Our team is led by some of the battery industry’s foremost inventors, scientists and entrepreneurs, and represents nearly 100 years of industry experience.
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. Ota is a recognized global expert in lithium-ion batteries, having been present at the birth of the technology in Japan 30 years ago. He co-founded Quallion, the first lithium-ion manufacturer in the US, serving the medical and aerospace industries. Subsequently, as CTO and COO of Enerdel, he led the HEV, PHEV, EV, and grid storage product lines and developed a 1GWh production capability.
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.
Mr. Zagars is an exceptional leader with an extensive track record of achieving difficult technical and business objectives in a wide range of high-tech companies, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Prior to 24M, Mr. Zagars had over 15 years of experience in battery manufacturing, from Chief Engineer of a plant running 24/7 making 140 million batteries a year, to leading the creation of next-generation manufacturing.
Mr. Rineck is a seasoned technical operations and engineering leader, focusing on managing and scaling manufacturing of novel technologies. He previously worked for Virent Inc., where he managed a 24/7 technical operations staff that successfully demonstrated their transformative technology at high volume scale.
Mr. Tyler is an engineering leader within the lithium-ion battery industry. He was previously working with Johnson Controls, as the lead engineer in the development of cells and battery packs, collecting more than 20 patents related to lithium ion cells and systems. He was heavily involved in launching Johnson Control’s first high-volume lithium ion battery plant.
Mr. Tan is a business professional with an electrical engineering background. He has spent most of his career in the lithium-ion battery industry. He previously worked at Samsung SDI, where he led high-volume sales of behind-the-meter ESS and EV batteries, and championed partnership efforts at SEEO, Enerdel, and Quallion.