10/20/2016 - 10/20/2016

Start Time (CET)
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Paint Stripping

Paint stripping is an important component of the aircraft lifecycle. Within this crucial step in the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) process, it controls corrosion and weight, contributes to the appearance of the aircraft, and enhances the inspection process.

Participants will learn about the:

  • Overall paint stripper process
  • Examine Paint Stripper considerations and options
  • Discuss environmental variables


See presenter's information below.

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Kristina Tkacz

Technical Service Manager Aerospace

Kristina Tkacz has been with Henkel since 1999 and is the Surface Treatment-Technical Service Specialist at the Henkel facility in Madison Heights, MI. She has serviced the Aerospace Industry for 5 years and has 10 years of experience with analytical laboratory testing including full product analysis and manufacturing support for all Henkel products. In her role as one of Henkel’s authorized Certified Instructors, Kristina conducts the trainings for our Aerospace Surface Treatment product line to our Authorized Distributors and Customers.

Mike Sisson

Business Development Manager, Surface Treatments

Mike Sisson is the Surface Treatment Business Development Manager for the Aerospace group of Henkel.  Prior to this position, Mike managed the southern region distributor network.

Mike has 32 years of experience in the aerospace industry. His experience includes airframe and power plant applications within the OEM / MRO processes in the Military, Commercial and General Aviation segments.

Dr. Ulrike Schmidt-Freytag

Technical Service Manager EMEA

Ulrike joined Henkel in 2002 as Manager Central R&D in Düsseldorf. She began by being responsible for the development of new composite and primer formulations for aerospace applications. After four years Ulrike changed her area of expertise to product development where she gained detailed knowledge on metal pretreatment and coating for total automotive coating.
Since 2010 Ulrike is leading the Technical Service Team for Aerospace in EMEA where she is responsible for the entire aerospace product line.

Ulrike received her PhD in Chemistry at the RWTH University of Aachen, Germany in 2002.

Gerard Jordens

Technical Service Manager ST products

Gerard joined the former company Turco Products Inc. in 1979, and started in the product development laboratory in Ede, The Netherlands. After joining ATOFINA, he was responsible for the development of the surface treatment product lines and the support for this. Now, after being part of the Henkel organization, he is in the support of all surface treatment activities in Europe and Middle East.

Gerard studied inorganic and physical chemistry at RU Utrecht, the Netherlands.