Speakers Announced for Plastics in Aerospace: The Virtual Edition

Contact: Chris Barry, cbarry@4spe.org, +1.203.740.5414

DANBURY, CT—May 4, 2020: SPE recently announced a new virtual event focused on plastics in the aerospace industry. The first offering in SPE’s “Plastics In…” virtual series, Plastics in Aerospace: The Virtual Edition, taking place May 18-19, 2020, is a one and half day live online event that is focused on insights from aerospace industry leaders. Plastics performance, material innovations, supply chain challenges and solutions, and how plastics usage is growing in aerospace will be addressed. Event co-chairs Dr. Jason Lyons, SPE Vice President/Divisions, and Dr. Scott Eastman, SPE Vice President/Sections, are guiding the speaker selection process.

“Our confirmed speakers so far are at a very high level. They are thought leaders in aerospace development and will be sharing their expertise in a range of areas where plastics plays a dominant role in this ever-expanding field,” said Lyons. “We’re also excited that the agenda will include networking time as well as a virtual cocktail hour, providing opportunities for attendees to interact with their peers as well as leaders in the aerospace and plastics industries without the expense of travel or compromising COVID-19 stay-at-home orders.”

The following speakers are confirmed to present at Plastics in Aerospace: The Virtual Edition:

  • Christopher H. Childers, Ph.D., Technical Lead Engineer – Thermoplastic Composite Material, Boeing Research and Technology
  • Rocky Viggiano, Research Assistant, Aerospace Polymeric Materials, NASA
  • Arnt Offringa, Director – Global Tech Center, GKN Fokker
  • David Leach, Director – Business Development, ATC
  • Robert Cook, Ph.D., ICME Business Development Manager, Hexagon MI & MSC Software
  • Vivek Saxena, Ph.D., Founder & Managing Director, Advisory Aerospace OSC
  • Hermant Bheda, Chairman & Co-Founder, Arevo
  • Lawrence Varholak, VP – Additive Manufacturing, Hexcel

Additional speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

Attendee costs are $195 for SPE members and $395 for non-members. For companies wanting 10 or more employees to attend, an All-Access 10-Pack is available. Registration includes admission to both days as well as access to event proceedings and recordings. For more information, visit www.4spe.org/PlasticsInAero.

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