David Jansen serves as a Class III Director and Senior Advisor to the CEO. Mr. Jansen served as our President from February 2017 until June 2023, served as Chairperson from December 2021 until September 2023, has served as a member of our board of directors since March 2014 and was an advisor to the company since its inception. From November 2022 to June 2023, he served as our Interim CEO. Mr. Jansen previously served as a Managing Partner of Murphee Colorado, a small business venture capital fund, from 2002 to 2010. From 2005 to 2009, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Advanced Distributed Sensor Systems, which developed and manufactured remote sensors for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance applications. He has also served on a variety of boards and has been involved with helping startups from formation to exit. Mr. Jansen holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arizona.
Erik Anderson serves as a Class I Director. Mr. Anderson served as Chief Executive Officer and a member of its board of directors of Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corporation III’s, which completed its business combination with Solid Power in December 2021. Mr. Anderson has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corporation IV (Nasdaq: DCRD) since February 2021 and a member of its board of directors since August 2021. Mr. Anderson founded WestRiver Group, a collaboration of leading investment firms providing integrated capital solutions to the global innovation economy, in 2002 and has served as Chief Executive Officer of WestRiver Group since its inception. In 2018, Mr. Anderson became executive chairman of Singularity University, a company that offers executive educational programs, a business incubator and innovation consultancy service. Mr. Anderson is Vice-Chairman of Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY), an American global sports equipment manufacturing company, and a director of Hyzon Motors Inc. (Nasdaq: HYZN), a hydrogen mobility company. Mr. Anderson has served on the board of directors of Lumen Biosciences, Inc. and Viome Inc. since January 2022. Mr. Anderson has received numerous honors, including the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. In 2018 and 2017, Mr. Anderson was honored by Goldman Sachs as one of their Top 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs. In 2019 and 2018, Mr. Anderson was ranked by Golf Inc. as the No. 3 most powerful person in the golf industry after being ranked No. 8 in 2017. Mr. Anderson is Vice-Chairman of ONEHOPE, a cause-centric consumer brand and technology company, and is the founder of America’s Foundation for Chess, currently serving 160,000 children in the United States with its First Move curriculum. His investment experience includes being partner at Frazier Healthcare Partners, Chief Executive Officer of Matthew G Norton Co. and Vice President at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Anderson was recognized early in his career as one of the top “40 under 40” young achievers and emerging leaders by Seattle’s Puget Sound Business Journal. Mr. Anderson holds a master’s and bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree (Cum Laude) in Management Engineering from Claremont McKenna College.
Kaled Awada serves as a Class I Director. He has been a member of our board of directors since July 2023. Mr. Awada brings 20 years of global leadership and human resources expertise, including in the matters of corporate strategy, organizational development, and environmental, health, and safety. From September 2018 through November 2022, Mr. Awada served as Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer for Tenneco Inc. (formerly NYSE: TEN), a Fortune 500 global industrial supplier for automotive original equipment manufacturers. From May 2015 through August 2018, Mr. Awada served as Global Vice President, Human Resources for Aptiv PLC (NYSE: APTV), serving as Global Vice President, Human Resources – Electrical Distribution Systems & Enterprise Asia-Pacific Region from 2017 until 2018 and Global Vice President, Human Resources – Signal & Power Solutions & Enterprise Asia-Pacific Region from 2015 until 2017. From 2006 through 2015, Mr. Awada served in successive roles with Eaton Corporation plc (NYSE: ETN), culminating in his service as Vice President, Human Resources – Electrical Sector, APAC Region. Mr. Awada also serves on a private board of directors. Mr. Awada holds a B.A. in Psychology from The Ohio State University. In addition, Mr. Awada completed the Executive Leadership Program from Harvard Business School.
Rainer Feurer serves as a Class III Director. He has served as a member of our board of directors since May 2021. Dr. Feurer has served in various strategic, M&A, finance and sales roles of increasing importance at BMW AG (Frankfurt: BAMXF) since 1998. He has also served as a member of the board of directors and audit committee of BMW Brilliance Automotive Ltd. from 2009 to 2015 and again since December 2019. Dr. Feurer is Vice Chairman of Spotlight Automotive Limited since its founding in January 2020 and serves as member of the supervisory board in HERE International B.V. since March 2020, FREE NOW (Intelligent Apps GmbH), CHARGE NOW (Digital Charging Solutions GmbH) and SHARE NOW (Share Now GmbH) since 2019 as well as REACH NOW (moovel Group GmbH) since 2020. Dr. Feurer holds a B.A. (Hons) in International Management from Middlesex University, UK and Dipl. Betriebswirt (FH) Diploma from Reutlingen, Germany. He received his M.B.A. from Monterey Institute of International Studies in 1993 and his Ph.D. in Strategic Management from Cranfield University, UK in 1996.
Steve Goldberg serves as a Class II Director. He has served as a member of our board of directors since August 2019. Dr. Goldberg is currently a Partner at Finistere Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm. Since January 2000, Dr. Goldberg has operated Air Access, his own technology consulting business. He also served as an Operating Partner at Venrock, a venture capital firm, from May 2009 to January 2020. From October 2000 to November 2009, Dr. Goldberg served as the Chief Executive Officer of several early-stage technology companies including DataRunway, Vidient Systems, CoWave Networks, and Arcwave. Dr. Goldberg has served as a member of the board of directors of Future Dial, a mobile device processing robotics and automation software company, since July 2011. He previously served on the board of directors of Savari, an automotive technology company, from April 2016 to December 2020. He served on the board of directors of Lucid Motors, an electric vehicle company, from January 2014 to April 2019. He served on the board of directors of Red Seal, a cybersecurity software company, from April 2014 to April 2019. Dr. Goldberg also served on the board of directors of Silicon Valley Forum, a non-profit organization focused on fostering innovation and entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley, from June 2014 to May 2018. Finally, he served on the board of directors of Quantenna, a WiFi semiconductor company, from May 2009 to August 2016. Dr. Goldberg holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Washington University, St. Louis, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Susan Kreh serves as a Class III Director. She has been a member of our board of directors since July 2023. Ms. Kreh brings over 35 years of finance and information technology expertise, including experience in defining and leading strategy development and execution, enterprise risk management, cybersecurity, and global operations. Since December 2018, Ms. Kreh has served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Information Officer for Oil-Dri Corporation of America (NYSE: ODC). From March 2007 through October 2018, Ms. Kreh worked for Johnson Controls International plc (NYSE: JCI), serving as Chief Financial Officer and VP, Information Technology of Johnson Controls’ Power Solutions business from 2010 to 2018 and as Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer from 2007 to 2010. Prior to joining Johnson Controls, Ms. Kreh served in successive roles with PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE: PPG) from to 1985 to 2007, culminating in her service as Treasurer. Ms. Kreh serves on the Advisory Board for the University of Wisconsin Graduate School of Business, Nicholas Center for Corporate Finance & Investment Banking and she also serves on other private boards of directors. Ms. Kreh holds B.B.A.s in Accounting and Analysis and Design of Business Information Systems from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.B.A. from Duquesne University.
Aleksandra Miziolek serves as a Class II Director. Ms. Miziolek concluded an approximately six-year tenure in 2019 with Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CPS), a leading global supplier of systems and components for the automotive industry, most recently serving as Chief Transformation Officer. In this role, Ms. Miziolek led crucial transformation initiatives aimed at increasing profitability and was actively involved in the development of the company’s growth strategy for its nonautomotive material science business. She also served as Cooper-Standard Holdings’ Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer beginning in 2014. Prior to joining Cooper-Standard Holdings, Ms. Miziolek spent 32 years with the law firm of Dykema Gossett, where she held several key leadership positions, such as Director of the Automotive Industry Group, and built a successful M&A and infrastructure practice spanning multiple industries. Since June 2023, Ms. Miziolek has served as a director of Exro Technologies Inc. (TSX: EXRO, OTCQB: EXROF), a clean technology company. From March 2020 until November 2022, Ms. Miziolek served as a director and member of each of the compensation committee and nominating and governance committee of Tenneco Inc. (formerly NYSE: TEN), a Fortune 500 global industrial supplier for automotive original equipment manufacturers. She is also a NACD Board Leadership Fellow and serves as an Operator Advisor to Assembly Ventures, a global mobility and infrastructure venture fund, and Advisor to OurOffice, Inc., a DEI technology solutions provider. Ms. Miziolek holds a B.A in Political Science and Spanish and a J.D., each from Wayne State University.
John Stephens serves as Chairperson and a Class III Director. He has been a member of our board of directors since September 2021. Mr. Stephens brings over 35 years of accounting and finance expertise, including experience in matters of financial planning, corporate development, accounting and accounting policy, tax, auditing, treasury, investor relations, corporate real estate, business planning, and financial, operational, and regulatory reporting. Specifically, Mr. Stephens retired from AT&T, Inc. (NYSE: T) in March 2021 where he served as its Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, prior to which he served in a series of successive positions in AT&T, Inc.’s finance department. Before joining AT&T, Inc. in 1992, Mr. Stephens held a variety of roles in public accounting. Mr. Stephens is a member of the board of directors of Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX), where he serves as chairman of the audit committee. Mr. Stephens is also the audit committee chair of a large independent food retailer and Mr. Stephens has previously served on the board of directors and audit committee of América Móvil, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: AMX). Mr. Stephens holds a B.S.B.A. in Accounting from Rockhurst University and a J.D. from St. Louis University School of Law.
John Van Scoter has served as our Chief Executive Officer, President and as a Class I Director since June 2023. Prior to joining Solid Power, Mr. Van Scoter served as Vice President, General Manager Products at SRI International Inc. (“SRI”), an independent nonprofit research institute from 2019 until June 2023. Prior to joining SRI, Mr. Van Scoter was the CEO, President and Chairman of eSolar, Inc., an early-stage solar power plant technology company, from 2010 until 2018. Prior to eSolar, he held multiple leadership positions over an almost 30-year career with Texas Instruments Incorporated (Nasdaq: TXN), including as Senior Vice President, Alternative Energy Strategy and Senior Vice President, General Manager of DLP® Products Division. Mr. Van Scoter served on the board of directors of TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE:TEL) from 2008 until 2018. Mr. Van Scoter holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Vermont.
MaryAnn Wright serves as a Class II Director. She has been a member of our board of directors since July 2022. Ms. Wright is a successful executive with more than 30 years’ experience building high-performing teams and delivering outstanding results. From 2007 through 2017, Ms. Wright worked for Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE: JCI), serving as Group Vice President of Engineering & Product Development from 2013 through 2017, and Vice President of Technology and Innovation from 2009 to 2013. She served as Vice President and General Manager for Johnson Controls Hybrid Systems business and as CEO of Johnson Controls-Saft from 2007 through 2009. Prior to joining Johnson Controls, Ms. Wright served as Executive Vice President Engineering, Product Development, Commercial and Program Management for Collins & Aikman Corporation. From 1988 through 2005, Ms. Wright served as Director, Sustainable Mobility Technologies and Hybrid Vehicle Programs at Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) and was the Chief Engineer of the 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid, the industry’s first full hybrid SUV, and also led the launch of Ford’s first hydrogen-powered fuel cell fleet program. Ms. Wright serves on the Board of Directors and is the Chair of the Governance and Corporate Responsibility Committee of Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE: GPI). Ms. Wright serves on the Board of Directors and is the Chair of the Governance and Sustainability Committee of Micron Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: MU). Ms. Wright serves on the Board of Directors of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC). Until August 2021, Ms. Wright served on the Board of Directors of Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. and until October 2020, Ms. Wright served on the Board of Directors of Delphi Technologies. Ms. Wright is also active in the community where she serves as Board Chair of the Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit. Ms. Wright previously served as a Trustee at Lawrence Technological University, a member of the Argonne National Laboratory board of governors, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Foundation, chair of the Wisconsin Energy Research Consortium and chair of the Electric Drive Association in Washington, D.C. Ms. Wright holds a B.A. in Economics and International Business and an M.S. in Engineering from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. from Wayne State University.