The Battery Innovation Center (BIC) has filled two senior posts following the death of its president in January.
David Roberts was named President and Ben Wrightsman the Chief Operations Officer/Chief Engineer of the project which encourages innovation in battery technology.
The new appointments follow the death of previous President and CEO, Chuck LaSota.
A BIC spokesman said: “The passing of our previous President and CEO, Chuck LaSota, was very hard on us all; however, we are continuing on with the mission and pushing forward in our efforts to promote innovation to the battery and alternative energy sectors.”
The BIC incorporates leadership from renowned universities, government agencies, and commercial enterprises to focus on the rapid development, testing and commercialization of safe, reliable and lightweight energy storage systems for defense and commercial customers.
David Roberts has previously worked as CEO for EnerDel, been a Board member of a Chinese joint venture with Wanxiang, IP counsel for Caterpillar, an engineer with Lockheed Martin, and as a patent & business attorney in private practice.
Ben Wrightsman is a strategic industry executive with more 15 years of experience in high tech manufacturing, electronics, and product development companies and held a key position with a large format lithium battery manufacturer.
The BIC is set to announce new partnerships and programs to expand its ability to test micro-grid technology and validate industry standards along with offering growing manufacturing capabilities.