TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/27/13 -- Electrovaya Inc. (TSX: EFL) is pleased to announce additions to its senior management team to meet the growing demand in the emerging markets of energy storage and mobile energy.
Vice President of Engineering
Electrovaya announces Dr. Ravi Gopal as its new Vice President, Engineering. Dr. Gopal is a seasoned technology executive with a strong blend of technology and business development abilities, a proven track record in building organizational capacity, leading teams of highly qualified technical professionals and developing solid supplier and customer relationships worldwide.
Dr. Gopal will lead all of Electrovaya's engineering activities for battery systems including high voltage grid scale systems and clean transportation systems. He has diverse skill sets and broad industry exposure encompassing systems engineering, electronics engineering, mechanical and process engineering, embedded controls and instrumentation development, software engineering and project management. Ravi was previously the Vice President of Applications Development at Hydrogenics Corporation. At Hydrogenics, Ravi was in a similar executive capacity, delivering Advanced Energy Systems. Ravi has an undergraduate Engineering degree in Electronics and Controls, a Doctorate in Physics from the Indian Institute of Science and training in advanced concepts in Management and Product Development Strategies from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Vice President of Business Development
Electrovaya announces Dr. Rajshekar Das Gupta, as its Vice President of Business Development. Raj has worked with Electrovaya initially as Director Research and later as Vice President of Energy Storage. He has led the development of Electrovaya's stationary energy storage systems and has built up our relationships with customers and partners globally. Raj has a deep understanding of lithium ion batteries and an invited speaker at many international conferences. In this role, Raj will focus on managing and increasing Electrovaya's sales for both its stationary and automotive energy storage systems and developing Electrovaya's strategy for technology licensing and business partnerships. Raj had earlier been instrumental in developing the Scribbler product for Electrovaya in 2003 in collaboration with Microsoft. Raj attended Imperial College, London; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and University of Cambridge, receiving his Doctorate from Cambridge University in Materials Science.
Vice President of Technology
Electrovaya announces Rakesh Bhola as Vice President, Technology. Rakesh has over 15 years experience in Lithium Ion batteries at Electrovaya and holds several critical patents in the areas of cell chemistry, electrode production, engineered electrode microstructures, thermal management and battery design. Rakesh has a Mechanical Engineering degree from Pusa Polytechnic, New Delhi and later studied Industrial Engineering at Ryerson University.
"These new appointments increase our capabilities in two critical areas related to the growth of Electrovaya, including the management and growth of the sales pipeline and the implementation and delivery of our new 2.0 technology" says Dr. Sankar Das Gupta, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Electrovaya. "The momentum for growth in our industry and our Company has never been greater and these management appointments will assist us with the rapid and profitable growth of the Company."
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