Ford Motor Company’s Leader in New Finishing Technology Announced as Keynote at NASF’s SUR/FIN 2014

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Duane Drobnich to Speak at NASF SUR/FIN 2014

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The National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF) announced today that Mr. Duane Drobnich will be the keynote speaker for its annual SUR/FIN Manufacturing & Technology Tradeshow and Conference.

As a successful leader in the finishing industry, Duane Drobnich leads a team of highly experienced engineers in the development and implementation of new finishing technology for one of the world’s most recognized and respected brands, Ford Motor Company. Mr. Drobnich is also responsible for global design and commonality strategies as well as Ford Worldwide Fastener Standards. Mr. Drobnich has over 30 years of experience in fastener and finish design, development and testing and has been instrumental in forming Ford’s global business plans.

The keynote presentation featuring Mr. Drobnich will take place on Wednesday, June 11th as a part of NASF’s annual SUR/FIN Manufacturing & Technology Tradeshow & Conference to be held at the Cleveland Convention Center in Cleveland, OH June 9-11, 2014.

Now celebrating its 96th year, the SUR/FIN Manufacturing & Technology Tradeshow & Conference is produced by the National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF) and is the global surface finishing industry’s premier conference sponsored by NASF. The three day event welcomes an exchange of ideas and experiences while offering a robust, highly respected speaker conference program that will deliver solutions to surface finishing and manufacturing challenges. For more information on SUR/FIN, visit or contact 302.436.5616.

About the NASF
The National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF) represents the total surface finishing industry as a key segment of the North American and global manufacturing value chain. Membership includes some of the industry’s leading companies, and has membership linkages to job shop and “captive” applicators, chemistry and equipment supplier companies, global OEMs, technologists, manufacturing professionals and researchers. NASF’s mission is to advance a sustainable future for the coatings industry and promote the vital role of surface technology in the global manufacturing value chain. For further information on the NASF, visit or contact Phil Assante at 703.887.7235.

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