UTECH Europe 2015: Conference Chairmen Named

NFTech Director Jeff Rowlands announced as co-chair for upcoming global polyurethanes industry gathering at UTECH Europe, April 14-16 2015.

London – Organisers of the UTECH Europe 2015 conference have announced two session chairmen ahead of the meeting in Maastricht, the Netherlands 14-16 April.

Mike Jeffs, a consultant for global bodies such as The World Bank, and Jeff Rowlands, a director of Natural Foams Technology (part of Green Urethanes Ltd), have agreed to participate.

Jeffs and Rowlands will support Simon Robinson, editor Urethanes Technology International and UTECH-polyurethane.com in chairing different sessions.

“I am absolutely delighted to have secured the participation of Mike and Jeff at UTECH Europe 2015, both bring many years’ experience to the roles and are widely recognised within the industry.” -- Simon Robinson, Editor

Jeffs worked at ICI and then later Huntsman Polyurethanes from 1975 to 2002 when he became secretary general of ISOPA. He held that post until 2008.

Rowlands was a director of Interchem International SA in Luxembourg, which developed and licensed the PIPA polyol process for the North American and European flexible slabstock and moulding markets. He was also Technical Director of a foam production facility in the UK, which he designed, commissioned and managed.

Check back at UtechEurope.eu for further announcements on speakers and conference agenda.