The Office of the Vice President of Research is pleased to host the Sustainability@Wayne Seminar on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. at the Welcome Center Auditorium. Mr. Timothy P. Weingartz will be the presenter. Mr. Weingartz is a manager of paint materials and strategies at Ford Motor Company. His responsibilities include the development of sustainable coating materials and systems. His twenty-nine years in the automotive coatings industry have been focused on product engineering of improved material chemistries that advance customer value through cost, quality and environmental performance.
His presentation, "Sustainable Painting Processes Global Alternatives," will focus on sustainable coating systems that have been receiving considerable attention due to continued global pressures being exerted from both environmental regulations and the automaker's drive to deliver shareholder value. The coating process with an automotive assembly plant has the greatest environmental impact by not only processing coating systems that generate negative impact emissions but also, more importantly, consuming significant energy resources through the multilayer coating process. Mr. Weingartz's presentation will discuss the challenges facing automotive paint shop sustainable solutions which touch on the many aspects of environmental regulations for air, water and waste versus the cost of implementation for both investment and the value to society.
A small reception will follow in the lobby from 3:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Note: Parking is available in Parking Structure No. 6; drive into the visitors gate and take a green ticket. You can bring the ticket to the Welcome Center seminar registration desk to be validated. Parking Structure 6 is on Putnam between Cass and Woodward.