Irvine, CA (PRWEB) April 16, 2013
Enevate Corporation, a leading developer of advanced rechargeable Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, is pleased to announce that Kirk Shockley has joined its executive management team as the vice president of operations and quality. In this role, Mr. Shockley will lead global manufacturing, quality, supply chain, and sourcing for Enevate’s Li-ion batteries utilizing its novel HD-Energy™ Technology.
Based in Irvine, California, Enevate is focused on developing next generation Li-ion batteries for smartphones, tablets, and ultra-thin notebook PCs, delivering significantly higher energy density in thinner form factors to enable longer runtimes in less space. Its novel HD-Energy Technology utilizes silicon composite anodes for rechargeable Li-ion polymer batteries which dramatically increase energy density over conventional graphite anode cells.
“Kirk is a seasoned executive with extensive experience worldwide in bringing component products from development to high-volume production,” said Brian Wong, CEO of Enevate. “His broad manufacturing and supply chain expertise in the US and overseas are ideal for leading Enevate’s manufacturing operations as we move towards full commercialization of battery products in the coming year.”
Mr. Shockley has over 31 years of operations experience across North America, Europe, and Asia. Prior to Enevate, he was COO at Global Solar Energy, a developer and manufacturer of thin-film solar products. Before that, Mr. Shockley was with KEMET Electronics for 18 years in various executive and management roles, including VP of the Film and Electrolytic business group in Europe, VP of global corporate acquisition and integration activities, and general manager and director of operations in China. Earlier, he was with Fuji Photo Film and Union Carbide in various manufacturing and management positions. Mr. Shockley is trained in six sigma and lean manufacturing, and holds a BS in Industrial Management from Purdue University.
About Enevate (http://www.enevate.com)
Enevate Corporation is an advanced rechargeable energy storage company based in Irvine, CA. Enevate’s breakthrough HD-Energy™ Technology delivers the promise of tomorrow's battery capacity in today's standard Li-ion ecosystem focused on next generation smartphones, tablets, and ultra-thin notebook PCs. Enevate’s batteries are based on innovative materials and battery architectures that deliver higher energy capacity in smaller and thinner sizes, while maintaining compatibility with existing Li-ion battery applications. Investors include Mission Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Tsing Capital, Presidio Ventures – a Sumitomo Corporation company, and CEC Capital. Enevate, the Enevate logo, and HD-Energy are trademarks of the Enevate Corporation.