Brake Colloquium & Exhibition - 36th Annual

October 14-17, 2018 │ Palm Desert, CA, USA │ JW Marriott Desert Springs

Join us at the Brake Colloquium & Exhibition in 2018 to gain the most critical and up-to-date information on braking and brake systems for OE/aftermarket customers and end users. The Colloquium covers critical developments in both the ground vehicle and motorcycle industries. New topics for 2018 will include braking for autonomous vehicles and electric vehicles.

Participate in lively panel discussions, an unrivaled technical program, and a dynamic exhibition. Obtain the insights your company needs to stay competitive. Make plans now to attend with your colleagues from around the world and learn about the latest technology developments.

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Who Attends

Brake Colloquium and Exhibition is a must-attend event for experts who work with or in:

  • Brake friction and materials
  • Noise, vibration, and harshness
  • Testing
  • Quality Control
  • Technology, rotors, and calipers
  • Brake actuation
  • Electric and hybrid braking
  • Research and development
  • Engineering
  • Aftermarket
  • Sales and marketing

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Conference Supporters

Golf Outing Sponsors

Executive Committee

Roy Link

Chairman & CEO
Link Engineering Co.

Roy Eastham

VP Engineering
Hi-Pad Brake Technology

Richard Kaatz

General Motors LLC

Seong Rhee

SKR Consulting LLC

Daniel Sandberg

President & CEO
Brembo North America

Paul Smith

Senior Manager

William Vander Roest


Gregory Vyletel

V.P.-Global IAM Engineering-Braking
Federal-Mogul Motorparts

Advisory Board

Harald Abendroth


Yuichiro Akita

Honda R&D Americas Inc.

Jayashree Bijwe

Indian Institute of Technology

Bart Cann

BWI Group

Gilberto Crosa

John Fieldhouse

JDF Consulting

Peter Filip

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Kasem Issaraphithakkul

Compact International (1994) Co. Ltd.

Ho Jang

Korea University

Se-Il Kim

Hyundai Mobis

ShinWan Kim

KB AutoSys

Takashi Kudo

Akebono Corp.

Masaaki Nishiwaki

Kanagawa Institute of Technology

Georg Ostermeyer

TU Braunschweig

Kurt Person

HAYES Performance Systems

Mike Petrovski

Ford Motor Company

Kuldip Singh Rathee

Ask Automotive Pvt. Ltd.

Yukihiro Shiomi

Toyota Motor Corp.

S. Viji

Brakes India Pvt. Ltd.

Robert Waninger

Audi AG

James Webster

General Motors Global R&D

Marvin Weintraub

MHW Ltd.

Wang Yao

China Friction & Sealing Material Association

Technical Program Advisory Group

Carlos Agudelo

Link Engineering

Dave Antanaitis

General Motors

Eric Denys

Wolverine Advanced Materials

Richard Kaatz

General Motors LLC

Seong Rhee

SKR Consulting LLC

Gregory Vyletel

V.P.-Global IAM Engineering-Braking
Federal-Mogul Motorparts