High Tech Coating Solutions To Enable Electric And Autonomous Vehicles
Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, USA
Conference Room C
11:20 - 11:40
PPG views functional coatings as required enablers to the future of mobility and to the radical change occurring within the transportation industry. Leveraging 135 years of expertise, PPG has developed differentiated and value added mobility coating solutions. PPG will overview the company's battery cell cathode binders, battery pack/assembly coatings, functional interior coatings and outdoor sensor coatings.
Dave Malobicky has been with PPG for over 25 years and is the Global Director of PPG's Mobility business. Under Dave's leadership, PPG's Mobility business is developing a broad portfolio of advanced coatings that play key roles in the deployment of autonomous and battery electric vehicles. These products include exterior coatings that enhance vehicle visibility to light detection and ranging (LIDAR) systems; easy-to-clean coatings that help prevent obstruction of autonomous vehicle sensors; and environmentally-sensitive cathode and anode coatings used to store and transfer energy within modern lithium ion batteries. Dave also focuses on identifying new technologies and opportunities in this growing market. Throughout his career, Dave has leveraged his extensive experience in launching new products to drive customer value and improved product performance. Prior to his Mobility role Dave held multiple leadership positions including Commercial Director PPG Mobility, General Manager Electronic Materials PPG Industrial Coatings and Business Manager in PPG's Aerospace business unit. Dave holds a MBA from Saint Francis University and a Bachelor's degree from West Virginia University.
Founded in 1883 as Pittsburgh Plate Glass by Captain John B. Ford and John Pitcairn in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Today, PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, and specialty materials. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company.