North American Automotive Market Sales Manager
Thomas Parker is responsible for INFICON’s automotive sales in North America, supporting the company’s growing focus and investment in the automotive market. He is considered an industry expert on leak testing of automotive parts, systems and final vehicle assembly processes. Recently in the electric mobility market, Parker has spoken on IP67 ingress protection and how it relates to battery pack design and testing during manufacturing. Other topics such as cell leak testing and leak testing the thermal management system within the battery pack are topics of interest. Parker previously had been the company’s leak detection segment manager for the eastern United States. He joined INFICON in 2006 as a key account manager for the Southeast. Parker holds a degree in engineering from Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, Georgia and an MBA from Syracuse University
This discussion will cover recent research by INFICON of how to best correlate and satisfy IP67 water ingress standards to the complete battery pack assembly. Best practices to test the thermal management system will also be reviewed, as well as tricks and ideas on how to best confirm that the process is yielding desired results with traceability.