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Innovative Material Solutions To Address Electric Vehicle Safety & Thermal Management Challenges


May 11, 2021 11:41 AM

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Nathan Whitford
Global Product Manager Electric Vehicle & Battery @H.B. Fuller
With 18 years of Adhesive and Sealants experience, Nathan has spent most of his career in the Automotive Industry. He has held a wide range of positions ranging from Key Account Management, Business Development Management, Director of Technical Sales, Business Management, and now Global Product Management. He is focused and passionate about working closely with customers to understand their challenges and providing innovative adhesive and sealant solutions to solve them. Nathan holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from Michigan State University.
Elizabeth Knazs
Business Development Manager Electric Vehicle and Battery @H.B. Fuller
Elizabeth is a Business Development Manager focused on electric vehicles and batteries at H.B. Fuller. Elizabeth holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Louisiana State University. She began her career at Dow chemical as an Analytical Chemist, moving to Application Specialist and Technical Service for Solar in 2005. In 2013 she accepted a role as the Quality Coordinator, then in 2015 Quality/Analytical Leader at Dow Chemical. Elizabeth spent the majority of her 14 years with Dow Chemical focusing on adhesives and sealant for different markets, helping create innovative solutions in new markets where she received 3 patents and several awards. Moving to H.B. Fuller in 2018 she is primarily focused on providing new innovation adhesive technologies for the electrical vehicle and battery market. Elizabeth has 17 years of experience in the chemical industry and is passionate about providing solution to solve tomorrow’s challenges.
Dr. Marlen Valverde
Business Development Manager for the Automotive and EV Markets @H.B. Fuller
Dr. Marlen Valverde is a Business Development Manager for the Automotive and EV markets at H.B. Fuller with a passion for customer support and satisfaction. With over 20 years of experience in the chemical industry, Dr. Valverde has expertise in adhesion science and adhesive formulation, structure-property relationship of polymers, strategic planning, project management and business communication. She has published technical articles in peer-review journals and has authored several patents. Dr. Valverde holds a PhD degree from Iowa State University, where she completed the program in Organic Chemistry with a focus in synthesis of biobased polymers.