Automotive Battery Pack Integration 2024

    Date: June 12, 2024

    Venue: Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel. 21111 Haggerty Rd., Novi, MI 48375 USA

    Format: In-Person

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    Sponsored by (click the logos for company information):

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    ITB’s first annual battery pack integration conference takes place on June 12th, 2024, and focuses on commercialization of solutions to reduce cost while improving performance. Developments for integrating battery pack component functions, to simplify designs, and reduce or eliminate materials while continually ensuring safety requirements will be presented.

    Plan now to attend and leverage our event to meet OEMs with engineering challenges, and connect with companies throughout the supply chain who are improving technologies and designs. This conference promotes exchanging ideas and sets the stage for continuing discussions, meetings, and business collaborations. CLICK HERE to view the program agenda.

    Want to showcase your technologies and developments shaping the future of battery packs, components and materials, and promote your industry capabilities and position? Sign up as a sponsor and/or exhibitor. 


    In conjunction to this event, ITB is hosting its annual Thermal Management Systems 2024 conference on June 13th (same venue). Opportunities to participate in both events are available!


    CONFERENCE AGENDA (subject to change) - June 12, 2024

    7:30 a.m.

    Registration, Networking, and Continental Breakfast

     

    SESSION 1: Battery Pack Systems

    8:40 a.m.

    Welcome and Opening Remarks:
    Sean Osborne, Vice President - The ITB Group

    9:00 a.m.

    Sustainable, Cost Effective, Next Generation HV Battery Enclosure Development
    Adam Halsband, Managing Director - Forward Engineering North America

    9:30 a.m.

    A Comprehensive Modeling Approach to Optimize Pressure And Moisture Management in Battery Packs
    Dr. Vineet Rakesh, R&D Scientist - W.L. Gore

    10:00 a.m.

    High Efficiency Busbar Welding
    Mark Norfolk, President - Fabrisonic

    10:30 a.m.

    Networking Break

     

    SESSION 2: Material Innovations

    11:10 a.m.

    Advanced Adhesive Technologies for Battery Pack Assembly
    Shaun Bruno, Lead Application Engineer - Henkel

    11:40 a.m.

    Adhesive and Sealant Solutions for Battery Pack Integration
    Cristina Uribe, Senior Technical Service Engineer and Jesse Wenning, Technical Service Manager - Bostik

    12:10 p.m.

    Increasing Battery Pack Performance through PPA Materials
    Dr. Matthew Parkinson, Head of Technical Development - BASF

    12:40 p.m.

    Lunch

    1:50 p.m.

    New Polycarbonate Based Products with High CTI and Flame Retardancy for EV Applications
    Dr. XY Li, Product Technology Lead for Mobility Interior and EV Packaging and Dr. Constantin Schwecke, Lead of Global Industrial Marketing Mobility - Covestro

    2:20 p.m.

    Long chain polyamides for Thermal Management and High Voltage application in BEVs
    Dr. Christian Kochanek, Business Development Manager - Evonik

    2:50 p.m.

    Specialty Polymers That Can Take the Heat in Battery Pack Applications
    Greg Poterala, Global Marketing Manager, Jiwen Wu, Global Marketing Manager, Gaurav Amarpuri, Sr. Research Scientist - Syensqo

    3:20 p.m.

    Networking Break

     

    SESSION 3: Battery Pack Thermal Integration

    3:45 p.m.

    Beyond Battery Cycling – How to Ensure Your Thermal Systems are Sized and Validated Before Installation
    Mike Pendleton, Technical Director of Battery - Element Materials Technology

    4:15 p.m.

    Pack Design Strategies for Faster Charging, Extending Range, and Enhancing Safety through Thermal Management
    Bret Trimmer, Application Engineering Manager - NeoGraf Solutions

    4:45 p.m.

    Battery Pack Case with Flexible Foldable Heating Element
    Marco Barbolini, Product Manager Thermal - Roechling

    5:15 p.m.

    Closing Remarks
     

     

    For questions or to reserve your space and confirm your participation at our upcoming conference, please contact Mr. Bryan Eldredge, Program Director, The ITB Group.

    Tel: +1 (248) 380-6310 • Email: beldredge@itbgroup.com

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    Sponsors and Exhibit Options

    Exhibitors To-Date

    Arkema

    Ascend Performance Materials

    BASF

    Bontaz

    Covestro

    Evonik

    Kuraray

    Sun Chemical

    Teknor Apex

    TI Fluid Systems

    Zeon Chemicals


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    Evolving Plug-in and Hybrid Vehicle Thermal Management

    Fluid Control and Conveyance Advancements for Electrified Vehicles

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    Sean Osborne
    Vice President - The ITB Group
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    Sean Osborne

    Mr. Osborne leads vehicle efficiency, thermal and fluid management initiatives at The ITB Group. He has been developing and implementing strategic visions as a executive in several organizations for 25 years. Over the past 35 years he has accumulated extensive experience in automotive development, including experience working in Europe and China as well as the United States. Areas of his automotive specialization are vehicle efficiency, thermal and fluid management, fuel systems, and communications networks. Mr. Osborne holds Master’s degrees in Engineering and Management from MIT and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from General Motors Institute.

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    Adam Halsband
    Managing Director - Forward Engineering North America
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    Adam Halsband

    Mr. Halsband is Managing Director of Forward Engineering North America where he is focused on maximizing quality, performance, and cost for challenging automated manufacturing applications. He previously worked at the GM Tarrytown assembly plant involved with improving high volume multi-material vehicle manufacturing, which has been central to his roles throughout his career. Mr. Halsband holds a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from GMI Engineering and Management Institute, and a MBA from Webster University.

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    Dr. Vineet Rakesh
    R&D Scientist - W.L. Gore
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    Dr. Vineet Rakesh

    Dr. Rakesh works as an R&D Scientist at W.L. Gore & Associates, where he leads the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modeling efforts. He provides expertise to various Gore businesses including batteries, automotive, and clean energy. Prior to joining Gore, Dr. Rakesh worked as a Scientist at CFD Research Corporation and at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command. He has published 30+ peer-reviewed journal articles, a book, and received 3 patents. Dr. Rakesh received his Bachelor’s degree from Indian Institute of Technology in 2003, as well as a Ph.D. from Cornell University in 2009.

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    Matt Norfolk
    President - Fabrisonic
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    Matt Norfolk

    Mr. Norfolk is the President and CEO of Fabrisonic where he leads the company in the commercialization of Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing (UAM) Technology. Mr. Norfolk has over 25 years of experience in manufacturing, R&D, and shop floor management. Prior to Fabrisonic, he was a Senior Project Manager at EWI, where he managed research and programs for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Department of Energy, as well as varied commercial customers. Mr. Norfolk holds a Bachelor’s degree in welding engineering from Ohio State University as well as an MBA from the University of Iowa.

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    Dr. Shaun Bruno
    Lead Application Engineer - Henkel
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    Dr. Shaun Bruno

    Dr. Bruno is the Lead Application Engineer for Thermal/Battery at Henkel. With nearly six years of experience as a Core Technology Leader at a battery technology company, his expertise spans various aspects of energy storage. Dr. Bruno has led research efforts in BiPolar Lead Acid Batteries and hydrometallurgical recycling processes, focusing on innovative catalytic cycles using environmentally safe materials to produce pure raw materials for multiple battery chemistries. Dr. Bruno earned his Bachelor's and Ph.D. degrees from Michigan State University, where he focused on the synthesis and characterization of energy materials.

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    Cristina Uribe
    Senior Technical Service Engineer - Bostik
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    Cristina Uribe

    Ms. Uribe currently serves as a Senior Technical Service Engineer for Durable Goods – Mobility at Bostik. Previously, she has worked as a Technical Development Professional in durable goods R&D, tech service, and as a product line specialist. Ms. Uribe holds a Bachelor’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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    Jesse Wenning
    Technical Service Manager - Bostik
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    Jesse Wenning

    Mr. Wenning currently works as a Technical Service Manager, Structural Adhesives for Mobility at Bostik. Past roles include work in composites engineering. Mr. Wenning holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from The Ohio State University.

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    Dr. Matthew Parkinson
    Head of Technical Development - BASF
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    Dr. Matthew Parkinson

    Dr. Parkinson is the Head of Technical Development at BASF Performance Materials where he leads teams responsible for supporting customers with their engineering plastic and composite product development. Prior to joining BASF, Dr. Parkinson held various product design engineering positions at Toyota, Honda, and Chrysler with a focus on thermoplastic and thermoset component design. Dr. Parkinson received his Ph.D. in Material Science and Engineering from the Rutgers University Energy Storage Group, his Master’s in Automotive Engineering from the University of Michigan, and his undergraduate in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University.

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    Dr. XY Li
    Product Technology Lead for Mobility Interior and EV Packaging - Covestro
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    Dr. XY Li

    Dr. Li joined Covestro in 2004 and currently operates as a Product Technology Lead for Mobility in interior and EV packaging. Over the years he has held positions with increasing responsibilities ranging from product development to innovation management. Dr. Li is an inventor of 20 granted US patents and an author of peer reviewed papers. Dr. Li holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in Macromolecular Science and Engineering.

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    Dr. Christian Kochanek
    Business Development Manager - Evonik
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    Dr. Christian Kochanek

    Dr. Kochanek joined Evonik in 2016 as project manager focusing on polyamide based composite materials and worked recently as Manager Extrusion Technologies within the Application Technology division. Currently he operates as Business Development Manager for Automotive and Mobility. In this role he is working on innovative applications of long chain polyamides. Dr. Kochanek holds a diploma in mechanical engineering from Technical University Dresden and finished his doctorate in mechanical engineering at RWTH Aachen University in 2016.

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    Greg Poterala
    Global Marketing Manager - Syensqo
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    Greg Poterala

    Mr. Poterala is an eMobility Marketing Manager with Syensqo’s Specialty Polymers Business. He lends marketing support to Syensqo’s commercial team on applications including elastomer sealing, transmissions/electric drive units, bearings, fuel, air, exhaust, and thermal management systems. Prior to joining Syensqo he worked in a variety of commercial roles with Arkema, Asahi Kasei Plastics, and Teknor Color. Mr. Poterala got his start in the polymers world as a summer Materials Lab associate at the Cadillac & BOC Group of GM while earning his Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Michigan.

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    Mike Pendleton
    Technical Director of Battery - Element Materials Technology
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    Mike Pendleton

    Mr. Pendleton is Technical Director of Battery at Element Materials Technology, where he leads the safety implementation for battery, technical leadership and development of future testing capabilities and capacities. Previously, he worked at Element’s Warren Michigan lab, where he led the battery and electrical groups and grew the business to support various cell, module, and pack validation needs within automotive. Mr. Pendleton has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. His graduate research focused on materials testing and characterization for cryogenic hydrogen. 

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    Bret Trimmer
    Application Engineering Manager - NeoGraf Solutions
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    Bret Trimmer

    Mr. Trimmer works as an Applications Engineering Manager at NeoGraft Solutions and in his career, he spent many years working with leading maritime battery manufacturers to allow their systems to pass stringent European regulatory standards for thermal runaway. Recently, he has focused on the EV, Drone, and Electric Airplane industries with goals to increase range per charge, allow faster charging, and prevent thermal runaway. Mr. Trimmer received his Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering from The University of Colorado Boulder and an MBA from The University of Phoenix.

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    Marco Barbolini
    Product Manager - Thermal, Roechling
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    Marco Barbolini

    Dr. Barbolini has more than 20+ years of experience in the plastic industry and his functional experience includes engineering, production, marketing, simulation, strategy appraisal, project and business management. He began work at Röchling Automotive as a materials engineer in 1997 and later worked as technology manager for blow molding, injection molding and welding. Currently he operates as Product Manager for engine systems and in 2018 added the responsibility of battery components and systems for BEVs. Dr. Barbolini has published many articles in the trade press, holds more than 20 patents and has earned a degree in Materials Engineering from the University of Trento, with a focus in sintered metallurgy.

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