LOUISVILLE, KY – The keynote presenters for ELECTROCOAT 2010 have been selected.
 
Jeff Oravitz, Global Vice President of Business Development of MetoKote Corp., will kick off the conference with his address, “Manufacturing After the Crisis.” Oravitz will focus on why the manufacturing sector continues to be vitally important to the American economy, how companies are repositioning themselves to succeed as the global economic picture continues to evolve and the role various stakeholders play in determining the future of manufacturing.
 
Matt Kirchner, Chief Executive of American Finishing Resources, LLC (AFR), will kick off the second day of the conference. Kirchner will explore several trends in the U.S. energy sector. From wind to solar to hydroelectric to geothermal, learn what trends and technologies will sweep the industry in the years to come. Kirchner will delve into how these trends will affect e-coaters and how they can target sales and marketing efforts to win new business from manufacturers in this fast-growing market segment.
 
Steve Schulte, Environmental Engineering, Health and Safety Manager of Hixson Inc., will give the keynote speech on the final day of the conference. His presentation, “Flying Under the Radar – Environmental Issues You May Have Missed,” will discuss how environmental issues can impact industrial/electrocoat facilities and practical steps for compliance.
 
ELECTROCOAT 2010 is scheduled for May 4-6, 2010, in Louisville, KY. Visit www.electrocoat.org/conference for additional information.