Advanced Thermal Management 2018

Thermal management development, technologies and components

Date: April 19, 2018

Venue: The Baronette Renaissance Detroit-Novi Hotel. 27790 Novi Road, Novi, MI 48377.

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ITB’s annual Advanced Thermal Management 2018 conference provides attendees with a forum to address the latest vehicle, systems, components, and materials challenges and solutions. Sign up to attend and join industry experts for a full day of presentations and face-to-face conversations.

Build your network, take part in business development discussions and learn how thermal management technologies and the value chain are changing. This event provides valuable insights for shaping future product and program plans, as well as market and technical developments.

Click the links on the right to register to attend and view the complete program agenda. Seating is limited so sign up now to secure your participation.


In conjunction with our technical event, ITB is also hosting a half day workshop focused on key developments, trends and value propositions for advanced vehicle thermal management systems. Click HERE for complete workshop details and registration options.


Please contact Mr. Bryan Eldredge, Program Manager – Conferences, if you have any questions or interest in enhancing your visibility in 2018 through exhibiting or sponsoring at this event.

Tel: 1 (248) 380-6310 • Email:

CONFERENCE AGENDA - April 19, 2018


Registration and Continental Breakfast


Welcome and Thermal Megatrends Overview
Sean Osborne, Director - The ITB Group (U.S.A.)
Regulations and Vehicle / System Developments


Technology Assessment for Greenhouse Gas Reductions in Light Duty Vehicles
Dr. Kevin Bolon, Office of Transportation and Air Quality - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S.A.)


KEYNOTE PRESENTATION - Thermal System Innovation
Ryan Gaul, Executive Vice President, Business Development - Gentherm (U.S.A.)


Thermal System Simulation from Conventional to Electrified Vehicles
Katsuya Minami, Chief Engineer - Honda R&D (Japan)


Networking Break


Thermal Management Challenges and Opportunities in EVs and PHEVs
Sudhi Uppuluri, Technical Director, Co- founder - Computational Sciences Experts Group (U.S.A.)


Vehicle Thermal Management System (VTMS) Capable of Balancing the Need of Multiple Electric Vehicle Subsystems
Fabrice Chopard, Head of Thermal Management Laboratory - Hutchinson (France)


Technologies in Transition - A Live Survey


Material, Component, and Sub-system Developments


New Generation of Coolant Resistant High Performance Materials
Volker Plehn, Director Business Development - Toray Resin Company (U.S.A.)


Material Developments to Improve or Inhibit Heat Transfer
Vince Mungioli, Business Development Manager, PPS - Sun Chemical Corporation (U.S.A.)


Thermoplastic Cooling Lines: Efficient Solutions for Current and New Powertrains
Olivier Farges, Director OEM Marketing and Jeff Beach, Segment Manager Automotive and Mobility - Evonik (Germany and U.S.A.)


Dynamic Vibration Behavior of Vehicle Heat Exchanger: Correlation of CAE Analysis with Experimental Results
Mahdi Rajabpour, CAE Cooling Engineer and Dr. Yi Zhang, CAE Cooling Supervisor - Ford Motor Company (U.S.A.)


Networking Break


Smart Quick Connect Coupling for New Thermal Management Architecture
Laurent Guerbé, R&D and Innovation Director Europe - ARaymond Fluid Connection (France)


Unlocking the Full Potential of Climatized Seats: Fuel Efficiency and Range Impact
Dr. Vladimir Jovovic, Senior Manager
Advanced Engineering - Gentherm (U.S.A.)


Fuel Saving HVAC Technologies
Yuanpei Song, R&D Engineer - Denso (U.S.A.)


Performance Optimization Methods for EV Heat Pump Systems
Stefan Karl, R&D Manager, Technical Product
Lines - Valeo Thermal Systems (France)


Closing Remarks and Cocktail Reception
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Sean Osborne
Director - The ITB Group

Sean Osborne

Mr. Osborne leads the Thermal Management Practice at The ITB Group. He has been developing and implementing strategic visions as a technical executive in several organizations for over 15 years. Over the past 30 years he has accumulated extensive experience in automotive product development, including experience working in Europe and China as well as the United States. Two areas of his automotive specialization are thermal management and fuel systems. Mr. Osborne holds Masters Degrees in Engineering and Management from MIT and a BSEE from General Motors Institute.