Polymer science
  • Sustainability
  • View all sessions

Featured speakers

  • Gene Hawkins, Vice President of Engineering, ADAC Automotive
  • Yichi Zhang, R&T Manager Americas, DSM Engineering Materials
  • Lucien Douven, Sr. Scientist, DSM Material Science Center
  • Gabe Wing, Director of Sustainability, Herman Miller
  • Todd Thorn, Sr. Materials Engineer, John Deere
  • Andrew Johnson, OEM Sales, Strategic Sourcing and Product Development, Kenda Tire
  • View all speakers

The event will feature a full-day two-track agenda with presentations on material science and key industry trends. It will conclude with a virtual tour of the DSM global laboratories. Throughout the day, attendees will have the opportunity to connect with the speakers and submit questions. All content will also be available on-demand following the event.

Visit to register today and save your place for a day of exciting science and new insights on Oct. 14!

Tom Rippinger

Marketing & Communications Manager Americas

Published on

09 September 2020


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Tom Rippinger

Marketing & Communications Manager Americas

Tom Rippinger is marketing & communications manager for DSM Engineering Materials in the Americas region. Prior to joining DSM, he served in advertising and public relations account management roles for global automotive clients such as General Motors at Leo Burnett and MSL Group. He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Notre Dame and his MBA in marketing at Wayne State University.

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