Conference Keynote Speakers

Jon Jordan
Troika Systems Limited - Sales Director

Jon Jordan has spent over 30 years within the print industry working with 3D, Digital inkjet, Flexo and Gravure print disciplines and has a wealth of expertise from both a technical and commercial aspect. Expert knowledge of cost and ROI database generation to allow complex strategies to be put to printers to allow them to adopt best practice for improved performance.

Dr. Nicolas Vandencasteele
Coating Plasma Innovation - Operations and Business Development Manager

Tel: +33 (0)4 42 53 83 20

Nicolas Vandencasteele received his PhD from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Brussels, Belgium). He has over 15 years of experience in plasma treatments and surface characterization. He’s the cofounder of APSInt a company specialized in integrating atmospheric plasma at industrial scale. He has experience in business development, strategy, marketing and R&D. Nicolas joined CPI in 2016. He has entrepreneurship and leardership training from Solvay Brussels School of Economics and HEC (Paris). His employment history is as follows:

  • Coating Plasma Industrie 2016 to present: Operation and business development manager
  • APSint 2012-2016 Cofounder and general manager
  • ULB 2012-2016 Assistant professor
  • Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) 2010-2012 Post Doc
  • University of Washington 2009-2011 Post Doc

Rick Shuster
Enercon Industries - International Sales Manager for Surface Treating Systems

As Enercon’s International Sales Manager for Surface Treating Systems, Rick Shuster works extensively with companies in the film extrusion, coating, printing and converting industries throughout Asia. Rick has over twenty years of experience in bringing technical solutions to Asian operations looking to advance their productivity. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the university of Wisconsin River Falls and an MBA from the University of Minnesota.

Mr. Sakkrapong Satitvemone
Erhardt + Leimer (Thailand) Co., Ltd. - General Manager
Finn Hinze
Vetaphone A/S - Area Sales Manager Asia/Pacific/Middle East

With a Cand. Merc. (MSc.) in International Business, Finn Hinze comes from a background in FMCG, working for large international companies.

With more than 9 years of experience on the Asian market Finn Hinze was employed by Vetaphone in 2014, responsible for developing the business in the APAC/ME region, supporting agents and strengthening OEM relations.

Mario Höllnsteiner
SML Maschinengesellschaft mbH - Product Manager – Coating & Laminating

Mario Höllnsteiner has a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Mittweida, Germany. For the past 14 years, he has worked as an SML Product Manager dealing with the company’s extensive activities in the extrusion coating and laminating fields and their applications, which range from flexible packaging, to building industry and medical products.

Mr. Arun Nair
Pruftechnik S.E.A. Pte Ltd. - Managing Director

Arun Nair is the Managing Director of PRUFTECHNIK S.E.A. PTE LTD helping to promote reliability solutions in the industrial and manufacturing industry. He has been in Singapore for almost 9 years and helps manage the company provide solutions to its clients through most of Asia Pacific region. Before taking over as manager in Asia, Arun spent five years as a sales and service engineer in the US as well running the very first subsidiary of PRUFTECHNIK based outside of Philadelphia. Their primary business at the time was to focus on roller alignment across industries such as printing, paper, converting, laminating, steel, tyre etc. He helped spear the “PARALIGN” technology all across the North American region.

Arun has performed over a 100 services in the industry and is familiar with what kind of issues caused by roll alignment are and how creating a reliable maintenance based program is key to any company’s productivity and run ability. “PARALIGN” is a patented technology that is able to measure rolls faster and more accurately than traditional methods and saves customers not only time, but a great return on its investment instantly!

Mr. Warinthanate Sucharitphongse
Pruftechnik S.E.A. Pte Ltd. - Manager

Warinthanate is Manager of PRUFTECHNIK S.E.A. PTE LTD - Thailand representative office. He has been working for the company for 11 years with extensive experiences in laser alignment applications for rotating machinery. Prior to this position, he worked as Assistance Manager and Sales & Applications engineer to promote laser alignment products and services to the industries, including oil & gas, petrochemical, cement, machinery industry, and etc. He worked with field service engineers in roller alignment services with PARALIGN - the inertia measurement device developed by PRUFTECHNIK AG, in steel and paper industries and has been helping to establish the company's innovation solutions to the maintenance sectors in converting industries as well.