Bob is an Energy Storage technology executive with experience in large corporations (ATL, CATL, Magna, Delphi, GM) and small entrepreneurial businesses (Tawas, Indy Power Systems, World Energy Labs). He recently received the title "National Distinguished Expert" from the Peoples Republic of China Government Talent 1000 Plan. Bob is currently CTO of Contemporary Amperex Technology Limited and President of Business Development Amperex Technology Limited in NingDe, Fujian Province, PRC. These two companies specialize in clean technology lithium ion battery systems used in electric vehicles and high efficiency storage systems. He one of the favored speakers on the xEV and ESS conference programs. In professional organizations he has held the Chairmanship of SAE International Battery Standards Steering Committee for 5 years (with 22 Committees reporting to him) and is President Elect for NAATBatt International. He also serves on Senator Lugar’s Advisory Board for Renewable Energy at IUPUI the Dean’s Executive Advisory Council at Ball State University and the National Fire Protection Agencies Board of Advisers. He holds a Master’s degree in Chemistry and has 38 years experience in battery technology. Bob was first ever front cover individual feature story for Batteries International and has feature articles on a regular basis.
Notable Awards include:
• Talent 1000 Award from Peoples Republic of China as "National Distinguished Expert"
• Ball State University "Circle of Distinction Award"
• Automotive News "Electrifying 100."
• SAE International's "Technical Standards Board Outstanding Contribution Award"
• General Motors "Best of the Best" Award