17th Asia Coatings Markets

24-25 Aug, 2017 - Bangkok, THAILAND

Radisson Blu Plaza Bangkok
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About our Event Speakers
We pride ourselves in presenting to you accomplished leaders, authors and advocates with strong track records of achievement and vision in a wide array of backgrounds, professional fields and life experiences. We believe you will benefit from their years of knowledge and experience and also from the latest thinking and innovative processes driving individuals and organizations forward.
Mr. Doug Bohn

Douglas Bohn is a Director at Orr & Boss Consulting Incorporated.  Since joining Orr & Boss, he has worked on a variety of operations improvement, market research, and strategy projects for global coatings companies and chemical manufacturers.   His expertise spans all coatings segments as well as geographies.  Recent projects include M&A searches and due diligence, material waste reduction at a coatings manufacturer, productivity improvement at an industrial coatings manufacturer, S&OP process improvement at a decorative coatings company, market research for an industrial coatings manufacturer, cycle time reduction at a coatings company and Slow Moving Inventory reduction at a chemical products distributor.  Mr. Bohn’s clients include all of the well-known global coatings companies as well as many of the small and medium size regional coatings companies.  He has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.



Mr. Doug Bohn, Director / Senior Consultant
Orr & Boss, Inc.
Global Coatings Industry: Market & Operational Issues
Day 1 [Thu 24, August], at 09:45 AM
Panel Discussion - Where are we now in adopting "greener" coatings technologies/products?
Day 1 [Thu 24, August], at 04:20 PM

Afternoon's Chairman
Day 1 [Thu 24, August], at 01:35 PM


Dr. Amarjit Singh

Dr. A J Singh is a qualified Paint Technologist, B.Sc. Tech (HBTI) and M. Tech (UDCT). He has been learning Paints for the last 52 years and continuing education in Paint & painting technology as a teaching faculty with industry and Institutions. He is Founder of - National Institute of Coating Technology, @ Pune, provides education pan India and publishes Coating Bhaskar.

He has presented nearly 80 papers in different National and international seminars, is consultant to number of paint manufacturing and application industries and auditor as ISO: 17025 & ISO: 14000



Dr. Amarjit Singh, Director
National Institute of Coating Technology
Marine Coatings Markets in Asia
Day 1 [Thu 24, August], at 11:30 AM
Panel Discussion - Where are we now in adopting "greener" coatings technologies/products?
Day 1 [Thu 24, August], at 04:20 PM


Mr. Osamu Kirihara

Osamu Kirihara is a Master of Polymer Science in Hokkaido University & joined Sumitomo Bayer Urethane in Japan since 1975. He had been a Technical Director for Bayer Material Science APAC in China from 2003-2006. After move back to Japan He had been a technical director of Bayer Material Science Japan as the head of Innovation Center in Amagasaki till 2013. Last four years He is a technical adviser of coatings in CHEMICAL,  CO., LTD in Japan. He has 40 years of experience in the field of coatings.



Mr. Osamu Kirihara, Technical Advisor
Chemical Co. Ltd.
New Waterborne Coatings/Resins for Automotive Applications in line with Asia’s Automotive Market’s Needs
Day 1 [Thu 24, August], at 03:50 PM
Panel Discussion - Where are we now in adopting "greener" coatings technologies/products?
Day 1 [Thu 24, August], at 04:20 PM


Dr. Nurudin Budiman

Dr. Nurudin Budiman is regional technical manager for the Coatings Business Unit of Connell Brothers, and he is based in Jakarta.

Dr. Budiman has a strong background in polymers and coatings. Prior to joining Connell Brothers, he was senior manager at BASF’s ASEAN Technical Center and before this, Dr. Budiman worked at Clariant where he served for seven years as senior R&D manager for polymer dispersions, and as the head of the technical center based in Indonesia.

Dr. Budiman began his career with Eternal Chemicals as a senior R&D chemist. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Bandung Institute of Technology and then obtained his Ph.D. from Lehigh University in the United States. 



Dr. Nurudin Budiman, Regional Head of Technical Asia Pacific
Connell Bros Holding (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
Elastomeric Water Proofing Coating for the Vietnamese Market
Day 1 [Thu 24, August], at 02:45 PM
Panel Discussion - Where are we now in adopting "greener" coatings technologies/products?
Day 1 [Thu 24, August], at 04:20 PM


Mr. QX Lee

Mr QX Lee graduated from Michigan, USA with a degree of Sales and Business Marketing. He has diverse experience in furniture manufacturing, distribution and retailing. He has worked with several Furniture companies in the past and currently leading the role of Managing Director of DCI Group Asia who is a leading Luxury Eurpoean furniture retailer in South East Asia market. 



Mr. QX Lee, VP Brand & Marketing
OEKO Furniture
Growing & Emerging Consumers’ Needs for Furniture & Corresponding Opportunities for on Decorative & Wood Coatings
Day 2 [Fri 25, August], at 09:50 AM

Mrs. Fiona Macleod

Fiona Macleod is a chartered engineer with over 30 years of practical experience leading multidisciplinary and multinational teams through times of change. As general manager of Billions Europe Ltd, she runs the international sales office of a wholly owned subsidiary of Lomon Billions, the largest manufacturer of high performance titanium dioxide pigments in China. Prior to joining Lomon Billions, Fiona worked with BP, Johnson Matthey, Victrex, Eastman, Hovione and ICI in a variety of manufacturing, engineering and project roles. She studied Chemical Engineering in the UK at Cambridge University and is a fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).



Mrs. Fiona Macleod, General Manager
Billions Europe Ltd, Lomon Billions Group
Titanium Dioxide Market Outlook & Trends Towards High Performance TiO2 Pigment Products
Day 2 [Fri 25, August], at 11:25 AM

Mr. Daniel Suckley

After graduation from UMIST university in Manchester, Dr Suckley worked for three years as a research chemist at Incorez Ltd, where he developed waterbased polyurethane dispersions and waterborne epoxy curing agents. In June 2008 he commenced working at Aditya Birla Chemicals (Thailand) Ltd (Epoxy Division), based in Rayong, Thailand. He is currently general manager of the application development centre, civil and coatings section. During his time there he has overseen the development and commercialization of a number of waterbased epoxy and curing agents for use in self leveling flooring, protective coatings, baking enamels and glass fibre sizing. Also Solid Epoxy resins for use in can coatings and powder coatings with high temperature resistance for use in the pipeline industry.



Mr. Daniel Suckley, GM, Application Development (Civil & Coating)
Aditya Birla Chemicals (Thailand) Ltd
Epoxy Application & Usage in Coatings
Day 1 [Thu 24, August], at 11:00 AM