Bentley Motors leather specialist to speak at auto leather conference

Published:  10 July, 2014
Dr Marc Stang, Bentley Motors

ILM is pleased to announced that Dr Marc Stang, Technical Manager – Leather & Colour Development, Bentley Motors Ltd will be a keynote speaker at the ILM Automotive Leather Supply Chain Conference in Shanghai this September.

Dr Stang will join speakers from across the supply chain including representatives from Faurecia, GST Seton Autoleather, Lectra, International Council of Tanners and BASF.

The half-day conference will take place at the Jumeirah Himalayas 5-star hotel in the Pudong district of Shanghai on September 2, 2014.

Online delegate registration now open

Further information and online registration can be found by clicking on the link below.

The ILM Automotive Leather Supply Chain conference is organised by International Leather Maker (ILM) and is sponsored by National Beef, Lectra and Trumpler. BASF and APLF Ltd are also supporters of the event.

For further information and delegate registration click on the link: ILM Automotive Leather Supply Chain Conference or email: Maria Wallace, for multiple delegate bookings or for general information about the event.

Leather interior of the Bentley Mulsanne

Bentley Motors and leather

Marc Stang’s presentation at the conference is titled: “‘Leather – An indispensable part of Bentley DNA”. The presentation will provide an insight into the history of leather at Bentley, current challenges, and a glimpse of where leather development for luxury vehicle interiors may take us in 21st century. Dr Stang will also touch upon the use of leather in the company and give an indication of where the luxury automotive market is heading from a Bentley perspective.

Dr Marc Stang started his career in 1996 as a graduate interior engineer working for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. Upon completion of his Ph.D. Marc returned to the automotive industry and joined Bentley Motors Limited as a Creak and Rattle engineer in 1999, moving over to the Materials Development department in 2002 as a materials engineer. He is currently the manager of the Material Development department at Bentley where he is responsible for the development of leather, soft trim materials, and the colour development / integration of interior materials.

He has fifteen years’ experience working in the luxury automotive industry, twelve of which have been spent in leather material development. Marc has a broad technical educational background and has gained the status of Chartered Engineer from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers in 2006.

ILM hope to announce more speakers and topics in the coming weeks to complete the line-up. Space in the conference room is limited so book now to secure your place.

Beluga and Onyx leather
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