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JEC Americas Announces Ron Garan as Special Guest Keynote Speaker for Composites Conference

25 Feb 2015
Astronaut, Social Entrepreneur & Motivational Speaker to Present at June 2015 Conference

Ron Garan, Astronaut, Social entrepreneur & Motivational Speaker

Ron Garan, Astronaut, Social entrepreneur & Motivational Speaker

JEC Group, proudly announces that Ron Garan, a decorated former NASA astronaut who has traveled more than 71million miles in 2,842 orbits of our planet, will serve as the special guest keynote speaker for the JEC Americas Houston Composites Show and Conference at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX.


The JEC Americas Composites Show and Conferences will focus on the Oil & Gas, Aerospace and Automotive categories, with particular attention to Electrical & Electronics, Thermoplastic Resins, Wind Energy, Equipment, Marine, Robots, Building & Construction, Transportation, Green Composites and Consumer Goods.


We are thrilled to have Ron Garan as our keynote speaker this year,” said Mrs. Frédérique Mutel, JEC Group President and CEO. “Mr. Garan has a unique ability to capture an audience with stories from his illustrious career”. Mr. Peter Zezima, JEC Americas Director, adds: “Ron has a compelling and inspiring way of making his experiences relevant to our conference attendees – key executives and decision-makers in the composite industry.


Ron Garan was assigned to the US Agency for International Development (USAID), leading the Unity Node project, which was tasked with developing a universal, open source platform, enabling humanitarian organizations to work toward mutual goals. Garan has also founded several businesses and social-impact-focused start-ups including Manna Energy Ltd., which was created in 2007 to leverage the $120B/year Carbon Market to finance humanitarian projects in developing countries. Manna Energy is the first organization in the world to successfully register a United Nations Clean Development Mechanism carbon credit program for water treatment.


“The Orbital Perspective: Lessons in Seeing the Big Picture from a Journey of 71 Million Miles”, Garan’s breakthrough book, was released on February 2, 2015.


If you are interested in exhibiting or would like to learn more about JEC Americas in Houston, please contact Peter Zezima at


To read more about Ron Garan, please visit JEC Americas: Ron Garan Keynote


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