We are excited to announce the Keynote and Industry Speaker for the 2018 NLGI Annual Meeting!
Join us for the Keynote on June 10 featuring Neal Petersen.
South African-born, Neal Petersen is a history-making extreme adventurer and award-winning author of Journey of a Hope Merchant. Neal has faced many challenges in life – childhood physical disability, economic hardship, prejudice during the harsh Apartheid era, and other insurmountable barriers and he always turned them into opportunities. His experiences show that imagination, coupled with determination to achieve, can break through the toughest challenges. Neal completed the “Around Alone”, a 27,000-mile yacht race, 9 months at sea, around Cape Horn and its notorious storms – solo, and in the smallest boat he designed and built himself.
In sharing his captivating, uniquely delivered and extraordinary life-story, Neal delivers a powerful message that “There Are No Barriers – Only Solutions!”
Hear from Industry Speaker Ed Becker on June 11 regarding “Vehicle Electrification Lubrication Challenges.” A brief history of vehicle propulsion methods will be followed by an update on the current status of electric vehicles, including hybrids, batteries, and fuel cells. The lubrication challenges of each will be presented.
Ed Becker is a past president of The Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers International. He holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan. He retired from General Motors after 30 years of service, mostly in the Powertrain division working on a variety of GM engines and transmissions. Ed then established Friction & Wear Solutions, LLC, which provides advice on materials to solve tribological problems. He holds nine U.S. patents and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Michigan.