Conference Program* October 25-26, 2017 Music - Aluminum USA

Conference Program* October 25-26, 2017 Music - Aluminum USA

Conference Program* October 25-26, 2017 Music City Center, Nashville, TN *As of September 28, 2017 (Program subject to change without notice) Click on...

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Conference Program* October 25-26, 2017 Music City Center, Nashville, TN *As of September 28, 2017 (Program subject to change without notice) Click on selection in TOC to go directly to that place in the document

Special Pre-Show Events 2-Day Casthouse Safety Workshop (Presented by The Aluminum Association) Pre-Event Conference: Tuesday and Wednesday - Oct 24-25, 2017

Nissan Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant Tour Pre-Event Tour: Tuesday, October 24, 2017, Noon - 3:00 p.m.

Conference Schedule-at-a-Glance: October 25-26 Wednesday, October 25, 2017 Thursday, October 26, 2017

ALUMINUM USA 2017 Featured Sessions: October 25-26 The Future Growth of American Cities: Featured Speaker Bill Purcell, Former Mayor, City of Nashville & Adjunct Professor of Public Policy, Vanderbilt University

Competing in Today's Global Aluminum Market: Featured Panel Moderator: Joe Benedyk, Ph.D., Editor, Light Metal Age Josh Benton, Executive Director Workforce Development, Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development Garney Scott III, Chairman, The Aluminum Association Paul Williams, Group Manager - Aluminum, CRU Analysis

Featured Seminar: Aluminum Packaging Presented by The Global Aluminium Foil Roller Initiative Aluminum Packaging Seminar CRU Analysis: Global Flat Rolled Aluminium Markets for Packaging Constellium: Aluminum Beverage Can in North America Granges America: Foil and Thin Strip Market Trends Reynolds Consumer Products: From Invisible to Essential: Defining Foil Relevance for Consumers Constantia Flexibles US: The Future of High Barrier Flexible Packaging in North America GLAFRI: Aluminium Packaging Contributions to Sustainable Lifestyles G3 Enterprises: Aluminium Closures – Innovations and Future Market Trends

Breakout Sessions: Wednesday, October 25 Ford’s Use of Aluminum in the F-Series Truck Program George Luckey, Jr., Technical Expert and Group Leader - Stamping and Aluminum Technology, Ford Research and Advanced Engineering

Thin Skins: The Role of Aluminum in Building Façade Technology Mic Patterson, Director of Strategic Development, Virtual Construction Lab, Schuco USA Sponsored by: Façade Tectonics Institute

Recent Developments in Aluminum Alloy Billet and Ingot Casting Olivier Gabis, Area Manager, Wagstaff, Inc.

Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys: The Next Generation of Additive Manufacturing

Dr. Iver Anderson, Senior Metallurgist, Ames Laboratory

Value Creation from Aluminum Scrap: The Cradle to Cradle Approach Part 1: Technology Status Part 2: Challenges and Myths Diran Apelian, Alcoa-Howmet Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Founding Director, Metal Processing Institute Dr. Kevin Anderson, Corporate Fellow, Mercury Marine Dr. Uwe Habich, CTO, Steinert Doug Richman, Vice President of Engineering and Technology, Kaiser Aluminum David Rosenblum, Vice President of Non-Ferrous Sales, Omnisource

Dry Ice Cleaning: Non-Destructive, Preventative Maintenance for the Aluminum Industry Giles Garrison, Manager – Americas Business Development and Training Services, Cold Jet, LLC

Using Textured Coatings to Improve Efficiencies in Flat Rolling Applications Rob Freyvogel, President, Carbinite Metal Coatings

Decreasing Thermal Gradients via VDC Tabletop Refractory Design Jonathan Klesch, Global Product Manager, Pyrotek

The Next Generation Mill – How Braidy Industries Transformed the Aluminum Market Craig Bouchard, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, Braidy Industries, Inc. Moderator: David Tatman, Executive Director, Kentucky Automotive Industry Association (KAIA)

Reducing Weight with Thin Wall Aluminum Die Castings Chad Adkins, North American Sales Manager, Frech USA

Achieving True Press Alignment with Laser Tracking* James Cunningham, General Manager, CMD - Cunningham Mechanical Design

Breakout Sessions: Thursday, October 26 Automotive Aluminum Value Proposition Moderator: Rick Youngblood, Director Engine Assembly, Nissan NA & President, Tennessee Automotive Manufacturers Association (TAMA) Abey Abraham, Managing Director Automotive & Materials, Ducker Worldwide Jim Dickson, Commercial Director, Rio Tinto Doug Richman, Vice President of Engineering and Technology, Kaiser Aluminum

Innovative Controls Strategy for Regenerative Furnace Systems James Checkeye, Manager, Non-Ferrous Applications, Bloom Engineering Company, Inc.

John Deere’s Use of Aluminum Mohamad El Zein, Manager, Advanced Materials and Mechanics, Deere & Company

Yield Optimization with 3D Optical Surface Inspection Reinhard Rinn, General Manager, ISRA PARSYTEC GmbH

Industrial Traceability Throughout the Aluminium Value Chain with Laser Marking Paul Creighton, Business Development Director, Casting, Laserax Paul Rochette, Business Development Director, Primary Metals, Laserax

The Fundamentals of Aluminum Casting Safety Mark Eliopulos, Corporate Director of Safety & Health, Kaiser Aluminum Sponsored by The Aluminum Association

Aluminum Extrusion Alloys Selection to Lightweighting Programs Jerome Fourmann, Technical Director, Global Customer Support and Product Development – Commercial, Primary Metal Aluminium, Rio Tinto Moderator: David Prud'homme, Director at Centre d'expertise sur l'aluminium, AluQuébec

Aluminium Stewardship Initiative: A Global Initiative and Its Benefit to You

Dr. Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer, Aluminium Stewardship Initiative

Corrosion of Aluminum and Its Alloys: Overview, Control and Techniques Yudie Yuan, Ph.D., Lead Surface Scientist /SME Corrosion/Electrochemistry, Novelis

Lightweighting Innovations in Aluminum Manufacturing Sponsored by LIFT: Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow Dr. Jerry Gould, Technology Leader, Resistance and Solid State Welding, Edison Welding Institute Dr. Dennis Harwig, Chief Innovation & Transition Officer, The Ohio State University, LIFT Professor Alan Luo, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, The Ohio State University

Aluminium Stewardship Initiative Membership Panel: The Value of ASI to Its Members Moderator: Dr. Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer, Aluminium Stewardship Initiative Jim Dickson, Commercial Director, Rio Tinto Stefan Glimm, Director General, Global Aluminium Foil Roller Initiative (GLAFRI) Curt Wells, Director, Regulatory Affairs, The Aluminum Association Ken Willings, Senior Vice President, Health, Safety & Environmental, Aleris

ALUMINUM USA 2017 Special Show Floor Activities: Oct 25-26 Carbinite LSR Race Car

2017 ALUMINUM USA Partners Partner & Media Partner Association Partners Media Partners

Special Pre-Show Events 2-Day Casthouse Safety Workshop (Presented by The Aluminum Association) Pre-Event Conference: Tuesday and Wednesday - Oct 24-25, 2017 Tuesday, October 24, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday, October 25, 8:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Room 101A/B Whether this is your first time at a Casthouse Safety Workshop, or a refresher, this information is vital to doing your job well. With expectations and regulatory pressure to operate safely increasing every year, you can’t afford to miss critical information from key industry voices. In 2 information-packed days, you’ll learn the facts about running your operation safely. Speakers include:  Jerimee Bortner, Safety Coordinator at Kaiser Aluminum  Jim Brock, Regional Casthouse Technology Deployment Manager at Alcoa  Brad Burridge, Associate Engineering Leader at Novelis  Mark Eliopulos, Director of Corporate Safety and Health at Kaiser Aluminum  Brian Pike, N.A. Safety Director at Sapa  John Zeh, Process Safety Team at Logan Aluminum  Mike Zoll, Director of Global Safety at Novelis Topics discussed by this expert panel will include:  Molten Metal Safety  Scrap Handling and Charging  Casting Pit Guarding  Proper PPE Usage in the Molten Metal Environment  Casthouse Mobile Equipment Operation  Combustible Dust Management Target Audience: Function - Furnace operators, Casting supervisors, Casting engineers Track - Upstream, General Industry Registration fee applies: $495 members/$695 non-members (payable through Aluminum Association's web site). Registration includes attendance at both day’s sessions, printed materials, lunches, coffee breaks and access to ALUMINUM USA 2017 (Wednesday and Thursday).

Nissan Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant Tour Pre-Event Tour: Tuesday, October 24, 2017, Noon - 3:00 p.m. Registration Fee $25.00 (non-refundable). 60 participants maximum Join us as we explore all five stages of the manufacturing process. From steel delivery to pre-test vehicle delivery. We’ll begin with a 5-minute video, then proceed through the plant via a 45-minute narrated tram ride.

Please note: cameras and recording devices of all types are prohibited. Also, please note that Nissan reserves the right to cancel tours at any time without notice due to business demands. If the tour must be cancelled, we will make every effort to notify you in advance.

Conference Schedule-at-a-Glance: October 25-26 Wednesday, October 25, 2017 Learning Theater 1 (Booth #140)

The Future_Growth of American Cities: Featured Speaker Bill Purcell

Ford’s Use of Aluminum in the F-Series Truck Program

Recent Developments in Aluminum Alloy Billet and Ingot Casting

Value Creation from Aluminum Scrap Panel Part 1: Technology Status

Value Creation from Aluminum Scrap Part 2: Challenges and Myths

Decreasing Thermal Gradients via VDC Tabletop Refractory Design

Reducing Weight with Thin Wall Aluminum Die Castings

Time

Learning Theater 2 (Booth #1041)

Room 102 A

10:15

11:15

12:15

1:00 1:15

Thin_Skins: The Role of Aluminum in Building Façade Technology

Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys: The Next Generation of Additive_Manufacturing Dry Ice Cleaning – NonDestructive, Preventative Maintenance for the Aluminum Industry

2

Using Textured Coatings to Improve Efficiencies

3

The Next Generation Mill – How Braidy Industries Transformed the Aluminum Market

4

Achieving True Press Alignment with Laser Tracking

5:00 p.m. close of show

Aluminium Packaging Seminar Presented by The Global Aluminium Foil Roller Initiative (GLAFRI)

Wed. Oct 25, 2017 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Room 102A

Thursday, October 26, 2017 Learning Theater 1 (Booth #140)

Learning Theater 2 (Booth #1041)

Time

10:15

11:15 Automotive Aluminum Value Proposition

Yield Optimization with 3D Optical Surface Inspection

Noon 12:15

1:00 The Fundamentals of Aluminum Casting Safety

Aluminum_Extrusion_Alloys Selection to Lightweighting Programs

Corrosion_of_Aluminum and Its Alloys: Overview, Control & Techniques

Aluminium Stewardship Initiative Membership Panel: The Value of ASI to Its Members

1:15

2

Competing_in Today's Global Aluminum Market: Featured Panel

Innovative Controls Strategy for Regenerative Furnace Systems

John Deere’s Use of Aluminum

Industrial Traceability Throughout the Aluminium Value Chain with Laser Marking

Aluminium Stewardship Initiative: A Global Initiative and Its Benefit to You

3 Lightweighting Innovations in Aluminum Manufacturing

4

5:00 p.m. close of show

ALUMINUM USA 2017 Featured Sessions: October 25-26 Unless otherwise noted, sessions will be presented in one of 2 theaters located in the exhibition hall

The Future Growth of American Cities: Featured Speaker Bill Purcell, Former Mayor, City of Nashville & Adjunct Professor of Public Policy, Vanderbilt University Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 10:15 - 11:00 a.m. Learning Theater 1 (Booth #140) Nashville, TN’s recent explosion as a “Destination of Choice” for both business and tourism is no accident. Join Former Mayor Bill Purcell as he discusses how Nashville transformed itself into a 21st Century American City. You’ll hear how businesses, education, and technological innovations developed as the partnerships between state and local governments and business, education and labor grew. Bill will talk about infrastructure, public safety and quality of life issues which needed to be addressed as part of the growth, as well as the continuing challenges to sustain growth in today’s global climate. Bill Purcell has spent more than 30 years in public service, law, and higher education and is currently an Adjunct Professor of Public Policy at Vanderbilt University and a founding partner of Farmer Purcell White & Lassiter, PLLC. During his eight-year tenure as Mayor of the Nashville, the city saw unprecedented economic expansion, an increase in Metro school funding of more than 50%, and the development and preservation of more than 26,000 affordable housing units. Mr. Purcell’s accomplishments as a civic leader earned him Public Official of the Year honors in 2006 by Governing Magazine. During his term, Nashville was ranked as the number one city for corporate headquarters and twice ranked as the hottest city in America for expansion and relocation of business. Following his service as mayor, Mr. Purcell was named a Harvard University Institute of Politics Fellow. He then served as Founding and Interim Dean of the College of Public Service and Urban Affairs at Tennessee State University before returning to the Harvard Institute of Politics as Director and a Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. Mr. Purcell was elected to five terms in the Tennessee House of Representatives, serving as Majority Leader from 1990-96. During his decade in the General Assembly he sponsored and passed legislation undertaking major reforms in Tennessee’s schools, courtrooms, industrial plants and boardrooms, criminal and juvenile justice, hospitals, and voting booths.

Competing in Today's Global Aluminum Market: Featured Panel Moderator: Joe Benedyk, Ph.D., Editor, Light Metal Age Josh Benton, Executive Director Workforce Development, Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development Garney Scott III, Chairman, The Aluminum Association Paul Williams, Group Manager - Aluminum, CRU Analysis Thursday, October 26, 2017, 10:15 - 11:00 a.m. Learning Theater 2 (Booth #1041) Competition in the aluminum industry has never been stronger and continues to rise every day. Learn how to stay ahead of the curve from our expert panel as they share perspectives on how to compete in today’s global aluminum marketplace. They will take a “30,000-foot-view” approach and address big picture issues such as fair trade, a shifting labor base, and managing overcapacity and surpluses. They’ll also share views on growth opportunities in the value chain, emerging markets such as Russia and Latin America, and the leadership skills necessary for today’s complex and volatile environment. Moderator: Joe Benedyk, Ph.D., Editor, Light Metal Age Dr. Joe is a research professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) working to establish cooperative industry/university research programs in the fields of heat treatment, casting, and extrusion of aluminum and aluminum alloys. In 2013, he was honored by the Aluminum Extruders Council for his dedication to the aluminum extrusion industry and his willingness to selflessly share knowledge with others. He applies his technical knowledge to his position as editor of Light Metal Age. Josh Benton, Executive Director Workforce Development, Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development Josh leads the Cabinet’s workforce efforts including program and policy development, management of the Bluegrass State Skills Corporation and, through partnership, promotes the Commonwealth’s private sector-focused workforce initiatives such as KY FAME, Work Ready Communities, Registered Apprenticeship, and the Work Ready Skills Initiative. Josh holds bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Cumberland College and master’s degree in Public Administration from Kentucky State University. Garney Scott III, Chairman, The Aluminum Association Garney Scott III, Chairman, The Aluminum Association. The Aluminum Association’s Chairman Garney Scott III serves as President of Scepter, Inc. a global leader in aluminum recycling. Garney has worked at Scepter for 23 years and held positions in operations as well as commercial and financial areas. He holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Tennessee and MBA in Finance and Operations from Indiana University. Paul Williams, Group Manager - Aluminum, CRU Analysis Paul Williams is the Group Manager for Aluminium, responsible for the research program of the team. Paul joined CRU in 1986 and for many years ran the Aluminium Semis and Downstream areas specializing in flat rolled product markets and demand analysis. Paul holds a BA in Economics from the University of Swansea and an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics.

Featured Seminar: Aluminum Packaging Presented by The Global Aluminium Foil Roller Initiative Aluminum Packaging Seminar Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Room 102A The Global Aluminium Foil Roller Initiative (GLAFRI) has curated this interactive seminar to provide information and insights into aluminum packaging. Through a series of presentations, speakers will demonstrate the importance of aluminum in everyday life and present the broad range of applications for aluminum packaging. You’ll learn about aluminum’s versatility - especially in the food and beverage industries. Hear about market trends, innovations, disruptors, and aluminum’s relevance for consumers. Finally, we will discuss the contributions of aluminum packaging to sustainable consumption. CRU Analysis: Global Flat Rolled Aluminium Markets for Packaging Paul Williams, Group Manager - Aluminum, CRU Analysis Paul Williams is the Group Manager for Aluminium, responsible for the research program of the team. Paul joined CRU in 1986 and for many years ran the Aluminium Semis and Downstream areas specializing in flat rolled product markets and demand analysis. Paul holds a BA in Economics from the University of Swansea and an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics. Constellium: Aluminum Beverage Can in North America Don Farrington, Executive Vice President - Sales, Constellium Don Farrington is an aluminum industry veteran in flat rolled products, with 40+ years of experience. He currently serves as Executive VP of Sales at Constellium, where he is responsible for all Commercial activities; a role he has held since January 2015. Don’s experiences include various positions with Kaiser Aluminum and Ravenswood Aluminum (prior to the Ravenswood mill becoming part of Century), as well as 17 years with Wise. Don is the Chairman of the Can Sheet Producers Committee of The Aluminum Association. Granges America: Foil and Thin Strip Market Trends Brad Thomas, Vice President Strategy and Marketing, Gränges Americas, Inc. Brad Thomas is VP at Gränges Americas, a global leader in flat rolled products for aluminum heat exchangers & selected niche applications, since 2016. Following Gränges’ acquisition of Noranda’s downstream business, he has been focused on building a strategy aligned with Gränges group level targets. With a foundation of management consulting and corporate strategy, Brad joined the aluminum industry as a member of Novelis’ corporate strategy team, holding various roles focused on capacity expansion, recycling, product development, and global commercial strategy.

Reynolds Consumer Products: From Invisible to Essential: Defining Foil Relevance for Consumers Danielle Chandler, Senior Marketing Director, Innovation, Reynolds Consumer Products A strategic marketing leader with a proven track record in innovation and base business management for large brands including Reynolds, Hefty & Glade, Danielle has successfully led innovation initiatives ranging from white-space exploration to commercialization. Most recently, she built an innovation framework to identify, prioritize and resource a continuous loop of insight-driven products. She is passionate about putting the consumer first and believes brands have an opportunity to connect with people on a deeper level. Constantia Flexibles US: The Future of High Barrier Flexible Packaging in North America David Mosgrove, Head of Operations/Head of Plants US, Constantia Flexibles US David Mosgrove is responsible for all operations as well as financial results for the US plants. David previously held positions including Director of Operations at Winpak Films, Production Manager at Kimoto Tech, Inc., and various operational roles at Tredegar Film Products. He holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from Virginia Commonwealth University. GLAFRI: Aluminium Packaging Contributions to Sustainable Lifestyles Stefan Glimm, Director General, Global Aluminium Foil Roller Initiative (GLAFRI) Stefan is an economist with over 30 years of work experience in national, European and global organizations. He works as a consultant and serves as Director General of GLAFRI, which was founded under his leadership in 2015. Stefan also serves as a senior executive adviser to both the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA) and Flexible Packaging Europe (FPE). G3 Enterprises: Aluminium Closures – Innovations and Future Market Trends John Cunningham, Director Process Improvement & Innovation, G3 Enterprises John Cunningham is G3’s Director of Innovation. For over 20 years he has been devoted to helping customers protect their wines during and after bottling. His team is responsible for developing new products and technologies including patent pending oxygen-transmission-rate controlling and carbon-dioxide retaining liners for aluminum closures. Networking reception to follow.

Breakout Sessions: Wednesday, October 25 Unless otherwise noted, sessions will be presented in one of 2 theaters located in the exhibition hall

Ford’s Use of Aluminum in the F-Series Truck Program George Luckey, Jr., Technical Expert and Group Leader - Stamping and Aluminum Technology, Ford Research and Advanced Engineering Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 11:15 a.m. - Noon Learning Theater 1 (Booth #140) Join Ford’s George Luckey, as he details aluminum’s implementation in Ford’s F Series Truck Program and offers a high-level technical overview of its engineering processes. He’ll discuss material sourcing and use, the supply base, and how materials arrive at the plant and modifications necessary in stamping when using aluminum. He’ll look at the myriad of options available and how Ford’s customers use them and future derivatives in truck program. George will discuss material selection and choices of alloys as well as the engineering details surrounding performance issues, and the manufacturing technologies applied to deliver weight reduction. He’ll end the session with a discussion on recyclability strategies and explain Ford’s commitment to and methods of managing - the recycling stream as it partners with suppliers throughout the supply chain. With George’s deep background in heat treatment of stamped and hydro formed aluminum panels and extruded tubes, lubricant strategy for aluminum sheet stamping and his research around warm forming of aluminum and magnesium sheet, you’ll leave with a deep understanding of the benefits of aluminum in transportation - and its crossover for other industries. Target Audience: Industry - Automotive, Aerospace, Construction, Engineering Function - End-user, Distributors, Engineers, R&D Track - Upstream, Recycling, General Industry

Dr. George Luckey is a Technical Expert in the Materials and Manufacturing Research Department at Ford Research and Advanced Engineering in Dearborn, Michigan. He has 17 years of automotive experience in advanced manufacturing technology development for lightweight automotive applications. At Ford Research and Advance Engineering since 2000, he has been responsible for leading several research and advanced engineering projects on new aluminum alloys, sheet metal forming, aluminum tube hydroforming and heat treatment. For the past eight years, Dr. Luckey has focused on the implementation of advanced aluminum alloys, metal forming processes, and heat treatment methods used to engineer and manufacture Ford F-Series while also maintaining Ford’s research pipeline supporting next generation automotive aluminum applications.

Thin Skins: The Role of Aluminum in Building Façade Technology Mic Patterson, Director of Strategic Development, Virtual Construction Lab, Schuco USA Sponsored by: Façade Tectonics Institute Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 11:15 a.m. - Noon Learning Theater 2 (Booth #1041) Did you know that buildings are responsible for over 40% of energy and material requirements worldwide? Today, there are significant opportunities to use aluminum differently - and more efficiently - in a wide variety of industries, the building industry among them. With shifts in technology, practice, and materials used in building skins, energy savings can be realized while comfort is increased and a sustainable future secured. In this session, Mic Patterson will discuss emerging opportunities and threats to the use of aluminum as a predominant building façade material. Schuco’s work in advancing the use of aluminum to optimize comfort, security, energy efficiency, resilience, and sustainability will also be explored. The building façade combines aspects of performance and appearance like nothing else in architecture, and market demands are escalating with respect to both. Join Mic as he reveals how the use of aluminum is responding to these market-changing expectations. Target Audience: Industry - Buildings & Construction, Engineering Function - Engineer, Architect, Developer, Fabricator Track - Buildings & Construction, Recycling, End-User

Mic Patterson is a designer, researcher, educator, futurist, author, photographer, and entrepreneur. He has concentrated his professional and academic career on advanced façade technology and sustainable building practices. He is currently Director of Strategic Development for Schuco-USA, a subsidiary of an international supplier of high-performance façade systems. He also participated in establishing the Virtual Construction Lab (VCL), a Schuco studio in NYC providing novel design-assist, advanced analysis, and rapid visualization services to Schuco clients internationally. He is a co-founder and of the Façade Tectonics Institute, and serves as its Ambassador of Innovation & Collaboration. He has twice been named among the industry’s most influential by US Glass magazine. Patterson is a PhD candidate in the School of Architecture at the University of Southern California with a research focus on sustainable façade renovation practices. He has taught, written extensively, and lectured internationally on diverse aspects of advanced façade technology. He is the author of Structural Glass Facades and Enclosures.

Recent Developments in Aluminum Alloy Billet and Ingot Casting Olivier Gabis, Area Manager, Wagstaff, Inc. Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 12:15 - 12:45 p.m. Learning Theater 1 (Booth #140) Visit Wagstaff in booth 525 This presentation will explore the current capabilities of aerospace alloys in extrusion billet and rolling ingot casting. Wagstaff’s product expert will walk the audience through advancements made in casting alloys that are used for military, aerospace, and other lightweight applications. Target Audience: Industry - Automotive, Aerospace, DC Casting Function - Aluminum Producers Track - Upstream Olivier Gabis is the Wagstaff Area Manager for Eastern US and Canada. He has more than 36 years’ experience in the aluminum industry in various technical, quality production and sales positions. He is currently a member of the Aluminum Association Technical Committee of Product Standards, the Chair of the Extrusion Technology Committee for Billet Processing and member of the AEC, ASTM and ANSI organizations.

Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys: The Next Generation of Additive Manufacturing Dr. Iver Anderson, Senior Metallurgist, Ames Laboratory Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 12:15 - 1:00 p.m. Learning Theater 2 (Booth #1041) This session will focus on aluminum powders - with a specific focus of how aluminum powders can be used in production and additive manufacturing. Processing of aluminum powders into components via additive manufacturing. Target Audience: Industry - Automotive, Aerospace, Buildings & Construction, Engineering Function - R&D, Engineer Track - Upstream, General Industry

Dr. Iver E. Anderson is a Senior Metallurgist at Ames Laboratory (USDOE) and Adjunct Professor in the Materials Science and Engineering department at Iowa State University. He is a Fellow of the American Powder Metallurgy Institute, ASM International, TMS, and the National Academy of Inventors. He recently retired from the Board of Trustees of ASM International. Dr. Anderson holds a Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering from The University of Wisconsin. He worked at the Naval Research Laboratory and has been at Ames Laboratory since 1987. His research is on powder metallurgy and rapid solidification, involving high-pressure gas atomization of fine metal powders and highly controlled powder processing of rare earth compounds, magnetic materials, structural components, lightweight and porous materials, and joining problems including lead-free solders and ceramic joining. Recent recognition for his work includes the 2013 D.R. Boylan Eminent Faculty Award for Research from Iowa State University and is a new member of the National Inventors Hall of Fame. He has over 230 publications and 39 patents.

Value Creation from Aluminum Scrap: The Cradle to Cradle Approach Part 1: Technology Status Part 2: Challenges and Myths Diran Apelian, Alcoa-Howmet Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Founding Director, Metal Processing Institute Dr. Kevin Anderson, Corporate Fellow, Mercury Marine Dr. Uwe Habich, CTO, Steinert Doug Richman, Vice President of Engineering and Technology, Kaiser Aluminum David Rosenblum, Vice President of Non-Ferrous Sales, Omnisource

Value Creation from Aluminum Scrap Part 1: Technology Status Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 1:00 - 1:45 p.m. Learning Theater 1 (Booth #140) This session will detail the realities and current state of affairs in aluminum recycling. You’ll learn what is happening in the field and what the future holds, in terms of availability and enabling technologies, and look at the current uses of recovered metal.

Value Creation from Aluminum Scrap Part 2: Challenges and Myths Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 2:00 - 2:45 p.m. Learning Theater 1 (Booth #140) This session will explore the circular economy approach and discuss the economic realities of scrap recycling today. We’ll bring an honest look to the current negative gross margins and discuss both the current pitfalls as well as opportunities. While great strides have been made, the economic difficulties remain. Target Audience: Industry - Recycling/ Sustainability, Food & Beverage, Automotive, Aerospace, Packaging, Engineering Function - Producers, Manufacturers, Fabricators, Developers, End-users, Engineers Track - Recycling, General Industry, Downstream, Upstream Diran Apelian, Alcoa-Howmet Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Founding Director, Metal Processing Institute Diran joined WPI in July 1990 as the university’s provost; today he leads the faculty and activities of the Metal Processing Institute. He is credited with pioneering work in various areas of solidification processing and powder metallurgy – specifically in molten metal processing, aluminum alloy development, plasma deposition, spray casting/forming, and semi-solid processing of metals. Apelian is the recipient of many distinguished honors and awards, national and international; he has over 500 publications; and he serves on several technical, corporate, and editorial boards. During 2008/2009, he served as president of The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS). He is a fellow of TMS, ASM, and APMI; he is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and the Armenian Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Kevin Anderson, Corporate Fellow, Mercury Marine Dr. Kevin Anderson is a member of The National Academy of Engineering, TMS, and a Fellow of ASM. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in metallurgical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign. Dr. Anderson was a NORCUS fellowship recipient at Battelle Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, leader of aircraft materials and physical metallurgy at Reynolds Aluminum Research, and is presently a Senior Fellow for Brunswick Corporation in the Mercury Marine Division in Fond Du Lac, Wiscon Dr. Uwe Habich, CTO, Steinert Dr. Uwe Habich joined STEINERT in Cologne 1999, as Technical Director. Since 01.01.2011 he is CTO for the group and responsible for R&D, product application, design, electronics and quality assurance. Before joining STEINERT he was with Fraunhofer-Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen, Germany, working in the field of industrial laser development. He studied physics at the Technical University in Darmstadt and received a doctorate degree from the RWTH Aachen in 1992. Doug Richman, Vice President of Engineering and Technology, Kaiser Aluminum Doug Richman joined Kaiser in their castings and forgings unit in 1996 and was appointed to his current position in 2001. Before Kaiser, Richman was VP of automotive castings for Alcan. His background includes almost 20 years of experience in development and design management at General Motors. Doug has long been a member of the executive committee of the Aluminum Association’s Aluminum Transportation Group (ATG) and is chairman of the technical sub-committee. He serves on SAE’s Light Metals committee. David Rosenblum, Vice President of Non-Ferrous Sales, Omnisource David Rosenblum joined OmniSource in 2005, after almost 30 years in the aluminum industry, and is currently responsible for managing the aluminium book. OmniSource was privately held scrap concern until Oct 2007, when it was acquired by Steel Dynamics Inc. (SDI). SDI is a major consumer of ferrous scrap to feed its electric furnaces. Today, there are over 70 scrap facilities under the OmniSource umbrella, generating 600,000 tonnes of non-ferrous scrap, of which 50-55% is aluminium.

Dry Ice Cleaning: Non-Destructive, Preventative Maintenance for the Aluminum Industry Giles Garrison, Manager – Americas Business Development and Training Services, Cold Jet, LLC Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 1:15 - 1:45 p.m. Learning Theater 2 (Booth #1041) Visit Cold Jet, LLC in booth 127 Traditional cleaning methods are ineffective and costly, involve time-consuming disassembly, and can damage expensive equipment. Core boxes and core machines are constantly covered with sand, adhesives, and carbon buildup. Permanent aluminum molds foul with built up refractory coatings and other residues. Fabrication and other processing equipment get dirty with lubricants, adhesives, and other contaminants. Traditional methods like hand scraping, wire brushing, using abrasive media, or dangerous chemicals require lengthy downtime and can cause damage. Elimination of downtime is one of the biggest benefits of dry ice blast cleaning. In many cases, downtime is reduced by 60% or more by switching from manual cleaning to dry ice blasting. Attendees will learn how dry ice cleaning allows items to be cleaned in place without disassembly while delivering a superior as-cast finish. It provides a quick, safe and economical solution to clean tooling and equipment, resulting in less down-time, a better clean, higher quality parts, improved tool utilization and longer asset life. This presentation provides details for attacking and reducing the costs associated with traditional cleaning applications in the aluminum and foundry industry by utilizing dry ice blast cleaning. Target Audience: Industry - Automotive, Aerospace, Building/Construction, Packaging, Food & Beverage, welding and fabrication, Foundry Function - Aluminum Producers, Manufacturers, End-users, Engineers, Fabricators, Purchasing, Architects, Building Owners, Plant and Facility Engineers, Maintenance Managers, and Quality Assurance Managers Track - General Industry

Giles L. Garrison is the Manager – Americas Business Development and Training Services at Cold Jet, LLC. Giles joined Cold Jet in September 2009. In his current role, Giles is responsible for the learning and development of the sales channels by defining content, delivering and then auditing/improving products and training. He is responsible for audience analysis, curriculum development, content acquisition, scheduling & logistics, training delivery, speaking events & awareness creation activities, learning validation, and where appropriate, certification across various potential audiences. Giles holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from Hanover College.

Using Textured Coatings to Improve Efficiencies in Flat Rolling Applications Rob Freyvogel, President, Carbinite Metal Coatings Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 2:00 - 2:30 p.m. Learning Theater 2 (Booth #1041) Visit Carbinite Metal Coatings in both 445 In this session, you'll learn how to:  Increase life on critical components  Reduce maintenance costs  Save worn tooling and parts  Increase uptime Rob Freyvogel will detail the yield increases with grip coatings and sheet rolling process improvements realized via Carbinite, a tungsten-carbide alloy that can be applied to most metals through electrofusion. Rob will present data - via case studies from work with Logan Aluminum and Novelis - showing how cost savings, process and quality improvements, and time efficiencies were realized through the use of textured coatings in the coiling and rolling of sheet products - all while increasing the life of the coating surface by nearly 300% and speeding up production. You'll hear about various mills, equipment and coating processes as well as why - and how - Carbinite Metal Coatings developed hard, tool steel inserts designed to be "quick changed" during short outages reducing maintenance costs, down time and outages. Target Audience: Industry: Automotive, Aerospace, Packaging, Engineering, Food & Beverage Function: End-user, Distributors, Engineers, End-Users, R&D, Maintenance Engineers, Fabricators Track: Midstream, Downstream, General Industry Rob Freyvogel is President of Carbinite Metal Coatings, a position he has held since 1997. The Carbinite LSR streamliner was designed by Rob Freyvogel and Eric Ahlstrom with the intent of advancing the wheel driven land speed record past 500 MPH.

Decreasing Thermal Gradients via VDC Tabletop Refractory Design Jonathan Klesch, Global Product Manager, Pyrotek Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Learning Theater 1 (Booth #140) Visit Pyrotek in booth 236 Conductive heat transfer to secondary cooling water inside vertical direct chill casting tables contributes to undesirable thermal gradients. By integrating thermal insulation into tabletop refractory with high thermal resistance and low thermal expansion, metal delivery temperature variation is reduced without compromising joint integrity. This session introduces the refractory design and includes a summary of computational and field validation studies. Target Audience: Industry - Producers Function - Engineers, Producers, R&D Track - Midstream

Jonathan Klesch is the global product manager of combo bags, tabletop refractory, transition plates, and thimbles for Pyrotek, an engineering and manufacturing company that serves the aluminum and other industries. After working many years in the mining and manufacturing trades, he pursued a technical career as a manufacturing engineer, project engineer and now a product manager. Klesch received a bachelor of science degree in business management and information technology and a master’s of science in mechanical engineering from Montana Tech of The University of Montana. He is based in Spokane, WA, USA.

The Next Generation Mill – How Braidy Industries Transformed the Aluminum Market Craig Bouchard, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, Braidy Industries, Inc. Moderator: David Tatman, Executive Director, Kentucky Automotive Industry Association (KAIA) Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 3:00 - 3:45 p.m. Learning Theater 2 (Booth #1041) The irreversible trend of lightweighting has created an unprecedented opportunity for the use of aluminum in the transportation industry. Capitalizing on this development, Braidy Industries announced the greenfield construction of an aluminum rolling mill in Eastern Kentucky; the first of its kind in 40 years. Each aspect of the project was specifically designed to alter the cost curve - to create the industry’s lowest cost provider of sheet and plate aluminum for the automotive and aerospace industries. You’ll learn about the cost advantages Braidy Industries has engineered, how disruptive thinking has created a new leader in advanced materials manufacturing, and how Braidy Industries’ plans for the future will set the stage for a new standard in high strength-to-weight ratio metals. Welcome to the future of aluminum! Having built three billion-dollar metals companies in 10 years, and after winning three hostile takeovers, Craig will build the first Greenfield aluminum rolling mill in the United States in generations. A New York Times Best Selling author, his book “The Caterpillar Way. Lessons in Leadership, Growth and Shareholder Value” reached #1 on the Barnes & Noble Best Seller List, and #8 on the New York Times Best Seller list. Craig’s “The Adventures of Ai” was one of the world’s most popular children’s book projects of 2014-2017. The book, music and accompanying video game achieved 300,000 downloads on Apple iTunes, Kindle, Samsung, and Google Play.

Dave Tatman serves as the inaugural Executive Director of the Kentucky Automotive Industry Association. In addition, he is also an Associate Vice President for Advanced Manufacturing at Western Kentucky University. Dave retired three years ago after a 34 year career at General Motors, most recently as Plant Manager for the Corvette Assembly Facility in Bowling Green, KY. He oversaw a $131M investment to upgrade that plant and equipment, adding 350 new jobs, to produce the all-new 2014 Corvette Stingray. Dave served GM in thirteen different manufacturing facilities in three countries on two continents. Reflecting his passion as life-long learner, Dave recently co-authored a book on leadership entitled, “Building Cathedrals – The Power of Purpose”. He holds a Master of Business Administration, Corporate Policy from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor of Science, Industrial and Systems Engineering from Ohio State University.

Reducing Weight with Thin Wall Aluminum Die Castings Chad Adkins, North American Sales Manager, Frech USA Visit Frech USA in Booth 130 Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 4:00 - 4:45 p.m. Learning Theater 1 (Booth #140) Fuel efficiency regulations have caused the automobile producers to put their focus on light weight as it is seen as the best way to meet the emission standards. Thin wall aluminum die castings are one significant way to reduce the weight of casted components in cars. This is one reason why the die casting industry in North America grew in 2016 and is expected to grow in 2017 as well. In this session you will hear more information about the benefits of die casting for your production. Target Audience: Industry - Automotive, Aerospace, Buildings & Construction, Engineering Function - End-user, Engineers, R&D Track - Midstream, Downstream

Chad Adkins is the North American Sales Manager for Frech USA, a position he has held for last 5 years. Prior to Frech, Chad worked for Gibbs Die Casting and RCM Industries. He brings over twenty years’ experience in die casting sales, account and program management and value engineering and has extensive knowledge of die casting machines, dosing units, die temp control units - including hot oil and water - sprayers, ladling systems, and die cast tooling.

Achieving True Press Alignment with Laser Tracking* James Cunningham, General Manager, CMD - Cunningham Mechanical Design Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 4:00 - 4:45 p.m. Learning Theater 2 (Booth #1041) Visit CMD in Booth 201 Correct press alignment is the key to promoting longer tooling life, proper press operation, quality extrusion production, and a reduction in maintenance down time. Yet, many extruders find it difficult to maintain alignment on their presses. Wear on bushings and wear plates change the alignment of press components as they wear, angled press ways can influence the main ram and container housing centerlines, fatigued or yielded press frame components can alter the press geometry. Properly identifying these conditions and making the proper corrections can be achieved with laser tracking technology. In this session, James will share how CMD is implementing the latest in laser measuring systems, combining 3D measuring and modeling software to bring a new generation of press verification and alignment. CMD is able to implement the FARO Vantage Laser Tracker with Spatial Analyzer software to generate a comprehensive, 3D measuring, recording, reporting, and repeating method on the extrusion press. At the end of this session, participants will have a deep understanding of the “why” and “how” of aligning the extrusion press and how this new technology can be used for large scale, finite measuring. *Sourced and used with permission from Light Metal Age. Please see the full article in the April, 2017 issue. Target Audience: Industry - Extruders Function - Aluminum Producers, Manufacturers, Plant and Facility Engineers, Maintenance and Reliability Engineers Tracks - Midstream, General Industry

James Cunningham currently serves as General Manager and President at CMD Cunningham Mechanical Design, a position he has held since 2006. CMD offers upgrades and retrofits along with custom engineering solutions for all types of extrusion presses. Prior to CMD, James was Project Manager / Chief Mechanical Designer at Pollock Engineering Group. As the lead mechanical designer on numerous projects, James provided upgrades and replacement equipment to the Aluminum Extrusion and Forging industries. Previous to Pollock, James was a Mechanical Designer at SMS Sutton.

Breakout Sessions: Thursday, October 26 Unless otherwise noted, sessions will be presented in one of 2 theaters located in the exhibition hall

Automotive Aluminum Value Proposition Moderator: Rick Youngblood, Director Engine Assembly, Nissan NA & President, Tennessee Automotive Manufacturers Association (TAMA) Abey Abraham, Managing Director Automotive & Materials, Ducker Worldwide Jim Dickson, Commercial Director, Rio Tinto Doug Richman, Vice President of Engineering and Technology, Kaiser Aluminum Thursday, October 26, 2017, 11:15 a.m.- Noon Learning Theater 1 (Booth #140) In this session, Rio Tinto’s Jim Dickson will discuss raw materials and specific, technical applications of alloys; Kaiser Aluminum’s Doug Richman will detail new developments and technologies in aluminum, extrusions, and sheet products, as well as the growth in fabrication opportunities; and Abey Abraham of Ducker Worldwide will present a look at what’s coming for automotive aluminum and competing materials - forecasting aluminum’s role in vehicle OEMs meeting the U.S. mandates for 2020 and beyond. You’ll leave with an understanding of the complete value proposition of aluminum in automotive structures, as well as facts which prove aluminum is really a very superior material to use in automotive development. Target Audience: Industry - Automotive Function - Manufacturers; End-users; Distributors; Engineers Tracks - Midstream and Upstream Rick Youngblood, Director Engine Assembly, Nissan NA & President, Tennessee Automotive Manufacturers Association (TAMA) Rick joined Nissan in 1983 as a production technician, and he was promoted to the management team in 1989. He served as Director of Base Trim & Chassis Plant, Body Assembly Plant and Stamping Plant at the Smyrna facility, and is currently the Plant Manager/Director of Powertrain Manufacturing at the Nissan North America, Decherd, TN plant. Rick earned an Associate’s Degree in Structural Steel Design at UTC and his Bachelor’s Degree in Management and Human Relation at Trevecca Nazarene University. He has been a member of the Tennessee Automotive Manufacturers Association board since 2005 and is currently serving his second stint as the organization’s president. Abey Abraham, Managing Director Automotive & Materials, Ducker Worldwide As Director of Automotive and Materials at Ducker Worldwide, Abey Abraham works closely with key North American and global accounts to help achieve strategic growth objectives. He has extensive research and strategic planning expertise in the automotive and materials industries. Since joining Ducker, Abey has managed and led several global initiatives throughout the world. He holds a BS from Michigan State University.

Jim Dickson, Commercial Director, Rio Tinto Jim is Director of Global Automotive Strategy for Rio Tinto Alcan, a world leader in aluminum primary aluminum production. His vision and oversight have enabled the company to capture significant market share in value added product sales from enterprise level clients both domestically and abroad. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience based on his years in Alcan’s extrusion and rolling and recycling business, in addition to the primary metal group. Jim received his Bachelors from York University, and his MBA from Simon Fraser University and attended Darden Business School at the University of Virginia. Doug Richman, Vice President of Engineering and Technology, Kaiser Aluminum Doug Richman joined Kaiser in their castings and forgings unit in 1996 and was appointed to his current position in 2001. Before Kaiser, Richman was VP of automotive castings for Alcan. His background includes almost 20 years of experience in development and design management at General Motors. Doug has long been a member of the executive committee of the Aluminum Association’s Aluminum Transportation Group (ATG) and is chairman of the technical sub-committee. He serves on SAE’s Light Metals committee.

Innovative Controls Strategy for Regenerative Furnace Systems James Checkeye, Manager, Non-Ferrous Applications, Bloom Engineering Company, Inc. Thursday, October 26, 2017, 11:15 - 11:45 a.m. Learning Theater 2 (Booth #1041) Visit Bloom Engineering in booth 1010 Many aluminum producers use regenerative technology for their melting furnaces in order to increase productivity and to decrease fuel use. Over the past few years, new developments in regenerative system control have managed to improve on the performance of such systems by making use of both modified hardware equipment, as well as control strategies such as timing and pressure control. After outlining some of these innovations, the presenter will provide a case study where an existing regenerative system received an upgrade to incorporate these control strategies. It will be clear that there were improvements on many metrics including melt rate and specific fuel consumption. Learning Objectives: 1. Familiarize participants with controls concepts 2. Explain the relative benefits for production/fuel rate/etc. Target Audience: Industry - Aluminum Producers (secondary market) Function - Producers, Manufacturers Track - Upstream

Electrical Engineer turned Salesman; Jim Checkeye started his working career with Alcoa being involved with measurement and sensor technology research. After getting involved with the furnace equipment on site and becoming versed in the then released combustion standards, he took a position with North American Manufacturing (Fives) and began combustion equipment sales. After about 5 years Jim migrated to Bloom Engineering Co where he now holds the position of Manager of Non-Ferrous Industry Products. With his involvement in the Aluminum Association he stays current with light metal industry trends and happenings.

John Deere’s Use of Aluminum Mohamad El Zein, Manager, Advanced Materials and Mechanics, Deere & Company Thursday, October 26, 2017, Noon - 12:45 p.m. Learning Theater 2 (Booth #1041) Deploying aluminum in product design requires having methodologies across the whole supply chain and beyond. This presentation will present several case studies. We’ll look at material deployment, process, design, analysis, supply chain, quality and repairability, both in-house and in the hand of the customer. Target Audience: Industry - Automotive, Aerospace, Building/Construction, Packaging, Engineering Function - Manufacturers, End-users, Engineers Track - Midstream, Downstream, Recycling Mohamad S El-zein, has a PhD in Engineering Mechanics from VA Tech, 1989 and a MBA from St Ambrose University, 2000. Throughout my career, I worked in Advanced Materials, Mechanics, Testing and Simulation. Led many projects in Advanced composite design, Simulation and experimental duty cycle and Analysis. For the past 10 years, have led the Advanced Materials & Engineering Mechanics, where the responsibilities included Aluminum, AHSS, Magnesium, and Advanced Composites. These responsibilities spanned design, joining, methodology development, simulation, and Analysis. Mohamad is a John Deere Fellow, Advanced Materials and Mechanics and Also is the Manager of Advanced Materials and Mechanics.

Yield Optimization with 3D Optical Surface Inspection Reinhard Rinn, General Manager, ISRA PARSYTEC GmbH Thursday, October 26, 2017, 12:15 - 12:45 p.m. Learning Theater 1 (Booth #140) Visit ISRA VISION AG in booth 917 Defects such as cracks on the surface or at the edges of ingots can have decisive influence on the quality of the subsequent steps of production. Even small inclusions in the ingot surface can lead to damage like holes in the later stages of processing. In the worst case scenario they may even cause strip breaks or lower the quality of final plates. A new solution for 3D surface inspection and 3D surface measurement now offers reliable defect detection, even from the first step of slab production, as well as quality estimation of aluminum production, from ingots to cold rolling to the inspection of final plates. By closing this gap manufacturers will now be able to cover the entire process with reliable quality surveillance. This new solution relies on the 3D triangulation technique and is comprised of high-technology components. To achieve comprehensive quality results, the system measures and detects the volume as well as the surface. By using this gained data, process engineering is able to improve the entire production process. The presentation describes how this can be achieved by implementing the mentioned full process quality surveillance. Learning objectives: 1. What contribution does optical inspection make to the aluminum process from ingots to final plates? 2. How can manufacturers benefit from the data gathered during inspection? Target Audience: Industry - Automotive, Aerospace, Building/Construction, Packaging, Engineering Function - Producers, Manufacturers, Distributors, Engineers, Developers Track - Upstream, Midstream, Downstream, Recycle, General Industry Reinhard Rinn is ISRA PARSYTEC GmbH’s General Manager. He graduated in Computer Science (Dipl. Inform.) from the RWTH Aachen, Germany in 1987 and joined the ISRAParsytec organization in 1987. Currently, Reinhard is responsible for the non-ferrous and specialty metals market. He has 20 years of experience in the field of surface inspection and is the author of many papers addressing high performance computing, surface inspection, and the use of quality data for yield management and process improvements.

Industrial Traceability Throughout the Aluminium Value Chain with Laser Marking Paul Creighton, Business Development Director, Casting, Laserax Paul Rochette, Business Development Director, Primary Metals, Laserax Thursday, October 26, 2017, 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. Learning Theater 2 (Booth #1041) Visit Laserax in booth 532 From primary aluminum producer to casting, the need for traceability throughout the whole aluminum value chain is growing at a fast pace. Mainly driven by the growing demand from customers, the aluminum industry needs to provide robust and resistant identification solutions to transfer valuable product information throughout the supply chain from production to the end user. In this evercompetitive market being able to produce reliable tracking codes, quickly and without using any consumables, can be a key distinguishing factor elevating one company above its competition. Due to the obvious advantages of laser marking over other technologies, it is now considered the most reliable identification solution. The main advantages of the technology are:  Durable: Permanent and robust marking  Fast and Precise: High contrast for maximum readability  Economical: No consumables and very low maintenance costs  Flexible: Easy to modify product information through basic programming This presentation will explain the basic theory behind laser marking, the safety mechanisms required, as well as some different marking applications. Examples to illustrate challenges and solutions will be provided for each step of the value chain from primary aluminum producers to casting and extrusion. Real-time videos will be showcased to illustrate both what types of high-resolution contrasts are possible and the exceptional marking speeds that can be achieved with laser marking technologies. Target Audience: Industry - Automotive, Aerospace, Engineering Function - Plant Manager, Production Manager, Operation/Production Engineer, Process Engineer Track - Upstream and Downstream

Paul Creighton’s automation experiences span diverse markets, from packaging to metal joining to aluminum die casting applications. He was responsible, while at ABB Flexible Automation, for the sale of the first robotic production lines for secondary finishing of fuel reservoirs, and one of the first robotic palletizers provided by FANUC Robotics North America. Paul is passionate about sales training and operations in the industrial capital equipment marketplace, and has qualified applications for hundreds of industrial robots. He leads the Laserax sales effort in aluminum transformation, especially for die casting and extrusions. Paul Rochette has over 20 years’ experience in product management and international sales for technological solutions in the energy and metals industries. He currently manages Laserax’s sales of marking technologies for the primary aluminum industry. Prior to Laserax, Paul was the Director of the Metallurgical Analyzers Division at ABB Bomem, where he headed product development for the metallurgical analytic instrumentation division. Paul holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.

The Fundamentals of Aluminum Casting Safety Mark Eliopulos, Corporate Director of Safety & Health, Kaiser Aluminum Sponsored by The Aluminum Association Thursday, October 26, 2017, 1:00 - 1:45 p.m. Learning Theater 1 (Booth #140) Molten metal safety is a critical component of aluminum industry safety programs - and with good reason, as a molten metal incident has the potential for a severe outcome including serious injuries, property damages and possibly even significant business interruption. This session will provide attendees with the most current explosion data available, as well as explore the causes of molten metal explosions and the preventive and protective measures that can be taken to ensure that aluminum melting, transferring and casting is done safely and without incident. It is designed for aluminum industry professionals without direct casthouse operations or safety accountability but who want to learn more about safety in aluminum casting operations. This session will be interactive and feature the use of audience response devices. Those interested in a more in-depth look at these issues should consider attendance at the Aluminum Association’s two-day Casthouse Safety Workshop, being held October 24-25 in conjunction with ALUMINUM USA 2017. Target Audience: Industry - All Function - All Track - Upstream, General Industry

Mark is the Corporate Director of Safety and Health for Kaiser Aluminum and a long time presenter at the Aluminum Association’s Casthouse Safety Workshops. He has 39 years of experience managing aluminum industry safety and health issues, building on both BS and MS degrees. In addition, he represents Kaiser and the aluminum industry on 3 ANSI Standards Committees - Z 244 Lock out tag out, Z117 Confined Spaces, and ISO 45001 Safety & Health Management Systems.

Aluminum Extrusion Alloys Selection to Lightweighting Programs Jerome Fourmann, Technical Director, Global Customer Support and Product Development – Commercial, Primary Metal Aluminium, Rio Tinto Moderator: David Prud'homme, Director at Centre d'expertise sur l'aluminium, AluQuébec Thursday, October 26, 2017, 2:00 - 2:30 p.m. Learning Theater 1 (Booth #140) This presentation will discuss how aluminum extrusion can help meet tomorrow’s fuel economy targets while still providing the comfort, safety, and performance that consumers demand. Topics will include high leverage applications, extrusions alloy selection and tailoring to various automotive solicitations. Target Audience: Industry - Automotive, Aerospace, Shipbuilding, Engineering, Buildings & Construction Function - Producers; Manufacturers; End-users; Engineers; Fabricators Track - Midstream; Downstream; Recycling; General Industry Jerome Fourmann serves as Technical Director, Global Customer Support and Product Development for the aluminum metal group of Rio Tinto. Since joining Rio Tinto in 2000 (formally Alcan), Jerome has utilized his technical expertise to support customers and the market development of value added product in aluminum extrusion. He serves and provides guidance on committees at The Aluminum Association, ASTM, AAMA and AEC. In addition of being a regular presenter at industry conferences, Jerome has authored several papers and is a contributing editor for the magazine Light Metal Age. Jerome holds a MS degree in Metallurgy from ESFF, University of Paris France and is currently based in Cleveland, Ohio. David Prud'homme, Eng., M. Eng., has been director of AluQuébec’s Centre d’expertise sur l’aluminium (CeAl) since November 2016. He has more than ten years of market development, project management and engineering experience. Through his work with a range of private companies, David participated in the design and optimization of aluminum products while rigorously implementing existing standards. David's priority as CeAl director, is leading the center of expertise’s creation and deployment. He will work closely with all Québec aluminium sector stakeholders to accomplish this. This will enable him to inform sector professionals about aluminium-related standards, building codes, benefits, usage opportunities, as well as design technologies and tools. David will thus help to drive the aluminum processing sector’s growth and influence in Québec and elsewhere.

Aluminium Stewardship Initiative: A Global Initiative and Its Benefit to You Dr. Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer, Aluminium Stewardship Initiative Thursday, October 26, 2017, 2:00 - 2:45 p.m. Learning Theater 2 (Booth #1041) The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) is developing an independent third party certification program to recognize and collaboratively foster responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminum. Established as an incorporated entity in 2015, and with membership nearing 50 organizations, ASI plans to launch its program by year-end. In this introductory session, we'll explore:  What ASI is trying to achieve  What "independent third party certification" really means  Benefits for member companies We will include plenty of opportunity for Q&A discussion. Target Audience: Industry - Automotive, Aerospace, Building/ Construction, Food & Beverage, Engineering/ Packaging Function - Producers; Manufacturers, End-user, Distributors, Engineers, R&D Track - Upstream, Downstream, Recycling, General Industry

Fiona joined ASI as Executive Director in March 2015 and assumed the title of CEO in September 2016 after stepping down from the transitional ASI Board. Her career has specialized in growing new and innovative initiatives in mineral supply chains. She was previously Director – Standards Development at the Responsible Jewellery Council from 2007-2015, and has been a Board Member of the ISEAL Alliance and a founding member of the OECD’s Multi-Stakeholder Steering Group for responsible mineral supply chains. Fiona worked for ten years at Australia’s CSIRO, leading research into mining and sustainability from 1997-2007, and was also seconded to WWF to manage a major project on mine-site certification from 2002-2004. She has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a PhD in philosophy of technology.

Corrosion of Aluminum and Its Alloys: Overview, Control and Techniques Yudie Yuan, Ph.D., Lead Surface Scientist /SME Corrosion/Electrochemistry, Novelis Thursday, October 26, 2017, 3:00 -3:45 p.m. Learning Theater 1 (Booth #140) This presentation will give an overview of the important aspects of aluminum corrosion and attempt to detail the challenges for the use of different aluminum alloys in aqueous environments. We will discuss aluminum corrosion basics (why aluminum corrodes), including various forms of corrosion and techniques which are available to assess corrosion behavior. Major corrosion failure modes for selective aluminum products will be described and corrosion mitigation methods will be discussed using automotive applications as examples. In addition, this session will cover some general approaches to the protection of aluminum alloys, focusing on organic coatings (barrier & inhibitor combinations) commonly used in aerospace, automotive, food, beverage and packaging industries. Target Audience: Industry - Automotive, Aerospace, Shipbuilding, Engineering, Buildings & Construction, Food & Beverage; Packaging Function - Manufacturers; End-users; Engineers; Fabricators Track - Midstream; Downstream; General Industry

Dr. Yudie Yuan is a Lead Research Scientist at Novelis Global Research & Technology Center (NGRTC), Kennesaw, GA. She has over 18 years of experience in aluminum corrosion & electrochemistry and aluminum metallurgy & microstructure. Dr. Yuan received her PhD in Metallurgy and Materials from the University of Birmingham (UK), in collaboration with Alcan International UK. In 2008, she moved to Canada to take a new position at the Novelis R & T center as Corrosion Materials Scientist. Over the last 9+ years, the core of Dr. Yuan’s research has been focused on the development of new aluminum materials and manufacturing systems via improved mechanistic understanding of microstructural features that control key surface properties (e.g. localized corrosion, chemical and thermo-mechanical processing).

Lightweighting Innovations in Aluminum Manufacturing Sponsored by LIFT: Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow Dr. Jerry Gould, Technology Leader, Resistance and Solid State Welding, Edison Welding Institute Dr. Dennis Harwig, Chief Innovation & Transition Officer, The Ohio State University, LIFT Professor Alan Luo, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, The Ohio State University Thursday, October 26, 2017, 3:00 -3:45 p.m. Learning Theater 2 (Booth #1041) This session will provide a high level overview of technology roadmaps, R&D opportunities, and emerging capabilities that are available to innovate lightweight aluminum products and structures, and improve productivity, properties and quality. These technology insights will be provided by LIFT technology leaders for three of LIFT's technology pillars:  Melt Processing Innovation  Thermo-Mechanical Processing Innovation  Materials Joining & Welding Innovation Target Audience: Industry - Automotive, Aerospace, Shipbuilding, Engineering, Buildings & Construction Function - Producers; Manufacturers; End-users; Engineers; Fabricators Track - Midstream; Downstream; Recycling; General Industry Jerry Gould, Technology Leader, Resistance and Solid State Welding, Edison Welding Institute Jerry is the Technology Leader for resistance and solid-state welding activities conducted at EWI. With a focus on resistance spot welding, particularly of coated and advanced highstrength steels, Jerry has led studies detailing process investigations, weldability of various materials, and weldability of various stack-up and geometry configurations. He has also added resistance welding of aluminum as a recent focus. Further research includes seam welding, projection welding, flash welding, resistance butt welding, and friction welding. Of note has been Jerry’s work on honeycomb panel construction, which includes the specific resistance welding processes involved, as well as work with a range of high temperature materials. Dennis Harwig, Chief Innovation & Transition Officer, The Ohio State University, LIFT Dr. Dennis Harwig is an adjunct professor in welding engineering group, Materials Science & Engineering department at The Ohio State University (OSU); and Chief Innovation & Transition Officer for LIFT via OSU’s founding partnership. In this dual role, which he has had since Dec. 2015, Dr. Harwig leads business development and commercialization opportunities for LIFT. Alan Luo, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, The Ohio State University Alan Luo is Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Professor of Integrated Systems Engineering (Manufacturing) at The Ohio State University (OSU). Prof. Luo is also Director of OSU Light Metals and Manufacturing Research Laboratory (LMMRL) and on steering board of OSU Center for Simulation Innovation and Modeling (SIMCenter). At Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT), Prof. Luo is co-leader of two manufacturing process pillars (melt processing and thermo-mechanical processing).

Aluminium Stewardship Initiative Membership Panel: The Value of ASI to Its Members Moderator: Dr. Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer, Aluminium Stewardship Initiative Jim Dickson, Commercial Director, Rio Tinto Stefan Glimm, Director General, Global Aluminium Foil Roller Initiative (GLAFRI) Curt Wells, Director, Regulatory Affairs, The Aluminum Association Ken Willings, Senior Vice President, Health, Safety & Environmental, Aleris Thursday, October 26, 2017, 4:00 - 4:45 p.m. Learning Theater 1 (Booth #140) Hear from a range of Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) members as to why they are part of ASI. They will detail their expectations for what ASI can deliver, as well as the both current and future challenges. Panelists will explore:  Why they joined ASI  What are the potential rewards for their organization  What are the key issues that can be addressed, from their perspective  What will success look like and how will it be measured? Target Audience: Industry - Automotive, Aerospace, Building/ Construction, Food & Beverage, Engineering/ Packaging Function - Producers, Manufacturers, End-user, Distributors, Engineers, R&D Track - Upstream, Downstream, Recycling, General Industry Jim Dickson, Commercial Director, Rio Tinto Jim’s vision and oversight have enabled the company to capture significant market share in value added product sales from enterprise level clients both domestically and abroad. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience based on his years in Alcan’s extrusion and rolling, recycling and primary metal group. Jim received his Bachelors from York University, his MBA from Simon Fraser University and attended Darden Business School at the University of Virginia. Stefan Glimm, Director General, Global Aluminium Foil Roller Initiative (GLAFRI) Stefan is an economist with over 30 years of work experience in national, European and global organizations. He works as a consultant and serves as Director General of GLAFRI, which was founded under his leadership in 2015. Stefan also serves as a senior executive adviser to both the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA) and Flexible Packaging Europe (FPE).

Curt Wells, Director, Regulatory Affairs, The Aluminum Association Curt Wells joined the Association in March 2014 as Manager of Regulatory Affairs. In this role, Curt provides insight and guidance to the industry on a range of environmental and other regulatory issues. Prior to joining the Association, Curt worked as a Regulatory Compliance Specialist for the environmental consulting firm StrataG. In addition, Curt served in a variety of environment, health and safety leadership roles over an 18-year period for both Alcoa and the Reynolds Metals Company. Curt’s many years of experience in the aluminum industry, coupled with his additional early work as a state regulator, provide a solid foundation for his effective advocacy of the industry in the Regulatory Affairs area. Curt received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (Environmental focus) from the University of Texas at Austin and also holds Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP) certification from the Institute of Professional Environmental Practice. Kenneth Willings, Senior Vice President, Health, Safety & Environmental, Aleris Mr. Willings has served as Senior Vice President, Health, Safety and Environmental since October 2009 at Aleris. He has governance and program development experience in the Aluminum and Chemical industries. This experience includes the setting of corporate policies, initiatives, and the development and implementation of audit programs regarding Health, Safety, Environment, Transportation, and Product Compliance/Stewardship aspects for the multiple manufacturing organizations. In addition, he has engaged with professional and trade associations regarding development and implementation of environmental regulations at the local, state and federal levels.

ALUMINUM USA 2017 Special Show Floor Activities: Oct 25-26 Carbinite LSR Race Car Booth #445 The Carbinite streamliner is designed to achieve optimum aerodynamic efficiency - with the intent of advancing the wheel driven land speed record past 500 MPH. In a much lighter package, it incorporates aerodynamic control surfaces designed to maintain the proper angle of attack and optimum aerodynamic efficiency without requiring excessive performance limiting weight. Extensive CFD modeling was used to develop the body shape and the internal chassis structure.

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