Register to attend the program of the Advanced Laser Applications Conference & Expo (ALAC)   to be held on May 9 - 10, 2017 at the Detroit Sheraton Novi Hotel, 21111 Haggerty Rd, Novi, MI 48375. The event will be co-located with the Automotive Closures Conference (ACC), and will have a common plenary theme. Put your company in front of the most respected global automotive decision makers in the industry! Meet engineers and leaders who are determining the shape of the future and hear about the products and advanced technologies for enhancing your organization's productivity - and your bottom line.

Plenary Speakers

Bob Muzichuk
Director, General Motors 
Bob Muzichuk is the Director of Body Advanced Vehicle Development for General Motors North America, and has been with the company for 34 years. He progressed through the organization from Components, to Door Closure Systems, Front End Sheet Metal, and Management.  He spent seven years, from...  Read more

Bernard Hoffman
Vice President, Engineering & Product Development
US Steel  
Bernhard Hoffmann joined United States Steel Corporation in April 2015 as Vice President - Engineering and Product Development for Automotive Solutions, one of three commercial entities within U. S. Steel's North American Flat-Rolled products...Read More 

Craig Allen 
Craig Allen is Director, Product Management, Novelis North America. In this role, he is responsible for providing strategic direction on the region's sales plans, product offerings and product development for North America's Automotive and Specialties value streams.... Read More 

Ignacio Martin 
General Director
Ignacio Martín holds a Degree in MTM Process Time analysis by the Deutsche MTM Düsseldorf University, as well as a Graduate in Mechanical Engineering, a Degree in Program Management and Controlling by Refa Landesverband Bayern (Germany) and a Master's Degree in Engineering Science from the... Read More  
Carl Corman
 General Motors  
Carl Corman is Chief Architect-Rear Vehicle Body Systems at General Motors. In this assignment, he oversees integration and Strategic Direction for Rear-Vehicle Body Systems. Prior to this assignment, Mr. Corman was System Architect for Front and Rear Closures at GM. In this position, he was responsible for the development of front and rear closures in GM North America... Read More 

Mark Oxlade
Market Development Manager
ABB Robotics
Served in the Royal Air Force for fifteen years in maintenance engineering of ground support equipment. Joined ESAB in the UK in 1989 in welding and cutting applications. After the transition to ABB Inc continued a further fifteen years in welding and cutting robotic applications ... Read More  

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