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Enabling the Future of Lithium-Ion

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Our Mission

A BETTER PROCESS. A BETTER BATTERY. A BETTER ENERGY FUTURE.

A sustainable, clean and thriving future for the planet requires a critical enabler — affordable batteries. At 24M, our mission is to accelerate the path to this future with a better battery manufacturing process and platform.

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The 24M Leadership Team

Our team is led by some of the battery industry’s foremost inventors, scientists and entrepreneurs, and represents nearly 100 years of industry experience.

  • Throop Wilder

    EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN & 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.

  • Naoki Ota

    PRESIDENT & CEO

    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. 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.

  • Richard Chleboski

    Chief Financial Officer

    Mr. Chleboski has 30 years of experience growing large and small high-technology firms. He's held senior management positions at several clean technology companies including LS Energy Solutions, ENTOUCH, TeraDiode, Canadian Solar, Bandgap Engineering and Evergreen Solar. At Evergreen he led the company through several private equity financings, an IPO and multiple follow-on public financings, growing Evergreen to over $1 billion in market capitalization.

  • Ray Zagars

    Process Engineering Fellow

    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.

  • Hiroyuki Yumoto

    SVP, Product & Development

    Mr. Yumoto has been a technical expert in the lithium-ion battery industry for over 25 years. At Japan Storage Battery, Quallion, EnerDel, Seeo and QuantumScape, he has been involved in the development of lithium-ion batteries for a variety of applications including cell phones, notebook computers, medical devices, aerospace and EVs. His responsibilities included R&D, materials development, prototyping and production start-up.

  • PangHoo Tan

    VP, Business Development

    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.

  • Tim Rineck

    VP, Global Operations

    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.

  • Mark Dudziak

    Director, Advanced Manufacturing

    Mr. Dudziak is a global engineering leader with over 35 years of experience at small and large companies in industries ranging from automotive safety systems to consumer electronics. The vast majority of his career has been focused on scaling innovative pilot-level manufacturing operations into successful high-volume production, helping to establish and ramp up new factories at multiple sites across Asia, Europe and Mexico.

  • Chad Hartzog

    Director, Pack Development

    Mr. Hartzog has over 20 years of experience in the development of lithium-ion battery applications. He previously held the Chief Engineer position for the battery electric school bus program at Cummins Inc. He also led product groups at Enerdel and A123 for global product deployment and development. He has managed many global engineering groups for the product development and manufacturing launch of battery systems in automotive and grid energy, heavy-duty and other motive applications.

  • Junzheng Chen

    Director, Advanced R&D

    Dr. Chen is an outstanding materials scientist with a focus on electrochemical energy storage and conversion for both transportation and stationary applications. He holds more than 50 patents/applications and research papers in lithium-ion and next-generation energy storage systems. He serves as a principal investigator in multiple government contracts as well as a subject matter expert for internal and external technical development programs.

The 24M Board of Directors

  • Throop Wilder

    EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN & CO-FOUNDER, 24M TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

    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.

  • Jeffrey McCarthy

    CO-FOUNDER VMN, NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY

    Mr. McCarthy is a long-time successful entrepreneur and investor in many technology companies which include, A123 Systems, Wellfleet Communications, Mavenir, Computervision, Nasuni, and many more. He also co-founded the Northeastern University Venture Mentoring Network (VMN) in the Boston area and Danny's Place, a youth services non-profit based in the Acton-Boxborough area.

  • Naoki Ota

    President & CEO, 24M Technologies, Inc.

    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 1 GWh production capability.

  • Thitipong Jurapornsiridee

    CFO, GLOBAL POWER SYNERGY PCL

    Mr. Thitipong has over 30 years of experience in the energy sector, specializing in petroleum and power. He is currently the CFO at Global Power Synergy Pcl. (GPSC), where the primary focus is on electricity and utilities generation. He also serves as chairman and director in various energy enterprises, including a battery company and innovative ventures. With a background in engineering and finance, his integrated skills contribute to his expertise in both financial and capital markets. These attributes play a crucial role in driving the success of the organizations.

  • Hiroaki Murase

    MANAGER, ITOCHU CORPORATION

    ITOCHU Corporation is one of the leading trading firms in Japan with an annual consolidated turnover of $100 billion. Mr. Murase has been with ITOCHU for nearly 30 years and has been involved in the lithium-ion battery-related business for more than 25 years. Mr. Murase enters from production equipment business and is now heavily involved in the energy storage system business and material supply chain business including recycling. His main focus market is in Japan, the U.S., China, Australia and the EU.

  • Dr. Steffen Blase

    HEAD OF GROUP MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS, VOLKSWAGEN AG

    Dr. Blase is in charge of the global mergers & acquisitions and venture investment activities at Volkswagen Group. In his role, he is driving the automotive transformation of the company across various areas from software to e-mobility along the entire value chain. Previously, he held various management roles within the Volkswagen Group. Prior to joining Volkswagen Group, he advised blue chip corporates and financial investors on M&A, ECM and corporate finance matters during his time in investment banking.

  • Jordan Harris

    DIRECTOR, KOCH DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES (KDT)

    In Mr. Harris current role, he leads investments as part of KDT’s energy transformation vertical, with a focus on renewable generation, the battery value chain, and grid modernization. Prior to joining Koch in early 2021, Mr. Harris specialized in Energy Investment Banking and M&A at Truist Securities and Citi’s Global Energy Group, focusing primarily on the upstream and midstream subsectors. Mr. Harris was a Reconnaissance Marine in the United States Marine Corps from 2005 – 2011, deploying twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

24M News

PRESS RELEASES
  • 24M Technologies Unveils Eternalyte™— a Powerful New Electrolyte That Increases Cycle Life of Lithium-Metal Batteries

    February 13, 2024
  • 24M® Introduces Impervio™ — a Separator Technology That Delivers Unprecedented Safety Improvements for Lithium Batteries

    January 8, 2024
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  • U.S. startup 24M to offer semisolid EV batteries that cost 40% less

    Nikkei Asia | December 1, 2023
  • 24M Fires a Shot Across the Bow of the Battery Industry

    The Electric | November 6, 2023
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