NEO Battery Materials appoints Chief Technology Officer
by CM staff
Dr. S. G. Kim, a silicon/polymer material and chemical technology development expert, has been appointed as NEO’s Chief Technology Officer.
VANCOUVER — NEO Battery Materials Ltd., announced that Dr. S. G. Kim, a silicon/polymer material and chemical technology development expert, has been appointed as NEO’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
Kim served as the Executive Vice President and Head of R&D of Hanwha Solutions’ Advanced Materials Division, the chemical manufacturing arm of the South Korean conglomerate. Kim led Hanwha Solutions to nearly double new product sales and expand the core technology portfolio by leading several projects for global automotive, aerospace, and electronics companies.
“I am more than excited to join NEO’s roadmap to commercialization,” said Kim. “Based on my decades of experience in chemical product R&D, the promise, performance, and potential of NEO’s silicon anode material are currently unmatched by any other competitor, and I have strong confidence to apply my expertise and lead NEO’s R&D team for our products to be integrated into every electric vehicle batteries. NEO will explore additional business opportunities through my existing global business and R&D network.”
Prior to joining Hanwha Solutions, Dr. Kim held tenure as the global R&D leader at Momentive Performance Materials, the second-largest global manufacturer of silicon-based products.
“With Dr. Kim’s successful track record of chemical product development in the silicon, polymer, and lithium-ion battery space, we now have a full-fledged leadership and technology team to expedite NEO’s silicon anode innovation and to advance our relationships with global battery industry players,” said Spencer Huh, President and CEO, NEO. “Dr. Kim’s experience in leading global technology companies and his extensive business network will allow NEO to gain new strategic, value-enhancing opportunities for growth.”
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