Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) May 30, 2013
EnerG2 (http://www.energ2.com), the leading manufacturer of advanced carbons for next-generation energy storage, today announced that Tom Kieffer is joining the company as Vice President of worldwide sales.
A seasoned executive with a deep and distinguished track record in the transportation and industrial energy storage industries, Kieffer comes to EnerG2 from Altair Nanotechnologies. Altair designs and manufactures large-scale energy storage systems using its proprietary lithium-titanate batteries for electric grid, transportation, and industrial markets.
Prior to Altair, Kieffer held executive positions at Cummins, a global company that designs, manufactures, distributes and services engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Earlier in his career, Kieffer served as a General Manager for the PACCAR business at Cummins.
“We currently work with over 100 significant companies across the globe who are focused on energy storage application development,” says Rick Luebbe, Co-Founder and CEO of EnerG2. “Demand is increasing, and we’re confident that Tom will be able to build even more, and even deeper, relationships. He understands that the energy storage revolution is truly taking off on a global scale. We’re very excited to have him on our team.”
Adds Kieffer: “Being part of EnerG2 means I’ll be part of one of the most innovative companies in energy storage today. It also means that I’ll have an opportunity to help establish the gold-standard for performance as all of us in the energy storage industry grow and move forward. I’m excited and optimistic that we will continue help our customers thrive and win in the energy storage market.”
EnerG2’s Carbon Technology Platform (CTP) rapidly accelerates the speed with which materials technologies are developed and applied to energy storage applications; the CTP is technology and market neutral; it’s flexible and adaptive; and its unique, proprietary and state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities allow it to quickly enable, enhance and customize virtually all energy storage solutions at scale.
The company’s ISO 9001:2008-certified facility in Albany, Oregon is producing advanced carbon materials at a multi-ton scale and is supplying commercial quantities to a growing, global customer base.
EnerG2’s Albany plant is the first and only manufacturing facility in the world dedicated to the commercial-scale production of nano-engineered carbon material for high-performance energy storage applications. The 74,000-square-foot plant came online in February 2012. The Albany operation is also ISO 14001:2004 certified. This certification covers all processes related to energy storage manufacturing and research and development at the manufacturing facility.