24M Corporate Bios

Our Executive Team

Dr. Yet-Ming Chiang
Chief Scientist & Co-Founder
Dr. W. Craig Carter
Scientist, Co-Founder
Throop Wilder
CEO & Co-Founder
Rick Feldt
President
Ryan Boas
COO
Naoki Ota
CTO
Ray Zagars
EVP, Engineering
Cameron Peters
CFO

Dr. Yet-Ming Chiang

Chief Scientist & Co-Founder

Dr. Chiang is a professor of Material Science and Engineering at MIT and one of the top battery researchers in the world. He previously co-founded American Superconductor and A123 Systems, has published more than 200 scientific articles and holds more than 60 patents. He serves on numerous government and academic advisory committees.

Dr. Chiang is a professor of Material Science and Engineering at MIT and one of the top battery researchers in the world. He previously co-founded American Superconductor and A123 Systems, has published more than 200 scientific articles and holds more than 60 patents. He serves on numerous government and academic advisory committees.

Dr. W. Craig Carter

Scientist, Founder

Dr. Carter is a Professor in the Materials Science and Engineering department at MIT. His current research is the application of theoretical materials science and applied mathematics to mesoscale materials structures and their relations to material properties.

Dr. Carter is a Professor in the Materials Science and Engineering department at MIT. His current research is the application of theoretical materials science and applied mathematics to mesoscale materials structures and their relations to material properties.

Throop Wilder

CEO & Co-Founder

Mr. Wilder is a veteran entrepreneur with roots in communications and networking technologies. He was previously a co-founder of Crossbeam Systems (acq. BCSI), the market share leader in high-end network security platforms, and American Internet (acq. Cisco Systems CSCO), developer of the leading provisioning system for cable modem systems worldwide.

Mr. Wilder is a veteran entrepreneur with roots in communications and networking technologies. He was previously a co-founder of Crossbeam Systems (acq. BCSI), the market share leader in high-end network security platforms, and American Internet (acq. Cisco Systems CSCO), developer of the leading provisioning system for cable modem systems worldwide.

Rick Feldt

President

Mr. Feldt has over 25 years’ experience as an operating executive in companies that design and manufacture complex products. He was the Chairman and CEO of Evergreen Solar, an integrated manufacturer of solar wafers, cells, and panels. He has lead numerous technology companies through significant periods of growth.

Mr. Feldt has over 25 years’ experience as an operating executive in companies that design and manufacture complex products. He was the Chairman and CEO of Evergreen Solar, an integrated manufacturer of solar wafers, cells, and panels. He has lead numerous technology companies through significant periods of growth.

Ryan Boas

COO

Mr. Boas most recently built the management consulting practice at PHOTON Consulting, where he advised C-level executives, Boards of Directors and investors on operations, product and corporate strategy. He previously led teams at Applied Materials where he developed one of the highest gross margin and revenue generating products.

Mr. Boas most recently built the management consulting practice at PHOTON Consulting, where he advised C-level executives, Boards of Directors and investors on operations, product and corporate strategy. He previously led teams at Applied Materials where he developed one of the highest gross margin and revenue generating products.

Naoki Ota

CTO

Mr. Ota is a recognized global expert in lithium-ion batteries. He was a member of the Japanese team that built the first lithium-ion battery. He co-founded Quallion serving the medical and aerospace industries. As CTO and COO of Enerdel, he led the HEV, PHEV, EV and grid storage product lines and developed a 1GWh production capability.

Mr. Ota is a recognized global expert in lithium-ion batteries. He was a member of the Japanese team that built the first lithium-ion battery. He co-founded Quallion serving the medical and aerospace industries. As CTO and COO of Enerdel, he led the HEV, PHEV, EV and grid storage product lines and developed a 1GWh production capability.

Ray Zagars

EVP, Engineering

Mr. Zagars has extensive experience leading teams in creating innovative products and manufacturing capability, from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups. Of particular note, at Polaroid his team developed and implemented a high yield manufacturing process for 140 million batteries per year supporting a billion-dollars of annual revenues.

Mr. Zagars has extensive experience leading teams in creating innovative products and manufacturing capability, from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups. Of particular note, at Polaroid his team developed and implemented a high yield manufacturing process for 140 million batteries per year supporting a billion-dollars of annual revenues.

Cameron Peters

CFO

Mr. Peters has an established track record in building and leading finance teams from startup through high growth phases. He has operating experience in manufacturing, material science and biotech companies, and has consulted to the utility and oil and gas sectors.

Mr. Peters has an established track record in building and leading finance teams from startup through high growth phases. He has operating experience in manufacturing, material science and biotech companies, and has consulted to the utility and oil and gas sectors.