Fraunhofer Project names advisory board

Western announced last week the new Advisory Board for the Fraunhofer Project Centre (FPC) for Composites Research @ Western. Charter members of the advisory board include game-changing leaders from the fields of chemical and materials engineering, as well as visionary thinkers from the automotive and machinery sectors.

The inaugural FPC @ Western Advisory Board includes: Creig Bowland, Global LFT Technical Leader and Senior Research Associate, PPG Fiber Glass; Michael Connolly, product manager, Urethane Composites, Global Business Development Team, Huntsman; Justin Gammage, chief scientist, General Motors of Canada Ltd.; Klaus Gleich, senior research associate and manager, Sizing Technology Group, Corporate R&D Technical Center, Johns Manville; Matthias Graf, technical director of the Business Unit Forming, Dieffenbacher GMBH Maschinen- und Anlagenbau Germany; and John Paul Mead, vice-president, Reaction Process Machinery, Krauss Maffei Corporation.

The board will provide invaluable insight and resources to influence and further enhance the FPC @ Western leadership team, which includes managing director Frank Henning, deputy director Andrew Hrymak and manager of operations Tobias Potyra.

“I truly believe that we have assembled an advisory board second-to-none to support FPC @ Western as we embark on what I hope will be a long and prosperous research-driven venture here in London, Ontario,” said Hrymak, who serves as dean of Western’s Faculty of Engineering.