Established in July 1992, The ITB Group serves participants in the global automotive market. By combining superior technical and business skills, The ITB Group develops actionable solutions for  a variety of clients including suppliers, OEMs and investment bankers.  We have a proven track record in increasing operating profitability through a solid understanding of both the technical needs and the business hurdles our clients face  in navigating the global automotive market.

The ITB Group's core competencies are:

International Presence

The firm's presence and familiarity with the business environment and the automotive culture in North America, Europe and the Far East provides a solid basis for its automotive consulting assignments.  However, ITB’s strategy has always been to deploy a key project manager with the required technical and global market knowledge irrespective of the geographic location of the assignment.

Technical Expertise
Advanced engineering degrees  together with many years of experience and specializations in specific application segments provide the firm's consultants with the relevant expertise to understand difficult technical issues that face their clients. Such issues may be related to vehicle system integration, component design and economics, material selection, manufacturing processes, or the long term impact of new government legislation.

Business Recognition
Widespread marketplace recognition and business experience enable the firm's consultants to interact with key automotive participants around the world. Participants include senior level managers, automotive research and design engineers, manufacturing managers, sales and marketing personnel, government officials and investment bankers.


The ITB Group's Managing Directors


Dr. Joel Kopinsky

Education:                Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering); M.B.A. (Finance + Management of


Experience:              GM Research (3 years); Automotive consultant (22 years)

Application Focus:    Fuel systems, powertrain– emissions and alternative technologies,

                               glazing and sealing systems

Functional Focus:     Technology forecasting, business development, due diligence

                               assistance and strategic planning


Ms. Mitra O’Malley

Education:                M.S. Plastics Engineering

Experience:              Automotive consultant (28 years)

Application Focus:    Interiors, exteriors, mass reduction, HMI and acoustic markets

Functional Focus:     Technology forecasting, business development, manufacturing cost

                               analyses, strategic planning and joint venture assistance



The ITB Group, Ltd.

39555 Orchard Hill Place, Suite 225

Novi, MI 48375

Phone: 248-380-6310


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