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.

Dalton Conlon

North American Applications Engineer for the Automotive Component Solution

Dalton Conlon is the North American Applications Engineer for the Automotive Component Solution group with Henkel Corporation. Appointed in May 2017, he brings structural engineering experience from work in body in white applications. Coupled with his Mechanical Engineering degree from Wayne State University, he leads the e-Mobility initiative and is tasked as the technical expert on electric drive, battery, and power conversion components. Read More

Brooke Virost

North American e-Mobility Business Development Manager

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 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. Read More