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Meeting and training with Value Chain

29 Sep 2016

A Workshop on enamel with home appliance-sector customers was held at the Convention Center in Buenos Aires city on Wednesday September 21. Representatives of the Quality and Sales Direction joined customers in this gathering which had as keynote speaker an expert in enamel: Cullen L. Hackler.

A Workshop on enamel with home appliance-sector customers was held at the Convention Center in Buenos Aires city on Wednesday September 21. Representatives of the Quality and Sales Direction joined customers in this gathering which had as keynote speaker an expert in enamel: Cullen L. Hackler.Longvie, Orbis, Domec, Eskabe, among other home appliance-sector firms, participated in this training day focused on enamel. Cullen L. Hackler, Executive Vice President of the Porcelain Enaml Institute (US) shared his technical knowledge and more than 40 years of experience in manufacturing frits and enamel. Participants were allowed to ask him questions on production processes.

“It’s tantamount to a summary of all these years of work all condensed in one intensive day,” said Gabriel Krull, Longvie’s enamel department chief, adding that “we’ve been preparing ourselves for more than a month for this meeting and for the visit to our plant last Thursday”.

Hackler’s agenda included visits to Longvie’s and Orbis’ plants in order to get into the details of each company. Both companies organized a specific tour to show the specialist the most critical areas of their processes.

“We think it’s a comparative advantage to have the possibility to ask about specific issues that we have been noticing in our daily work and to have a personalized answer,” said Franco Ciurcina, Orbis’ Purchasing Manager.

The main topics were: steel, frits preparation, enamel processes and equipment, defectology, problem solution and market trends.

 

Who is Cullen Hackler?

MS, Ceramic Engineering at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Executive Vice President of the Porcelain Enamel Institute (US) since 1999. He worked for companies in the United States, Europe and Asia and currently is a consultant in enamel manufacturing and technology.