Electrocoat 2008 will kick-off with an economic outlook provided by Dr. M. Ray Perryman of The Perryman Group, an economic and financial analysis firm. Viktor Sekmakas of PPG Industries and Matt Kirchner of ABQC Corp. will also present keynote addresses during the event.

Electrocoat 2008 will kick-off with an economic outlook provided by Dr. M. Ray Perryman of The Perryman Group, an economic and financial analysis firm. Widely regarded as one of the world’s most influential and innovative economists, Dr. Perryman’s discussion will center around the U.S. economy as it continues to expand, albeit at a moderate pace, even in the face of ongoing challenges.

The second day will convene with Viktor Sekmakas of PPG Industries tackling the topic of global aspects of e-coat. Sekmakas, vice president, coatings and managing director, Asia/Pacific, will look at the growth of electrocoat in Asia over the past 10 years, as well as preview the future for e-coat in this dynamic region of the world. He will share his perspective on the challenges for growth, including language, culture, technology, and environmental issues.

The final day will bring a presentation from Matt Kirchner of ABQC Corp., a large metal finishing facility in Milwaukee, WI. This industry CEO and management consultant will explore the most critical steps to ensuring that the benefits brought by the implementation of a lean culture are still enjoyed and being built upon years into the future.

Electrocoat 2008 is scheduled for May 14-16, 2008 in Indianapolis, IN. For more information on program topics or registration, call 800.950.8020 or visit www.electrocoat.org/conference.