Modified Asphalt Workshop Lineup Announced;
Will Include New Roofing Session

The Association of Modified Asphalt Producers 2018 Conference & Workshop 
will be held at the Sheraton Grand, Phoenix AZ February 6 to 8, 2018.

On February 6, the association will conduct a comprehensive 6-hour workshop on modifiers that improve technical, life-cycle, and economic performance of asphalt.

New Session on Modified Asphalt Roofing Products

This year, a 2-hour breakout session on modified asphalt for roofing products has been added to the curriculum. This session will feature segments on modifiers for roofing products, shingles and underlayments. Participants will have the option of sitting in on a paving session covering mix design and pavement preservation (Session 2A) or the roofing segment (Session 2B).

Experts Across the Field

A group of highly respected industry experts has been assembled to present each aspect of the workshop.

Whether you are new to the industry or have years of experience, this Workshop has common sense value to help engineer better performing and cost effective asphalt products.  See the  speakers and sessions lineup  below.


Date and Time
Tuesday February 6, 2018
Workshop: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Exhibits Open: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Reception: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

What's Included
  • Course workbook
  • 6 PDH Certificate
  • Lunch
  • Networking reception from 5:30 pm to 7 p.m.
  • Access to the exhibit area
Register online or find more information on the Workshop and Conference .

NOTE: HOTEL CUTOFF DATES ARE APPROACHING (January 6 for the Sheraton, January 12 for the Westin), so make your room reservations today.

Call 330-714-4117 or email

Workshop Speakers and Sessions

Session 1

Asphalt Modification Introduction
  • Background
  • Why Modify
  • Distresses in Asphalt
  • Modifier Types

Ron Corun

Specialty Products Manager

Associated Asphalt Partners

Chemical and Polymer Options
  • Compatibility
  • Analysis of Polymers
  • Monomers and Polymers
  • Physical States
  • Effects of Polymers
  • Benefits of PMA
  • Morphology
  • Solubility and Separation

Bob Kluttz

Technical Market Development Manager

Kraton Polymers

Common Modifiers
  • Chemical Additives
  • Crumb Rubber
  • Polymers
  • Engineered Binders
  • Best Practices
Ken Grzybowski


PRI Asphalt Technologies
Session 2A Breakout: Pavements

Modified Mix Design
  • Optimized Mix Design
  • Material Selection
  • Best Practices
  • Ensuring Performance
  • Lab Handling and Storage
  • Mixing and Compaction

Mike Anderson

Director, Research and Laboratory Services

Asphalt Institute

Pavement Preservation
  • Why's and How's
  • Resources
  • Field Results
  • Emerging Issues

Delmar Salomon, Ph.D.


Pavement Preservation Systems
Session 2B Breakout: Modified Asphalt Roofing

Modified Bitumen Roofing
  • Markets & Applications
  • PMA Composition
  • Specifications and Performance

Bob Kluttz

Technical Market Development Manager

Kraton Polymers

Mod-Bit Shingles
  • Markets & Applications
  • PMA Composition
  • Specifications and Performance

Eileen Dutton

Vice President, Technical Services

Malarkey Roofing Products

Modified Underlayments
  • Markets & Applications
  • PMA Composition
  • Specifications and Performance
Jonathan Davis

Polymer Modified Asphalt Team Leader

Owens Corning

Session 3

Modified Emulsions
  • Modified Emulsions
  • Polymer Networks
  • Impact on Performance

Chris Lubbers

Market Development Manager

Kraton Polymers

Contractors' Guide
  • Terminal Handling
  • Plant Operations
  • Hot Mix Plant Handling
  • Laydown of Modified
  • Contractor Liquid Asphalt QC Plan

Ron Corun

Specialty Products Manager

Associated Asphalt Partners

Field Experience
  • Design Life Stages of U.S. Highways
  • Life Cycle Cost Analysis
  • Actual Field Results
Laurand Lewandowski, Ph.D.

Director of Asphalt Innovation

Owens Corning

Rheology and Testing
  • Superpave Testing to M320 and M332
  • Active Research
  • Product Benchmarking
  • Comparative Testing
John Casola

Rheology Specialist

Malvern Instruments

See You in Phoenix! 

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I look forward to seeing you in Phoenix.

Sincerely yours,

Jim Sattler
Executive Director, Association of Modified Asphalt Producers

Better Roads from Better Technology