Date: Thu Jan 30 2003 - 16:05:55 EET


As an advisor for the Rapid Prototyping & Manufacturing Conference, I am
pleased to announce this year's keynote speaker will be Colonel Mike
Mullane, a former Air Force Weapons Specialist aboard an RF-4C Phantom
aircraft and a NASA Astronaut (Ret) as a Mission Specialist aboard the
Space Shuttle. Mike's motivational message will focus on the importance of
speaking up to improve, change and to innovate! He will show how even in
the toughest of times, that character will lead an individual to great

The cost for Mike is $8,000.00. Currently $4,000.00 has been raised for
this endeavor. Help support bringing Mike's message to the Rapid community
by making a donation to the keynote speaker fund. We are asking for
donations of $1,000 (or whatever you can afford) to support Mike's speaking
fee and travel expenses. Your sponsorship of Mike's presentation will be
recognized in the event directory, in the plenary session from the podium
and on the presentation screen. Sponsors to date include DSM Somos, EOS
North America, Vantico, Z Corporation, and Fineline Prototyping. If you are
willing to help sponsor Mike Mullane please contact Lauralyn McDaniel at

Celebrating 10 years of bringing the Rapid community together, the event
will take place May 12 - 15 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago. To find more
information on the event or keynote, go to

Thomas A. Sorovetz
VEO-Engineering Development
Rapid Prototyping Development
14250 Plymouth Road
Detroit, MI 48227-3086
313-493-2032 (Office)
313-493-7545 (Fax)
313-714-4187 (Pager)

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