David George

Surface Treatment Technical Manager, AAO Henkel Adhesive Technologies

David George is a Surface Treatment Technical Manager at Henkel. In his 33 years with Henkel, he has held various positions within The Automotive Technical Service Group including Director, as well as Global Technical Sales Manager and Head of Henkel’s Automotive Training Programs. Throughout his career, he has given numerous presentations to trade organizations including Fabtech, CCAI and The Electrocoat Association. In his current role, David provides technical expertise and support for Automotive OEMs’ conversion coating processes, focusing on innovations in metal pretreatment technology. David and his Henkel team have won two Automotive News PACE awards for the introduction of zirconium oxide (Thin Film) technology in 2009 and Henkel Flex (Two-Step) hybrid technology in 2014. He currently serves on the board of directors for The Electrocoat Association. David is also a professional photographer and has a great appreciation for music, especially acoustic and Americana