The 90 minute session will focus on brake system requirements for high performance vehicles, including how they differ from standard brake systems. It will also deal with the questions of how the focus on performance and safety may compromise comfort and component life. Panelists will also address the future of this market.
Mr. Ruiz has more than 25 years of automotive brake component and friction materials experience as well as an extensive background in race car design, engineering, and manufacturing. His contributions to the industry include four patents for brake innovations and technology, including the optimal airflow AeroRotor®, the removable bolt-in bridge that makes StopTech® two-piece calipers stiffer than most monoblock designs, and the directional AeroHat® that further improves airflow and cooling, and two patents pending.
“It is a great honor to be selected for this panel,” said Ruiz. “The group includes representatives from several major OEMs and myself. I think it says a lot about our company and the StopTech brand that we will be speaking alongside such well-established players - considering that we started StopTech just over a decade ago.” He added, “I look forward to speaking about the future of high performance brake systems and how technological and environmental issues are shaping the way we approach the design of a new system and in fact a whole new paradigm that is emerging.”
The 31st annual SAE 2013 Brake Colloquium & Exhibition, which will be held October 6-9, 2013 at the Sawgrass Marriott in Jacksonville, Florida, will bring together renowned brake industry experts from around the world to learn about, present and display the latest scientific discoveries and technological innovations in brake materials, components, systems, testing, modeling and aftermarket solutions.