Doan Pendleton (VAC-U-MAX)Doan Pendleton is Vice President of VAC-U-MAX located in Belleville, New Jersey. With over 20 years of professional experience in the design, engineering, manufacturing and marketing of dry bulk material transfer systems, Doan’s experience includes strong application knowledge of bulk ingredient handling systems for the food, pharmaceutical and chemical industries, as well as extensive experience with portable and central industrial vacuum cleaning systems. Mr. Pendleton holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing/Marketing Management from Suffolk University. As Executive Manager, Mr. Pendleton manages Global Sales and Marketing.Expert in: Pneumatic ConveyingDan Navicky (Aerodyne Environmental)Dan Navicky is a graduate of the University of Dayton where he majored in Chemical Engineering. He has fifteen years of experience in selling and designing air pollution systems, including cyclones, baghouses, cartridge collectors, wet scrubbers, airlocks and industrial fans. Nine of the years have been spent as a manufacturers’ representative while six of the years have been as a sales engineer. He started out selling industrial mixers for three years before starting in the air pollution control industry. He is currently the sales engineering for Aerodyne Environmental selling industrial cyclones and airlocks.Expert in: Dust Collection & Air Pollution ControlDieter Hense (Hense Wägetechnik GmbH)Weighing Expert at Hense Wägetechnik GmbH. Know-How and experience:
5 years field start up and commissioning of ultrasonic level measuring systems for silos und waste water treatment plants.
30 years of experience in development of different types of belt scales, solid flow meter and smart electronic systems for retrofit able weighing systems for silos on steal constructions and skirts.Expert in: Weighing Systems & ScalesMegan Thompson (ACS Valves)Megan Thompson is President and COO of ACS Valves, industry-leading rotary valve manufacturers, located in Caledonia, Ontario. Megan is responsible for setting, and guiding the direction of the company’s global operations, sales, marketing, and product development initiatives.Expert in: Valves, Gates & AirlocksJohannes Lottermann (REMBE®)Dr.-Ing. Johannes Lottermann studied safety engineering before he worked for DMT GmbH & Co. KG, an independent engineering and consulting company. He managed the department of technical fire and explosion safety. In 2010 he started to work at REMBE GmbH Safety + Control and is in his role as Director Explosion Safety responsible for the (inter)national customer base with a focus on consulting and engineering. Johannes Lottermann is a member of numerous expert committees and international professional associations such as the VDI, VDSI and VGB.Expert in: Explosion Protection & Process SafetySharon Nowak (Coperion K-Tron)Sharon Nowak serves as Global Business Development Manager for the Food and Pharmaceutical Industries for Coperion and Coperion K-Tron. Nowak works closely with the Research & Development and Engineering departments as well as worldwide customer requests to identify new applications and provide design and focus on the very specific needs of these industries. Nowak has a 30+ year background in the process equipment industry for food and pharmaceuticals as well as a degree in Chemical/Biochemical Engineering from Rutgers University in New Jersey, USA. She has extensive experience designing and integrating feeders and material handling equipment including pneumatic conveying into continuous and batch processes for food and pharmaceuticals including blenders/mixers, mills/micronizers, extruders, granulators and coaters, and contained processes for potent pharmaceutical compounds.Expert in: Feeders,Storage & TransportationTravis Young (Vortex Global Limited)Travis has 20 years of experience in the dry bulk solids industry and is the Vice President of Global Business Development at Vortex, an engineering and manufacturing company that specialises in process valves and loading solutions specifically for solids handling. Travis has worked on solution-driven installations across six continents and has a strong knowledge of market-specific regulations and requirements within the industry. He is based in York, United Kingdom.Expert in: Valves, Gates & Airlocks