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Management Team

Experienced Leadership in Batteries and Emerging Technologies
Aquion has assembled an experienced cross-functional team to develop and manufacture our breakthrough new battery technology.
Chief Executive Officer

With 20 years of experience leading a wide range of technology-based companies and organizations, Mr. Pearson joined Aquion in March of 2011 as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Pearson’s professional experience spans a broad range of industries including uninterruptible power systems (UPS), fuel cell power systems, personal electric vehicles, electronics assembly equipment and materials, digital imaging and defense systems.

Founder and Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Whitacre is the Founder of Aquion Energy and has served as the CTO since inception. He became an Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon in 2007, with a joint appointment in Materials Science & Engineering and Engineering & Public Policy departments.

Chief Financial Officer

John Connolly joined Aquion in May of 2011 and brings over 25 years of strong financial and operations experience. He has significant experience in the financial management of both public and early stage high growth technology companies, as well as a record of achievement in assisting the growth of emerging companies.

Chief Operating Officer

Dan Voelker joined Aquion as Vice President, Engineering & Technical Operations in January 2012 and brings extensive experience in engineering, product development, and operations leadership from battery and integrated systems businesses.

Vice President, Quality

Jim Bucholtz joined Aquion in October 2012 as the Vice President of Quality with 20 years of experience at several leading companies in the semiconductor industry. Jim is a strong advocate for the customer and focuses on consistent improvement in highly technical environments.

Vice President, Product and Systems Engineering

Mike Eshoo joined Aquion Energy in January 2011 As the Director of Systems Engineering and Program Management. He initiated program management and product development at Aquion leveraging techniques from the software industry.

Vice President, Human Resources

Amy Higgins joined Aquion in March of 2012 and brings over 15 years of HR experience in a variety of industries, including the high-tech and manufacturing segments. In 2006, Amy founded Global Human Resources Group, which provides companies with the knowledge and tools to maximize the productivity, effectiveness and motivation of human capital.

Vice President, Global Supply Chain

With more than 25 years of leadership experience in a wide range of technology-based companies and organizations, Paul recently joined Aquion Energy. Paul’s professional experience spans a broad spectrum of industries including wireless communications, energy storage, electronics, optical fiber, metals and passive components manufacturing.

Vice President, Business Development & Sales

Tim Poor joined Aquion in June of 2013 and brings over 20 years of sales, business development and operations experience in the high tech, energy and power systems industries.

Vice President, Product & Corporate Strategy

Ted Wiley arrived at Aquion Energy as the first employee of the company in 2009 and ran all day-to-day operations for the first two years. He is currently focused on product development and corporate strategy.

Company Overview

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