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2022 Glasser Katherine bio
Kate Glasser is the Corporate Senior Vice President for the Adhesive Technologies Industrials Business (AEI) at Henkel Corporation. She is a business executive with 20 years of leadership experience across both mid-size businesses and large multinational corporations.
Most recently, she served as President of IDEX Corporation’s Rescue Group and spent the prior decade at Dow as Global Business Director the Coatings and Monomers businesses as well as roles in general management, strategy and M&A. Previously, she held leadership roles at US Airways and taught English in Japan and China.
Kate earned an MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and a BA in Mathematics from the University of Rochester.
She is also a Board President for Nerdy Girl Success, Inc., a founding member of Chief Chicago, and an Executive-in-Residence at the Booth School of Business. Kate lives in Chicago with her partner and their three children.
2019 Rawert Katharina bio
Katharina Rawert studied Chemical Engineering at the FH Niederrhein and obtained her Master’s Degree in Colour and Pain Engineering with specialisation in polyester-based systems. During her studies, she gained extensive experience in various companies such as Scania AB in Sweden and the university of Sao Paulo. She joined Evonik Industries in 2015 as Manager for Applied Technology with the focus on amorphous‐poly‐a‐olefins in adhesive applications. Currently, Katharina Rawert is working on key projects concerning the foaming and hygiene market with various application technologies.
2018 Weerdmeester Ron bio
Ron Weerdmeester is a law graduate of the University of Groningen and also holds a Degree in “Information Systems in Organisations” from Boston University. Ron is a PNO Innovation board member and PNO Consultants’ European Innovation Manager. He is project manager of various economic and technological intelligence activities assisting industries in their innovation needs. Apart from 25 years of experience in funding (from FP4 to HORIZON 2020) and excellent technology development projects with a European dimension, Ron has expertise in innovation strategy, intelligence and innovation funding for industry, academia and public organisations. His track record comprises the development of over 100 successful EU projects. Ron regularly gives training to SMEs, multinationals and research organisations on topics of European research and innovation policies, open-innovation project building, project management in networks, technology transfer and development of European partnerships.
FEICA is proud to announce the 2017 European Adhesive and Sealant Conference & Expo, set in Forte Village, Santa Margherita di Pula, Sardinia, Italy, from 13-15 September 2017.
Year-on-year FEICA manages to attract a record number of industry leaders to discuss market drivers and trends, innovation, sustainability and technological advancements. The FEICA Conference and EXPO is firmly established as the premier event for Europe’s adhesive and sealant industry, providing essential insights into the key issues affecting the industry and great networking opportunities for formulators, customers and raw materials suppliers to discuss the latest trends and wider business environment.
This year’s conference continues our recent overall theme of the pursuit of growth with a particular focus on innovation.