EnPower, Inc., an advanced lithium-ion battery technology company located in Phoenix, AZ, announced the appointment of Earl Wiggins as vice president, operations & manufacturing. Wiggins will lead the company’s multi-phase expansion plan to scale its patented electrode technology in cells for various electric mobility applications.
Mr. Wiggins brings to EnPower over 30 years of operations and technical leadership spanning both the energy storage and computer hardware industries, most recently serving as senior director of cell production at Tesla Motors. Previously, at Maxwell Technologies (acquired by Tesla Motors), he was vice president of worldwide operations, responsible for all of the manufacturing operations including process engineering, product development, operations and supply chain to scale a novel approach to battery electrode manufacturing. He also held executive operational roles at Quantum Corp (acquired by Seagate Technology).
“We are excited that Earl Wiggins joined the EnPower team. He is an accomplished executive with a long and successful track record of driving sales and profits through the improvement and consistency of operations. His expertise will play a critical role scaling our 500MWh manufacturing plant as we intensify our focus on building high performance batteries in the United States,” said Annette Finsterbusch, President and CEO of EnPower.
“I look forward to growing the business from prototype scale to production scale while being able to mentor and grow new team members,” Wiggins said.
About EnPower, Inc.
EnPower, Inc. is an early-stage company developing fast charge lithium-ion battery technology. EnPower’s patented multilayer electrode architectures solve the fundamental tradeoff between energy and power in today’s batteries, enabling both long range and repeated fast charging for electric vehicles. Manufacturing these architectures is a drop-in to existing Lithium-ion manufacturing infrastructure, adds no cost to the unit cell, and uses industry-standard materials. Headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, the Company operates a 240 kWh/year rapid prototyping facility and is planning expansion to support its commercialization plan in late 2021.
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