Start-up Advanced Cell Engineering (ACE) has hired Tim Poor as its president to help commercialise the US firm’s lithium-ion battery technology.
Poor will lead the day-to-day operations for ACE, coordinating technology, sales and marketing teams to develop a “rapid go-to-market strategy” for the company.
ACE has developed LFP (lithium iron phosphate) and LM:FP (lithium multi-metal iron phosphate) battery chemistries that can be produced on standard manufacturing equipment.
Poor has previously served as chief executive officer of electrode firm Dexmet Corporation and general manager of PPG Industries (which bought Dexmet in 2019); he has also served as chief commercial officer at sodium-ion battery developer Aquion Energy.
The firm has three patents pending with a fourth to be filed soon and is in active discussions with potential customers for licensing and commercial deployment.
The company is undergoing independent testing and expects its R&D center and pilot line facility to be fully operational by the end of this year.