Michael J. Millar joins the EnPower team as Vice President

July 28, 2022  

Indianapolis, IN — EnPower, Inc. today announced the appointment of Michael J. Millar as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development.

“We are delighted to welcome Mike Millar to the EnPower team. This has been a year of transition from research and development to production, and Mike’s background in e-mobility applications makes him uniquely qualified to lead our commercialization efforts,” said CEO Annette Finsterbusch. “Mike joins EnPower to execute the go-to-market strategy for high-performance, fast charge battery cells built with EnPower’s patented multilayer electrodes.” 

Millar joins the battery manufacturer from Navistar, a leading commercial vehicle and school bus OEM based in Chicago, IL. At Navistar he was a key leader of Navistar’s NEXT e-Mobility Solutions team of Rochester Hills, MI, where he was Business Development & Marketing Lead charged with the marketing for all the company’s zero-emission initiatives, including electric vehicles. 

Prior to that, Millar was Global Strategic Marketing and Communications Manager for PPG Industries, the $15 billion coatings supplier based in Pittsburg, PA. There, he led the global marketing for PPG’s Automotive Coatings division and was a founding member of its lithium-ion battery coatings team. 

Millar said he looks forward to driving EnPower’s commercialization of its step-change battery tech that enables fast charging without degradation. 

“My background in lithium-ion batteries, tier one suppliers, and at the OEM level provides valuable insight and networks that will accelerate the commercialization of EnPower’s technology,” Millar said. 

“I am very excited about EnPower’s trajectory in the battery market,” he said. “It is a once in a career opportunity to build the team that will execute EnPower’s commercialization of fast charge batteries for everything that rolls, floats and flies.” 

Added Finsterbusch, “Mike’s experience, drive, and humility complement the executive team well. Together, this team is laser-focused on executing a plan to address a range of applications that require high-performance lithium-ion batteries.”

About EnPower, Inc. 

EnPower, Inc. is an early-stage company developing fast charge lithium-ion battery technology. EnPower’s patented multilayer electrode architectures solve the fundamental tradeoff between energy and power in today’s batteries, enabling both long range and repeated fast charging for electric vehicles. Manufacturing these architectures is a drop-in to existing Lithium-ion manufacturing infrastructure, adds no cost to the unit cell, and uses industry-standard materials. Headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, the Company operates a 240 kWh/year rapid prototyping facility and is planning expansion to support its commercialization plan in late 202 

 

“Mike’s experience, drive, and humility complement the executive team well. Together, this team is laser-focused on executing a plan to address a range of applications that require high-performance lithium-ion batteries.”

– Annette Finsterbusch, President & CEO