Electrified Vehicle Thermal Management and Engine Air/Cooling Systems 2019

Development, technologies and components

Date: June 13 and 14, 2019

Venue: The Sheraton Detroit-Novi Hotel, 21111 Haggerty Rd., Novi, Michigan, 48375



The ITB Group’s updated 2019 Electrified Vehicle Thermal Management and Engine Air/Cooling Systems conference focused on developments and innovations for powertrain and passenger comfort advancements (day 1) and engine air induction systems/components, e-boosting, engine cooling and material/process developments (day 2).

Over 210 industry experts took advantage of our unique learning environment and leveraged unrivaled content provided by our speakers. 25 leading presentations in 7 session over two days kept the audience engaged with valuable questions and follow up discussions spilling into our networking sessions and buzzing throughout the event. Attendees were also afforded the opportunity to discover engineering solutions in the adjacent exhibit hall, expand their network and engage is valuable face-to-face discussion with current and potential customers.

Click on the link at the right to view the program agenda.

Ready for 2020?

Planning for our 2020 conference is underway with the event taking place in Novi, Michigan on June 11 and 12, 2020.  Our event is held at the end of the North American International Auto Show preview week so be sure to capitalize on your time in Detroit and plan now to take part in our event. Options to present, sponsor and/or exhibit are available and complete details will be released soon.

In the meantime, please contact Mr. Bryan Eldredge, Program Manager, The ITB Group if you have any questions.

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

CONFERENCE AGENDA - Day One, June 13, 2019


Registration and Continental Breakfast


Welcome and Introductory Remarks

Mr. Sean Osborne, Director – The ITB Group


An Industry in Transition - A Live Audience Survey
Component Developments for Electrified Vehicles


Keynote: Characterization of the Thermal Attribute Impact on Electrified Vehicles’ Performance

Vehicle Energy Management Engineering – Ford Motor Company (former)


Autonomous Vehicles are not for Average Car Owners

Technical Director – Computational Sciences Experts Group


Benefits of Fuel Operated Heater for Optimizing PHEV-Thermal Management

Vice President Research and Technology – Eberspächer Climate Control Systems


Networking Break
Material Innovations for Electrification


Key Considerations for EV Thermal Management Material Specification

Advanced Engineering Manager, Automotive Thermal Systems – DSM Engineering Plastics


Prospective Material and Multi-layer Tube Solutions for Thermal Management Systems

Researcher – UBE Industries


Carbon Fiber TIM Thermal Solution Investigation for Maximizing System Power

Senior Applications Engineer – Dexerials


Use of DIC.PPS in Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Thermal Management Systems

Global Business Director,Engineering Plastics, Advanced Materials – Sun Chemical Corporation


Electrification System Enablers


Keynote: Synergy Through Integration

Group Leader,Engineering, Thermal Management – Schaeffler Group


Waste Heat Recovery and EGR, Complementary Enablers for Expanding Electric Operation on xHEV

Staff Engineer and Advanced Engineer – BorgWarner


Engineered Materials for a Dynamic Vehicle Thermal Management System

Marketing & Business Development Director – Hutchinson


Battery Thermal Management Solutions


Integrated Electric Vehicle Cabin and Battery Thermal Management System Using Onboard Phase Change Materials

Research & Development Engineer – AllCell Technologies


Under Pressure: Protecting Battery Enclosures with Passive Dual-Stage Venting

Senior Product Engineer, Battery Pack Venting – Donaldson


Thermal Management in EV’s And HEV’s: Smart Quick Connect Coupling for Regulating Batteries

Global QC R&D and Innovation Director – Raygroup


ClimateSenseTM: Passenger Comfort Solution for Increasing Driving Range of Electric Vehicles

Global Director of Advanced Engineering – Gentherm


Closing Remarks and Cocktail Hour
CONFERENCE AGENDA - Day Two, June 14, 2019


Registration and Continental Breakfast


Opening Remarks: ICE-Based Powertrains - Innovations Continue

Dr. Joel Kopinsky, Managing Director and Co-founder – The ITB Group

Evolving Thermal Systems


Changing Conventional Powertrain Cooling Systems

Mr. Sean Osborne, Director – The ITB Group


Friction Reduction by a lasting ePTFE Surface Coating on Elastomeric Dynamic Seals

Product Specialist – W. L. Gore


GENESTAR™ PA9T Solutions for Thermal Management and High Temperature Applications

New Application Development Manager – Kuraray


Performance of DIC.PPS for Thermal Management Modules (TMMs) in Engine Cooling Systems

Business Development Manager-PPS, Advanced Materials – Sun Chemical Corporation


Networking Break
Developments in Air Induction Systems


e-Supercharger: There is a Future?

Automotive Engine System Product Manager – Roechling Automotive


New Developments in HyTemp® HT-ACM for Charged Air Intake Systems

Senior Applications Development Chemist – Zeon Chemicals


Keynote: Overcoming New Challenges in Powertrain Industry by Expanding a Portfolio of Polyamide Solutions

Director, Technical Development, Performance Materials – BASF


Working Lunch


The Science of Influence and Persuasion - Utilizing Hard Science for Soft Skills

Chief Content Officer – Coursera


Enabling Innovation for Conventional Systems: Systematic Inventive Thinking

Chief Content Officer – Coursera


Closing Remarks
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Program Agenda



Ascend Performance Materials
DSM Engineering Plastics
GVS Filtration
Ritus Corp
Schrader Pacific
Sun Chemical
Zeon Chemicals

Related Research Reports

Maximizing Thermal Management Technology Value

Thermal Management Advancements for Electrified Vehicles

Powertrain Fluid Control

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Sean Osborne
Director - The ITB Group
Dr. Joel Kopinsky
Managing Director & Co-founder - 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 a Master’s degree in Engineering and Management from MIT and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from General Motors Institute.


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.