Tom MartinTom Martin, Business Development Manager, R.D. Abbott

Tom has served in the rubber industry for 38 years in various technical, operations, and account management positions. He was the instructor for the L.A. Rubber Group’s Basic Rubber Technology Class for 7 years.

Florian BaggenstossFlorian Baggenstoss, Tooling Manager, Precision Associates

Florian has been in the Tool & Die profession for 20+ years designing, programming and building molds for both plastic and rubber parts.  He is currently responsible for quoting all machine and tool projects and collaborates on automation projects for process improvement and adoption of new technology. 

Paul YagerPaul Yager, Industrial Market Manager, Parker Hannifin

Paul has worked in the seal industry for over 30 years at various levels including Sales, R&D and Marketing.  He currently works in the EPS Division at Parker.

Sam HarberSam Harber, Application Development Scientist, Zeon Chemicals L.P.

Sam works in Zeon’s HyTemp®/ACM elastomers business unit. He has 41 years’ experience in the rubber industry having worked in numerous key technical and production roles.  In addition, he has written and presented technical papers on compounding, processing and application design utilizing Zeon’s broad elastomer offerings.

2019 Spring tech Event Speakers

Alex Hine, Engineering Manager, Dichtomatik Americas   

Alex is the Engineering Manager at Dichtomatik Americas which help’s customers tackle the challenges of dynamic and static sealing in a variety of markets.  He has a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering and 7-years of experience in the rotary and fluid sealing industry.

Spring Tech EventCelese Pauley, SE Regional Sales Manager, Gasket Resources

Celese works directly with distributors to educate them on the product line, proper gasket selection as well as installation.  She has been in the industrial sealing field for almost 30 years, with the bulk of her career focused on gasket manufacturing and distribution. 

Barry BudesonBarry Bundeson, Sales Manager, Eclipse Engineering

Barry has been in the industry more than 20 years.  Since joining Eclipse Engineering in 2001 he has worked on a variety of projects in aerospace, medical, and general industrial.  His previous experience in production; cutting and welding spring, machining seals, and tooling has proved to be invaluable.

2019 Spring tech Event SpeakersDilprit Sabharwal, Owner, Spareage & Suebel Seals

Dilprit heads Spareage Sealing Solutions in India and Suebel Seals in Belgium.  He has guided the company’s manufacturing activities setting up a state-of-the-art production facility of seals in plastics by injection molding, polymer casting and CNC machining.

2019 Spring tech Event SpeakersJoel Baulch, Director, Engineering and Technical Services, Teadit North America

Joel has 20 years of manufacturing experience, primarily in the sealing products industry. Over the last 7 years at Teadit, he has aided in the development, production and delivery of their fugitive emission product designs.  He is the North American link to Teadit’s Global R & D group.

2019 Spring tech Event SpeakersJulie Baker, Application Engineer, 3M

Julie has been with 3M since 1984 starting out in the Industrial and Consumer Sector Research Lab.  Moving in 1995 to the Specialty Fluoropolymers department characterizing fluoroplastics following with a short time as a quality engineer supporting the 3M fluoroplastics.  Over the last 8 years has been an application engineer supporting the 3M TM DyneonTM Fluoroelastomers

2019 Spring tech Event SpeakersLarry Goode, President, Goode Advisors

Larry is President of Goode Advisors, Inc which provides consulting services to small to medium sized businesses focusing on strategic planning, business development, mergers and acquisitions, succession planning and sales/marketing management.

Spring Tech EventLee Melvin, Application Engineer Gasket Resources

Lee has been in the gasket manufacturing business since 2004. He has worked in the bolting service business providing services for the Oil & Gas Industry (new projects/major turnarounds), Power Generation, and Offshore industries, Nuclear Power turbines, capital projects, and pipeline assemblies.

Spring Tech EventMark Peery, Vice President Engineering, Precision Associates      

Mark has over 28 years in the Engineering field, many of those in the semi-conductor business.  He has been Project Manager for a variety of companies as well as Engineering Manager at two other companies before PAI.  He has been with PAI for 5 years; the last 4 years as VP of Engineering.

2019 Spring tech Event SpeakersRich Greatti, Vice President Sales, FSI         

Rich has more than 30 years’ experience in the fluid sealing industry in sales, engineering and business development. He has helped develop several new sealing products and a successful distribution/direct/OEM network in the fluid sealing industry

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