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SAMPE Nexus keynote speaker announced


Wednesday, June 9, 2021, DIAMOND BAR, CAThe Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) is pleased to announce that Colleen Pritchett, President of the Americas Aerospace & Global Fibers business at Hexcel, will deliver the opening keynote speech at the upcoming SAMPE neXus event, taking place on July 29, starting at 8:00 am PST on the new SAMPE 365 platform.

Pritchett's speech, titled “The Future of Composites and Hexcel’s Vision for the Industry,” will cover how these materials apply to commercial aerospace, space and defense, unmanned aerial vehicles, and advanced air mobility as well as address the role these materials play in sustainability and helping customers reduce environmental impact.


Having joined the Hexcel team in 2018, Pritchett brings an international business acumen to her current position. Prior to Hexcel, Ms. Pritchett worked at E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company for 22 years in the aerospace, automotive, electronics, packaging, and printing industries. She has led complex $1B+ global businesses and served as strategic planning manager supporting the CEO and Board for a $25B chemical and specialty materials firm. She is renowned for growing global businesses, leading turnarounds, improving profitability, championing the customer’s needs, and motivating teams to deliver significant results.


To learn more about Colleen Pritchett and to register for this event, please go here.



The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE®), a global professional member society, provides enhanced educational opportunities by delivering information on new and advanced materials and processing technology. SAMPE provides growth and educational opportunities via conferences, exhibitions, technical forums, and publications. As the only technical society encompassing all fields of endeavor in materials and processes, SAMPE provides a unique and valuable forum for scientists, engineers, and academics. SAMPE North America is a regional subsidiary of SAMPE that serves Canada, Mexico, and the United States.



Hexcel Corporation is a leading advanced composites company. It develops, manufactures and markets lightweight, high-performance structural materials including carbon fibers, specialty reinforcements, prepregs and other fiber-reinforced matrix materials, honeycomb, adhesives, engineered core and composite structures for use in commercial aerospace, space and defense and industrial applications.

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