Parts Cleaning

Dr. Williams, Ms. Beckman to Chair Parts Cleaning Conference


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Darren Williams, Ph.D., and Lori Beckman will serve as the Parts Cleaning Conference technical chairs commencing with the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2020.

Dr. Darren Williams and Lori Beckman

Dr. Darren Williams and Lori Beckman

Dr. Williams, a professor at Sam Houston State University, has been involved with the Parts Cleaning Conference for many years and is a long-standing member of the cleaning industry. Lori is parts cleaning editor of Production Machining and Products Finishing brands and will help provide attendees a quality program with a top-notch speaker lineup.

Dr. Williams teaches Physical Chemistry I and II, General Chemistry I and II, and graduate courses in spectroscopy and thermodynamics at Sam Houston State. He has authored over two dozen research articles and a book chapter on parts cleaning.

A recent grant is from the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program — a joint program of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Defense — helped Dr. Williams to identify, create and test azeotropic blends for the replacement of trichloroethylene and n- propyl bromide solvents in military vapor degreasing operations. Dr. Williams is also a board member of the new Manufacturing Cleaning Association (MCA).

Lori has been reporting, writing and editing content in Production Machining since 2003 and is senior editor for the brand. She attends IMTS and PMTS regularly and visits machine shops and OEMs to find the most valuable content for readers. She also writes about the manufacturing cleaning segment of the industry and, like Dr. Williams, is a board member of the MCA. She has also attended the parts2clean trade show in Germany, the largest industrial cleaning show in the world.

The Parts Cleaning Conference gives attendees updated information on the latest cleaning technologies. As environmental limitations become stricter and manufacturers demand high-quality clean parts, this conference will detail how to make it all happen, while staying within compliance and on budget. Visit