Pavel Duchek, TIP General Secretary, accepted the invitation received from the Embassy of the USA in the Czech Republic, Whitford Corporation and the University of West Bohemia (Západočeská univerzita v Plzni – ZČU) and took part in a gala reception on 10 April 2018 for the occasion of Whitford Corporation entering the Czech market.
The reception took place at the Ambassador’s residence in Prague and also involved a technical presentation of Whitford Corporation’s competencies in altering the friction characteristics of surfaces. The presentation was made by Mr Valer Chrenko from Whitford Corporation – Central Europe. ZČU representative, Mr Petr Kavalír, head of ZČU’s New Technologies Research Centre stated that ZČU had begun collaboration with Whitford Corporation in the field of applying specific structures to base materials.
The USA Ambassador in the Czech Republic, Mr Stephen B King, who opened the reception, stressed amongst other matters that he was focused on supporting mutual trade and learning about companies from the Czech Republic and USA.
Following the presentation, Pavel Duchek held a discussion with Whitford Corporation representatives, and invited them to some of TIP’s upcoming meetings where they could present their technical capabilities and experience, and invited them to co-operate more closely with us.