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As the volume of Battery Electric Vehicles increases, so too does the need for multi-substrate, lightweight designs that offer enhanced protection of the battery against intrusion in the event of an accident. This Webinar will discuss the ability of structural bonding to deliver increased resistance to fatigue over riveted or welded assemblies, while offering high adhesion across alternate substrate options. Results of a simulation engineering project by Henkel and RLE International will be discussed, which demonstrate significant mass reduction, while achieving crash performance targets, using structural hybrid solutions.
Bill Brown, Senior Applications Manager, Henkel
Bill Brown is currently a Sr. Applications Engineer for Henkel Corporation, focusing on adhesive and sealant solutions within the Automotive / Transportation market. He was hired by Henkel (Loctite) Corp. in 1997. He has a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Michigan State University. His prior experiences within Henkel include providing technical support for automotive electrical / electronic components, electric vehicle manufacturers, structural bonding and powertrain gasketing.
Brooke Virost, North American e-Mobility Business Development Manager, Henkel
Brooke Virost is the North American e-Mobility Business Development Manager for Acoustic and Structural Solutions with Henkel Corporation. Her technical experience ranges from managing Henkel’s adhesive portfolio in the body-in-white structural industry to leading global launches and supporting multiple OEM platforms. Previous to this role, Virost worked in mechanical engineering and quality engineering, with roles such as Launch Engineer and Design and Release engineer. Virost provides key technical knowledge for the acoustic and structural team on baffles, tapes, inserts and adhesive structural and sealing solutions. Virost received her degree in Biochemistry from Kettering University in 2015 and is currently working on an MBA from the University of Michigan.