30th International Conference on Automobile Body Finishing

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Michael THOMAS

Manger EU Paint Materials & Quality
Currently working as VOME EU Paint Eng.Supervisor, Material Develop & Releasing, New Model Launch & Quality, VOME EU Paint Eng.

- 2006-2012 : Supervisor EPE, New Model Launch &
Quality, VOME EU Paint Eng.
- 2006 : VOME Project Champion Paint Engineering and VOME Body Construction Forward Planning
- 2004-2006 : VOME Black Belt Body Construction
- 2001-2006 : VOME Body Construction Manufacturing Engineer
- 1995-2001 : VOME Body Construction Facility & Procurement Engineer

Key Accomplishments :
- Automatic Cavity Wax Facility FMCSA - FMCSA being a new plant in 2014 on FoE and team as well as internal and external network not being setup at project start
- HFTA Henry Ford Technology Award - development and implementation of a System that automatically detects dirt defects on painted exterior surfaces on 100% of the production volume with immediate impact in reduction on TGW, R/1000 and CPU as well as customer satisfaction
- Quality Paint VFG Leader - Leading Paint Vehicle functional group as well as 6 Sigma and ISO 9001 simultaneously. Leading the group of EU Paint Area Managers including their teams as well as core. Engineering on any Business Plan related activities and Environmental actions
- New Model Launch Paint - lead multiple C, CD and V-Carline programs simultaneously in multiple EU locations incl. Russia while leading and responsible for EU Paint Material Development as well as releasing of paint materials across all EU carlines and commercial vehicle lines
- VOME EU Task Force Leader for Clinch flange Corrosion - all areas Stamping, Body Construction including total paint shop
- New Model Launch and Facility Integration Body Construction - major new model programs for Body Construction in all EU plants (Cologne, Saarlouis, Genk, Valencia, Southampton) from early design and simultaneous Engineering throughout process development, procurement and commissioning of facilities
and tooling.