9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Electric Vehicles and the Future of Plastics



 Learn about the role plastics will play in electric vehicles and industry innovations and needs in this critical area of development. This discussion from Continental Structural Plastics will include a look at battery boxes and lightweight body panels and structures, among other areas.


Eric Haiss is the executive vice president of Continental Structural Plastics (CSP), a role he’s held since January 2017, when CSP was acquired by Teijin.  In this role, Haiss is responsible for the integration of CSP into Teijin, and the alignment of strategies between the two organizations.  In addition, he oversees the organization’s R&D, Engineering and Strategy functions.

Haiss has been with Teijin in positions of increasing responsibility since joining the company in 2009. Prior to his current position, he served as vice president and a member of the Board of Directors for Teijin Advanced Composites America, playing a key role in the launch of the company’s Sereebo™ carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic technology, as well as the acquisition of CSP.

Before joining Teijin, Haiss held a number of engineering and sales positions with Tier One suppliers including Nobel Automotive, ITT industries, Solvay and Delphi.  He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from GMI (now Kettering) in Flint, Michigan, and an MSA from Central Michigan University.

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Eric Haiss / Executive Vice President, Continental Structural Plastics