When Materials Decisions Matter:
Key Strategies to Raise Your Materials IQ

Held at the University Massachusetts Lowell


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Key event information

Identify Best Practice

How can you get best value from your company’s materials activities? Take time out to learn the latest in material intelligence best practice.

Develop an Innovation Strategy

Develop your strategy for innovation with new materials and processes

Industry Speakers

Hear practical examples from speakers in industry and learn from their experience.

Make Better Choices

Learn ways to capture critical materials information, uncover your risk and ensure compliance with the latest materials legislation.

Materials Expert Panel

Get answers to your materials questions via live Q&A.

Easy-to-Access Location

Located in Lowell, MA, only 40-minutes from Boston, UMass Lowell is easily accessible (details below).

What did previous attendees think?

"Very interesting discussions with members from the industry" Materials Engineer, Automotive Industry

"Very useful to network with like-minded companies" Principal Engineer, Aerospace Industry

"Excellent seminar, very well organized and presented information" Manager, Medical Industry

Open Workshop (Tuesday, May 2)

If your company is a manufacturer of engineered products, you need an efficient strategy for managing materials information. Register for this workshop to learn and network with other engineering enterprises, and get the best value and performance from your materials.

  • Discover how market-leading companies save time and money by increasing their “Material Intelligence”
  • Develop a strategy for innovation with new materials and processes
  • Learn ways to capture critical materials information so you can make better decisions
  • Uncover your risk and ensure compliance with the latest materials legislation
  • Tour the new UMass Lowell Product Innovation Hub

We are delighted to work with UMass Lowell to use their facilities for this workshop, covering the use of materials information in corporations. Granta also works with the academic community (including UMass Lowell) to support materials teaching and research. These topics are not the focus of this workshop, but you may want to join the upcoming Materials Education Symposium at MIT. More about our work in this area here.
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Key Presenters


Jackie Anim Jackie Anim, Ethicon Endo-Surgery
Jackie is a Principal Material Engineer for Ethicon Endo- Surgery that utilizes perfect blends of polymer technologies to innovate in the manufacturing of medical devices and instruments. In this role, Jackie provides leadership and direction in selection of polymer based materials for both sustaining and new product developments within EES and also around JNJ.
John Twerdok

John Twerdok, Granta Design

John is responsible for managing the Americas operations & setting business strategy for the company. Mr. Twerdok has over 25 years’ experience in Computer-Aided engineering. Prior to joining Granta, John was a Sr. Business Line Executive of Digital Simulation Products at Autodesk. He has held senior management positions at both Moldflow Corp, and ANSYS Inc., where he was responsible for developing Global Accounts, Managing Channel Partners, and developing Complementary Software Partner Programs.

Gus Baumzweig Gus Baumzweig, Granta Design

Gus Baumzweig is the Manager of North American Applications Engineering for Granta Design Ltd. He provides materials centric solutions to Granta’s Product Development customers. Mr. Baumzweig has over 25 years’ experience in product development technology and commercialization. He is an industry authority on digital product design, analysis, manufacturing, and data management. Gus holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of New York.


University of Massachusetts Lowell

Saab Emerging Technologies & Innovation Center (ETIC) – Perry Atrium
40 University Ave
Lowell MA 01854


Nearest Airport: Manchester Airport (MHT), 30 min drive time
Nearest Rail Station: Lowell Transit Authority, 30 min walk

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The UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center offers the most convenient accommodation for the conference venue. More information ›

UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center
50 Warren Street
Lowell, MA 01852

Alternatively, there are hotels in the surrounding area you could try.

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