Seminars for the Industry: New Trends in Auto Glass

September 14th, 2016 by Editor

As part of the International Window Film Association (IWFA) Education Day at the International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (WFCT), our hard-hitting seminar line-up continues to meet the needs of the window film industry. Experts have been hand-selected to speak on areas to help increase your knowledge and provide an unsurpassed experience for all in attendance.

Join us at the 2016 WFCT, October 5-7, and learn from the best in the business. The three-day event will be held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas.

Thursday, October 6 | 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. | New Trends in Auto Glass

The glass found in cars today presents installation concerns and opportunities quite different from the kinds of glass used just five years ago. Changes and developments in auto glass technology being introduced and planned for the future will impact all the trades they touch. This joint session seminar will review the new types of glass and the new features of glazing systems recently introduced in the automotive sector.

Gerry Parij, the speaker, is the international marketing manager for Saint-Gobain Sekurit with responsibility for all automotive OEMs that are headquartered in the U.S.

Educational seminars are tentative and subject to change. To view full descriptions and further details, please click here.

Take advantage of this opportunity to hear from some of the best in the industry. Register today to take part in the full educational offerings. Pre-registration discounts end this Friday, September 16.

Join us in San Antonio and support the event that is educationally driven, professionally focused and dedicated to your success every year. To learn more about WFCT, visit the official website.

About the Speaker

Gerry Parij is the international marketing manager for Saint-Gobain Sekurit with responsibility for all automotive OEMs that are headquartered in the U.S. Parij also tracks the megatrends unique to the North American market and helps direct that information to research and development (R&D) and other groups to better serve North American customers. He also serves on R&D project steering committees and has been listed as the co-inventor of various technologies. Parij has been with Saint-Gobain Sekurit since 2001 and has extensive experience in project launches, encapsulation and bonding. He has also designed and launched glazing for many primary body openings for OEM customers.

He has 25 years of experience with automotive glazing product design. Before entering the automotive glazing business in 1989, he has extensive experience in large rim fender and fascia molding, encapsulation project launches, R&D, as well as composite FRP design and launches dating back to the mid-1970s. His experience also includes manufacturing and process control optimization projects mostly for the value-add side of the automotive glazing business.


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