Solid-state battery hopeful QuantumScape has appointed Celina Mikolajczak as its vice president of manufacturing engineering.
Mikolajczak will lead the transition of the company’s tools and manufacturing processes from research and development to production.
Her primary projects will involve the deployment of the high-throughput continuous-flow processes at QuantumScape’s pre-pilot line facility in San Jose, US.
As part of the transition to the company’s leadership team, Mikolajczak is resigning her seat on the QuantumScape board of directors, effective immediately.
Mikolajczak was most recently vice president of engineering and battery technology at Panasonic Energy of North America.
She was a senior manager, battery technologies at Tesla.
Jagdeep Singh, CEO and co-founder of QuantumScape, said: “Celina is not only a battery technology expert, having spent virtually her entire career at leading battery-related companies, but has a profound understanding of what it takes to scale up battery production.”
Mikolajczak joins Clayton Patch, who started as vice president of manufacturing at the company in May.