Jeffrey H. Helms, Ph.D.

Automotive Sales Director

Dr. Helms received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry in 1984 and his Ph. D. in Chemistry in 1988 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  In addition, Dr. Helms received his MBA from Michigan State University through the Executive MBA program in 2000. Dr. Helms has been employed by Celanese Corporation in the Engineered Materials business since November 2008 where he is the Global Automotive  Sales Director.  In this role, Dr. Helms is responsible for driving and coordinating the growth of Celanese product lines at the OEM level for Celanese priority global OEMs. Prior to November 2008, Dr. Helms had been employed by Ford Motor Company since October 1988.  He held several positions in the Ford Research Laboratory including Plastics Technical Specialist, Plastics Research Team Leader and Manager of the Materials Research and Advanced Engineering.  Over this time, he led or managed projects including lightweight materials, corrosion, coating technologies, fuel cell systems, materials characterization, biomaterials and manufacturing technologies.  Following his tenure in the Ford Research organization, Dr. Helms held the position of Manager, Team Value Management, Ford North American Product Creation, Manager of the Paint Material Development and Release activity in the Ford Global Paint Engineering organization and Chief Engineer of Materials Engineering, Testing and Standards in the Ford Product Development organization. Dr. Helms is a member of the Society of Plastics Engineers, the Society of Automotive Engineers and the American Chemical Society.

Concurrent Session: Automotive Manufacturing: A Case Study in Greening the Supply Chain

Wednesday, May 22nd
9:00am to 10:30am

The automotive industry is one of the largest industries in the U.S. and it is also making some of the largest commitments to using innovative materials to green the supply chain.  This session will explore the commitments being made and how suppliers are responding with innovative solutions.

9:00am to 10:30am

Concurrent Session: Automotive Manufacturing: A Case Study in Greening the Supply Chain

Meagan Marko
Alper Kiziltas
Jeffrey H. Helms, Ph.D.