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Troy Aikman to Keynote NACE Opening General Session

The International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE) has announced that former NFL quarterback and Hall of Famer Troy Aikman will be the NACE 2006 keynote speaker. DuPont Performance Coatings is the sponsor of the Opening General Session taking place Thursday morning, November 2 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

"It is with great pride that DuPont will sponsor Troy Aikman as this year's NACE keynote speaker. Troy set the mold of what a NFL quarterback should be during his 11 year career with the Dallas Cowboys," said Raymond Anderson, Vice President Refinish Americas, DuPont Performance Coatings.

While his football accomplishments are impressive, Troy's business successes are equally outstanding. During his presentation, "Playing a Winning Game," Troy will share experiences from his football career, dealership ownership and recent NASCAR involvement. His successes both on and off the field have allowed him to gain a solid understanding of what it takes to be a winner in any situation. From team building and partnerships, to entrepreneurialism and charitable contributions - Troy's message will undoubtedly have an effect on the NACE audience.

"Most know Troy as a record-setting, All-Star quarterback from his dominating performances as a college and NFL athlete. Others have come to know him from his career as a FOX Sports analyst. But, many may not know that Troy is the owner of a top-performing Texas Ford dealership (Troy Aikman Ford in Dallas), and co-owner of one of NASCAR's newest racing teams (Hall of Fame Racing). And for years, Troy has used his success as an athlete and a winning personality to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for children through his charity (The Troy Aikman Foundation). Whether it's the Super Bowl or one of his many business endeavors, Troy knows how to win. We are pleased that Troy will bring his winning spirit to NACE 2006," continued Anderson.

NACE 2006 will be held Nov. 1-4, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The educational Conference will run from Nov. 1-4 (Wednesday-Saturday), and the Exposition will take place Nov. 2-4 (Thursday-Saturday). The event will again be held during Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week (AAIW), taking place that same week in Las Vegas.

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