2017 Speakers

  • Christian Anger

    Technical Manager Rubber Solutions WACKER

    Since 12/2015                      
    Wacker Silicones
    Technical Marketing Manager –Rubber Fabricators (Country responsibility: Portugal, Spain, North and East Germany, Turkey, Austria)

    Since 02/2013                        
    Consortium für elektrochemische Industrie der Wacker Chemie AG

    05/2010 until 01/2013  
    Technische Universität München
    PHD Wacker Lehrstuhl für Makromolekulare Chemie
    Stipend of Wacker Chemie AG

    10/2008 until 04/2010  
    Technische Universität München
    Master of Science/Chemie
    Major subject: Organic and polymer chemistry

    10/2005 until 10/2008    
    Technische Universität München
    Bachelor of Science/Chemistry
    Major topic: Radiopharmaceuticals

  • Patrick Beyer

    Product Development Chemist Dow Silicones Deutschland GmbH

    Patrick Beyer studied chemistry at the University of Mainz, Germany, and obtained his PhD in 2007 in macromolecular chemistry with a thesis on "Liquid Crystalline Elastomers". In 2007 he joined Dow Corning GmbH in Wiesbaden where he is working in the R&D department as a product development chemist for Liquid Silicone Rubber.

  • Marco Canova

    Sales Silikoneurope

    In Silikoneurope since 2004 as sales, then sales responsible for german speaking countries.

  • Ebru Erefe

    Project Leader Basoglu Kablo

    I have been working at R&D department since 2011 in Başoğlu Kablo ve Profil San Tic A.Ş. company, what main industry is silicone cable, seal, gasket and compounding. I am a Project Engineer and also taking care of compound necessities in every application and most fire security needs like cable, seals and gasket.

    I have took a responsibility to gave a project to TÜBİTAK (T URKI SH AC A DEMIC N ETWORK AND I NF ORM ATI ON CEN TER ) for 12 months project on fire security cables and I got 60 % of support from government for the project. It was a kind of diplomatic Project because of government rules. 3 Profesors came for audit to see if my project is real, I also have government audit experiences. After I finished my project I attanted to the 2. National Rubber Congress to present my project.

  • Marika Falciano

    Materials Specialist Fiat Chyrsler Automobiles (FCA)

    Marika Falciano has earned the Bachelor Degree in Physics at the University of Trento (Italy) with the degree dissertation entitled: “Infrared welding optimization of polymers for automotive cooling systems”.

    In 2014 she joined FCA in Turin (Italy) where she is working in the Group Materials Lab as elastomeric materials specialist working on the elastomeric automotive applications. 

  • Joseph Hallett

    Senior Development Chemist Fenner Precision

    Dr. Joseph Hallett have worked within the rubber industry since graduating from Loughborough University in 1997. During this time I have worked in a range of roles including design, product development, quality and technical service. I joined Fenner Precision in May 2016 and work within the product development group in Lincoln, UK. 

  • Aurore Jolivet

    Technical Service Manager for Rubber and Electrical Industry Bluestar Silicones International

    2010-2017: Bluestar Silicones International - Technical Service Manager for Rubber and Electrical Industry
    2008-2011: Bluestar Silicones International - R&D Engineer, Rubber and Electrical Industry

  • Markus Landl

    Head of International Business Development Rico Group

    Markus Landl is Head of International Business Development at the RICO GROUP, a network of professional suppliers for injection molding tools, automation and the production of parts made of elastomers and multi-shot applications. Since November 2015 he is responsible for developing global strategies and he coordinates the development of markets and innovation potentials for the RICO GROUP locations in Austria, Switzerland and the United States. Previously Mr. Landl worked for global acting companies in the areas of tool-making, automation and the development of complete production solutions. He started working as an engineer with focus on parts machining and tool-making and then he became a project manager for worldwide activities in the plastics business. From February 2004 to October 2015 he was employed as an Area Sales Manager and as a Sales Director. Through his national and international experience, he has a broad network in the industry. Mr. Landl received his Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Applied Science in Steyr, Austria

  • Kurt Manigatter

    Kurt Manigatter

    CEO ELMET Elastomere Produktions- und Dienstleistungs-GmbH

    Kurt holds a Master of Engineering degree and is graduate of Höhere Technische Lehr- u. Versuchsanstalt in Waidhofen an der Ybbs, Austria.

    He began his career developing molds and special devices to manufacture ships and ship parts. Kurt moved into sales and marketing, which led him to a leading toolmaker/molder where he was sales and marketing director. In 1996 he started with ELMET Produktions- und Dienstleistungs Gmbh in Oftering, Austria, specializing in liquid silicone rubber tooling. Here he is co-owner and president.

    • Austria
  • Tilman Maucher

    Project Manager Hella GmbH & Co. KGaA

    Dipl.-Ing. Tilman Maucher, born in 1972, studied mechanical engineering with a special focus on Plastics Processing at RWTH Aachen University, graduating as an engineer (Dipl.-Ing.) in 1998.

    In 1999 he joined Hella GmbH & Co. KGaA (Lippstadt, Germany) as a process engineer.

    HELLA is a global, family-owned company listed on the stock exchange that has a rich history spanning over 100 years. Hella develops and manufactures lighting technology and electronic products.

    Over the next few years, he worked in different research and pre-development departments, always with a focus on plastic materials and processing.

    Today, Tilman Maucher is a member of the Lighting Development Department as a project manager and specialist for optical materials, both thermoplastics and silicones.

  • Klaus Milde

    CTO R.E.T. REIFF Elastomertechnik

    Study of mechanical engineering until 1991 in Stuttgart.

  • Victor Morando

    Chief Technical Officer Dymotek

    Victor is the Chief Technology Officer at Dymotek. Dymotek is a contract manufacturer specializing in injection molding of thermoplastic and liquid silicone rubber, serving a wide range of industries where their focus on multi material molding can be leveraged. Dymotek’s team specializes in ensuring a customer’s design fully utilizes existing and cutting-edge technology to reduce cost and complexity while maintaining the highest quality standards.

    Victor’s 30-year career consists of working in engineering and management areas for both mold manufacturing and molding of plastics and rubber.  He has been at Dymotek for 12 years.

  • Dr. Markus Putzer

    Director, Global Technology Leader Elastomers & Technology Site Leader Momentive Performance Materials GmbH

    Dr. Markus Putzer is the Global Technology Manager of Elastomers at Momentive Performance Materials. He received his PhD from the University of Marburg in 1997. After a postdoctoral position at the University of California, Santa Barbara Dr. Putzer started his career at GE Bayer Silicones working on the development of construction sealants and room-temperature-vulcanization silicones. He has led international technology teams in the area of Engineered Materials, Eco-Energy, Electronics and Elastomers at Momentive Performance Materials. Highlights of product development include new neutral-cure alkoxy sealants, adhesives for food packaging, encapsulants for photovoltaic modules, optical bonding materials, LED encapsulants and ultra-clear liquid silicone rubbers. Dr. Putzer is the author of 16 publications, 8 patent families and 2 trade secrets.

    Dr. Putzer has over 18 years of industrial experience in product development of silicone-based elastomers and a proven track record of inventing and launching game-changing formulated products.

  • Dr. Raman Rabindranath

    Polychemist, GSDI Specialty Dispersions PolyOne Corporation

    Raman studied chemistry at the University Cologne, Germany and specialized in Polymer Chemistry. He obtained his doctoral degree in Macromolecular Chemistry in 2008 for the work on conjugated DPP-based polymers for opto-electronic applications. In 2009, he joined the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research (ISC), Würzburg, Germany where he further specialized in the development of silicone elastomers and specialty dispersions for numerous different applications. In 2015, Raman joined PolyOne’s silicone division GSDI at the European operations located in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. In his role, Raman is responsible for the development and sales of new functional silicone dispersions. 

  • Martin Reiss

    Materials Manager OSRAM

    - Studied Chemistry at the University Regensburg and finished in 1991 with the diploma in Organic Chemistry
    - Promotion and thesis finished in 1995 “Synthesis and Chemistry of phosphine-substituted Porphyrins” at the University Regensburg
    - Ca. 10 years with Siemens Regensburg, Infineon Regensburg, Infineon Dresden & Qimonda Dresden in semiconductor “frontend” and mainly “backend development”:
    - material development, i.e. die attach, dispensing and molding compounds, photo resist, … for memory devices
    - product platform manager, new semiconductor packages for memory devices
                   - strong link to the processes, i.e. printing, encapsulation, potting, …
    - EHS management, global environmental product compliance manager, i.e. RoHS, REACh, ..
    - Ca. 7 years with OSRAM Regensburg, now OSRAM Garching/Treviso in the area of LED-Module development
                   - Silicone potting and adhesive materials, as well as silicon extruded parts
                   - Reflective, diffusive and transparent Silicones
                   - Reflective, diffusive and transparent thermoplastic materials, i.e. PC, PBT, .. for optical LED-housings
                   - Thermoplastic materials, i.e. PBT, PC, PA, …  for non-optical housings, i.e. power supplies
                   - strong link to the processes, potting, dispensing, extrusion, injection molding, …

  • Luca Rovej

    Senior Materials Specialist Fiat Chyrsler Automobiles (FCA)

    More than 15 years spent applying best Quality approaches through leader companies like Dayco, Trelleborg and FCA. I have been involved in several area such as process control and improvement and Suppliers management.

    From 2008 till the end of 2011 I worked as Supplier Quality Engineer for Fiat Group Purchasing having the opportunity to evaluate a really wide range of processes.

    From 2012 up to now I am facing a new challenge in FCA as Material Specialist as a member of elastomeric group.

  • Annette Rüppel

    Scientific Assistant University of Kassel

    Annette Rüppel studied Mechanical Engineering specialized in Materials technology of polymers and Quality Management at the University of Kassel, Germany. In 2010 she took up employment as scientific assistant in the Institute of Material Engineering, Department Polymer Technology at the University of Kassel, Germany. Ms Rüppel´s focus is on the adhesion of liquid silicone rubber and thermoplastics.

  • Manuel Schmellenkamp

    Technical Sales Manager SIGMA Engineering GmbH

    Mechanical Engineer, focus Plastics, since 2007 with SIGMA Engineering, specialized on injection molding for all material classes (plastics, thermosets, elastomers).

  • Ivano Soliani

    CEO Soliani

    Soliani Ivano is a CEO of SOLIANI EMC SRL  in Como and is graduate as Dott Eng from Politecnico of Milano with specialty in Electrical plant and with a Master on Textil e industry o the same Politecnic.

    After a period on the Snamprogetti ENI Group he decide to start to open a production company involved on the shielding electro magnetic solutions with  a wide range of machines for metal yarn knitting and a line to produce with an electroless chemical process a production of textile electrically conductive with a treatment with nickel pure and in a second step with copper nickel and zinc.

    Later he decide to start with a painting process for conductive paint and after that with a line to mould silicon and fluoro silicon electrically conductive. At this time he have several customers involved for solutions for airplanes, automotive. Cybersecurity and medical applications  . He have in the 31 years of activity take part also in several projects from European Community on the 6th and the 7th EU programmes. . For these two names are important LIDWINES and MADMAX  plus SMARTPRO . For these project he have with the own staff , was involved to offer and test several raw materials electrically conductive . After these he have also take part to the Regione Lombardia project where involved with Foundation of Milano Polytechnic, have reach good goals with test for shielding solution to reduce weight and increase the electromagnetic shielding over a frequencies required.He have also cooperate to same university in France as Valenciennes , Lille and Villeneuve D’Asque.

    Today with the entrance of the son Alessander ,also dott eng from Polytechnic of Milano, in the company SOLIANI EMC the activity of Mr Soliani are finalized to take care of the future developments involved on R&D testing solutions . The markets where have found good interesting activity are : Germany France Sweden Norway and Spain plus India and Russia.

    Soliani Ivano have suggest to involve amount of investiment on the testing for electro magnetic shielding evaluation from magnetic to plane wave frequencies involved and he have also push the SOLIANI workers to obtain the EN9100 and the workability with IPAD and tablet no paper and the qualification involved on the NATO nad Military Navy R&D have opened several new activities with high specific level of requirements.

    He have workers involved in the company from the beginning of the foundation date and have womens also engineered from Polytechnic of Milano and with a new connection in Swiss with two important labs

  • Pascal Spohn

    Application Engineer Arburg

    Since 10/2016 - ARBURG GmbH + Co KG, Applications Engineer
    10/2013 until 09/2016 - Cooperative State University, DHBW Stuttgart, Bachelor of Engineering- plastics technology
    09/2009 until 09/2013 - Toolmaker

  • Beate Treffler

    Regional Head Europe, Segment Healthcare Polymer Solutions Clariant

    Beate Treffler has over 20 years of experience in additives for plastic applications and plastic processing. In March 2015 she joined the Business Unit Masterbatches of Clariant as Regional Head Europe Segment Healthcare Polymer Solutions. Within Clariant Plastics & Coatings BU Masterbatches provides colour - and functional additive - masterbatches as well as – compounds for the Medical & Pharmaceutical industry.

    Before taking over  this new task she was heading the global technical marketing team for waxes in the Business Unit Additives of Clariant and was involved in project management for new developments and for the Clariant Commercial Excellence programme (Lean Sigma; certified Green Belt).

    After studying chemistry and accomplishing a degree in Chemical Engineering, Beate joined the former company Hoechst in Gersthofen (South Germany). This speciality chemicals part of Hoechst was acquired in 1997 by Clariant (former speciality chemicals part of Sandoz/CH).

    She worked in the R&D department covering additives including flame retardants, waxes and polymer additives for plastic applications.

    After return from maternity leave in 2000 she reinforced the technical marketing department concentrating on project management and new developments comprising metallocene polyolefin waxes, new esters waxes and renewable lubricants for the plastics industry. In July 2011 Beate was appointed Head of Technical Marketing Waxes for Plastics.

  • Winfried Trost

    Business Area Manager Rubber Extrusion Systems UTH GmbH

    Education: 1975-1979 Study at the College of Wiesbaden/Germany Qualified mechanical engineer Professional experience: For 20 years working as mechanical engineer  at different german industry companies Since 1999 Business Area Manager Rubber Extrusion Systems at Uth GmbH, Fulda/Germany

  • Fabian Verheyen

    Scientific Assistant University of Kassel

    Fabian Verheyen M.Sc. studied Industrial Engineering and Management specialized in Materials Technology of polymers at the University of Kassel, Germany. He had worked as a technical employee for two years before he took up employment as a scientific assistant in the Institute of Material Engineering, Department Plastic Engineering at the University of Kassel, Germany, in 2014. Mr Verheyen´s focus is on the processing of high consistency silicone rubber.

  • Rick Ziebell

    Vice President of Technology R.D.Abbott Company, Inc.

    Rick A. Ziebell, is a Graduate of Chemical and Materials Engineering from California Polytechnic University with advanced studies in Polymer Science and is a multiple patentee in silicone rubber technology. With over thirty years of experience in both rubber fabrication and raw material technologies, he lectures the accredited Two-Semester Basic Rubber Technology Course for The Los Angeles Rubber Group (TLARGI) and the Advanced Rubber Technology courses for ACS Rubber Division. He holds the position of Vice President of Technology & Innovation at R.D. Abbott Company, a leading supplier of rubber polymers and chemicals in North America.