Event Phone: 248-457-3200
- Performance Colors in Motion
September 25, 2018
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
The Detroit Colour Council is pleased to announce that our September 2018 event topic will be Performance Colors in Motion presented by Brett Golliff and Dr. Linda Gerhardt.
This event will be held at Automation Alley, Troy Michigan.
Brett Golliff – Design Manager – Chevrolet Performance and Passenger Car Color & Trim
Brett Golliff is the design manager for Global Chevrolet Color and Trim. Before his current role, Golliff focused on Chevrolet performance vehicles.
His most recent work can be seen on the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro and the seventh-generation Corvette, including the new 2019 Corvette ZR1, the most capable Corvette ever.
Brett’s design philosophy is simple, and perfect for Chevrolet. “Form follows function,” said Golliff. “Successful design is nothing without a purpose and reason for being. It should always be routed in function. Once you have the function you are solving for, make it look beautiful.”
Before his career at Chevrolet, Brett worked as a shoe designer for New Balance. He has a vast history and love for footwear design and streetwear, which started in 1993. You can find many of his thoughts on the industry on his Instagram, @golliff.
Golliff spends his free time with his wife, two children and their puggle.
Dr. Linda Gerhardt – Global Paint Quality Lead – QRD, PQ, Competitive Benchmarking
Dr. Linda Gerhardt is currently the Global Lead for Paint Quality at General Motors, where her responsibilities include instrumental surface appearance and color harmony, competitive benchmarking, and paint warranty. She holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Wayne State University, a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Wayne State University. Linda was recently inducted into the Engineering Society of Detroit College of Fellows and she is a Design for Six Sigma Black Belt. She is also a board member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), an editorial board member of Tech Century magazine, and a member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ).
Her real passion, however, is mentoring and working with kids. At GM, she has coordinated Take Your Child to Work Day Events for her department for nearly a decade. She has also been the engineer mentor / educator for the very successful St. John Lutheran Future City team for 10 years. Over the past ten years, her team of middle schoolers has been honored with 8 Michigan Regional Championships and 5 Top 5 National Finishes, including 4 Top 3 Finishes in the past 5 years and back-to-back National Championships in 2014 and 2015. In addition, she recently mentored a team of seniors from Cass Technical High School in Detroit on a color preference study of the i-Generation for a poster session at the 2018 FOCUS Conference and participated in the 2018 University of Detroit Mercy STEPS program that introduces and encourages high school girls to pursue degrees and careers in STEM fields.
Registration begins at 11:30 am
Lunch at 12 noon
Meeting to immediately follow