Testimonials 2021



We are looking forward to coming back to Foam Expo next year already…we’re already signed up and we’re ready to go!

Mark Daniels, Vice President Transportation, Sika Corporation

‘Trade shows are so important, you have the depth of impact, you have immediacy, and you get to see how everything works and what it does, that’s an opportunity that you can’t get online!’

Mr Hal Wilson – President - Air & Water Systems

‘The floor had so many people walking it, right from the beginning this morning, it’s incredible!

Jim Manter, Director of Operations, CIMACO Solutions

"The whole goal of this show is to expose our products to potential customers - so far it's been a success!’

Mike Wagner Delta ModTech Bus. Dev.

‘So far, Adhesives & Bonding Expo has been outstanding…we’ve already seen a lot of traffic, we hope to see a lot more, everything has been going really great’

Nathan Whitford, Global Product Manager for Electric Vehicle and OEM Team, H.B. Fuller

‘Foam Expo so far has been really, really good. We were really looking forward to get back to the industry, to talk to the customers, show what we can do and it’s great seeing all of the industry back together. So far, so good!

Gustavo Reyes Technical Customer Service Director, Henkel North America and Mexico

“Really good traffic, strong through both Tuesday and Wednesday so far. Definitely a diverse array of customers, people that are manufacturing, tier 1 suppliers, converters, which we love to see.”

Noah Thacker, 3M, Activation Marketer

‘We have been a long-time participant of the show since the first edition, this is our first show back and it’s good to be back and interacting with people face to face. It’s also great to see Foam Expo is expanding to adhesives as well as foam, that expansions lends well to our business’

Jon Campbell, Product Management Manager, Saint-Gobain Tape Solutions

‘This is our fourth show with Foam Expo and every year it’s been fantastic, we’re here to see all our customers and prospective customers and there’s a lot here’

Richard Hungerford JR, President & CEO, Edge-Sweets Company

‘It’s our first show out of COVID, everyone’s excited to be back on the road, shaking hands, talking to customers. Yesterday was really busy!’

David Carbone, Sr Manager, Channel Development, Henkel Corporation

‘We’re pleasantly surprised by the attendance here, we’ve been steady busy. It was good to see everybody again, and it builds confidence.’

Kevin Coz, Sales Manager, Pazliv NA


Testimonials 2019


"The show has been beyond our expectations; we've met people that we couldn't have met in any other way. We've made contacts with OEMs, engineers we've been dying to make contact with for a very long time and today we accomplished three or four of them. It's a great show."

Phil Foster, President/CEO, Fostek

“What a great collaboration of how to get all of one industry that fuels the automotive industry and others with foam and secondary suppliers and machinery under one roof.” 

Toby Spanos, OEM Sales Manager, LG Hausys America, Inc

“Foam Expo is very important for our company – this is our third year exhibiting. We’ve been involved in product demos with great success, and the traffic has been amazing today. We look forward to a good future, more attendees. We feel like we get really good leads, so we’re thankful for Foam Expo and for the years to come.”

Gino Ciroi, Account Manager, Domfoam

“The experience has been fantastic. You’re bringing everyone together in the entire industry. It spans all applications in one location and you have everyone here with their latest technology. You can meet different people all in one location. If you’re going to be in the polyurethane or foam industry, you have to be here.”

Jeff Hagar, Market Segment Manager – Transportation, BASF

“Last year we walked the show and saw there was good attendance, and we had a lot of positive feedback from our customers at the show. The quality of the people that have come through has been very good”

Chip Morrow, V.P. of Sales & Marketing, Recticel

“What a great collaboration of how to get all of one industry that fuels the automotive industry and others with foam and secondary suppliers and machinery under one roof.” 

Toby Spanos, OEM Sales Manager, LG Hausys America, Inc

“Foam Expo is the perfect show for Foam Supplies because it offers a platform for us to showcase our innovative technologies directly to industries focused on improving their manufacturing process and taking an environmentally friendly approach to source responsible materials.''

Todd Keske, COO, Foam Supplies, Inc. 

“It’s been a great day, we’ve had good steady traffic all day and we’ve identified a couple of potential new customers which we’re pretty excited about”

Mike Martoia, New Business Account Manager, Sunstar Engineering

“It’s been incredibly busy, we haven’t had a chance to stop yet!” 

Keenan Buys, Product Development, Foam Molders & Specialties

“Today has been a very busy day with heavy crowds and we’re looking forward to tomorrow!”

Mike Fitchett, Sales Manager, Midway Rotary Die Solutions

“It’s been a really positive day. Lots of good quality leads"

Rich Proctor, Senior Client Manager, Signet Mills

“We’ve had a lot of good conversations about our technology and we’re planning on coming back next year”

Alexander Frenzl, Business Field Manager - Glass, Ceramics and Building Materials, Netzsch Instruments North America LLC

“Day one has been a tremendous success. With the amount of customers we were able to meet today, we have generated enough business to cover our investment in the show – everything else is icing on the cake. We are already signed up for next year’s show and Foam Expo Europe”

Jon Brandon Williams, Sales Manager, Precision Blades Inc.

“It’s my first time at Foam Expo and it’s been a good experience. There’s a great range of exhibitors and tracks from academia through to industrial experts. The quality of conversation has been excellent. It’s a growing field and one that’s highly relevant to the automotive building huge number of industrial applications and seeing everyone from the supply chain”

Richard Collins, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx

“Foam Expo is an excellent platform to showcase our company’s products and abilities to our customers, in a single event in our home state.”

Rick Hungerford JR, President and CEO, Edge-Sweets

"I'm glad to see so many big names in one single place which is very useful to us"

Paulo Arruda, Operations Manager, Elasto Proxy Inc

“We have  met with a lot of our key customers and found some pretty decent leads so far”

Ana Wagner, Marketing Director, Dow Chemical

"This is the second year in a row we have attended Foam Expo and so far we've been totally book solid with customers".

Daniel Goellner, President, Manufacturers Supplies Co

“Speaking at the Conference was a good experience and is very worthwhile. The audience was very receptive and having the opportunity to speak about topics and markets that we are engaged in is very beneficial for Foam Expo”

Ewald HeersemaTechnical Business and OEM Manager, Zotefoams North America

From planning to show dates, the Smarter Shows team executes a class act trade show!  The Foam Expo has become the “must-attend” event for foam fabricators, converters, and distributors across North America.  It’s been a pleasure partnering with Jamie, Emily, and team…we can’t wait to attend this year’s event.

Lisa Bonner, Marketing & Strategic Accounts Manager, REX Performance Products

“From a foam perspective, there were the right people in the audience and there was a lot of interest in the number of questions after. The panellists too made the conference worthwhile”

Mark Polster, Technical Expert - Emissions Test Technology, Sustainability, Environment & Safety Engineering, Ford Motor Company 

“It’s been fabulous. We’ve got some great contacts as we’ve been hoping to. We believe we will have some potential partnerships as we move forward”

Wanda Nytes, Project Manager, Encapsys

“It’s been fantastic. A great collection of polyurethane foam technology; most I’ve seen in one place in 30 years. It’s a great show.”

Brent Hodge, Director of Engineering, Adient

“Speaking at the Foam Expo Conference was great, it is well attended by a diverse group of people – from automotive to adhesives and rubber industries – and is exciting to connect with these people by listening to presentations”

Hamdy Khalil PhD – Senior Global Director for Advanced Technologies and Innovation, Woodbridge Corporation

"The Foam Expo Conference was an excellent experience, I enjoyed having the opportunity to speak in front of such a diverse audience. There were people that we do not normally communicate with, that we could show our message about our transition. Overall, it exceeded my expectations”

Ernest B Wysong PhD, Global Technology Leader, Opteon™ Spray Foam & Panel Applications, Chemours Fluoroproducts

“Today’s been great, a lot of people have come by from a variety of industries, a lot of new industries for us, can’t wait to see what tomorrow’s like.”

Brady Van De Hey, Manufacturing Engineer, C3 Corporation

"I was very happy to be one of the presenters here at the first Foam Expo, I was surprised at the number of people that showed up and had a real interest in the different foam properties, processes, and products that were available.”

Michael Krupa, Technical Manager, Consumer Products, Performance Materials, BASF Corporation

“We’re meeting a lot of the key influential buyers, decision makers, engineers, so it’s been a super show.”

Phil Weaver, Sales Manager, Marian Inc.

“We’re very thrilled with the turnout of the show. It’s a good show because it’s specific to converting, which is what we like. We have already reserved the exact same booth for next year.”

Dan Goellner, Vice President, Manufacturers Supplies Company

“Speaking at the conference was very good, it was a big venue, very well attended and with lots of questions asked, so I made a lot of good contacts”

C Bruce Spivey, Prinicple Engineer, Lear Corporation

“Great first Foam Expo! It by far exceeded our expectation. We are signed up for next year and we look forward to seeing you all in 2018!”

Stephanie Smith, Executive Assistant of Administration and Marketing,  Fostek

“The expo’s been phenomenal. I’ve seen competitors, suppliers, old relationships. Thirty years I’ve been in the industry and never seen anything like it.”

Randy Knox, Manufacturing Representative, Technical Products, Foamcraft

“We’ve been in the foam business for 43 years and we’re thrilled with the traffic, with the connections, and everything that’s gone on here. We’ve signed up for next year already.”

Bob Germann, President, Custom Foam Systems

“It’s been fantastic, having multiple foam technologies under one roof, it’s been very effective for us.”

Jeff Goad, VP Technology, Rubberlite Incorporated

“For CCT it has been great, having not only customers but suppliers here to be able to interact, plan, and strategize. Having everyone in one place has been a great tool.”

Chris Razler, Sales Manager, CCT Tapes

“Many thanks again for your fantastic hosting of the Foam Expo show. Looking at the feedback you’ve been getting, clearly the show was a big success. Your hospitality was excellent as well!”

Duncan Geddes, Managing Director, Technical Foam Services

“It’s been an excellent experience, we have met great people, had a lot of good feedback from a lot of different companies and we’re looking forward to next year’s show.”

Rob Thomas, Account Manager, Otto Bock Polyurethane Technologies Inc

“This show is amazing.”

Victor Nava González, Business Development Manager, Woodbridge Foam Corporation

“Very serious visitors for our kind of business, definitely one of our best investments.”

Nishith Patel, CEO, Patcham USA

“It’s been fantastic.”

Mike Dalakis, VP Operations, kristoFOAM Industries Inc

“Foam Expo is the perfect show for Foam Supplies because it offers a platform for us to showcase our innovative technologies directly to industries focused on improving their manufacturing process and taking an environmentally friendly approach to source responsible materials.''

Todd Keske, COO, Foam Supplies, Inc.

"I had attended the USA Foam Expo and was pleased that I attended the show.  Walking around allowed me to visit pertinent booths as well as to see a few of my industry people.  The show was well attended and very helpful to represent the specialized foam I was looking for.  These specific products (EPP) are not previously attended to by any NA conferences.  I am looking forward to attending the show in 2019 in Novi, MI.  I also heard from a few of my colleagues attending that the German show this year was a positive show."

Mark Clark, MCWORKS, LLC