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AERA Tech And Skills Conference

Sat. March 30, 2019 | 8300 Lane Dr., Watervliet, MI 49098
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Engine technology is constantly evolving. Today’s engines achieve what was unimaginable only a decade or two ago. Attend the AERA Tech and Skills Conference at Lane Automotive headquarters in Watervliet, MI, on Saturday, March 30, 2019, to learn about the latest advancements and trends in engine building.

As the first AERA conference of the year, this is a great opportunity to get caught up on what's happening in the industry, learn about the latest product offerings from more than 35 manufacturers, and talk one-on-one with manufacturer representatives. From lubricants to core components, manufacturer reps will be on-hand to show off cutting-edge products designed to give engine builders an edge.

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Event Schedule
7:30 - 8:20 Breakfast and Networking
8:20 - 8:30 Welcome and Introduction
8:30 - 9:15 Dart Machining: Ted Keating and Mike Sanders present "Dart Manufacturing Advancements"
9:15 - 10:00 Mahle Motorsports: Eric Grillot presents "Piston Failure Modes and Analysis" and Dan Begle presents "Mahle Performance"
10:00 - 10:30 Morning Break
10:30 - 11:15 Melling: Mike Osterhous presents "Oil Pumps and Sleeves"
11:15 - 12:00 King Engine Bearings: Ron Sledge presents "pMaxKote Coated Bearings"
12:00 - 1:15 Lunch, Networking, and Visit Exhibitors
1:15 - 2:00 Fel-Pro Gaskets: Rich Larson presents "When to Use an MLS Gasket and What Finish Is Required"
2:15 - 3:00 Edelbrock: Mark Storjohann presents "Getting the Most Power from Your Cylinder Heads"
3:00 - 3:45 Driven Oil: Lake Speed, Jr. presents "What You Need to Know about Knock and Detonation in Direct Injection Engines"
3:45 - 4:00 Acknowledgements And Door Prizes

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