Industry Event

Opportunities for European Companies in the Electric Vehicle (EV) Industry in Ohio

Join JobsOhio and the U.S. Embassy in Berlin on April 13 (8 am EST, 14:00 CET), for an informative session about the future of electric vehicles and how Ohio is paving the way to an electric future.

During this informative webinar, participants will learn about supply chain opportunities in the EV space in the U.S. Speakers include economic development experts from JobsOhio and industry leaders, including BASF and Benchmark Mineral Intelligence.

Ohio is ready for an EV future

Ohio is an automotive powerhouse and the largest producer of engines and transmissions for internal combustion vehicles. As the automotive sector shifts to EV manufacturing, the state is creating the building blocks to spur investment in the EV Supply chain. With talent, location and significant investment in R&D, Ohio is an ideal location for businesses looking to tap into this growing market. Opportunities exist from the supply of raw material, innovative research, through battery recycling.


Alina Harastasanu headshot

Alina Harastasanu

Sr. Manager, European Business Development


Jonathan Bridges

Managing Director, Automotive


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Andrew Leyland

Head of Strategic Advisory

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence

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Michael Burdick

Strategy Manager - Global Battery Materials

BASF Corporation


  • Gain an understanding of the main EV trends in the United States, how they benchmark globally, and what that means for your business.
  • Find out how recent investments in Ohio put the state on the forefront of the EV innovation.
  • Hear from experts about the value proposition of Ohio in the EV supply chain and where the opportunities for partnership exist.
  • Learn how JobsOhio can help companies with their growth plans through custom services and financial incentives.

About JobsOhio

JobsOhio is Ohio’s economic development organization charged with driving job creation and capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention, and expansion efforts. The JobsOhio team of industry experts understands the needs of growing businesses and supports them with the guidance, contacts, and resources necessary to succeed in Ohio.

About Benchmark

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence is the world’s leading IOSCO-regulated price reporting agency (PRA), proprietary data provider, and market intelligence publisher for the lithium-ion battery to electric vehicle (EV) supply chain.  Benchmark has advised many leading OEMs and oil & gas companies as to how to react to the rapid growth in Li-ion in both electric vehicles and energy storage systems. This includes advice on contract structures, commercial terms and direct investment into the sector.

About BASF

BASF Corporation is the largest affiliate of BASF SE and the second largest producer and marketer of chemicals and related products in North America. BASF is a leading cathode active material (CAM) supplier to battery producers for electrified vehicles around the world. Research and development activities combined with acquisitions have delivered a unique technology portfolio for lithium-ion batteries.