PITTSBURGH--()--Aquion Energy, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of revolutionary batteries and energy storage systems, has named Daniel Voelker as its Vice President of Engineering and Technical Operations. Mr. Voelker was previously Vice President, Engineering & Operations of Altair Nanotechnologies Inc., a provider of advanced lithium-ion energy storage systems.
“He has an outstanding track record developing technology products. His direct experience in commercializing and launching stationary energy storage systems is extremely relevant to Aquion. Dan’s expertise and leadership will be extremely valuable as we continue to scale the organization and establish a world-class company.”
“We are very pleased to welcome Dan to the Aquion team,” said Scott Pearson, Aquion’s CEO. “He has an outstanding track record developing technology products. His direct experience in commercializing and launching stationary energy storage systems is extremely relevant to Aquion. Dan’s expertise and leadership will be extremely valuable as we continue to scale the organization and establish a world-class company.”
Mr. Voelker has over 30 years of experience in a wide range of technology-based companies. Prior to Altair Nanotechnologies, Mr. Voelker served as the Vice President of Business Development & Sales and the Vice President of Operations for Wes-Tech Automation Solutions, a systems integration business supplying the automotive industry. Previously, Mr. Voelker served at DT Industries, Inc. for five years and at Duracell for more than sixteen years. His roles at Duracell included Project Engineer, Systems Engineering Manager, Plant Engineering Manager for Duracell’s lithium manufacturing operation and Director of Equipment Engineering for Duracell world-wide. He played a key role in Duracell product launches of lithium battery products and lithium plant startup, the on-cell battery tester, ultra alkaline batteries, as well as key capacity expansion initiatives for alkaline batteries globally.
About Aquion Energy
Aquion Energy, Inc. is a Pittsburgh-based company that is designing and manufacturing a revolutionary type of battery based on the research of Carnegie Mellon University Professor Jay Whitacre. The company has developed a novel, sodium-ion, aqueous electrolyte battery that will enhance the electrical grid by providing flexible, emissions-free capacity that optimizes existing generation assets and enables broad adoption of renewable energy technologies. Aquion’s battery system will also address a myriad of other energy storage application challenges. Beyond minimized cell and system costs and dramatic performance enhancements over incumbent technologies, the company is building batteries that are safe, environmentally benign and long lasting. For more information please see http://www.aquionenergy.com.
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