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PELICE 2012 Releases Program Topics, First Wave Of Speakers

Organizers of the third Panel & Engineered Lumber International  Conference & Expo (PELICE), scheduled for March 1-2, 2012, have announced the conference time frame, the list of topics to be addressed, and the first wave of speakers.

Hosted by Panel World magazine, the event will be held in the Grand Ballroom North of the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The event is expected to draw more than 50 speakers, more than 60 exhibitors and more than 500 attendees.

Topics to be addressed include:

• Veneer and Plywood Operations and Markets
• Resins and Adhesives Products and Equipment
• Energy Systems and Air Emissions Technologies
• Engineered Wood Products Developments
• Building Products and Markets
• Composite Mills Technologies and Systems Integration
• New Technologies in the Mill
• Operations Enhancements
• Machinery Performance and Controls

The conference begins each morning with four keynote speakers, and then breaks out into three simultaneous topical sessions.

The time frame on March 1 includes:

7:15-8:15 Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:25-10:15 Keynoters General Session
10:20-10:45 Time Out with Exhibitors
10:50-Noon Three Simultaneous Sessions
12:10-1:30 Lunch with Exhibitors
1:35-2:55 Three Simultaneous Sessions
3-3:30 Time Out with Exhibitors
3:35-4:55 Three Simultaneous Sessions
6-8 Reception with Exhibitors

The time frame for March 2 includes:

7:15-8:15 Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:25-10:15 Keynoters General Session
10:20-10:45 Time Out with Exhibitors
10:50-Noon Three Simultaneous Sessions
12:10-1:30 Lunch with Exhibitors
1:35-2:55 Three Simultaneous Sessions
3:00 Exhibitors and Attendees Drawings

Speakers continue to be added to the conference. The confirmed list of speakers as of October 10 includes:

—David Baily, Market Manager, Composite Wood Products, Polyurethanes Division, Bayer MaterialScience LLC
—Greg Budarick, Principal, Pöyry
—Dave Bueche, Ph.D. Marking Representative,Hoover Treated Wood Products
—William Bolduc, Structural Engineer/Softwood Development, Keymark Enterprises
—Ashlee Cribb, Business Manager, North America Wood Adhesives, Georgia-Pacific Chemicals
—Christian Dieffenbacher, Principal, Dieffenbacher Group
—Pierre-Andre Gignac, Professional Engineer, Uniboard
—Rakesh Govind, President, PRD Tech, Inc.
—Rod Gravley, Technical Director, Tri-Mer Corporation
—Dr. Hans W. Fechner, CEO, Siempelkamp GmbH & Co.
—Dave Harmon, Technical Manager, North American Wood Fiber Forest Products Division, Momentive Specialty Chemicals
—Ed Henderson, Prinicipal, Hensortech
—Billy Hull, Marketing Manager, Georgia-Pacific Chemicals
—Tomas Joscak, CEO, Dascanova
—Tom Julia, President, Composite Panel Association
—Hauke Kleinschmidt, General Manager, Electronic Wood Systems GmbH
—Joseph Marcinko, Ph.D., Principal Scientist, Advanced Biopolymer Technologies; Principal Scientist and President, Polymer Synergies LLC
—Brian Martin, General Manager, Westmill Machine Automation
—Jason McIntosh, Business Development Manager, Wood Products and Bioenergy, Hunt, Guillot and Associates
—Joachim Meier, Executive Vice President, Siempelkamp LP
—Dr. Lynn O. Michaelis, Executive Adviser/Senior Economist, RISI
President, Strategic Economic Analysis, LLC
—Martin Morrill, Regional Industry Group Manager for the Americas, Süd-Chemie Energy & Environment Business Unit
—Grady Mulbery, Vice President of Composite Manufacturing, Roseburg Forest Products
—John Murphy, President, Murphy Company
—Peter Nachtwey, President, Delta Computer Systems, Inc.
—Dustin Neumann, Principal and Consultant, Neumann Process Control, Inc.
—Bob Nurre, Vice President, Veneer and Panel Sales, Midway United Ltd BVI
—Jeff Otjen, Product Manager, Georgia-Pacific Chemicals
—David Parker, Managing Director, StrongWood Technologies, Inc.
—Rodney Pennington, Professional Engineer, TurboSonic Technologies, Inc.
—Patrick Schleisman, Regional Director, Eastern U.S., WoodWorks
—Rodney Schwartz, Business Director, Megtec Systems, Inc.
—Bijan Shams, President and CEO, Cogent Industrial Technologies
—Curt Stevens, Chief Financial Officer/Executive Vice President Administration, Louisiana-Pacific Corp.
—Pete Stewart, President and CEO, Forest2Market
—Mike St. John, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Pacific Woodtech
—Roger Tutterow, Ph.D., Professor of Economics, Mercer University
—Scott Weatherford, CEO, ATCO Wood Products
—Timothy Woodward, President, Daqota Systems, Inc.
—Steve Zylkowski, Quality Services Director, APA—The Engineered Wood Association

For exhibitor or conference information contact:
Fred Kurpiel, 678-642-1238; e-mail [email protected]
Rich Donnell, 334-834-1170; e-mail [email protected]
Dianne Sullivan, 334-834-1170; e-mail [email protected]

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