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EDU'19 - Extrusion Design University


EDU '19 Speakers

EDU '19 speakers have a wealth of knowledge to share covering aluminum and aluminum extrusion industry design and process information. Take advantage of the opportunity to speak with these industry titans to increase your aluminum extrusion knowledge and get answers to your burning questions!

Note: AEC reserves the right to alter the program and substitute speakers as needed.

Bill Blazek, Technoform

Bill Blazek is a North American market team manager for Technoform. Bill has been with Technoform since 2013 and has over 24 years’ industry experience working with glass and architectural aluminum products. He currently is responsible for development of the market teamhelping to develop strategic marketsrelationships, and industry-leading fenestration products. He also guides and supports the company's continued focus on energy performance and sustainabilityTechnoform is a worldwide market leader in the field of plastics extrusion specializes in the development and manufacture of high-precision polyamide insulation profiles, as well as special solutions for aluminum windows, doors and facades.  

Mark Butterfield, Magnode, a division of Shape Corp.

Mark Butterfield is Managing Director for Magnode, a Shape Corp. company. Shape Corp., is a global tier-one automotive supplier focused on multi material lightweight solutions. Mark has nearly 30 years-experience in complex automotive structural and non-structural 6000-series extrusions, post processing and their applications.  His background includes:


  • Profile Design, Development & Optimization.
  • Extrusion Tool Design & Optimization
  • Aluminum Billet Casting & Metallurgy
  • Advanced Aluminum Extrusion Process & Equipment
  • Post-Secondary Operations; CNC Fabrication, Anodize and Finishing.


Mr. Butterfield currently manages aluminum operations for Magnode.  He is also quite active within the Aluminum Extruders Council, serving as Chairman – Extrusion Track within the ET 2020 Seminar Committee,  Chairman of the Automotive Team,  Vice Chairman of Die & Tooling Team, Industry Promotion Steering Committee member and currently serving on the AEC Board of Directors.  Mark’s industry passion extends into the presentation of webinars, industry presentations and seminars dedicated to the advancement of aluminum extrusion processes and applications.

Jerome Fourmann, Rio Tinto

Jerome Fourmann serves as Technical Director, Global Customer Support and Product Development for the aluminum metal group of Rio Tinto. Since joining Rio Tinto in 2000, Jerome has utilized his technical expertise to support customers and the market development of value added product in extrusion and foundry products. He holds a MS degree in Metallurgy and serves on committees at The Aluminum Association, ASTM and AEC; he is based in Cleveland, Ohio. In addition to being a frequent presenter at industry conferences, Jerome has authored several papers and is a contributing editor for the magazine Light Metal Age.

Jeff Henderson, Aluminum Extruders Council, TSO

Jeff Henderson is President of the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC). In addition to managing the overall activities at AEC, Mr. Henderson is responsible for directing and managing the Fair Trade Committee, which is the U.S. aluminum extrusion industry’s team that successfully petitioned the U.S. government for free and fair trade action against China in 2011.  He also manages the AEC’s Industry Promotion effort that has resulted in thousands of inquiries each year to

Mr. Henderson is also the owner and president of The Sanford Organization (TSO), which is an association management company that runs non-profit organizations.  In addition to the AEC, TSO manages the Aluminum Anodizers Council, the National Plasterers Council, and several other trade associations.

Daryl Jones, Houghton International

Details coming soon. 

Scott Moffatt, PPG Industries

Scott Moffatt currently holds the position as Architectural Sales Manager, Building Products for the coil, extrusion and wood groups within PPG Industries, a major coatings and glass company.  He has 37 years’ experience within PPG’s Industrial organization in various sales, sales management and marketing functions covering multiple technologies and market segments.  Mr. Moffatt spent five years living and managing businesses throughout Europe and then held global positions coordinating sales, technical and manufacturing strategies for Europe and Asia.  His current position involves getting PPG specified with architectural firms, glazing companies and applicators.  Scott represents PPG to all the major associations involved with the metal building industry, including AEC and AAMA among others.

Rob Nelson, ALMAG Aluminum

Rob Nelson is Director of Sales & Marketing for Almag Aluminum of Brampton, Ontario, and an active member of the Aluminum Extruders Council’s Automotive Team. An engineer by training, Rob works with Almag’s automotive customers on applying extrusions in new vehicle designs. He brings a strong materials experience to the task, having spent much of his career working in the automotive market with a leading steel company before joining Almag several years ago. Rob has a bachelor’s degree in engineering technology from McMaster University and a degree in mechanical engineering from Fanshawe College.

Linda Newman, Houghton Metal Finishing Company

Linda Newman is the Technical Manager for Houghton Metal Finishing Company.  She has over 17 years in the industry.  Her knowledge comes from a BS in Chemistry from Georgia Southwestern State University as well as years of extensive traveling to both domestic and international anodizing plants. 

Jason Weber, Taber Extrusions

Jason Weber is Vice President Sales & Marketing for Taber Extrusions. Previously, Jason was the Director of Business Development for Energy and Industrial Products at Hydro Extrusion North America. He has 20+ years of global manufacturing experience collaborating with internal partners, end users, suppliers and international partners to help innovate product and service offerings and drive the definition, design, and implementation of strategic plans and industry relationships that maximize revenue, improve the customer experience and enhance brand value. Jason is an active member of the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) and is the leader of the Council's Marketing/Industry Promotion Team.

Jason holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Minot State University in North Dakota.