Developments in Thermal Management and Plastic Powertrain Components 2020



Date: Tuesday, September 22 and Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Location: Virtual Meeting

Tine Zone: Eastern Daylight Time (GMT -4)

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic and for the safety of our clients, The ITB Group has reconfigured its annual Developments in Thermal Management and Plastic Powertrain Components 2020 conference as an online-only event. Many factors were considered when making this decision and we feel this format will provide the greatest advantages and exposure for our event participants.

ITB has been committed to providing industry leading events and content for over 20 years and we will continue to serve our clients in this virtual space.

Why Participate?

ITB’s Developments in Thermal Management and Plastic Powertrain Components event will focus on thermal management innovations for powertrain and passenger comfort advancements (day 1) and developments for plastic components for both ICE and e-Powertrain systems (day 2).  Leading industry participants will take part remotely to explore key issues related to systems, components, materials, development processes and techniques, and showcase their latest products and innovations.

The conference caters to global component and material suppliers, as well OEM leadership with participants finding excellent value in the presentation content, business development opportunities, and discussions with industry experts.  Plan now to participate, become part of the program agenda, and join your colleagues for an insightful event to learn more about how these powertrain technologies and the value chain are changing.

Opportunities to give a presentation and/or sponsor are available, and we welcome leading companies to take part in our event. Click the links on the right for complete details.

Contact Mr. Bryan Eldredge, Program Manager, The ITB Group if you have any questions.

Tel: +1 (248) 380-6310 • Email:

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Dr. Joel Kopinsky
Managing Director & Co-founder - The ITB Group
Sean Osborne
Director - The ITB Group

Dr. Joel Kopinsky

Dr. Kopinsky (Ph.D. Chemical Engineering and MBA) is responsible for The ITB Group’s consulting assignments in energy storage, vehicle emissions, plastic engine parts and glazing systems. Over the past 25 years he has completed a variety of strategic and technical feasibility consulting projects for leading suppliers, OEMs and investment banks in North America, Europe and Asia. In addition, he has completed numerous multiclient reports concerned with energy storage, glazing and powertrain technologies. In the 1980’s, Dr. Kopinsky worked at the General Motors Research Labs followed by the completion of his MBA at Columbia University. On the side, Dr. Kopinsky is an avid clarinetist and long-haul hiker.


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 a Master’s degree in Engineering and Management from MIT and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from General Motors Institute.