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SAMPE Orange County Meeting Notice

Wed., Sept 19, 2007

Carbon Fiber Update

Thomas Lemire, Vice President,
Toho Tenax America, Inc.


Here are 5 questions facing the Carbon Fiber Industry. If you are curious and want to learn more, we welcome your attendance.

September is a great time to rekindle your composites knowledge. (If you already know all the answers, then stay home and hibernate.)

- Is there still a shortage of Carbon Fiber?

- Will Airbus, Boeing, and the DDG 1000 consume all the Aero grade fiber?

- Why all the fuss about Export Compliance?

- How are Large Tow (>24K) and Regular Tow fibers being accepted in the marketplace?

- What does the future look like for Carbon Fibers?


Thomas F. Lemire has most recently been Vice President of Toho Tenax America, Inc. (TTA) with offices in Irvine, California and headquarters in Rockwood, Tennessee. TTA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toho Tenax Co., Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan, which is part of Teijin’s Industrial Fibers Bus. Group and is in its fifteenth year of operation in the United States.

Mr. Lemire has spent more than 38 years in the composites industry. He began his business career in 1969 with Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corp., and took on various sales, marketing, and product management assignments in New York City, Chicago, Toledo and Boston. Following a year as Marketing Director for EDO Fiber Science Corp., he moved to BASF Structural Materials in 1986 marketing their Celion line of carbon fibers. When BASF concluded their worldwide composites business in 1992, he helped establish Toho’s new U.S. operations. Mr. Lemire is a graduate of Brown University and holds an MBA from Northwestern University.


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6:00 pm Social7:00 pm Dinner • 8:00 pm Speaker — Member or guest dinner $20.
Student (with student ID) dinner $10. No cost for Program only.

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