management team

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Mark Zager

Chief Executive Officer

Mark is an experienced start-up CEO with more than 12 years in senior management of technology and early stage ventures.
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Dr. Robert Hamers

Chief Science Officer & Co-Founder

Dr. Hamers is the former chair of the chemistry department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and coordinates research regarding the interface between Silatronix electrolytes and advanced anodes and cathodes.
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Dr. Robert West

Co-Founder

Dr. West is an emeritus professor within the chemistry department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and oversees the synthesis and purification work for OS compounds at Silatronix.

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Dr. Arthur Homa

Chief Technical Officer

Dr. Homa has over 30 years of experience in developing battery technologies and electrochemical systems. Dr. Homa has lead R&D groups in early stage energy storage companies.
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Carl Thoemmes

VP Global Sales & Marketing

Carl is an experienced global sales and business development leader. He comes to Silatronix from Flextronics, where he was a Director of Global Account Management, and Inventus Power a major li-ion battery solutions integrator.
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Dr. Deborah Gilbert

Vice President R&D

Dr. Gilbert has 20 years of corporate R&D experience developing battery technologies and over 25 years direct experience with materials synthesis and characterization.
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Scott Higgins

VP Operations & Supply Chain

Scott has over 25 years experience leading global supply and operations teams from large corporations and early stage start ups.

Board of directors

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Board Member

Scott is a Managing Director and head of technology practice at Venture Investors, LLC, a Midwest based venture capital firm. He serves on the boards of numerous early stage technology companies.
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David w. Dorheim

Chairman of the Board

David has over 35 years of experience in leadership positions in battery/energy storage companies and provides strategy, marketing, business development, and general management support.
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Dr. robert hamers

Chief Science Officer & Co-Founder

Dr. Hamers is the former chair of the chemistry department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and coordinates research regarding the interface between Silatronix electrolytes and advanced anodes and cathodes.
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Mark Zager

Chief Executive Officer

Mark is an experienced start-up CEO with more than 12 years in senior management of technology and early stage ventures.
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Dr. Robert West

Co-Founder

Dr. West is an emeritus professor within the chemistry department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and oversees the synthesis and purification work for OS compounds at Silatronix.

advisors

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Mr. Kuniyasu Oya

Technical Advisor

Mr. Kuniyasu Oya spent 37 years in battery development at Sony, and was a key figure in the development of the first commercial Li-ion battery, launched in 1991. Before his retirement from Sony in January 2014, he was the Director of Li-ion Battery R&D.
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Dr. Takeshi Abe

Technical Advisor

Dr. Takeshi Abe is a professor in the Graduate School of Engineering at Kyoto University. His research is focused on Li-ion battery technology, and he is globally recognized as a thought leader and researcher in Li-ion battery electrolytes.
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Dr. Tadahiko Kubota

Electrolyte Advisor

Electrolyte expert with over 30 years experience in battery development with an emphasis in bringing new additives to market. Over the past 10 years focused on commercial development of electrolyte additives at Sony (Murata).
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Mr. Tom Dougherty

Technical Advisor

Mr. Dougherty is a former Director of Advanced Battery and Hybrid Systems for Johnson Controls. He is currently working in the energy field on energy conservation and conversion projects

 

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Mr. Yoshio Nishi

Technical Advisor

Mr. Nishi is a retired Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer from Sony. At Sony, he led the research, development, and production effort to launch the first commercial Li-ion battery in 1991.
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Dr. Jack Deppe

Technical Advisor

Dr. Jack Deppe is a member of the USABC Technical Advisory Committee and the USDrive. He works closely with the DOE energy storage national laboratory programs.